Choosing the right flooring for your home

Choosing the right flooring for your home

If you are planning to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or renovate your entire main odds are you will be choosing new flooring. Since every home and family is different, it is important to pick materials that will suit your lifestyle and needs. Before starting your renovation keep these important details top-of-mind:

1. Hardwood
Hardwood comes in a range of textures and finishes making it suitable for many d├ęcor styles. Hardwood does not trap dust, dander, or other allergens, which contributes to a cleaner, healthier environment and can often be re-finished lending to greater longevity. That said, hardwood can be quite expensive and has a low resistance to environmental changes such as heat and humidity.

2. Tile
Available in a range of colours, designs, textures and sizes, tile is an extremely versatile material to suit numerous applications. Tile is primarily used for flooring, shower and tub surrounds, fireplace surrounds, and backsplash applications due to its overall durability and resistance to heat and moisture.
3. Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is an attractive, durable, and cost-effective alternative to hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is resistant to scratching and denting and does not fade when exposed to sunlight, however, it can be easily damaged if exposed to standing water. Laminate flooring is a great option for homes with pets.

4. Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Best known for its waterproof properties and general durability, luxury vinyl is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms and high traffic areas. Available in a variety of finishes and sizes that mimic hardwood and tile, luxury vinyl is relatively inexpensive alternative. Luxury vinyl flooring is great options for homes with pools and pets.

5. Cork Flooring
Made from the bark of the cork oak tree, cork flooring is an eco-friendly material that does not contain any harmful chemicals. Cork flooring has a soft cushiony surface that consists of several tiny air-filled chambers, which act as a barrier against noise and helps to promote a healthier environment as it does not trap allergens. Cork flooring can be quite expensive and is not recommended for homes with dogs or cats as they may scratch or dent it.
The key takeaway? It’s important to thoroughly assess your project budget, plan and materials to ensure your renovation goes smoothly.  If you are planning a kitchen, bathroom, or main floor renovation contact us to learn more about how we can best service you.