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Choosing flooring for your home. 

 

Floors are more than just something to walk on; they are what pulls the rest of the interior together. But which one do you choose? There are so many factors at play, such as durability, budget, lifestyle, function, and so on. Let’s go over a few of the most common types and their uses and benefits. 

 

Hardwood/Laminate 

Hardwood is an extremely popular choice and for good reason. With the many varieties and colors of wood available, you have a wide range of options as to the theme and overall look of the room. Its classic look creates a beautiful aesthetic, and with a good finish and regular maintenance, it can last for a long time! 

As hardwood flooring is a bit more expensive, laminate might be a more affordable alternative for you. It’s made of compressed wood and covered with a photographic film depicting the flooring of your choice, so you get the look without the cost. 

 

Vinyl/Linoleum

Vinyl and linoleum are often confused for one another as they can both come in rolled sheets. Linoleum is made of natural materials that is antibacterial; vinyl is made of synthetic materials. Both of these are durable and great for high traffic areas like kitchens, entryways, or living areas. They are easy to clean and maintain, but due to its natural materials, linoleum needs some more careful maintenance. With proper care and sealing, vinyl and linoleum can also be great options for bathrooms and laundry rooms. 

Vinyl plank is a popular choice for many, and for good reason. It’s cost-efficient and easy to install. It comes in a variety of styles and colors, even those that mimic other floor types, such as hardwood. Vinyl plank is a great option if you want the look without the cost! 

 

Porcelain/Ceramic/Stone Tile

Tiles, whether porcelain, ceramic, or stone, can bring a lot of elegance to your home. There are a wide variety of color and size options available, giving you nearly an endless amount of possibilities! They are great for high-traffic and moisture-prone areas, like kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. 

Tiles are more complicated to install, and depending on the kind you choose, can be more on the expensive side. But with their classic elegance and durability, you will get a very long life from your floors. 

 

Carpet

Carpet is a classic and a favorite of many! It is a cost-effective option and offers many different styles, textures, and colors. Whether you’re looking for something soft and cozy like a shag carpet, or something sturdy like a berber carpet, your options are many! Carpet is soft and warm on the feet and muffles sound, so it’s a great option for bedrooms and living rooms. 

Carpet attracts dust and requires regular cleaning to be kept in good condition, but if kept up with, your floors will look great for a long time! 

 

So what are your needs? Are you remodeling your kitchen and you can’t decide on a floor? Or maybe you want to update the floor in your bathroom? Perhaps you’re building a brand new home and you want to make sure you have the best floors for your home. Whatever the case, 1st Choice Construction is here to help you work through it all. 

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