7 Home Flooring Options

When it comes to your home, there are myriad decisions you will have to make when it comes to the décor – that includes your home flooring.

Gone are the days of having to choose simply between carpet and wood – nowadays there are myriad options in home flooring.

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Home for sale in Orillia, Ontario

Home flooring isn’t just about looking beautiful, although that usually makes it an easy sell – it also adds resale value to a home, should you ever decide to go that route.

Below are some options on what’s hot in home flooring.

Home flooring option #1

Hardwood flooring

If you have the money and the time, hardwood flooring is considered the best flooring option for most rooms in the home, including the kitchen.
Nowadays, you don’t have to lay flooring down and then stain it; instead you can purchase pre-stained flooring and install them quickly and easily.

Home flooring option #2

Concrete home flooring

While many homeowners might think that concrete floors give off a cold look, concrete floors do not all look alike. One option that homeowners have is to create a wet look by applying a high gloss finish to the floor, which makes a room appear bigger due to reflecting light.
Concrete can look quite elegant and, because it is so hard to damage, usually lasts for life.

Home flooring option #3

Flor tiles flooring

Rugs – Area rugs are quite versatile and come in tons of shapes, patterns, colors, and textures. They are fantastic for high traffic areas where you want to ensure a minimal amount of damage.

Carpet – While carpeting is less and less popular throughout the home, many opt to place carpeting in the bedroom of a home and perhaps even the basement. Again, there are myriad selections available, although cleaning a carpet requires some time investment and energy.

Flor Tiles – Very popular in offices, Flor Tiles are essentially modular squares with a carpet like texture that are simple to install, and easy to replace. With tile carpeting, if someone spills red wine and it doesn’t come out, you can simply replace that tile with a new one, rather than replacing the entire carpet.

Home flooring option #4

Laminate flooring

Laminate wood
If you love the look of wood floors, but you just don’t want to pay for something that involves days of work, then “floating” floors or laminate wood floors are a great option. This type of flooring is usually installed over the existing floor. Most homeowners opt to place these kinds of floors in the basement or in rooms that kids frequent.

Home flooring option #5

Cork flooring

Cork has been touted as comfortable, noise reducing, anti-allergenic and easy to maintain, so it’s no wonder it’s becoming more and more popular among homeowners. Cork is available in a variety of colors, patterns and textures, and the costs start at $4 per square foot.

Home flooring option #6

Bamboo flooring

While bamboo has been touted as an eco-friendly way of flooring your home, the jury is still out on whether or not you should invest your time and money into it. Some homeowners are miserable about their purchase, while others tout bamboo flooring as the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Considering that formaldehyde is used for just about all bamboo flooring and that there are myriad varieties, with one being touted as better than the others, I strongly recommend you do a ton of research before settling on bamboo flooring.

Home flooring option #7

Ceramic flooring

Ceramic tile
Usually confined to bathrooms, ceramic tile is also available for just about every room in your home – if that’s what turns you on. With tons of varieties, colors, and textures, it’s easy to see why many people still opt for ceramic in the kitchen. Again, it’s imperative that you do your homework.

Invest in ceramic tile that maintains its colour throughout so that if it cracks or a piece breaks off, it is virtually unnoticeable.

Home flooring options abound

So there you have it. I’m certain I must’ve missed some so feel free to let me have it in the comments below.

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  1. Jerry says:

    Hardwood floors are preferred as a flooring option and many people use this flooring type for home construction and renovation projects. With proper maintenance and cleaning, it will keep looking nice and will also last for a long time. It also increases the market value by adding hardwood floors to your home.

  2. Rosy Saadeh says:

    You’re right; a little research revealed that vinyl flooring is not what I remember it to be in the ’80s. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Another option is vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring is a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms. It is durable and easy to clean.

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