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Best Flooring Options for 2022


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Choosing the best flooring for your home is an important decision. No matter what room or space, it's essential to know the pros and cons of each flooring type before making a final decision. This article will discuss all of these different types of floors so that you can make an informed choice about which one is right for your home!


Carpet


Carpet flooring is a classic choice for many homeowners. It's soft, cozy, and can come in a wide variety of colors and patterns to fit your style. However, it is not without its drawbacks. Carpet tends to get dirty quickly, so you may have to clean or even eventually replace your carpet faster than other flooring options. Carpet can also stain easily, which is something to keep in mind if you have pets or small children.


Hardwood Flooring


Hardwood floors are a favorite choice for spaces because they are incredibly versatile and durable. Hardwood floors are made of solid wood throughout, making them more expensive than other flooring options. Hardwood flooring requires some effort to maintain and clean, including special cleaning and finishing products meant explicitly for hardwood.


Engineered Wood Flooring


Engineered wood flooring creates a hardwood look without the high price tag. This type of flooring uses a layer of hardwood with plywood underneath to mimic the appearance of hardwood at a much more affordable price. Engineered wood flooring is typically much easier to install, can hold up to moisture very well, and is far less likely to warp. The downside of this particular flooring option is the range in quality available, so be sure to check that your engineered wood is up to your standards.


Vinyl Flooring


Vinyl flooring is another option that can be relatively inexpensive and easy to install, and there are a wide variety of style options available. Vinyl flooring is durable and moisture-resistant, making it a super popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Vinyl is easy to clean and maintain; however, it may not hold up quite as long as other flooring options.



Laminate Flooring


Laminate flooring is an excellent choice when you are looking for the hardwood style at a much lower cost. Laminate flooring is scratch-resistant because it is made of particle board topped with wood and a protective plastic layer, making it an excellent option for homes with pets or children. Laminate can be much easier to install than other floorings. However, it may be slightly more susceptible to moisture damage than other hardwood or hardwood-mimicking options.


Tile Flooring


Tile has been a classic choice for kitchens and bathrooms for years and for many great reasons. Tile floors are water-resistant and highly durable, which helps them hold up for many years. Tiles are available in a high number of colors, styles, and finishes, however, the installation process can be a bit longer and slightly more complicated than other flooring options.


Are you interested in learning more about which flooring options will work best for your space? Get in touch with an interior design expert today to discuss your options!