Choosing flooring that will withstand the test of time isn’t always easy. Factors that go into choosing the best flooring for your home likely include cost, durability, maintenance, and the amount of moisture or traffic in the room. What looks the best may not always be the most practical choice. It is much better to do a little research before paying for materials and installation than to regret it later.
Our list will take you through every major option to help you choose the best combination of style, affordability, sturdiness and maintenance level.
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Wide variety of materials, colors, textures, designs, and costs
Durable and water resistant
Increases home value
Easy to clean
Bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and other high-traffic rooms that experience moisture exposure and temperature fluctuation
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Can be warped by sitting water or changes in temperature and humidity
Footprints, dust, and dirt may show up more easily
Can be scuffed or marked
Formal dining rooms, living rooms and other rooms with low levels of foot traffic. Hardwood flooring should be covered with rugs if installed in foyers or hallways, and should also be protected from furniture with the use of adhesive felt pads.
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Easily stained or damaged
Harbors dirt, bacteria, and allergens
Less modern than alternative flooring types
Can look worn and aged quickly
Needs vacuuming often and occasional professional cleaning
Bedrooms and living areas that are not frequented by pets, exposed to moisture, or at risk of frequent spills and messes
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Affordable alternative to other flooring materials
Durable and scratch resistant for homes with pets
Resists stains and fading
Hallways, living spaces, bedrooms and other rooms that are frequented but are not exposed to moisture
When you decide to install new flooring in your home, call Mr. Fix It of Sierra Vista. We offer free flooring estimates, and are a licensed, bonded, insured, and certified flooring contractor.