Which Type of Flooring is Right For My Home?

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The great debate: What type of flooring to put in your home! Depending on the characteristics you want, there are many different types of flooring to choose from! Today, we are going to take a look at 5 of the most common flooring options. Different types of flooring withstand varied amounts of traffic and spillage, so let's find the right flooring for you!


Hardwood is real wood flooring that is great for a busy home! It is easy to clean, long lasting and stain resistant. Certain retailers will also let you choose the type of wood you like. Although its pretty to look at, hardwood has one big flaw. It does not do well under constant rough conditions or high temperatures. This type of flooring fits into a home that has a low traffic volume or an apartment setting.


Ceramic tile can be a great option for clumsy people or people with children. This type of flooring boasts a wide range of colors and can even be made with your favorite patterns etched in it! Ceramic requires minimum maintenance and is scratch and stain resistant, depending on the type of ceramic you choose. The cons to ceramic flooring is that it is cold to the touch and underfoot. It also is difficult and non-cost effective to fix if the tile breaks.


Laminate mimics the look of real wood, giving you style and practicality all in one floor type! This type of floor is very easy to clean and can withstand the test of a family home. The downfall of this flooring is that it's not waterproof. Any standing water will damage it. Unlike wood, you cannot just refinish it in certain areas, it has to be replaced. Although not too expensive a fix, it is less cost effective than other flooring options.


Vinyl flooring is tough and can withstand the messes that any standard floor endures. This type of flooring is durable and will last you a very long time. It's great for pets and kids as it is stain resistant and very easy to clean. Vinyl comes in a wide variety of colors and textures to fit every home. You can also install vinyl over your current floors, keeping the cost to a minimum. The cons of having vinyl flooring are that cheaper vinyl looks fake and you should put a layer of padding under it to keep the floors from sounding hallow when you walk. Vinyl can also scratch with hard impact. None the less, this floor is an all around great option!


Last but not least, we have our trusty carpet! Carpet is soft to the touch and underfoot. It also is quiet and slip resistant. This quality is great if you have children! Carpet is fairly easy to install and lasts a long time if maintained well. Carpet can be difficult to clean and is not very forgiving if you spill a brightly colored liquid on it. It can also harbor allergens, so if you have allergies, you might want to steer clear of carpet.


There are many great types of flooring to choose from. These are just 5 of the hundreds of options. To find the best floors for you, make a list of the characteristics you can't live without. Once you have decided on your list, look over this article again and see if any of these flooring options fit your priorities! Lastly, contact Coelum Construction to get a quote for your new floors today! We can help you with all your flooring and remodeling needs!

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