7 Great Flooring Ideas for Your New Home

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When it comes to renovation, great ideas start from the ground up...literally! Here are seven flooring ideas for your next home improvement project.

Hardwood

Although the price may seem steep for some homeowners, hardwood is an easy choice when deciding to refloor your home. Along with its classic look, hardwood is fairly simple to maintain and will only ever require a vacuum to clean. If one can handle its cost per square foot (typically around $7) and installation fees, homeowners will be happy to know of its great resale value. In fact, certain flooring-pros estimate that the return on investment can be as much as double when you decide to sell.

Carpet

Although carpet may get messy, there’s no better feeling than stripping off your socks and rubbing your feet on the floor. Even if it is bound to stain, there are plenty of other positives that may sway you towards shag. For instance, carpet is quiet to walk on and will prevent any reverberation throughout your home. On top of that, if you have uneven floors, carpet is simple to instal and can be put over top of practically any shaped surface.

Cork

While cork can’t compete with carpet in the comfort department, it is a stylish, natural alternative that can help absorb sound and work as an insulator. Due to its composition, it also happens to be environmentally friendly, antimicrobial and resistant to mold.


Unfortunately, its organic nature is also what can cause problems. Vulnerable to fade in direct sunlight, it has a tendency to turn yellow over time. Homeowners should also be aware of creating pressure points in its malleable surface. Heavy furniture may cause damage and require you to call in for repairs.

Vinyl

The main advantage of vinyl is its price point, which will have you spending a fraction of what you would on hardwood or other surfaces. A suitable option in your laundry room, bathroom and kitchen, vinyl will help soften any noise from appliances. The one thing to look out for with vinyl is its flimsiness, as it can dent and tear easily.

Rubber

Chances are you won’t be installing rubber floors in the living room any time soon. That’s okay, that’s not what it’s here for. Because of its durability, rubber works great in other areas of the house, such as a gym or basement. Furthermore, as it is stain and water resistance, rubber is ideal in any room that’s frequented by children or animals.

Laminate

If you’re planning on redoing your floors, there are a ton of reasons to fall in love with laminate. For starters, it’s cheap - roughly $2 per square foot on average. Second, it’s incredibly durable and is tough to scratch. But the most appealing point is its ability to appear like other types of flooring such as hardwood or tile. But homeowners beware: if laminate is ever damaged by water, it may need to be replaced entirely.

Slate

It’s easy to fall head over heels when talking about installing slate. Not only is it amazing to look at, it is one of the stronger surfaces. Slate comes in many shapes and sizes, so whatever your sense of style may be, there will be a type of slate for you. Better yet, this type of flooring retains heat and is comfortable on your feet.


As you can tell, there are a ton of different flooring options for you to choose from. Whether you’ve recently bought a new home in Victoria, or are talking about home renovations, you’ve got plenty of options. Contact me at my site for any additional info.

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