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There are countless options when it comes to flooring. Thanks to improved manufacturing, even the most affordable options have improved in terms of durability and design. Whether you want to replace flooring throughout your entire home or just want to refresh a room, keep reading for more on today’s most popular flooring options!

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood’s appearance continues to make it a top choice for homeowners. While hardwood is one of the more expensive flooring types, it is easy to clean and lasts for years. Hardwood floors can also be refinished every 3 to 5 years for optimal upkeep.

Best For: 

  • Resale Value
  • Whole house flooring
  • Beautiful aesthetic

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring comes with a long list of advantages: affordable, durable, and easy to install. In addition, laminate looks and feels like authentic wood flooring. However, it is prone to moisture damage and can be difficult to repair. 

Best For:

  • High-traffic areas
  • Affordability
  • Radiant Heat

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile

Porcelain or ceramic tile comes in countless design options, allowing you to fully customize a space. This durable and non-porous flooring options make it waterproof and easy to maintain. On the downside, porcelain or ceramic tile can chip or scratch under heavy use, but you have the option of replacing individual tiles rather than the entire floor. 

Best For: 

  • Pets
  • Kitchens and bathrooms 
  • Fire resistance

Carpet

Carpet creates a soft, cozy feel that helps to cut down on noise. Carpet is one of the most affordable flooring options, but does require regular upkeep and can stain. 

Best For:

  • Affordability
  • Bedrooms and family rooms
  • Children and the elderly 

Natural Stone

Granite, marble, travertine, and sandstone are all classic natural stone flooring options. Natural stone flooring ranges in durability, affordability, and maintenance, depending on the type of stone you choose. 

Best For: 

  • Beautiful aesthetic
  • Resale value
  • Radiant heat

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring has come a long way in recent years. No longer just a cheap alternative, vinyl flooring can mimic just about anything: wood, ceramic, natural stone, and more. This highly versatile and durable flooring can be used almost anywhere in the home.

Best For:

  • High traffic areas
  • Affordability
  • DIY installation

Which flooring type is your favorite? Head to The Social Redesign Facebook or Instagram page to vote on flooring for the new unit at 66 High Street!

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