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Choosing Flooring That Fits Your Home

Changing out the flooring in your house can be stressful; it’s hard to find flooring that looks good, fits your lifestyle and isn’t going out of style any time soon. There are pros and cons to each type of flooring, however, which might help you narrow down the options.

Hardwood

This has stayed popular for so long for a number of reasons. Provenza heirloom can be stained different colors and cut thick or thin, allowing it to adapt to fit current trends and homeowners’ individual styles. It’s a versatile material that’s easy to care for, though it shouldn’t be installed in high-moisture rooms like bathrooms. While it’s vulnerable to scratching, you can sand it down and re-stain it—taking the opportunity to change the stain color if you wish—once it starts to look worn.

Ceramic Tile or Porcelain Tile

Tile can be hard to install, but it is stain resistant and easy to clean. Ceramic and Porcelain tiles are durable and water-resistant, although due to the difference in the firing process porcelain tile is a little more so; this makes porcelain tile a better choice for installation in very wet environments like showers. Tiles come in a variety of colors and patterns, and can even be made to look like wood.

Carpet

Carpet has gone out of style in recent years because it’s vulnerable to staining, shows wear on high traffic areas and needs a lot of cleaning since it holds onto dust. That said, it’s warm on bare feet and is a good option for families with children, as it provides a soft surface for kids to land on when they fall. Despite its reputation, it can last years if it’s cared for properly.

Which flooring is best for you depends a lot upon your personal style, where you’re planning on installing the flooring and what kind of use the flooring will see. Today there are a lot of style options within different types of flooring, allowing you to find a type of floor that is both practical and gorgeous in your home.