5 High-Quality Flooring Options Available for Your Home

  • By Jeremy Thompson
  • 01 Jun, 2017
Whether building a house or undertaking a remodel you have the opportunity to design your house to suit your tastes and needs. There are many flooring options available, each with unique characteristics and design. Since flooring is a long-lasting part of the house it is important to choose the right floor for each room that […] The post 5 High-Quality Flooring Options Available for Your Home appeared first on J. Thompson Builders.

Sustainable, durable exotic teak wood flooring installed in one of our custom homes .

Whether building a house or undertaking a remodel you have the opportunity to design your house to suit your tastes and needs. There are many flooring options available, each with unique characteristics and design. Since flooring is a long-lasting part of the house it is important to choose the right floor for each room that will set the style for many years to come.

Comparing the High-Quality Flooring Options Available

  1. Hardwood Floors: The timeless look of hardwood floors suits any room and adds considerable value to the home. There are endless varieties available, from classic oak to exotic teak. Made from individual trees, each type of wood has different qualities and each individual board will have a unique look. Exotic teak wood is one of the most stable, hardest and sustainable wood flooring options and is a great choice for high-traffic areas like the kitchen and dining room. Softer woods are more susceptible to scratches and moisture damage and may need to be refinished after several years of wear.  However, with the proper care hardwood floors will keep your house looking beautiful for a lifetime!
  2. Luxury Vinyl Floors: Technological advances have created a whole new class of vinyl flooring. Vinyl floors are made from pressed wood, making them extremely durable and more resistant to scratches, moisture, and general wear than hardwood floors. Vinyl is warmer and more comfortable underfoot than both hardwood and natural stone, and is also quieter and more slip-resistant (great for the pets!). What sets luxury vinyl flooring apart from other vinyl floors is that it looks natural and realistic. Luxury vinyl wood floors come in several varieties to resemble different hardwood floors and come in authentic plank sizes. Luxury vinyl stone floors also come in several styles and some can even be installed with grout to look even more natural. Luxury vinyl floors are a great option for many rooms throughout the house — especially high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms, entryways, and even basement bars.
  3. Natural Stone Floors: Natural stone is another classic flooring option. Beautiful and impressive, stone floors look great in any house. Natural stone is typically sturdy, durable, and non-slip. Stone floors are eco-friendly and provide some insulation, keeping the home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Just as with hardwood floors, stone is a natural product that comes in several varieties, from limestone to marble, and each piece has unique variations. Each type of stone has different characteristics — some are more brittle and are prone to chipping and scratches while others are porous and must be sealed periodically to prevent stains and water damage. Natural stone floors are a beautiful choice for high-traffic areas and also look great in wine cellars and outdoor spaces.
  4. Porcelain Tile Floors: Porcelain tiles are another beautiful and versatile flooring option. The tiles are made from really fine clay and come in a wide range of colors and designs — even wood or natural stone. The individual tiles are consistent in color and design because they are man-made. Porcelain tiles are durable and stain resistant, making them another great choice for high-traffic areas, especially kitchens and bathrooms.
  5. Carpet Floors: Carpet is soft and comfortable and helps to insulate the room. There are many choices for colors, textures, and durability. However, any carpeted floor is susceptible to wear and stains and will need to be replaced periodically. Carpet floors also hold onto dust and need periodic deep cleanings, especially for people who have pets or allergies. Carpet floors are a popular choice for low-traffic areas like bedrooms and family rooms where comfort and relaxation is a priority.
There are several types and varieties of flooring options, each suiting different styles, and functions. Whether you’re looking for something classic or modern, we have the experience and expertise to help you choose the flooring that will fit your lifestyle and make a lasting impression.

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