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How to Decide the Best Type of Flooring for Your Home

[fa icon="calendar"] February 28, 2020 at 4:09 PM / by Home Services Expert

man deciding on his floorsYou may already have an idea on the type of new flooring you want to place in your home. Or you may have no idea what type of new flooring to choose... or even where to find professionals to install flooring in Chico, California. No matter on which end of the spectrum you find yourself, we’ll help you find the type that best fits your lifestyle.

Depending on what your day-to-day life looks like, certain floors are an obvious no. Read below to determine which lifestyle fits you best to help you narrow down the options!

Pet Lifestyle

Your life is full of snuggles and love for your pet(s), and your floors show it. Staring at your current floor has made you realize that your new flooring needs to be able to stand up to your pet. It’s important that you choose a floor that will last through all the hair they shed, any accidental bathroom mistakes, and the paws running and digging into any and all surfaces they can find.  

When looking through all of the flooring options in Chico, California, narrow your search down to types that have a high durability rating.

Floors that work well with pets:

  • Stone
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Concrete
  • Cork
  • Bamboo
  • Luxury Vinyl
  • Engineered Hardwood

If you’re really set on getting carpet, then check out some of the best carpets out there for pets!

Floors that don’t work well with pets:

  • Thick, plush carpets
  • Solid Hardwood
  • Laminate

 

Party Central Lifestyle

Your home is typically the life of the party. In fact, you could even be called ‘Hostess with the Mostess’, and with an amazing title like that, you’ll also need an amazing floor to go with it. Most of your parties are localized to your living room, entry way, kitchen, and dining room. Yet, unless you want to enforce the “no shoes inside” rule on your guests, you’ll need something that is easy to clean. In flooring language, your home is labeled as a high traffic area.

To narrow down the list of floors that would work best in your home, make sure you mention to the sales representative at your local hardware store, or the Expert that will be installing your new floors, that you require a floor that can handle high amounts of traffic.

Flooring that is good in high traffic areas:

  • Porcelain Tile
  • Luxury Vinyl
  • Laminate
  • Engineered Hardwood
  • Natural Stone

Note: Don’t mind that your new flooring in Chico, California, will need to be refinished by a paid Expert (or that you'll have to do it yourself)? Then splurge for actual hardwood floors over engineered.

Flooring that is bad in high traffic areas:

  • Carpet

 

Family Lifestyle

Are there kids running up and down your halls on a regular basis? Do you always invite your family over for dinners, including all their kids? Maybe you watch your grand-kids every week. Maybe you’re hoping for kids in the future. No matter how or when, kids of all ages will be hanging out in your home and you want to make sure your new floors won’t always reflect that little Johnny spilled his drink under the coffee table.

When looking at different types of floors, you’ll want something that is easily cleaned, isn’t easily scratched, and can handle just about anything accident related (whether it be of the food variety or something else entirely).

Flooring that is great for a family home:

  • Carpet (in bedrooms only)
  • Engineered Hardwood
  • Solid Hardwood
  • Laminate
  • Vinyl
  • Ceramic Tile

 

Low Maintenance Lifestyle

No matter what your day-to-day lifestyle is, you know that you aren’t wanting your new flooring to require a lot of upkeep. You’re looking for something that will look and feel nice, while also not being something you have to spend hours each week cleaning or enforcing all kinds of rules on visitors.

Flooring that is great for the low maintenance people:

  • Luxury Vinyl Tile
  • Engineered Hardwood
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Laminate
  • Stone

Flooring that requires maintenance:

  • Solid Hardwood
  • Most carpets

 

Now that you have a list of the best types of flooring for your lifestyle, let our Chico flooring experts help you weigh all the choices, show you your options, and install your new floor.  

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Topics: Flooring, Home Tips


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