Flooring is considered one of the most dominant visual aspects of homes, causing many new homeowners to be conflicted when it comes to choosing which materials to install. Laminate is one of the most common options. Laminate consists of a melamine-based material that is incorporated into four different layers. The top layers includes a high-definition image that replicates the design of your choosing. Vinyl is also a popular choice, which can be bought in the form of planks, sheets, or tiles.
- Hardwood is a timeless classic, but isn’t cheap and doesn’t work well in rooms that experience a lot of moisture.
- Laminate and vinyl are cost-effective options that are more suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and humid basements than hardwood.
- Once relegated to kitchens and bathrooms, tile is now seen as a flooring option for any room in the house.
“In addition to being one of the most dominant visual design factors, an owner must also select a flooring material that is properly matched for the intended use and foot traffic of each area of their home.”