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Choosing Great Flooring for Your Home

When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, there are many factors to consider. You need to think about the style of your home, the traffic in each room, and your budget.

Here is a guide to help you choose the right flooring for your home:


The first thing to consider is the style of your home. If you have a traditional home, you may want to choose hardwood floors or tile. If you have a more modern home, you may want to choose laminate or vinyl floors.


The next thing to consider is the traffic in each room. If you have a high-traffic area, such as a kitchen or living room, you will need to choose a durable flooring option. Hardwood floors are a good option for high-traffic areas, as they are durable and easy to clean.


Finally, you need to consider your budget. Flooring can be expensive, so it is important to set a budget before you start shopping. There are many affordable flooring options available, so you should be able to find something that fits your budget.

Here are some of the most popular types of flooring:

  • Hardwood: Hardwood floors are a classic choice for many homes. They are durable, beautiful, and can add value to your home.
  • Laminate: Laminate floors are a good option for budget-minded homeowners. They are durable, easy to clean, and come in a variety of styles.
  • Tile: Tile floors are a good option for high-traffic areas. They are durable, water-resistant, and easy to clean.
  • Vinyl: Vinyl floors are a good option for homeowners who want a low-maintenance flooring option. They are durable, easy to clean, and come in a variety of styles.

What Is the Best Type of Flooring?

No matter what your needs are, there is a perfect flooring option for your home. Contact Carpet One Floor & Home today to learn more about the different types of flooring available and to get a free estimate.

Flooring FAQs

How do I measure for flooring?

Measuring will help you estimate how much flooring you’ll need to order and how much it will cost. To get a basic idea of the amount of flooring you’ll need, use a standard tape measure to measure the length and width of your room. Sometimes it helps to draw a simple diagram of the room if you’re dealing with various lengths and widths. If you want a more accurate measurement or are dealing with more than one room, consider contacting an expert from your local Carpet One Floor & Home store for an in-home measurement.

Why is a quality installation important?

Quality installation makes a world of difference in the appearance of your flooring. An installation done right can make budget-friendly flooring look high-end, but conversely, a second-rate installation can leave even the best flooring with obvious seams, lumps, gapping and other issues. It’s important to remember that mistakes made during installation can comprise the appearance, functionality and lifespan of your flooring. Carpet One Floor & Home uses qualified professionals to ensure the best installation possible.

What are the different types of flooring?

There are five primary categories of flooring – Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Vinyl, and Tile. Within each category, you will find a wide range of colors, textures, and design styles. You’ll also find a range of prices in each product category, so no matter what your budget is, you don’t need to eliminate any product category based on price. 

What is soft surface flooring?

Carpet is the choice for rooms where you want softness underfoot. You’ll find carpet styles that range from relaxed and comfortable to stylish and refined. And carpet comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. Discover all the beautiful carpet options available. 

What is hard surface flooring?

When it comes to hard surface floors, you’ll have a wealth of options. The difference in the categories of hard surface floors comes from the materials they are made from and how they are constructed. 

Hardwood flooring

Hardwood floors are a popular option appropriate for most spaces in the home. From traditional solid wood floors to today’s technologically advanced engineered flooring, choosing hardwood flooring means choosing a floor that can stand the test of time. 

Laminate flooring

Laminate floors are floors that are created using a wood-based core with a printed laminate layer that accurately portrays the look of natural wood floors. Many of today’s laminate products are water-resistant and extremely durable. 

Tile flooring

There are many types of tile flooring and the colors, shapes, sizes, and textures may the possibilities nearly endless. With tile, you can mix and match to create a look that is truly yours. Tile comes in three main types – ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone. 

Luxury vinyl flooring

Vinyl floors have evolved over the years. Today’s luxury vinyl category includes highly durable flooring that is created with a stable plastic core combined with beautiful and stunningly realistic visuals. Many luxury vinyl floors are waterproof and they’re appropriate for any space in your home. 

What is the best flooring for each room?

Some people love the look of a continuous floor throughout their home, while others like to choose the flooring that fits the look and daily traffic of each room. So, which type of flooring is best?

Kitchen flooring

A key factor when choosing a floor for a kitchen is resistance to moisture. This room frequently sees spills, splatter, and splashes so you’ll need to choose a flooring option that can stand up to water.

The good news is that all hard surface flooring types offer water-resistant options – even hardwood. The other factor to consider in a kitchen is high traffic. This is a space that is used every day and many times has an entrance meaning lots of foot traffic. Look for a style that boasts water-resistant coatings and high durability to make sure your floors stand up to the demand of your kitchen. 

Living room

When it comes to living rooms and family rooms, you have many flooring choices. The best flooring for your living room really depends on your own personal preference. Do you want soft carpet so you can enjoy sitting on the floor, playing with children, or cuddling pampered pets? Or do you like the clean lines of a wood-look floor? No matter what look you choose, this space is one that gets plentiful use so make sure to invest in something that will be durable and stand the traffic of everyday life. 

Bathroom flooring

Like kitchens, a primary concern for bathroom floors is moisture. Drips and splashes can’t be avoided in a bathroom which means your flooring must resist H2O. Tile is the first flooring type most people think of when it comes to bathrooms and for good reason. Tile is durable, and water-resistant and can also be installed on walls and in showers. You can match your wall and floor tile to create a more open look or use contrasting tiles to highlight features in your bathroom – like a beautiful walk-in shower.

But, tile isn’t the only option for bathrooms. Luxury vinyl floors have made the once-forbidden wood-look easy to incorporate into bathrooms. Waterproof options not only resist water but also help keep water from seeping through to the subfloor. 

Bedroom flooring

Bedrooms often call for a more comfortable style. Many homeowners choose carpet for a bedroom because they love the warmth and softness underfoot when they get out of bed in the morning. Carpet is a great choice but if you love the look of hardwood floors, you can also opt to use hard surface floors in a bedroom.

For the best of both worlds, choose an area rug that is large enough to cover the area around your bed. If you like softness and style, patterned carpets can give your space an elevated look without losing all that warmth and softness. 

What to Look For in New Flooring

If you’re wondering “What should I look for when buying new flooring?” you’re not alone. There are many things to consider when choosing the right floor for your home.

Here are some key things you should remember when shopping for flooring:

  • Do you have pets? Pets are a big part of many of our lives and they probably spend way more time on the floor than we do. When you’re shopping for flooring, don’t leave your pets out of the equation. Look for flooring that is pet-friendly – resisting claw scratches and comment pet stains. 
  • Do you have children? With kids in the house, you may already be on the lookout for a product that is durable and easy to clean but don’t forget that you want your floors to be comfortable and stylish as well. Just because you have little ones that sometimes make big messes doesn’t mean you can’t have the floors of your dreams. For family-friendly flooring, be on the lookout for stain-resistant carpets as well as waterproof hard surfaces.
  • What is most important to you? When you’re shopping for flooring it’s important to think about your priorities. If you are busy and can’t find the time to clean, easy-to-maintain flooring should be on your checklist. If you don’t like to take your shoes off inside or have lots of guests, consider flooring that is stain resistant and avoid extremely light colors. If you love to be barefoot, choose carpet and area rugs to give yourself a soft footing. Flooring in your home should fit your lifestyle.

Choosing flooring is an important decision, but it doesn't have to be difficult. By considering the factors listed above, you can choose the perfect flooring for your home. No matter what your lifestyle needs are, there is a perfect floor for you.