Looking To Upgrade? Breaking Down Residential Flooring Options

Are you looking to upgrade your residential floors during the new year? As you begin to check out your full set of options, you may begin to feel a bit overwhelmed by the different styles, materials, and looks available. 

Each residential flooring option has its own unique pros and cons, and each style will offer a specific look and feel depending on the room, home style, and personal preference. To help you learn more about your residential flooring options, take a look below at a breakdown of the most common flooring types.

Today’s Most Common Residential Flooring Options

Wood & Laminate

One of the first residential flooring options available is wood and laminate. A classy and traditional look, wood and laminate flooring looks great in any part of your home. Depending on how much you wish to spend, you may find yourself spending more or less money on material purchase and installation.

Wood and laminate floors require a moderate amount of upkeep and maintenance, and depending on the quality of the installation, you may need to update and fix portions of your wood floors over time.

Carpet & Pad

One of the least expensive options is carpet and pad flooring. If you step into a manufactured home, you will quickly see carpet and pad throughout the home – mostly due to the easy installation process and the cheap price for purchase.

While carpet and pad residential flooring may be a great option for your home, carpets require quite a bit of consistent cleaning and maintenance to keep the carpet looking nice. For example, if you have high levels of foot traffic in particular parts of your home, wear and tear will quickly appear that will give your carpet a worn look.

Similarly, carpets are not spill-resistant, easily staining if not consistently cleaned. However, the budget-conscious homeowner will love the price of carpet and pad flooring.

Ceramic Tile

If you are looking for a residential flooring option that will catch the eye of your friends and family, consider ceramic tile flooring. A more costly option, ceramic tile will give your home a high-quality look at a price to match. 

Ceramic tile floors can be cleaned more quickly than carpet and pad, but can be easily damaged. For homes that have children or pets, ceramic tile may be more apt to damage and wear more quickly. Avoid ceramic tile if you are concerned about long-term upkeep.

Polished Concrete

When it comes to concrete in your home, you may only think of outdoor spaces or your garage. However, with polished concrete, you can bring the high-quality and long-lasting durability of concrete to any part of your home. 

With polished concrete, your floors will have the strength of robust concrete with a sleek, spill-resistant floor. Not only will polished concrete look great for years, but flooring will also provide a safe surface for the entire family. Polished concrete is also shockingly inexpensive!

Epoxy Flooring

A final option to consider for your residential flooring is epoxy. Created with a combination of resin and sealant, epoxy floors provide a safe, slip-resistant flooring option that will repel dirt, grime and spills. Easy to clean and requiring little upkeep, epoxy flooring is a great option for those who want to add a bit of flair to their floors. You can customize the epoxy pigments to add designs, color, and logos to any part of your home. 

Find The Perfect Residential Flooring Option For Your Home

With many options to choose from, you will want to take the time to do your research before choosing the flooring option for your residential space. A trained and experienced flooring company will help you walk through your available options and choose the best style for your unique home needs.

If you are ready to move forward with a unique residential flooring option, contact your local flooring installation team. The team at R&J Custom Concrete will help you discover the best options for you, and give you personalized installation quotes to help you install  your new floors quickly. Contact us today to learn more.

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