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November 23, 2015 by Caleb Haniquet

When deciding on what flooring you should choose for each room, it is important to not only think about look, style, and feel, but to consider how well the flooring will hold up under certain conditions. Carpet may be great for bedrooms and living areas, but not so great for the basement due to the accumulation of moisture. Hardwood flooring may be ideal for the dining room, but not so suitable for the bathroom. When selecting types of flooring, it is imperative that you keep sustainability in mind. Here are some of the different types of flooring you can consider for your home.

Carpet: Carpet is a popular choice when it comes to types of flooring. You can usually find carpet in areas such as the bedroom and living room or other high traffic areas of the home. Carpet is common to virtually every home because it’s warm, soft, and comfortable beneath your feet, especially during those colder months. It’s also a popular flooring choice because there are countless patterns and colors to choose from that will fit with any look you are going for. Although there are many pros to having carpet in your home, there are also a few cons such as it being difficult to clean, and being easily stained.

Laminate: Laminate flooring is very resilient and adaptable, which makes it a perfect fit for just about any room in your house. Laminate flooring is resistant to stains, fades, and scratches and comes in many different styles such as wood or stone, which replicate the look and feel of real wood and stone without the extra cost. These types of flooring are also very easy to install. The down side to laminate flooring is that since it’s one of the cheaper flooring options, it doesn’t add any value to the home and it can’t be refinished.

Hardwood: Hardwood flooring is very valuable to your home and can be refinished so that it continuously stays appealing. Hardwood flooring has the ability to look rustic and elegant, while also being quite durable. Hardwood is also easy to clean and resistant to wear and tear, which is why this type of flooring can usually be found in bedrooms and living areas. The drawback to hardwood flooring is that it can be on the pricier side, it increases noise in the home, and it can shrink or expand due to temperature changes.

Choosing the right type of flooring for your home can sometimes be a challenging task. The general contractors at Center Island Contracting can offer some insight and knowledge on which types of flooring would be best in every room of the house. Call us today for more information on how to get the right look for your home, at 631-465-9765.

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