What Are the Most Durable Flooring Options?
Feb 10, 2021
Durability is a key criterion for most families when they’re on the lookout for new, dependable flooring. In addition to landing on a beautiful style and great price point, having the peace of mind that your new floors are going to hold up to your household’s busy lifestyle is always an important goal. The good news is that there is a wide variety of flooring options available today that are as durable as they are beautiful.
Hardwood floors are elegant and easy to clean, and they also make a great long-term investment for your home, as they never go out of style. Even better? Whether or not you decide to go the solid hardwood route or opt for engineered hardwood instead, new technology has made modern hardwood flooring more durable than ever. For instance, hardwood flooring brands like Aquadura H2O—offered at Flooring America in oak, pine, and walnut to name a few species—are now waterproof, and other brands that Flooring America carries, such as Lauzon, offer advanced finishes to help protect against scratches. Now, you can invest in durable hardwood floors that are also kid-proof, pet-proof, and waterproof? That’s pretty awesome.
There’s a good reason that waterproof, extra-durable tile is often the go-to flooring choice for many families’ kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, and entryways. Tile is one of the smartest flooring options for the rooms in your house that are prone to moisture, spills, and lots of foot traffic. And with a huge selection of both porcelain and ceramic tile designs and styles in stock, Flooring America is a great resource, offering beautiful tile flooring options with wear, fade, and stain warranties that can last up to twenty-five years.
Long-Term Luxury Vinyl
Luxury Vinyl flooring is having a bit of a moment in trends, as they like to say, and that’s because this amazingly durable, inexpensive flooring choice is now more stylish than ever, too. New technology has made luxury vinyl flooring more scratch- and water-resistant. What’s more, luxury vinyl now comes in both plank and tile form, allowing modern luxury vinyl floors to closely mimic the look and feel of both real hardwood and stone tile. Looking to minimize any chance of moisture seeping into your base-level floor? Classic sheet vinyl is the perfect choice, as there are no seams in this type of vinyl flooring. But no matter what type of luxury vinyl style you choose, you’re getting great flooring that’s built to withstand heavy foot traffic, all at a can’t-miss price point.
Carpet is a flooring choice that’s often celebrated for its style, comfort, and warmth, but it’s also a wonderful choice for busy and active families. Flooring America carries carpet brands such Resista—known for its durable weaves—and then, of course, there’s the famous Stainmaster® carpet, too. This stain-, soil-, and fade-resistant carpet brand is the perfect choice for families with children and pets, or really anyone who doesn’t want to stress out about a spilled drink from time to time! And carpet tile, long used in commercial spaces, is becoming a fine choice for busy family homes, as well.
Laminate flooring is another great choice for families who are looking for top-notch durability at a budget-friendly cost. As laminate flooring is created from multiple layers of resin and fiber board, it’s not only long-lasting and incredibly dependable, it’s comfortable and foot-friendly, too—perfect for active families. There are many water-resistant laminate options on the market these days, such as Floorcraft™ Maysville H2O. This is the ideal laminate flooring choice for those thinking of installing laminate floors in any area of the home that’s prone to moisture.
Need More Flooring Help?
With so many stylish and durable flooring options on the market, it can be hard to know where to begin. Thankfully the experts at your local Flooring America are here to help you narrow down your options and find the perfect new floors for your home. Whether you’re simply looking to remodel a bathroom, or purchasing new floors for an entire house, the folks at Flooring America are here to guide you every step of the way.
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