Are you looking for flooring in Raleigh, NC but you are not quite sure what type of flooring to get? Well look no further because in this article we are going to explain the most popular styles of flooring so you can figure out which one is right for you.
Tile flooring is a great choice for those who are looking for a sleek and versatile design at a reasonable price point. The cost of tile can vary significantly depending on the material and shape you go with. Usually, this means tile is slightly more expensive than LVP, but almost always cheaper than hardwood floors.
Tile is most commonly used in bathrooms because it is so waterproof, but it can look great throughout the house. If you want, you can even get porcelain tiles which are suitable for outdoor use as well as indoor.
Tile is also incredibly durable and easy to clean and maintain. Plus, its modern aesthetic is sure to raise the value of your house.
Of the three primary floor types we are discussing today, hardwood is easily the most expensive. However, there are a number of reasons many buyers find hardwood floors to be worth the price. For one, hardwood floors are incredibly durable and easy to clean. They also look great and increase the value of your house more than other types of flooring.
Hardwood flooring also comes with several choices to make. First, you will want to decide if you would like to use prefinished flooring. Prefinished flooring will ensure a quick and easy installation process that is odor-free. Also, you’ll be able to walk on your floor as soon as it is installed. Alternatively, you could use unfinished hardwood flooring if you want to apply a custom stain or to match the color of other flooring in your home. If you go this route, your flooring will be given a number of coats of protective finish which will help prevent water seepage.
Choosing hardwood flooring also means you will need to decide on a species of wood. There are many different species available, the most common of which are oak, maple, cherry, ash, bamboo, and mahogany. Beyond these options, you can also find rare wood types such as teak and mesquite, but know that these will be pricier than their more common brethren.
LVP (Luxury Vinyl Planks)
LVP or luxury vinyl planks are a great option if you are looking for affordable flooring that looks great and is built to last. In comparison to wood flooring, LVP is quite inexpensive with materials costing roughly $4-5 per square foot. You may be able to pay a little bit less ($3) or you could pay slightly more (up to $7), but typically these mid-range prices will get you everything you need.
And what is that everything you need? Well, for starters, LVP is waterproof meaning that it is great for areas of your home such as kitchens and bathrooms. LVP is also scratch resistance, making it a good option for those with children and/or pets.
What about maintenance? Good news here as well! LVP floors are incredibly easy to maintain. Of course, you’ll want to vacuum, sweep, and mop, but beyond that, nothing is required. Waxing, refinishing, and sealing simply is not necessary with LVP flooring, meaning you won’t have to spend extra money in the future.
So Are You Ready?
Whether you already know exactly what you are looking or if you still have questions, be sure to contact us. At GID Flooring, we have over 15 years of experience in the industry and we can help you with whatever you need.