Carpet flooring is still a popular choice among many consumers for a variety of reasons.
Its diversity allows you to pick between thousands of patterns and colours to achieve the exact look that you want. It also provides actual thermal resistance and holds onto warm air for longer than other types of flooring so your feet with always stay warm underneath.
Another considerable benefit of carpet is that it’s soft and safe so it’s ideal for cushioning footsteps and reducing falls and slips in your busy home. Carpet also reduces noise by absorbing sound and acting as a noise barrier between floors.
ENGINEERED & SOLID HARDWOOD FLOORING
Natural hardwood is one of the oldest flooring materials out there and it never goes out of style. The variety of trees, wood types, colours, grains, designs, and patterns creates constantly evolving designs and trends that will look beautiful in your home for years to come.
Hardwood floors require relatively minimal maintenance in terms of effort and equipment required as they are resistant to spills and stains. While they can be prone to scratches, scrapes, and dents, they have the added benefit of being able to be sanded, smoothed, and refinished. This means that when it’s time for an updated look, you can repair the existing floor rather than replacing it.
Hardwood is also a more sustainable choice since wood is a renewable material. Faster growing woods such as bamboo are making hardwood a more ecological choice for a lot of consumers. Overall, hardwood may cost more initially but with proper care and maintenance, it is a sound investment in your home that will give you a return on your investment for its lifetime.
Laminate is an excellent alternative to hardwood floors and can be a great ‘do it yourself’ project. It combines the best of both worlds from engineered hardwood and vinyl. A tremendous benefit of laminate is that is it resistant to outdoor agents that can cause warping and discolouration in other types of flooring. Like vinyl planks, it can also be installed almost anywhere and over top of most existing floors.
Another advantage is for your health – laminate is naturally resistant to the growth of mold and bacteria so it gives you the confidence that your home is safe and clean. Laminate is great because it can simulate the look of natural hardwood materials but it’s also available with the look of natural stones and ceramic materials so it won’t be difficult to find a pattern or colour that works with your design.
Tile flooring is known for its resilience and long-lasting characteristics. It’s perfect for people looking for a harder, more durable surface that will withstand water, scratches, and dents. Tile flooring is also a safe option because it will allow you to preserve your indoor air quality. It is fired in high-temperature kilns to cure it which kills any volatile organic compounds that can contribute to health problems.
In many cases, the tiles are glazed and therefore require little maintenance. They can often be cleaned with a simple soap and water solution and a lot of the available grouts on the market are stain-resistant. Technology has also advanced the colour, pattern, and size options available for tile which allows you to create a unique, long-lasting look that you can be proud of.
VINYL FLOORING (Luxury Vinyl Plank & Tile)
Luxury vinyl planks and tiles are the fastest growing change in the flooring industry. Vinyl flooring is not only softer and quieter under foot than other types of flooring, but it is also highly water resistant and easy to maintain. It is ideal for basements, bathrooms, and kitchens but can be installed anywhere and best of all, it’s a great DIY project!
New innovations in technology allows for remarkably realistic replication of natural materials on the surface of the vinyl. You can now get luxury vinyl planks and tiles in a variety of sizes and shapes and in virtually any colour or pattern you can imagine thanks to realistic 3D printing.