Options, Decisions, and Reasons — Oh my!
When you’re confronted with hundreds of attractive flooring styles and materials, it can be difficult deciding which direction to head when choosing the best flooring fit for your home and what type of flooring is best for specific rooms in your home. In addition to appearance, there are also other considerations, like maintenance, wear-and-tear, or how it holds up to scratches or dents, water, food, pets, and kids. We hope this quick overview of your options will at least point you in the right direction and make your flooring decisions easier.
There was a time when wall-to-wall carpeting throughout an entire home (except in the kitchen) was a sign of status, but those days are long gone. There are more durable and equally attractive options available for homeowners, but carpeting is still a wise and elegant option for certain rooms in your home, particularly those areas that don’t experience a lot of traffic, like bedrooms, dining rooms, and even living rooms. For homeowners who don’t have children, or whose children have grown up and left the nest, replacing some rooms with carpet can add a degree of warmth of coziness to certain rooms. Today, carpeting needn’t just be in a solid color. Some of the more unique and visually stunning carpets are available in a wide selection of patterns and complementary colors, as shown in the images below.
Hardwood flooring has numerous benefits and with all the different types of woods available, gives you the option to create a clean and stunning look for open-concept floor plans.
The look of hardwood flooring is timeless and gives any home a rich, elegant look. Hardwood is durable and if properly cared for and maintained, hardwood flooring may also enhance the value of your home. For those homeowners with surround-sound entertainment centers or pianos, hardwood also enhances the acoustics of the room. Unlike carpeting that traps dust and other particles, hardwood tends to be cleaner and dust and debris is easily swept up which is great for those in the home who may suffer from allergens. Whether in lighter blonder woods, subtle varying shades of gray, or bolder darker woods — hardwood flooring is a wise long-term investment.
Laminate is a flooring option that continues to enjoy popularity because of its wide array of attractive styles, its affordability, durability, and its ease of maintenance. Within the range of styles available in laminates, you can choose from the natural look of hardwood like pine, maple, oak, cherry; or natural stone or tile. Laminates are ideal for high traffic areas like great rooms, hallways and rooms that may take a bit more wear and tear than others, like playrooms and kids’ bedrooms. Laminates are also available in smooth surfaces or embossed, textured, or even distressed surfaces giving the flooring the look of real hardwood.
Laminate flooring is also an eco-friendly option because it’s made from wood and can be recycled and the manufacturers that supply New York Carpets & Flooring adhere to rigid environmentally-friendly standards in sourcing and non-toxic adhesives.
Waterproof Flooring – LVT and LVP
Another option, if you still want the look, feel and durability of hardwood or tile, is to consider Waterproof Vinyl Flooring. Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) emulates the look of stone tile while Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) emulates the look of hardwood. This 100% waterproof flooring is a great choice for those rooms that are more prone to moisture like bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and entryways. Some of the more attractive and durable waterproof LVT and LVP flooring can be found in our new Pergo® Extreme® line that features patterns and surface textures that look so much like stone or real wood (even reclaimed wood) that one can easily be fooled.
While it is common to use tile in kitchens and bathrooms, remember tile isn’t just limited to these areas. The appearance and durability of tile has come a long way, allowing it to work well in many of the other rooms in your home. Additionally, tile is extremely versatile aesthetically and can work for a variety of interior design styles.
Tiles can be an economical option and though they tend to be highly durable, maintaining the clean and unstained look of the grout between tiles can be a challenge. On a positive note, tiles have a hard, solid surface that does not attract or hold onto dirt, dust, pollen, or other allergens.
Still Need Help? Explore All Your Flooring Options in Person
The good news is that New York Carpets & Flooring has all the flooring options above and much more. One of the best ways to make your final decision is to see and touch the flooring samples we have in our showroom in Anaheim. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you make the right choices for your home.
1225 South State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806