Is your house giving you that “tired” look? Maybe the interior of your home has lost its freshness. Or, you may be looking for a way to increase the value of your home as an investment. When you’re thinking of these matters, the floor may not be the place you would look for a change. But you’ll be amazed how much of a difference a new floor will make to the appearance and value of your home.

A new flooring won’t be so time consuming and can be completed in just a day or two. You’ll also find elaborate and high value flooring as well as the more affordable type. Either way, you will enjoy a new experience in your home as you walk on the new flooring of your choice.

The five options listed below will allow you to get a feel of what you can do with your current floor. The options are numerous and can be confusing, but we’ve narrowed it down to some of the most common types.

  1. Sheet Vinyl

The benefits of installing a sheet vinyl flooring are numerous. At an affordable cost, you can enjoy the freedom of choosing from many options that have the look of both stone and wood. According to your taste or according to the stage of life you are in, you can make your selection of styles.

The material is very durable and completely water resistant. You won’t be worried about spills with small children. Maintenance and clean up is a breeze and you won’t end up spending extra money on professional cleaning and polishing work.

If you have an old home with subfloors that are less than perfect, this is an affordable option. The Sheet Vinyl will cover such surfaces with little evidence of what’s underneath. You end up with a wonderful appearance at an affordable price.

The negative side to this is that over time, sheet vinyl has a tendency to discolor. Although it is sturdy it can be damaged, and it is difficult to repair. But for a low-budget option, you can’t beat vinyl flooring. With the low expense and easy maintenance, these floors can last up to 15 to 20 years according to the care you give it. It’s important to note that vinyl flooring may not increase the value of your home, but it can maintain its value. 

A living room with hardwood floors and a fireplace, perfect for home renovation or carpentry projects.

Redwood Acacia Residential Vinyl Sheet

2. Vinyl Planks and Tiles

At an affordable price, this option will also give you the choice of a natural stone or wood look. To get a nice fancy look, you don’t have to spend lots of money. You can have the choice of a wide array of designs to suit your taste. 

These planks and tiles are versatile and can be installed over any subfloor. Even if the subfloor has some imperfections, these vinyl planks and tiles can be placed over those areas without any difficulty. When our professionals are done with the project, you will be pleased with the resulting effect of these vinyl installations. 

The product is soft to the touch and comfortable to walk on. You won’t have the hard and tough effect you get with ceramic tiles. You may want to enjoy the benefit of walking on a soft comfortable floor and avoid the hard and rough experience you get with tiles. 

It has a better handle on moisture and humidity over other types of flooring. The vinyl product is safe with spills and moisture. You won’t have to worry about children spoiling the floor with the liquids they drink. 

vinyl plank flooring

NuCore Crosswind Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Plank – Cork Black

3. Laminate Flooring

The laminate type of flooring is somewhat moderately priced although there are some cheaper options available. Often, the thinner product comes out cheaper but by spending a bit more, you get the thicker better quality product. The result is a much more comfortable and long lasting floor. 

Another attractive feature of the laminate floor is the low maintenance. The cleanup is simple and it resists mold and mildew. Exposure to the sun is not a problem and the color won’t fade. 

Laminate plank flooring

AquaGuard Rosewood Hand Scraped Water-Resistant Laminate

4. Hardwood Flooring

The benefits of hardwood flooring are numerous. It is a timeless product. Years from now, you can still enjoy it while it continues to stay in style. You’ll just need to refinish it after a few years of usage. But that is also one of its benefits. With other products, they just wear out or fall apart after some time. But with hardwood floors, it can always be refinished and revived. 

Those with allergies will also benefit as it won’t collect dust like carpets. With each sweeping and mopping, all the dust on the floors can be removed. This leaves an entirely clean and dust free environment without the risk of inciting your allergies. 

Hardwood flooring

Elegance Acacia Cordoba Hand Scraped Solid Hardwood

5. Ceramic Tiles

The cost of ceramic tiles can range from affordable to expensive. Much of that just depends on your budget and your perspective of what you want in your flooring. But similar to the wood flooring, the cheaper the product, the more you will run into quality issues. So if you can spend a bit more, you get the quality that will last a very long time and will maintain its fabulous look. 

Maintenance is easy as it can be simply swept and mopped clean. Those who suffer from allergies also benefit from its hard surface. Dust and other particles won’t penetrate into its surface and cause problems later. This product is a healthy option for many people. 

Ceramic tiles are quite inexpensive and they are certainly durable. The negative side is that it can be hard and cold. If you are in a situation where you must stand for long hours, you need to keep this in mind and see if you need to consider a softer option. 

With your flooring needs, the options are many. You need to consider various factors such as price, functionality, and your tastes. Although the price is a priority for many people, be sure not to ignore the aspects of functionality and durability. In some ways, you need to see your flooring as an investment and consider a long term option. Of course, health issues cannot be ignored and you may want to go with an option that is conducive to provide a healthier environment. 

Ceramic plank tile looks like wood

Williamsburg Beige Wood Plank Ceramic Tile

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