Let's Talk About Flooring

Let's Talk About Flooring

4 Trends In Residential Flooring You Should Know About

by Pearl Weaver

Are you ready to replace the flooring in your home with hardwood but feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the options out there? It will certainly help to know more about the latest trends in hardwood flooring so that you can pick the one that is best for your home.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury vinyl plank flooring has become more popular with homeowners because of all the benefits it can provide over traditional hardwood. This material is made out of vinyl but simulates the look of hardwood. It has the benefits of being easy to maintain and water-resistant, which makes it a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Looking for the charm of having real wood as your flooring material, but not a fan of luxury vinyl plank flooring due to how it feels when you walk on it? Engineered hardwood flooring is a great alternative that uses actual wood with a veneer layer on top to give the material protection. The benefit of using engineered hardwood flooring is that it is more stable than real hardwood when it comes to the material shrinking and expanding. It makes engineered hardwood a great choice for areas that have high humidity.

Textured Hardwood Finishes

Many people imagine hardwood flooring as an incredibly smooth surface with a high-gloss finish. However, you don't need to use that look in your home if you don't want to. It's possible to add a textured finish to hardwood flooring to give it more of a rustic look. For example, a wire brushed finish can give the hardwood some depth that wouldn't normally be there. It also makes the wood look more natural, rather than being completely smooth and perfect.

Floating Flooring

A floating floor is a great way to install your own hardwood floor with minimal effort. This is due to how the flooring material is not nailed or secured to the subfloor in any way, but simply rests on top of it. This can be a great way to remodel an existing room in your hom with a concrete subfloor or install a temporary flooring solution that is not a permanent part of the floor.

Looking for more ideas about hardwood flooring in your home? Reach out to a residential flooring installation contractor in your area for more information. They can help you with selecting and installing your ideal flooring material. 


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If you just stumbled upon this blog about flooring, you might not be sure what there is to say. But we ask you to stay a while and simply explore some of the topics discussed here. The world of flooring is expanding quickly. Today, you can purchase one-step flooring systems that are easy to install with little construction experience. There are carpets that repel water and stains, and there is hardwood that never needs refinishing. It's a great time to get a new floor, or even to simply learn more about flooring. After all, you walk and stand on floors every day.