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What Are the Different Floor Types for Rooms Out There?

There are many options when it comes to picking out the perfect flooring for your new home. In fact, it can be a little overwhelming. Picking the right type of flooring for each room is a big decision. The right flooring can accentuate the best traits of an already wonderful room while the wrong flooring can cause buyer’s remorse.

So what are the best floor types out there? What considerations need to go into finding the perfect flooring for your new custom home?

Most Common Flooring Options: Pros & Cons

Let’s look at the most common flooring choices first. These are the most commonly used for a reason: they are solid choices with a lot of versatile options and choices.

Carpeting

There’s nothing wrong with having great carpeting throughout most of the house, especially in bedrooms, living rooms, or other rooms where this is a conventional choice and makes a lot of sense. Carpet not only comes in many colors but good carpets are soft, thick, and feel great on the feet.

Carpets also do a better job of controlling temperature – keeping feet warm in the winter as opposed to many other types of flooring that push along a cold winter breeze. When looking at carpet you will want to look for textured cut-pile carpeting. This is the style of carpet best known for being soft with a great casual look. They also tend to be a little bit more resistant to stains.
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Pros:

- Versatile
- Slightly warmer during cold months
- Inexpensive compared to many other options

Cons:

- Not right for every room
- Will need replacement every so many years

Wood Flooring

It’s hard to deny the natural beauty of a good hardwood floor. Wood flooring adds a lot of natural appeal to a house and is widely seen as adding a warmth to any interior. This isn’t just for vacation cabins – wood flooring can make for incredible living rooms, dining rooms, or any room where you want to entertain guests.
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Pros:

- Works with a wide array of furniture and styles
- Widely admired
- Durable
- Wonderful aesthetic from a versatile number of woods or wood floor styles

Cons:

- Can scratch, needs maintenance to upkeep over time
- Tends to be cold
- Much more expensive than carpeting

Have You Considered Laminate Flooring?

This is sometimes referred to as fake wood flooring or fake stone flooring. You may hear some refer to it as “Pergo” but that is a brand name (like Kleenex). Laminate flooring is most common for faux wood but there are several versions that imitate stone flooring, as well.
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Pros:

- Much cheaper than real wood or real stone flooring
- Holds up pretty well to day-to-day use
- Looks good

Cons:

- Doesn't hold up to water very well, especially water pooling over time
- Looks/feels good but isn't quite the same as the real thing
- Will likely need to be replaced eventually

Ceramic Tile

Stone could also be included in this although they tend to overlap. Stone or tile floors are beautiful in the right room. This will rarely be right for a full house but for kitchens and bathrooms they can be an excellent option that is durable, beautiful, and unique in a way that really brings attention to the design you pick.

Make sure anything chosen for the bathroom is either designed to not be slick when wet or else have no slip mats in and out of the tub (which is always a good idea anyway).
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Pros:

- Remarkable unique and beautiful looks
- Holds up over the long run

Cons:

- Only good for certain rooms
- Cold, and can have cold aesthetic in some rooms
- More expensive than most other options

Flooring with Accessories in Mind

If you have favorite area rugs, Berber carpets, anything along those lines then you will want to think about that while picking out flooring. Some of these can work with any type of flooring, including most types of carpets. However, there are some cases where

What Aesthetic Do You Want?

There are many things that look amazing on their own, but then clash when put together with something else. Don’t think of the flooring you like best in a vacuum. That stone flooring or hardwood floors might look amazing, but then clash badly with your furniture, interior paint, and design. It’s hard to feel comfortable in a custom house where everything clashes.

Make sure to keep this in mind when picking out flooring. Does white stone really go with red brick? Does dark hardwood flooring go with really light colored furniture and walls? Think about flooring in relation to the rest of your home and you will be much happier with the final decision.

Kitchen & Bathroom Flooring

The kitchen and the bathroom are two rooms most likely to have their own flooring separate from the rest of the house. Keep in mind safety. You don’t want to slip in the bathroom or have flooring in the kitchen that doesn’t clean up easily.
These are unique rooms with their own special function, so why not pick separate flooring to let each place shine?
In Conclusion
Remember, you want flooring that fits your vision of a dream home. Follow the tips and advice here, know your flooring options, and you’ll end up with a look that’s perfect for that long-term dream home!
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