Take It to the Floor (Flooring Options for Your Home)

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When choosing new floor options for your home, there are a lot of things to consider. But if you aren’t even sure where to start, here’s a quick crash course on what to look for.

The first question people ask is usually the same: Carpet or Floor? There are plenty of pros and cons for each. But let’s start with the positives. Hard surface flooring options (hardwood, vinyl, linoleum, tile flooring etc) do not carry dust mites or mold, which can be a major selling point if you’re one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from allergies. It’s also super easy to clean up spills on a hard surface floor. Most all-purpose cleaners are safe on all hard floor options.

On the flip side, around 44% of homeowners prefer carpet in their cozier rooms. Though many people are worried that carpet will be a magnet for unsightly spills, 99% of carpet stains can be removed if they are cleaned in the first few days. Woven carpets are well regarded for their 20-30 year life span, and are as durable as they are soft. It is also one of the most popular flooring options, making up almost 70% of America’s floors.

Whatever material you decide on to make your floors stand out, there are a ton of different color and pattern choices to fit your home’s design. Maybe you can turn your bathroom into a little oasis with some mock-stone vinyl, or lounge elegantly with an ornate woven rug in the living room. There are even certain tile and vinyl options that look just like hardwood. There are a literal ton of options to make your floor unique. So step on it!

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