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What is the best flooring solution for my space? When it comes to choosing the best flooring for your house, there are so many options to explore – plush carpeting, rich hardwood, unique tile, and more. All floor types are unique, with different benefits and drawbacks to consider. 

Even if you are leaning toward a particular option, there are endless features to consider, like colour, texture, durability, price, scratch and stain resistance, comfort, water-resistance … the list goes on. With so many options in front of you, choosing new flooring can get overwhelming, but by doing a bit of research and working with a seasoned retailer can go a long way toward making you feel confident in your flooring decision. 

All you must do is learn what different floor types are best suited to your home, your family, and your lifestyle. From there, you should have an easier time choosing. Here are a few factors you’ll want to consider when selecting the perfect flooring options for your home:

Consider your room! 

There’s no rule to say your entire home must feature the same flooring materials – in fact, it probably shouldn’t. The best flooring for your child’s playroom is probably not the right choice for your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. The best flooring for your home will very likely differ from one room to the next. You might want waterproof tile in kitchens and bathrooms, eye-catching Engineered flooring for the living room, and plush carpet styles in bedrooms where comfort, warmth, and soundproofing are preferred. Think about the space or spaces you’re renovating or redecorating and narrow down your options from there. 

Consider your lifestyle! 

Another serious consideration when choosing new flooring is your lifestyle. For families with a home full of kids and pets running around, consider something durable like luxury vinyl or laminate that is resistant to scratching and scuffing, which is also easy to clean. And think about how much time you want to devote to cleaning. If you don’t have the time or desire to vacuum a few times a week, perhaps there are more suitable choices available. Looking to treat yourself and add a touch of character to the master bedroom? Look at Engineered Timber. Once you know what your household demands, you’ll have a much easier time narrowing down your choices. 

Consider your budget! 

Few people have the luxury of shopping with a “money is no object” mentality so finding quality budget flooring is crucial. In terms of cost, you will discover that numerous budget flooring choices, including various carpet styles, are within an affordable price range, along with laminate and vinyl options. Natural options like Engineered Timber and wool carpeting are going to cause the price of your project to increase dramatically. And don’t forget to factor in the cost of installation – having your new floor installed professionally isn’t cheap, but it is worth it. 

Consider your priorities! 

Everyone has different priorities when it comes to adding new elements to their homes. When considering what the best flooring solution is for your home, identify your primary focus. Some people are looking for a tough, durable kitchen floor, while others might be looking for a comfy surface for a child’s bedroom. Think about what factors are most important to you, such as: 


There’s no denying that hard flooring tends to last longer than soft floor types. Carpet fibres simply don’t have the same longevity as hard surfaces and they will wear much faster. Laminate and vinyl flooring are both durable choices for high-traffic areas. While laminate takes the cake in scratch resistance – an important factor for homeowners with pets – luxury vinyl and sheet vinyl are waterproof. 


All floor types will require some amount of cleaning and maintenance. Carpeting is easily going to require the most work on a day-to-day basis. Its fibres can trap dirt, dust, dander, and allergens, so you’ll need to vacuum frequently. Even so, carpets can start to look dingy over time – especially lighter colours – and spills and other accidents can leave lasting stains if not taken care of quickly. However, some manufacturers are producing carpet options that repel stains and spills, as well as hypoallergenic options, that stand up to a fast-pace household. Talk to your local flooring retailer about some of the performance carpet styles available. 

Hard surface flooring is, for the most part, going to be lower maintenance than other options. In most cases, staining and dinginess won’t be a problem with regular cleaning. The amount of time you spend sweeping and mopping will depend on your household – whether you have kids and pets, if you entertain frequently, and so on. 

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