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How To Choose The Right Flooring Material

If you are thinking about making renovations to your home’s flooring but aren’t sure just which type of flooring material is right for the rooms in your home, think of this as a guide. Whether it’s tile, carpet or hardwood you’re considering, we can help you find the flooring that’s perfect for your home.

Hardwood Floors

Wood flooring is a very popular choice right now, and it can be beautiful in many rooms of your home. It’s not a perfect choice for the kitchen since it is not waterproof and needs to be sealed to keep spills from ruining it. It looks wonderful in family rooms and bedrooms (any rooms where water or spills are not a problem).

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms. It is easy to clean and waterproof. It’s excellent for high traffic areas because it is so simple to clean. Ceramic and porcelain tile come in a variety of styles and colors to match every décor.

Laminate Flooring

Another popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms is laminate flooring. Made of 99% wood, laminates are less expensive than hardwood or tile. This type of flooring is easier install and clean, making it perfect for high traffic areas. Laminate is generally waterproof as well. However, when it comes to kitchen or bathroom flooring, laminate is less durable than ceramic tile and its lifespan is not as long.

Just like tile, laminate comes in a wide array of patterns and styles. You can even purchase laminate flooring that resembles hardwood which is great for those who want the look of wood floors without the expense or the upkeep.


Carpeting is generally a good choice for any area of your home that doesn’t get wet. It’s gorgeous in living rooms, family rooms or bedrooms, but not a great idea for bathrooms or kitchens. The right kind of carpet can be good in high traffic areas, just speak with your flooring specialist to let them know what you need.

Natural Stone Floors

Natural stone flooring is very popular. It has been used for centuries because the natural stone colors and textures look so great in kitchens, entryways and ‘bonus’ rooms. It adds warmth to a room and looks very stylish. It’s fine for high traffic and lasts forever.


Vinyl flooring is 100% plastic. It is the most resistant to moisture. Today, vinyl flooring comes in plank shapes that are long and narrow, mimicking real wood boards or in sheets with beautiful patterns. You can even find stone patterns and sometimes these vinyl patterns look just like the real thing!

No matter what room of your home you plan to renovate, the perfect flooring material is out there! Check out Humble Carpet & Decorating Center for more information on flooring options.

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