Everything you Need to Know about Your New Home Flooring Options:
February 29, 2020, Author: Karen Stanley
New home flooring options vary from hardwoods to tiles and even types of vinyl. With that, we’ve compiled everything you need to know when it comes to your new home flooring options. We’ll take you through everything from what we love about them, to how to care for them in your beautiful new home.
Hardwood flooring is natural wood with a finish or veneer on top. This seals the wood against moisture and stains. It comes in a range of thicknesses, is long-lasting, and can come in a spectrum of styles from hand-selected to lots of character.
Why we love hardwood flooring:
We love how durable hardwood is, and how it adds warmth to any home with its variety of warm tones. All wood floors can be refinished down the road, if needed, to get rid of marks from bumps, scratches, or wearing down of the sheen.
Where to use it:
Kitchens, entryways, bedrooms, main floor bathrooms, etc. This flooring is extremely versatile and is often a star performer in the kitchen and on the main floor as a whole.
How to care for your new hardwood flooring:
Abrasive dirt can wear away some of the finish. To avoid that, use area rugs at the most high-traffic areas, as well as a vacuum when needed, just as you would with other floorings.
Why we love tile flooring:
Tile flooring is low-maintenance, water-resistant, and long-lasting. It can also be anywhere from neutral solid tones to beautiful designs like you can find with our Encaustic Tile.
Where to use it:
Tile flooring is a beautiful option in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and practically any room of the house. If you look at our models, you’ll notice it is also placed as the backsplash in some kitchens. Check out our new home design center to see our extensive variety of tile options.
How to care for your new tile flooring:
Because it is stain-resistant, it is easily cleaned. Cleaning with good old soap and water, or other cleaners does the trick when it comes to tile in your new home. Not to mention it is non-porous, so bacteria aren’t able to penetrate the actual flooring.
Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Plank:
Why we love Luxury Vinyl Plank:
This new home flooring option is the best of both worlds with the look and beauty of hardwood, and the extra durability and consistency of vinyl.
Where to use it:
Luxury Vinyl Plank can be used whenever you are looking for a nonporous, beautiful floor. We like using it in kitchens, at landings, main floor living areas, and main floor bathrooms. It is great for withstanding everyday traffic and added traffic from entertaining. Not to mention it can look like hardwood flooring at the same time.
Like with hardwood floors, a routine of regular dusting, vacuuming, and moping keeps the sharp dust particles from damaging your floor over time. Avoid dragging heavy pieces of furniture across the floors, especially when moving in. Felt pads work great if you’re wanting to slide bigger items across your vinyl plank floors.
Why we love carpet:
There is nothing like stepping out of bed and onto the plush, soft, carpet. Carpet can make any room cozy, and inviting. We have selected a collection of high-quality carpet designs and colors to be included in your new home flooring options.
Where is it used:
Carpet can be enjoyed in bedrooms and second-floor areas, as well as guest houses. Lower traffic areas are prime spots, so leave the vinyl plank, tile and hardwoods to handle the high-traffic entries, kitchens, and bathrooms.
How to care for your new carpet flooring:
Area rugs at entryways not only helps keep the entry flooring protected but catch dirt that would then get caught in your carpet. Regularly vacuuming and spot-cleaning as soon as something ends up on the carpet, keeps your floors looking like new. Our design center specialists can show you the different warranties associated with our carpet selection when you visit our design center.
Why we love Vinyl flooring:
Vinyl flooring is stain-resistant and durable thanks to modern technology. Coming in a wide variety of colors, it can be an economical option for any style, as well as keep consistent tones because it is man-made.
Where to use it:
Just like with hardwood and the Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Plank, this is the perfect choice for areas that could have water or spills. Kitchens, bathrooms and main areas do well with flooring like Vinyl or other non-porous flooring.
How to care for your new vinyl flooring:
Like other flooring choices, dusting, sweeping, and moping boosts the longevity of the floor. Remember to avoid abrasive cleaning tools or harsh cleaners that could damage the finish.
As with all design choices, there is nothing like seeing them in person; especially your new home flooring options. Come visit us at the New Village Design Center, and see which flooring best fits your lifestyle.