Different types of flooring installation

One question we hear often is whether a hard surface flooring installation is better than a soft surface or resilient material.

They're all great choices, and the decision is going to come down to your wants, needs, and lifestyle.  Have a thorough discussion with your flooring pro; give information as to the room in which it's to be installed; whether you have a large or small family; if you entertain frequently; if you have pets; your home's overall decor and of course your budget.

If you are looking for a flooring retailer in Everett, WA, be sure to visit our showroom.  We’ll be happy to give you all the information you need.

Meanwhile, here’s a guide as to the different surfaces.

Hardwood is a hard surface floor

Some hard surfaces floors are often referred to as "resilient," meaning that they "spring back" and are flexible, such as vinyl.

, whether solid or engineered, adds a rich, classic, elegance. Tile is a design tool, because of the number of colors, patterns, designs, and styles that can be combined.

Stone adds architectural interest, whether it's marble, granite, limestone, slate, or travertine. Laminate might be a budget material, but micro bevels, deeper texturing, and clearer images have brought it a lot closer to the cache enjoyed by solid and engineered hardwood.

Vinyl sheet and luxury vinyl check all the boxes when it comes to aesthetics, performance, and affordability. Luxury vinyl, in particular, is an amazingly realistic mimic of natural materials such as wood, tile, or stone. These products, too, have deeper texturing, embossing, and images taken with 3D photography.

Carpet: soft surface and style

There's a good reason why this kind of flooring installation is so popular. With all of the colors, patterns, designs, and constructions there's something for everyone.  With technology, it keeps evolving and gets better and better.

Know your styles: Frieze, Shag, Berber, Cut & Loop, and Saxony.  Know your fibers:  nylon, polyester, olefin, wool, and Triexta. Ask your flooring pro for more information.