In addition to its design appeal, one of the most important considerations when selecting new flooring is its durability.
This is particularly true when it comes to busy areas of the home which are exposed to heavy foot traffic. A guide to the best floors for every day family life is outlined below.
Carpet is a popular choice for family homes due to the comfort and warmth it provides. Carpet is ideal for areas of the home where children play as it reduces the risk of slipping and falling and provides a comfortable place to sit. In addition, it is not prone to scratches which makes it ideal for families with pets or those who are worried about every day wear and tear. However, it often needs to be replaced every seven to ten years.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring is extremely hardwearing and consequently is able to stand the test of time. In many cases, provided that it is properly cared for, engineered hardwood can last between 40 and 80 years.
Engineered hardwood, which combines properties of both solid hardwood and laminate, is incredibly robust and can be installed with a moisture barrier, which makes it suitable for areas which are exposed to frequent moisture. This makes it an ideal choice for family homes because it is a solid surface, which means that messes and spills can easily be wiped up and when exposed to humidity, the floor is not prone to warping or bubbling.
While many people associate vinyl flooring with dated floors from the past, the vinyl of today is incredibly durable and beautiful. As a result, it is quickly gaining popularity amongst families, as it makes an incredible addition to any space due to its low-maintenance appeal. Vinyl is particularly well suited to bathrooms, kitchens, mudrooms and laundry rooms because it is resistant to moisture.
For individuals who love the look of hardwood but are concerned about scratching its surface, laminate is an excellent alternative for busy family homes.
Laminate is incredibly durable and comes with a 25-year warranty. It is built to withstand moisture and is mold-resistant, which makes it an ideal choice for a variety of rooms including basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. In addition, laminate is incredibly easy to maintain, which makes it a carefree option for your living space. When it comes time to replace the floors in your family home, there are a number of beautiful and durable options available, including carpet, engineered hardwood, vinyl and laminate.
At Chestnut Flooring in Toronto, we carry a wide selection of each of the aforementioned products and would be happy to work with you to help you select the best flooring for your unique style, space, and budget. We welcome you to visit our showroom today to meet with one of our flooring specialists to determine which flooring will best suit your needs.