Flooring FAQs

1) Q: What’s the best flooring for a living room?

Ans: While some homeowners still prefer carpet for the living room, more homeowners are choosing hardwood, rigid LVT, or laminate flooring for this high-traffic area of the home. Our team can help you choose the best solution based on your unique situation.

2) Q: What is the least expensive wood flooring?

Ans: Pine is the least expensive wood option if you want wood flooring for your home. However, it is a softer wood, so it will require more maintenance and care over the years.

3) Q: How do I choose flooring for my house?

Ans: The flooring you choose for your home depends on many factors. First, you need to consider the amount of traffic in the area. You will also need to consider the overall style of your home and whether you have kids and pets. Our flooring experts can help you make the most informed decision.

4) Q: What is the most durable type of flooring?

Ans: Hardwood floors are among the most durable type of flooring available as long as you give them the proper care. Bamboo, ceramic tile, laminate, and vinyl round out the top five.

5) Q: Which one is better: laminate or vinyl flooring?

Ans: Vinyl flooring is a better option because it resists moisture and spills. However, if you want a more realistic wood look, laminate flooring can be a better choice.

6) Q: What is the cheapest way to do flooring?

Ans: Sheet vinyl is among the most affordable options for flooring. Linoleum, laminate, and carpeting are also lower-cost options you may want to consider.

7) Q: What is luxury vinyl?

Ans: Luxury vinyl tiles and planks offer the appearance of hardwood, natural stone, and ceramic tile without the high expense of choosing these materials. They are a more durable option that can help you improve the look of your floors.

8) Q: Is Luxury vinyl good?

Ans: Luxury vinyl is a highly durable option, but it isn’t indestructible. It can scratch or scuff from heavy objects. However, it is still more scratch-resistant than hardwood and other types of flooring.

9) Q: What is the difference between vinyl and luxury vinyl?

Ans: Luxury vinyl is thicker than regular vinyl flooring and will often feel softer underfoot as a result. It also blocks sound better than typical vinyl. In some cases, cork or foam underlay is used to further enhance these properties.

10) Q: What to Know About Pre-Finished Hardwood Flooring?

Ans: If you’re considering hardwood flooring for your home or business, you have a lot of options to consider. One of those options is whether you should opt for unfinished or pre-finished hardwood. As you look at the available choices, it can be valuable to understand what pre-finished hardwood flooring is and why it can be the right choice.

11) Q: What Is Pre-Finished Hardwood Flooring?

Ans: In its simplest form, pre-finished hardwood flooring is any hardwood flooring that goes through a finishing process in the factory. This flooring is typically sanded down, stained to achieve the desired color, and sealed to ensure it lasts longer and is more durable than bare wood. In contrast to unfinished hardwood flooring, pre-finished hardwood is more durable and requires less work when you install it. You also won’t have to start maintaining it as quickly, allowing you to enjoy the look of your hardwood floor for longer.

12) Q: Can You Seal Pre-Finished Hardwood Floors?

Ans: The answer to this question depends on which processes your pre-finished hardwood flooring went through in the factory. Not all pre-finished wood has gone through all three stages. Some companies only sand and stain the wood before shipping it to customers. If this is the case, you can seal the hardwood flooring immediately after installation. However, if it was sealed at the factory, there’s no need to repeat the process. If your floors are damaged or the sealant wears down, you may need to re-seal it in the future.