What type of floor should I buy?

There are 8 major types of floors and each one is perfect for somebody’s floor job.

So which one is perfect for your room or project?

That’s the purpose of this article.

I’ve helped people purchase their flooring (I don’t sell flooring) for nearly 10 years. In this time, I’ve come across about every question or situation you could ask*, and I’ve seen the mistakes and regrets people have.

All of this information I attempt to pass on to you in this article. (coming soon)

*(although I’m still surprised at how many new ones come up! always feel free to leave comments with any questions you have)

First question, which is most important to you?

In a perfect world, you get the cheapest floor, the floor that lasts the longest, serves all your needs, and is simple to install yourself.

In reality, you usually have to choose one of these. Here are a few articles that cover some of the most important concerns when buying flooring. Just click the button to go to the page that ranks types of floors on the topic:

Clearly, these aren’t the only categories you could care about. Maybe you want the most luxurious looking floor or maybe you just want a good value floor that looks nice but can hold up to daily life (and isn’t super expensive).

You can find more about each of the by reading fl

If you’ve narrowed down what flooring you might like, you might want to know how much it costs. To get an estimate, head over to our floor project calculator page. (it covers most of the major floor types and is the simplest way to get an estimate without an installer).

Floor versus Floor

If you’ve narrowed down between two floors, check out our versus pages. These will compare each floor on important topics like durability, water resistance and more.

soundproof, dog/cat, list guides to read

buying tips: negotiating, where to buy

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megan alder

Thank you for comparing the different types of materials we can choose for our floors. My husband and I are thinking about remodeling our home and this will really help us make a decision. We have 3 kids and a dog so we definitely have to do our research and see which one fits our needs.