Different Types of Flooring

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There are various types of flooring that can be installed in your home or office. This includes laminate, hardwood, carpet, tile, marble, and vinyl flooring. Let’s discuss the benefits of each option:



Carpeting is losing its popularity with more versatile and affordable options available for homeowners. However, carpet flooring adds warmth to a house and is a good fit in bedrooms. Some carpeting is cheaper than wood or ceramic flooring, but it is known to trap dust, stain, and odor which might result in allergies and other diseases. Loop pile, cut-loop pile, level loop pile, Saxony, twist, frieze, and velvet are some of the types of carpet flooring.

Carpeting for office use is the most practical flooring choice due to its ability to absorb and improve the sound in an open office layout. A quality commercial carpet will last 10-30 years and will remain in tip-top shape as long as it is properly maintained.



Another option you can choose is tile flooring. Tiles come in a variety of colors and styles. Any design can be embossed on tiles.

Tile floors enhance the resale value of a home in the long run. But one thing that homeowners need to know is that the tile floor is not a good insulator of heat, and therefore the flooring will be cold during the winter. Tile floors are always a good option because of their durability and the versatility it offers.



Marble floors are one of the most prestigious floors. They are typically more expensive than another flooring, but the look they add to any place is incomparable. Marble is a natural stone directly extracted from quarries.

Marble flooring will wear very well and is easy to clean. Keep in mind that marble is a soft stone and is prone to scratches, cracks, and other damage. Make sure to buy some extra slabs if a tile needs to be replaced later on with the same textured marble slabs. Marble floors can last for more than three decades if you maintain them properly and regularly.


Types of flooringHardwood Floors

Many people prefer hardwood floors because it looks beautiful and help the resale of any home. Hardwood flooring can be anything from a rustic to a modern look. There is nothing that can beat the look and the feel of hardwood floors.

However, the one thing that might be bothersome is the cost of hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors cost a lot of money, but the good news is that hardwood can be refinished multiple times to make it look brand new.


Laminate Flooring

Laminate floors can look like marble, ceramic, or hardwood floors. It’s a great choice for people who don’t want to spend more money on ceramic, marble, or hardwood flooring. Laminate floors are versatile and dynamic, can be installed quickly, and has a long lifespan which increases the value of homes.

However, almost anyone can differentiate between real hardwood floors and laminate floors; therefore not everyone prefers it over hardwood floors.


Vinyl Floors

Vinyl flooring comes in tiles and sheets. It is colorful, versatile, easy to install, good for noise reduction, water-resistant, slip-resistant, and affordable.

One thing that homeowners need to keep in mind is that only good quality vinyl flooring is durable, stain-resistant, and scratch-resistant. Therefore, always go for the best quality of vinyl flooring.


When it’s time to choose floors for your home or office, know your style, and crunch the numbers. Albrite Building can assist you with all your flooring questions. What colors and patterns do you like? Think about which floor textures appeal to you: the rich grain of hardwood, luxuriously thick carpet, or the sleek lines of tile. Keep in mind that along with the cost of the floor material, you may need to incorporate the cost of underlayment, delivery, and installation, as well as removal and disposal of your previous flooring. Don’t forget to factor in any additional materials such as baseboards, stains, or adhesives.

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