Which Kind of Flooring Is Best in Each Area of My Home

It’s not rare for homeowners to choose the same flooring designs throughout their homes to create a seamless, cohesive appearance. Then there are those who prefer to mix and match flooring in order to achieve a more functional and unique design. If you are looking for flooring remodel ideas, there are many fantastic ideas that you can find online. We will provide some advice, but you can definitely do the flooring any way you prefer, as it is entirely up to you in which direction you wish to go.

Coordinating Flooring Within Your Household

If you’re looking to match the flooring designs that currently exist in your home, it’s really important that you find an exact match instead of a closely related version. And then there is something called flooring coordination where you go in a totally different direction.

Coordinating is a concept that revolves around the idea that even though two floorings don’t exactly match, they can still work well together. They may differ slightly in shape but are both the same color or have the same shape and color but a different texture. Just do some research online and find tons of interesting suggestions you can use in your home.

You’ll find many types of flooring materials that you can use to coordinate your designs that are not as expensive. You can also customize your flooring to meet the requirements of any space. SemBro Design & Supply has extensive experience helping customers make the optimal choice to achieve this.

Best Flooring Designs for the Kitchen and Living Room Areas

Most modern homes have an open-concept design where the kitchen, living room, and dining room area are all connected into one big space. This is why it is best to use the same flooring design throughout to create that perfect flow. The kitchen area does require very high maintenance and can get easily damaged. However, floors in the other parts can also suffer significantly from moving furniture around, walking with stiletto heels, and allowing children to play with toys that have wheels.
Solid hardwood flooring adds to the real estate value of your home, but there are also other excellent choices to create that perfect flow in the open space concept.

Solid Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood is the most desirable option for living areas, especially if you are doing a flooring remodel. If you opt for this kind of wood flooring, the best choice would be to go with the hardwood designed by SemBro Design & Supply.

The reasons for choosing hardwood are quite understandable. This is a high-end type of flooring that will certainly raise the value of your home. This flooring material is a common choice among homeowners because of its aesthetics, environmental profile, durability, and restorability.

The installation process is fairly straightforward, only if you know how to do it. Inappropriate preparation and installation can ruin your flooring, as a result of buckling and warping. Standard hardwood flooring often requires glue and staples and can be difficult to install due to the extra steps involved in the process.
Hardwood is not recommended for areas with high humidity levels or for installation in basements or subterranean rooms.

Engineered Flooring

Engineered hardwood significantly resembles solid wood, but in reality, it is made by gluing together a few layers of wood to produce a thick plank. This is followed by a layer of real wood applied on top to allow for sanding and refinishing several times until any sign of tear or damage is removed.

Engineered wood is a much cheaper option than solid wood. With engineered wood, you can choose from affordable and exotic wood, such as Brazilian walnut or tigerwood. Both of these have proved to be more scratch-resistant than oak or maple wood. Since engineered wood floors have a more secure support structure than solid wood, they are also less prone to seasonal shrinkage and swelling. It’s even possible to put engineered wood straight over a concrete subfloor, which you often can’t do with solid wood. Engineered flooring usually has a low enough profile that it can be installed over an existing floor, offering enormous cost savings.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

SemBro Design & Supply offers several products that fall under the Luxury Vinyl Flooring category. One is 100% PVC, which is waterproof and easily conforms to the subfloor level, which makes the subfloor flatness of utmost importance.

Luxury Vinyl can also be in the form of Extruded Composite Core, which is more forgivable of uneven floors and software and quieter under the foot. One downside of this vinyl is that it is susceptible to temperature and moisture changes.

More exclusive choices include Composite Core (SPC) and Engineered Stone (ESPC). They are both waterproof and more forgivable to uneven floors, and their expansion doesn’t need to be broken down every 30 linear feet.

Best Flooring for Bathrooms and Laundry Rooms

The floors in these areas are not exposed to the stress of heavy foot traffic or constant sunlight like in other spaces. Instead, the threats to the flooring in these rooms come in the form of liquids, such as water splashes, toilet overflows, and shower drips.

Porcelain Tile Flooring

Porcelain tiles are the perfect choice for areas with high humidity. They are very low-maintenance and stay clean by only mopping combined with occasional vacuuming. However, make sure to choose a non-slippery design to avoid slipping while coming out of the shower.
You may not know, but porcelain tiles make barrier-free shower designs possible. In these designs, the bathroom floor flows seamlessly into the shower without a curb. This seems to be trending lately, so you may want to consider that flooring design option.

Vinyl Flooring and Luxury Vinyl Tiles

For a more affordable yet less durable type of flooring, you can opt for vinyl, which costs around 26 cents per square foot less than tiles. The most authentic appearance will come from luxury vinyl planks, which resemble wood, and luxury vinyl tiles, which usually imitate stone. They can even be arranged in any pattern you desire, significantly resembling genuine tiles.

Let SemBro Design & Supply Help With Your Flooring

Choosing the right flooring for each area of your home involves balancing aesthetics, functionality, and durability to create a harmonious and practical living space. Whether you opt for the seamless elegance of uniform flooring throughout your home or decide to mix and match for tailored functionality, the decision should reflect your personal style and the unique needs of each space. Let SemBro Design & Supply help you transform your house into a cohesive and inviting home that meets all your flooring needs, now and in the future.