What Goes Underfoot: Choosing the Right Floors for Your New Home

What Goes Underfoot: Choosing the Right Floors for Your New Home
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    When it comes to selecting flooring options for your new home, there are a great many options to consider.

    Based on your needs and preferences, you’ll want to carefully consider each choice, thus ensuring that you make a selection you’ll be happy with for years to come.


This article will cover a broad spectrum of options, providing the basic details for each, so you can make the most informed choice possible. 

Vinyl Flooring

While this is no news to most people, vinyl surface styles have received a major facelift in recent years. They can now be used to emulate tile, stone or hardwood. Forget about faded or dingy looking floral motifs, these surface materials have serious panache. Now, homeowners interested in installing new flooring can reap all the benefits of this durable and economic surface choice without sacrificing an ounce of style. 

Sealed Concrete

In the past, sealed or polished concrete floors may have entailed drab grays or institutionally toned boredom, but that’s all changing. Homeowners can now commission custom designs, brightly modern concrete tiles, and beautifully polished concrete floors that are durable, easy to maintain, and comfortably livable. Concrete cleaning is a simple process and can help extend the life of these beautiful floors even more. 

Glass Tiles

While hardly a new surface option when it comes to the most upscale hotels or restaurants, non-slip, durable glass tiles are now affordable options for homeowners to streamline their design concept—in the bathroom, the hallway, and on the stairs, this interesting and innovative flooring option will add a note of distinction and style to any home. 

Ceramic Tile

Add a touch of classic texture and color to any floor with these highly fire and moisture resistant tiles. The art of mosaic is ancient in many parts of the Mediterranean world and utilizing these beautiful flooring tiles in classic and time honored patterns can bring a note of old world tradition to your home. Additionally, these tiles won’t stain or fade with time, meaning your floors will maintain their good looks for many years to come. 

Wood Floors

Don’t discount the traditional appeal of this long-standing flooring material just yet. The hottest trend in the realm of wood flooring is the use of recycled or refurbished woods—salvaged from old homes, factories, and even temples from exotic lands. You can have all the beauty of hardwood flooring in your new home without sacrificing your commitment to being eco-friendly. 

Put a Cork in It

One of the hottest design trends to hit the flooring scene is the use of cork. It’s a perfect solution for those with a firm commitment to the environment and comes designed in a number of soft, durable, and patterned options. Moreover, it’s hypoallergenic and suitable for every room in your new home. 

Antibacterial Power 

This is the wave of the future for kitchen counters and floors alike. A revolutionary new technology now offers homeowners the option to install antibacterial ceramic tiles that eliminate 99.9 percent of the four main bacterial strains often found on floors and countertops. 


Don’t discount this warm, textured flooring choice. While it is true that carpet won’t last as long as many of the other, harder flooring choices, it has its advantages. Especially in climates where the seasonal drop in temperature can be extreme, the warmth of carpet is a welcome addition to any home. It also dampens sound unlike a hard floor surface. 


Of course, marble or travertine stone tiles are classic surface choices for many, incorporating elements of style into any room of your home. These classically tasteful materials still make the same stunning impression they always have, and come in a variety of styles, colors and finishes.



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