How-To Choose the Right Flooring for your Home Reno

When embarking on a home renovation, two key elements will create the most dramatic impact: cabinetry and flooring. Quality cabinetry and flooring will add value to your home; selecting styles and materials that work together will allow your space to tell a cohesive design story.

With so many options for your home flooring, making a decision can feel a little overwhelming. Our experienced Total Reno team can recommend the perfect flooring options based on your lifestyle and will look after every last detail from design and material selection to installation and finishing work. Here’s an overview of the three most common types of flooring to get you started.

1Tile Flooring

Ceramic or porcelain tile is an excellent choice if durability is at the top of your list when it comes to flooring. Tile is easy to maintain, resistant to water damage, and relatively low-cost. Consider exploring unique installation patterns to create a custom look for your home. Be aware that in cooler climates, tile may feel cold on your feet; some homeowners find standing on cold tile for long periods to be uncomfortable.

2Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is timeless and adds a warm elegance to a home. While beautiful, hardwood flooring can be costly and requires additional maintenance and care; for example, spills must be cleaned up immediately and hardwood requires occasional refinishing. With dedication to proper care, hardwood flooring is an investment that will add natural beauty and long-term value to your home.

3Engineered Hardwood Flooring

If you like the look of hardwood flooring but not the price tag, consider engineered hardwood. It will give your home the same overall look as hardwood, but at a reduced cost.

4Vinyl Plank Flooring

In recent years, vinyl plank flooring has become increasingly popular. It is available in several finishes, is comfortable to stand on even in cooler climates, and does not have an extremely high installation or material cost. This stylish choice is also water-resistant making it a great option for those with children & pets. Keep in mind that vinyl plank flooring can be prone to fading in the sun and is difficult to repair.


Have more questions about planning your home renovation project? Our Total Reno team would love to help.

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