Whether you need a floor for a new home, or a new floor for an older house, you need to understand your options. Flooring is one of the most vital components of any home, and an unwise choice can also make it one of the most expensive.
For your convenience, we’ve presented a breakdown of different types of flooring. If you have more specific questions, you can call Direct Source Flooring at 281-734-7574, or you can make an appointment to visit our warehouse in South Houston.
Hardwood floors come in both solid-wood and engineered-wood planks. Direct Source Flooring has hardwood floors in a wide range of colors and patterns to suit any décor.
Material Costs: Prices can start from a few dollars per square foot. Engineered wood is often less expensive than solid wood planks. Imported woods, such as mahogany and Brazilian cherry, carry a higher price tag.
Installation Costs: Most hardwood floors are relatively easy to install, so installation costs are often less than for some other types of flooring.
Advantages: Hardwood floors have the classic look that many homeowners enjoy. Engineered hardwood is also more durable and scratch-resistant than solid-wood planks.
Drawbacks: The main drawback to hardwood floors lies in the material’s vulnerability to water damage. Some hardwood floors are also susceptible to warping in humid conditions.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
The new breed of luxury vinyl tile, also known as LVT, gives you the look and feel of ceramic tile with the durability of vinyl. LVT also comes in a variety of colors, patterns and designs.
Material Costs: LVT has one of the lowest per-square-foot prices of any flooring material, making it one of the most popular materials in the country.
Installation Costs: LVT is also easier to install than either hardwood floors or ceramic tile, so installation costs are much lower.
Advantages: LVT retains its look longer than many materials. The material is also highly durable and resistant to scuffs and scratches.
Drawbacks: Transitioning between floors with different materials, such as to a room with hardwood or ceramic tile, can present some aesthetic challenges.
Laminate flooring combines the durability and design options of LVT with the strength of classic hardwood. Direct Source Flooring stocks the highest-quality laminate flooring from Europe, while many large retailers carry less durable materials from Mexico or China.
Material Costs: Laminate flooring offers the least expensive option of the three listed.
Installation Costs: The interlocking planks of laminate flooring make for easy installation. Professional installers can also manage the transitions between rooms for a more presentable appearance.
Advantages: Laminate flooring offers an inexpensive and durable option with a variety of designs.
Drawbacks: Laminate flooring is also vulnerable to water damage.
Call Direct Source Flooring For Your Home Flooring Needs
The experts at Direct Source Flooring have decades of experience with installing, cleaning and maintaining all types of floors. Whether you choose hardwood floors, laminate flooring or luxury vinyl tile, our professional staff can give you the advice you need to make the right choice. Call us today at 281-734-7574 to set an appointment and get the quality floor you want with the professional help you need.