Let’s face it, there are certain rooms in your home where you spend more time. You gather as a family. You bring friends in for the big game. You have parties so you can talk.
And in those rooms, the last thing you want to do is spend all of your time worrying about your floors. Do you really want to spend time cleaning it each day? Or repairing damage after your guests leave?
Why not go with low-maintenance flooring options instead.
What does low maintenance mean?
Before we get into a few flooring options that might be right for your home, let’s discuss what low maintenance truly means. In fact, it’s different for every homeowner.
For one, it might be easy cleaning. With a broom and an occasional mop, they want a flooring that makes any spill easy to clean up. For another, they might be willing to put in a bit of extra effort. Regular vacuuming isn’t a chore, because they like the looks.
And that’s what it really comes down to – what is your definition of low maintenance?
What are you willing to give up in exchange for aesthetics and good looks?
Today’s flooring options are better than ever. Carpets have stain resistance, hardwood has durability layers, and vinyl can be waterproof if you so desire. Whatever flooring you choose today is going to have top technology, and be more durable than ever before.
And if you have special needs, just ask. We can help you select a low-maintenance flooring that makes sense given your situation.
While you’re contemplating your choices, we have a few suggestions for you. These are some of our top sellers, some of our favorite flooring choices. Homeowners all across the Front Range are selecting these every day, and loving the freedom they bring to their active lifestyles.
First on our list is vinyl. But don’t think we’re talking about the vinyl you might have grown up with a decade or two ago; you’ll be surprised at how beautiful the product is and how well it holds up.
Vinyl is a human-made material that has resilient properties. Depending on your selection, your new flooring may be waterproof, and stand up to all your family can dish out.
The newest product on the market is known as LVT and LVP – luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl plank. These are created to resemble materials homeowners have come to love, yet may not be suitable for their lifestyle.
Luxury vinyl tile can resemble stone, marble, even concrete. Luxury vinyl plank resembles hardwood, and can bring out any grain and pattern you desire. Yet they both offer something the other materials can’t: affordability and durability.
If you’ve had your eye on exotic wood, but can’t handle the high price that goes along with it, give LVP a look. If you love the look of marble, but want something that handles better in day to day living, give LVT another look. They are so realistic that even experts have had to give it a second look.
And by installing LVT or LVP, you’re also gaining a low-maintenance flooring that stays clean and requires little work to keep it looking good. Homeowners love it because it’s waterproof. Those occasional spills can easily be wiped away without worrying about staining, warping, or other damage.
Not completely sold on vinyl? Want something more natural in your home? You can’t go wrong with natural stone.
Natural stone refers to flooring material that is extracted from the earth and processed into tiles to be used inside your home. Depending on your final selection determines how the look will be laid into place in your home.
For kitchens and bathrooms, you can’t go wrong with natural stone. Slate and granite, for instance, are hard surfaces that handle well to daily happenings in these busy rooms. With a sealer, they can be resistant to water and other spills that may damage the surface area.
Their hardness factor also means they are resistant to scratches and divots. Keep in mind that they can crack if you drop something heavy, or if the tiles are improperly installed.
But for a truly low-maintenance flooring option, one where you can create one of a kind looks, you can’t go wrong with natural stone.
Linoleum is another low-maintenance flooring choice that gives you the classic good looks of vinyl, with the natural, sustainable option found in natural stone. Linoleum is one of the most eco-friendly flooring choices on the market today. It’s manufactured from linseed oil, it’s a renewable, biodegradable, all natural product that’s quickly increasing in popularity. It also has the benefit of being able to be recycled at the end of its lifespan.
You’ll love the colors, patterns, and styles you’ll find available to you. Plus linoleum is resilient flooring that has many of the durable properties you’ll find in vinyl products. That makes it a great choice for the messiest rooms in your home like kitchens and bathrooms. Just be sure to have it professionally installed to ensure it’s put into proper placement.
Don’t ignore the classic good looks of tile. In fact, tile can take on any shape, any size, and be incorporated into your final design in many ways. The look is truly unlimited when you’re installing tile in your home.
Tile also has another benefit that can make it worth a second look. Are you expanding your kitchen outdoors? Do you have indoor/outdoor living and are designing it for use year-round? Tile may be the perfect choice for you to continue the look throughout your home, even to the great outdoors.
Plus we love the fact that you can install radiant heating underneath, and have warm toasty flooring on the coldest winter days. With a flip of a switch, your home will feel warmer no matter where it’s located inside your home.
What’s the right choice for you?
We know that today’s homeowners are busy and want flooring that can withstand all your family can dish out. If you’re looking for low-maintenance flooring, let’s talk about your needs and desires.
We have a full range of flooring options, and we’re sure we can help you select the right flooring for your needs.