When investing in a floor for your family, you may cringe when you visualize little Jack running through the house in muddy boots, while practicing his chipping on your wood floor. While no floor is indestructible there are some options that will lend themselves to wear better than others, Porcelain tile, LVT, smartstrand carpet, and oil finished wood floors are all good candidates to withstand a busy family.
In the middle of our frigid winters, flooring is not usually top of mind. However, there are a few flooring options that will help with any cold floor issues you may have. The first option that comes to mind is cork, cork is a natural insulator and wonderful option for flooring in your home, you can also use a cork underlayment to increase your R value as well. The second option as you guessed is carpeting, coupled with a thick quality pad, carpet provides a cozy feeling to any room.
Sunrooms and rooms with lots of windows can heat up quickly and even become uncomfortable at times. Porcelain tile will remain cool, especially when it is on a concrete slab. Bring a flash of style to your 3 seasons room with an elegant porcelain tile.
If you are looking for versatility in your flooring, consider a heated floor underlayment. This will give you the option to heat things up in the winter and allow those summer months to stay cool and comfortable. Heated floors are most popular under tile, but can be used under some wood floors as well, see one of our knowledgeable designers to get more info.
Our pets are part of our family and we need to keep them in consideration when we buy things for the home, and flooring is no exception. Most durable floors such as tile, and LVT are great, but they are slippery to our furry friends. Our shop dog Charlie prefers Smartstrand by Mohawk, not only is Smartstrand comfortable, it is completely stain proof and pet proof. Smartstrand utilizes nanotechnology(a baked in coating that does not allow moisture to penetrate the fiber, much like a pop corn bag and greese). In addition Mohawk has a lifetime warranty on all accidents from our furry family members.