Owning a home sometimes feels like an endless sequence of projects and expenses. When it’s time to replace your flooring the options as well as the cost can seem overwhelming. We have great news; you don’t have to break the bank to get great looking, quality flooring installed. If you love the look of hardwood flooring, but prefer to keep your budget lower we have some options for you.
Don’t Overlook Laminate
One of the most economical options that will give you the look of wood floors is laminate. If your impression of laminate flooring comes from a product you saw years ago, it’s definitely time to take another look. Manufacturers have continued to develop and improve their products over time. The result is some great options for refreshing your home on a budget.
Pergo Outlast+ Waterproof Laminate Wood Flooring is one of those options. It is very durable and even approved for cleaning with a steam mop. Installation is easy as it does not require an underlayment, yet the joint system will withstand temperature and humidity changes. It is worth noting that this type of flooring cannot be refinished, so any areas that become damaged must be replaced.
Look at Luxury Vinyl Plank
Don’t let the “luxury” part of luxury vinyl plank (LVP) fool you – it’s still a great option for keeping your renovation budget on the low end. There are a wide range of options when it comes to style and color. LVP also comes in a variety of thicknesses which make it easier to find one that will work best with your existing subfloor. At Flohr we can help you select the option that will give you the best installed result without any hollow sound as you walk through the house.
LVP is waterproof and a great surface for wet areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and entries as well as the rest of the house. We recommend choosing one of the products with a built in underlayment. This makes for the smoothest installation. If you have areas in your home that are uneven it may be necessary to level the subfloor prior to installation.
We can help you determine what will be needed as well as what flooring will work best for you when we come out for your free estimate. Ready to schedule? Let’s do it!