With all this time being spent at home, it’s given a whole new level of meaning to “high-traffic areas.” Office chairs can have quite the effect on your floors, as you probably have noticed. Thankfully, these days, there are a lot of great options to choose from when it comes to finding floors you love for the high-traffic areas of your house. Although hope is on the horizon for getting things back to normal, many of us will likely still be spending more hours at home.
Long-Lasting Luxury Vinyl
Both hardwood floors and engineered wood floors are beautiful and elegant flooring options—and, it’s true, more durable than ever. (For instance, Aquadura H2O now has a hardwood option that is waterproof.) But if you’re looking for the best durability possible (hello, pets and kids), luxury vinyl flooring is hard to beat. Mimicking the look and feel of hardwood—but both less expensive and able to withstand much more wear and tear—many homeowners love luxury vinyl floors for the heavy traffic areas of their homes, such as kitchens, mudrooms, and entryways. Still have your heart set on hardwood? No problem. Just lay down some area rugs—and tell your kids to take their soccer cleats off by the front door!
Carpet’s Come a Long Way
Carpet has come a long way over the years, and now it’s a great option for the rooms in your home where your friends and family love to gather regularly. Think about your living room, basement, or den, for example. And when it comes to peace of mind for high-traffic areas, nothing can beat a stain-proof, spill-proof, and pet-proof carpet option like Stainmaster, or brands such as Hearth & Home that design carpets that are both cozy and durable. Now you don’t have to stress out about that spilled drink at a party or everyone in the house running amok. Comfortable carpets that are also perfect for your family’s busy lifestyle are within reach.
Tile is another great, long-lasting option for active families that don’t want to stress out about the wear and tear on their floors. Tile is waterproof, scratch- and dent-resistant, not to mention beautiful. Another great idea for the high-traffic areas of your home, especially if you’re watching your budget? Laminate flooring. Laminate flooring looks better than ever these days and comes in many eye-catching styles that can even mimic natural stone tiles. Our brands, like Floorcraft, are super durable, holding up extremely well to heavy traffic, stains, and general wear and tear.
What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process?
When you work with Factory Flooring, you don’t have to worry about these questions. Our team of professional flooring installers will handle all the heavy lifting for you — literally. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the savings on your energy bill.
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