One of the most important aspects of any home is the flooring. Your floors take up almost as much space inside your home as your walls, so you want your floors to be practical, functional, and attractive. Flooring options can range from the traditional carpet, to hardwood, to laminate flooring. Each type of flooring has its own advantages and disadvantages, which can impact the value of a home. The flooring experts at Sierra Verde Home Design Center can walk you through the different flooring options and their corresponding benefits and drawbacks, letting you make the best choice in choosing flooring that will fit your personality and lifestyle.
As with most things in a home, there’s no one size fits all type of flooring. Some families prefer hard, durable flooring throughout their home, while others like to fit their floors to the specific purpose of each room. There’s no right or wrong answer, so let’s talk about what types of flooring we offer and where each variety would work best in your home.
Carpet has gotten a bad rap for holding germs and allergens, but modern carpets are much easier to clean and hold fewer bacteria than materials from years past. This type of flooring is also safer for homes with children or elderly family members as it provides more cushion after slips and falls. It’s not all about function, though. You can purchase carpets in various colors, patterns, and textures to suit any style in your home. Carpeting is also a warm, comfortable surface to sit on during family games or movie nights. Wool carpet from Masland Carpets naturally purifies the air and is also flame resistant with a very high ignition point, making it an excellent choice for bedrooms and playrooms.
Laminate floors are one of the most cost-effective options available. Floors made of laminate are also scratch and stain-resistant and will not fade with sun exposure. Many people opt for laminate flooring that looks like hardwood or stone, but you can select from many different colors and styles to suit any area in your home. The protective top layer of laminate makes it nearly indestructible, but we don’t recommend you try to prove that. Laminate and vinyl flooring are very similar, but laminate floors allow you to achieve the look of more materials, including stone and tile, while vinyl floors can withstand higher amounts of moisture.
The final decision always lies with you, but our flooring experts are always happy to make recommendations and provide advice. For example, hardwood isn’t the best choice for areas of your home with high moisture or humidity, like bathrooms or basements. Engineered hardwood from Mohawk and Urban Floor is more resilient in these environments and looks just like the genuine article. Carpet is recommended near entryways due to staining and fiber crushing but is a very solid choice for family rooms, bedrooms, and playrooms. Laminate and vinyl flooring are very durable and scratch-resistant, and both can perform about equally well in most rooms of your home.
The Sierra Verde Home Design Center team is ready to start your flooring project whenever you are. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and give your floors the attention they deserve. We are also your premier local resource for lighting, window treatments, home accessories, and much more. Our showroom is in Incline Village, NV, and our service area includes Incline Village & Reno, NV; King's Beach, Tahoe Vista, & Truckie, CA; and the Tahoe area.