How to Choose the Right Flooring

a large empty living room showcasing hardwood floors and some ways to How to Choose the Right FlooringChoosing the right hardwood flooring for your home is more than choosing what matches your decor or budget. You need to consider essential factors such as cost, moisture resistance, durability, and ease of installation to guide you toward the best option.  

First Class Wood Flooring offers hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, and vinyl plank flooring to meet your needs and budget. If you’re looking for something durable, we have several types of hardwood flooring such as oak, ash, and cherry. For something more affordable, we carry engineered hardwoods and laminate flooring options.

Flooring by Room Function and Element Exposure: High-Moisture, Pets, and More

When choosing the right type of hardwood flooring for your home, here are some elements to consider:

  • Moisture

For high-moisture areas in your home, such as the kitchen or bathroom, we recommend waterproof laminate flooring or waterproof vinyl flooring. These flooring types prevent water damage and weakening.

  • Pets

Homes with pets require flooring that can stand up to scratches. Vinyl floor planks and engineered wood flooring are not only scratch-resistant but also easy to clean. If pets are not an issue, we recommend solid hardwood flooring for areas such as living rooms and hallways. 

Flooring by Square Footage Budget

If you’re on a budget but still want attractive flooring, waterproof laminate is a good choice. Its price range is:

  • $2 or less per square footage

The below price range is where most people find a balance between function and form at an acceptable price. It includes engineered hardwood flooring and solid hardwood flooring made from local hardwood species.

  • $2 – $5 per square footage

The premium price tag includes some of the hardiest and more durable species of hardwood. These species add a touch of class to any home. Their price range is:

  • More than $5 per square footage

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Flooring by Installation
and Maintenance Needs

If you want to install vinyl or laminate flooring, they are easy DIY options. If you prefer hardwood flooring, get a professional to install hardwood floors. 

Vinyl flooring is the easiest to maintain, followed by laminate flooring. Solid hardwood floors require professional cleaning and sanding. 

Suffolk County, New York, contains several great towns, including Bay Shore, Brookhaven, Selden, Smithtown, and Stony Brook. Each area offers unique and exciting experiences, such as Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown and County Fair Entertainment Park in Selden.

Choosing the best hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, or vinyl plank flooring for your home is as easy as calling First Class Wood Flooring Co. Whether you need professional wood floor installation or refinishing & repairing for your home, First Class Wood Flooring Co. has you covered.  Contact us today to learn more. 

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