How to choose the right hard surface floor
Wendy Werner Carpet Town

Wendy Warner, owner of Carpet Town in Milwaukee, WI.

Choosing the right selection of hard surface flooring for your home couldn’t be easier with the help of Carpet Town in Milwaukee, WI. Wendy Werner and her dedicated team of experts explain the differences and help you choose the floor that’s just right for you. They have provided the following article from their blog, The Carpet Town Connection, to illustrate what’s available in hard surface flooring. Be sure to drop by if you’re in the area and talk with them about your next project. Thanks Wendy!

Sheet Vinyl

Sheet Vinyl is the least expensive option in hard surface flooring.

Vinyl Flooring is more beautiful and stronger than ever before with a variety of new patterns to choose from. It imitates the aesthetics of both stone and ceramic flooring but without the hardness, coldness and is the least expensive option.

Wood has always been a favorite “natural” selection for homes throughout the years.  It also increases the value of any home.  There are thousands of styles and stains of wood floors, with options of width ranging from 21/2 inch to 7 inch wide planks.  Styling includes traditional oaks to the new Hand-Scraped and Restoration looks.  There is definitely a look for every taste. Cork and Bamboo are the “Green” products available that can make any room look modern and fresh.

Laminate is still a strong option for hard surface in the home.  The new styles look even more like wood—it is truly difficult to tell.  The beauty of laminate is its easy maintenance.  It is more scratch resistant than wood, as well as being more inexpensive.  If there are large dogs and small children in the household, laminate tends to be a friendlier option.

Laminate floor

Laminate is a good choice for homes with dogs.

Luxury Vinyl Tile is the new kid on the block.  It is probably a great compromise between ceramic/stone and sheet vinyl.  It comes with or without grout lines, and really mimics the look of more expensive stone/ceramic.  It is very good for any household with animals and children, and is softer and warmer on the feet than some other options.  Even though it is a little more expensive than sheet vinyl, it is less so than stone/ceramic.

Wood Tile

Tile that looks like wood planks is very popular.

Ceramic and Stone add a natural elegance to any room.  Because of their scratch resistance and durability, they can retain their beauty for many years.  There is some periodic maintenance for grout lines, but the treatments have drastically improved.  Ceramic and stone also increase the value of  the home, while being an excellent flooring for homeowners with pets.

Contact information:  Carpet Town • 1350 South 108th Street • West Allis, WI

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