Raleigh Renovations & Flooring
We install most all types of hard surface flooring. If you are unsure which flooring type you need or want, or give us a call at 919-728-1964.
You can also read our article on "Flooring Types", or "Which Flooring is Right for Your Home."
Hardwood is a great choice for a warm and cozy home. Solid hardwood can be refinished multiple times, this makes it a great long term flooring. It comes in a variety of types of wood such as White Oak, Red Oak, Hickory, Bamboo, and many more. It can also be stained to match the color theme of your home.
LVP or "Luxury Vinyl Planks" are water proof and scratch/dent resistant. They also have a low install cost. LVP is increasingly being installed in higher end homes as the material is becoming more durable, better looking, and comes in a variety of colors and styles. As you can see in the picture it can look very similar to a hardwood flooring; other types can look like natural stone, tile, granite, and more. It can also be installed over most any other hard surface floor to protect the underlying floor or to save on the cost to remove the existing flooring. For example if someone were to rent out a home with hardwoods, installing LVP or Laminate could save the hardwood from being ruined by the tenants.
Tile flooring is a durable and long-lasting flooring option that is made from a variety of materials, such as ceramic, porcelain, or natural stone. It is highly resistant to scratches, stains, and moisture, making it ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, sunrooms, and bathrooms. Tile flooring comes in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, providing homeowners with a variety of design options to choose from. Additionally, it is easy to clean and maintain, making it a low-maintenance flooring option. Tile flooring must be installed correctly to look good and last a long time. Tile installed incorrectly can crack, have "lipping" tiles that can cut or stub toes, have crooked grout lines, or many times tiles simply come unstuck from the floor.
Laminate flooring is a synthetic flooring material that mimics the appearance of natural wood or stone giving it the edge in appearance over LVP. Laminate flooring is a popular choice due to its affordability, low price of installation, and low maintenance requirements. Additionally, most bands of laminate are water-resistant. However, a potential downside of laminate flooring is that it is typically less water resistant than LVP. Also small scratches can be more noticeable than they would be on LVP.
Engineered hardwood flooring is made up of multiple layers of wood, with a top layer of hardwood veneer. It is designed to provide the look and feel of traditional hardwood flooring while being slightly more durable and resistant to moisture. Engineered hardwood is available in a wide range of styles, colors, and finishes, making it a versatile option. It can now be installed at a lower cost due to the "click lock" types of flooring. Overall, engineered hardwood is relatively durable but I do not recommend it in homes with young kids or rentals since it typically cannot be refinished and it is normally not as durable as LVP or Laminate.