Ever wondered why some homes just feel 'right'? Often, the secret lies underfoot. When embarking on a home remodeling project, one of the most significant decisions you'll face is choosing the right flooring. It's more than just a foundational aspect of your home; it's an aesthetic statement, a practical element, and a reflection of your lifestyle. At Peacock & Company in South Bend, we understand the challenges of selecting the ideal flooring, given the plethora of options. This comprehensive blog aims to demystify the various types of flooring and design patterns to help you determine the best flooring for your remodel, whether it's a bathroom, kitchen, basement, whole home remodel, or something else entirely customized to suit your every need.
Learning more about the types of flooring is your first stepping stone in making an informed decision. From classic options like hardwood and stone to modern alternatives like LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank), the modern buffet of flooring choices satisfies all needs and aesthetics.
Bathrooms need flooring that can withstand high moisture levels and frequent cleaning. Due to their water-resistant properties, materials like stone tile flooring and ceramic tiles are top contenders. If you wish to customize further, there are numerous shower floor tile ideas to choose from. Think beyond conventional designs and consider options like pebble mosaics or even hexagonal tiles to add a distinct flair to your bathroom remodel.
Wondering what you might pay for a bathroom remodel? Our bathroom cost blog breaks it down.
Your kitchen is one of the most high-traffic areas in your home, requiring durable yet stylish flooring. While hardwood has been a go-to choice for years, offering a timeless flooring option, Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) has gained traction for its similar aesthetic features but at a more budget-friendly price point. LVP is also easier to maintain, making it an excellent option for a kitchen remodel for families or busy individuals. Those interested in a warm, luxe look should not overlook hardwood.
Basements often contend with higher humidity levels, making your flooring choice crucial. Engineered hardwood, vinyl, and tile flooring offer excellent moisture resistance for your new basement upgrade. Consider underfloor heating options if your basement tends to be colder.
Mudrooms and laundry rooms, especially those located right off the garage, often face the brunt of everyday wear and tear, making their flooring choices critical. Drawing from firsthand experience, porcelain tile with a slate appearance proves to be an excellent choice for such high-traffic areas. Not only does porcelain maintain its integrity in high foot traffic situations, but its durability around moisture and water makes it an outstanding option. Its resilience ensures it stands up against muddy boots, wet umbrellas, and the occasional laundry spill
The layout and pattern of your flooring can dramatically affect your rooms' visual space and flow. While herringbone or chevron designs can create the illusion of a more expansive area, rustic charm is best achieved through mixed-width layouts. For a modern twist, geometric patterns using tiles can bring an unexpected yet pleasing design element into the room.
Beyond the type of flooring material, design patterns can add a layer of complexity and beauty to your rooms. Whether it’s intricate geometric designs for a modern look or classic staggered layouts for a traditional feel, your flooring can become a piece of art. With technologies like water-jet cutting, even materials like stone and tile can be custom-cut into complex patterns, allowing homeowners to create a unique floor that truly stands out.
Beyond aesthetics, practicality should also be a consideration when selecting the best flooring for a remodel. Engineered hardwood flooring stands out for its ease of maintenance and long-lasting durability. Though we see a little less vinyl and a little more LVP every year, vinyl and LVP are also excellent choices for those seeking flooring that can withstand the hustle and bustle of daily life without demanding too much upkeep.
Use our cost guide to make wise decisions while you plan your dream remodel.
As more homeowners seek sustainable home solutions, eco-friendly flooring options have gained attention. Bamboo and cork are renewable materials that offer unique, attractive appearances along with a smaller carbon footprint. Even certain types of engineered hardwood flooring can be sourced from sustainable forests, adding a green touch to your beautiful home.
For pet owners, the flooring decision can impact your furry friend's comfort and safety. Hardwood, although beautiful, can get scratched by your pet’s claws. Laminates and vinyl provide scratch resistance and are easier to clean in case of accidents. They are durable and low-maintenance flooring options, apt for homes with pets.
In the world of interior design, trends come and go. But when it comes to flooring, certain options stand the test of time. Hardwood and stone flooring are classic examples of flooring that never goes out of style. But it's essential to strike a balance between what's trending and what's timeless, especially when considering living room flooring options or overall home aesthetics.
Ready to take the next step toward finding your dream flooring? Contact Peacock & Company today to schedule a consultation with our expert team. Let's lay the groundwork for your dream home, one square foot at a time.