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Choosing the Right Flooring Material: A Comprehensive Guide
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Choosing the Right Flooring Material: A Comprehensive Guide

If it’s time to replace your home’s flooring, you’ve come to the right place!

It can feel overwhelming to make a decision when there are so many options to choose from. At Tile Superstore & more, we understand that making the right flooring choice the first time is important. That’s why we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to choosing the right flooring material for your home. 

We can help you make the right flooring material choice for your home and lifestyle. 

Consider Your Flooring Needs

Every family and every home is different, which impacts the kind of flooring you choose. For example, a family with allergies might opt for hypoallergenic flooring to minimize the allergens in their home. 

Let’s take a look at some factors to consider:

Foot Traffic

Depending on the room in your home, you may have different foot traffic. Areas near main entry points will have higher foot traffic than other areas. You can choose more durable flooring for high-traffic areas. 

Pets and Children

Pets and children can do a number on your floors. If this is a concern, choose flooring that is highly scratch-resistant and easy to clean. 

Moisture Resistance

Areas that are prone to moisture or spills, like kitchens and bathrooms, will need flooring that is moisture-resistant to avoid damage. 

Budget Factors

The main factors to consider when choosing a new flooring are the cost of the flooring and the cost of the installation. Post-installation, you also need to consider maintenance costs, although most of that can be done by regular cleaning and repairs if needed.

Some types of flooring can be more expensive to repair. Planks and tiles can be fixed relatively easily, but carpets can be a little more challenging. 

Types of Flooring Materials

Now that you know your flooring needs, it’s time to consider what kind of flooring you want to install. Several types of flooring are great for different reasons and aesthetics, each one contributing to the beauty and style of your home. 

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)

As a popular home flooring choice, Luxury vinyl plank or LVP is durable and sophisticated. Luxury vinyl flooring is designed to be a more affordable flooring option than sheet vinyl flooring.

LVP is comprised of interlocking pieces that snap together rather than being glued down to the existing subfloor. LVP is pet-friendly, durable, and affordable. It is also easy to install, which helps keep installation costs lower. 

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a stylish and practical choice for your home. There are many benefits to hardwood, such as durability and a variety of types and finishes to match your home’s look. 

Hardwood floors are typically made of oak, maple, or hickory wood, each with its own benefits and styles. You can also choose from wax, oil, or urethane finishes to help maintain your wood floors and keep them looking great for a long time. 

Floor Tile

Floor tile is a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and other high-traffic areas. They are made to be frost-resistant, water-resistant, slip-resistant, and easy to clean. Floor tiles come in many designs and colors so that you can make a beautiful choice every time. 


Carpet is a warm and comfortable option for your home. Carpet comes in various styles and colors to suit your home and your needs. It also comes in a variety of materials and fiber types, so you can install the softest and most durable carpet to meet your home’s needs. 

Get Your Free Flooring Design Estimate Today! 

When you need new flooring, look no further than Tile Superstore & more. With over 700,000 square feet of products in stock, Tile Superstore & more is your one-stop shop for design purchase and installation. Our team has over 20 years of experience designing flooring options for residential and commercial customers. 

Start with a free estimate for your project, or call us at 507-285-1109. Or, we’d love to see you in our showroom located in Rochester, MN. We can’t wait to help you give your home a refreshed look with new flooring!

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