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When it comes time to replace the flooring in your home, you have a big decision to make. What kind of flooring should you choose? There are so many options on the market these days, and it can be tough to decide which one is right for you.

But don’t worry — we’re here to help. This article will review the different types of flooring available and help you decide which one is best for your needs.

Hardwood Flooring(Solid and Engineered)

Hardwood flooring is a classic choice that can give any home a high-end look. Its natural beauty is unmatched, and it can last for decades with proper care. There are two types of hardwood flooring, solid hardwood flooring and then there is engineered hardwood flooring available.

Solid Hardwood is a solid blank of the type of wood you request, and engineered hardwood is a layer of the wood on top of a manufactured plank. Engineered wood is more convenient because you have most of the benefits of solid wood but it’s more cost effective.

One downside of hardwood floors is that they can be scratched or damaged by water. However, they can be refinished many times over their lifetime, so this is not a major concern.

Hardwood floors are available in various wood species such as oak, maple, and cherry. They can also be stained to match any décor. The best rooms for hardwood floors are living rooms, bedrooms, and formal dining rooms.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a popular choice for homeowners who want the look of hardwood without spending a lot of money. Although laminate floors look like wood, they’re from composite materials.

Laminate floors are durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. They are also resistant to scratches, stains, and fading. They’re, therefore, a good choice for high-traffic areas.

One downside of laminate floors is that they can be damaged by water. Also, they cannot be refinished like hardwood floors, so once they are damaged, they will need to be replaced.

Vinyl SPC

Stone composite flooring is a newer product on the market that combines the beauty of wood floors with the durability of stone composite materials.

Stone composite floors are made from a mixture of stone and plastic. They are waterproof, but scratch and stain resistant. Stone composite is also easy to clean and maintain.

Some disadvantages of stone composite floors are that they can be slippery when wet and are not as warm as other flooring options.

The best rooms for stone composite floors are kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring has a lot of similarities to hardwood floors. Bamboo is a renewable material, so it can be refinished and repaired more easily than wood. It also adds real estate value to your home.

However, bamboo can be scratched more easily than wood, and it may crack if the humidity levels in your home are too high. It would be best if you also were careful of toxins in the adhesives used to glue the bamboo together.

Various types of bamboo flooring are available, such as engineered bamboo and stranded bamboo.

Now that you know more about the different types of flooring available, it’s up to you to decide which one is right for your home. Here at Portofino Flooring, our experts have dedicated years to crafting and sourcing beautiful flooring options that go perfectly with any home, and can walk you through the right steps when deciding what will work best for you. Contact us to learn more about our flooring today!