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    Which Flooring Materials are Best for Your Custom Home?

    Custom Homes, Home Design | December 23, 2022

    Flooring is a vital part of every custom home build as it can serve as the foundation for other materials and aesthetic elements. While every home will likely feature at least two different types of flooring between common areas and bathrooms, it can be difficult to determine which flooring materials are best for your custom home. That is why the custom home builders at Northwest Construction have put together some information on 5 popular materials to help you determine which options are best for your needs, preferences, and budget.

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    5 Great Flooring Options for Your Custom Home

    The following flooring materials are widely used in custom homes of all sizes and styles:

    1. Hardwood

    If you are looking for timeless versatility, appeal, and durability, it is difficult to beat hardwood flooring. With options for solid and engineered hardwood available, you can choose the ideal product for your design scheme without compromising durability and longevity. While hardwood flooring is extremely durable and features high resistance to impact-based damage, it can be more susceptible to damage from heat and humidity changes over time. Additional care and cleaning will be required to keep your hardwood in pristine condition, so be sure to factor this into your final decision.

    2. Carpet

    Carpet offers exceptional underfoot comfort and is available in a variety of colours and textures, allowing you to choose the ideal solution for your design scheme and preferences. This type of flooring is typically used in bedrooms for enhanced comfort, though it can also be used in the living room if desired. It is strongly advised to avoid using carpet in bathrooms or kitchens as these rooms can be messy and carpet is more difficult to clean.

    3. Tile

    Tile flooring is a popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens due to its high resistance to moisture damage and easy-to-clean surface. Tiles are available in porcelain, ceramic, glass, and stone-based options, each with their own qualities and pricing. While tile flooring is extremely durable, it can be significantly more expensive than other options depending on the type you choose. Be sure to factor this increased cost into your design, as you may opt to only use tile in your bathrooms to increase appeal without drastically raising costs.

    4. Vinyl

    Vinyl flooring products offer great value and versatility, making them a popular choice for custom homes of all styles. These products are available in sheet, modular, tile, and plank-based options, making it easy to choose the perfect option for your design scheme, budget, and other considerations. While some vinyl products are not as durable as tile, laminate, or hardwood, they are easy to clean, resistant to moisture damage, and one of the most cost-effective options on the market.

    5. Laminate

    If you want the look and feel of real wood without the high price tag, laminate flooring may be the perfect solution for your custom home. Laminate flooring is a unique option that can be manufactured with a smooth, textured, or distressed surface to provide the look and feel of real wood at a significantly reduced price. Laminate flooring is also engineered to allow for easy cleaning and enhanced moisture resistance, making it a popular choice for various rooms throughout the home.

    To learn more about our custom home solutions or to discuss the details of your dream home, get in touch with the team at Northwest Construction. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.