Choosing Hardwood - © Iriana Shiyan

Many homeowners are busy people.  When they’re looking for new flooring to be installed it is essential that the new floors are easy to care for.  Installing low-maintenance flooring allows you to rest easy knowing your flooring won’t be adding to your home improvement “To-Do” list!  Here are three low-maintenance flooring options from Floor Coverings International in Madison!

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a popular choice for many rooms in the house.  You may choose to add this to your bedrooms, kitchen, or even the living room!  But when it comes to installing low maintenance hardwood flooring you really must consider engineered hardwood flooring.  Engineered hardwood flooring is made from a veneer of solid hardwood that is layered with plywood beneath.  This hardwood flooring design allows to the floor to adapt with changes in temperature and humidity, so  you don’t have to worry about your hardwood flooring becoming damaged and needing repairs.  Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed anywhere in the home, including the basement.  So get the look of hardwood floors and skip out on the extra upkeep and work that can come with solid hardwood flooring!

Stone flooring 

There’s a reason some of the oldest buildings in the world have stone flooring intact that has been there for hundreds of years.  Stone flooring is incredibly durable.  You don’t have to worry about stone flooring getting scratched or dented, and stone flooring will not stain very easily.  So if you’re looking for some new flooring that won’t require a lot of upkeep consider stone flooring. You can choose from a wide variety of colors and finishes so that you get the desired look for any room.  Natural stone tiles can work wonderfully well for your bathroom remodel or as an elegant option for the entryway or kitchen.  Upkeep is as simple as keeping them clean with a regular sweeping and mopping regimen.

Vinyl Flooring

If you’re looking for a lower cost option that is also incredibly durable, then it’s time to look at the vinyl selection. Vinyl flooring is very popular and can be installed in a sheet or in tiles. Vinyl flooring is waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about spills causing any real damage.  In terms of upkeep, you just need to sweep and mop.  Many homeowners choose luxury vinyl for their kitchen or the bathroom.  You can install bright colors or opt for the styles that mimic the natural stone or hardwood.

This is by no means all of the low maintenance flooring options on the market today.  Schedule a free in-home consultation today to see samples of engineered hardwood, stone, vinyl and more! The experts at Floor Coverings International in Madison are here to help you get the right flooring at the right price!


Photo Credit: Iriana Shiyan