When it comes time to remodel your home, flooring can be the final touch that sets the tone for the whole room. If you are looking for something durable, easy to care of and simple to clean, Next Day Floors has a wide selection of hard-surface materials to fit the bill. From dramatic dark stained hardwood to breezy tile and laminate, there is something for every budget and style.
Modern technology has made laminate a strong contender when it comes to durable, affordable hard-surface flooring. These days, laminate is created by attaching a photographic veneer, often simulating the look and texture of wood, to a synthetic board. It is then sealed with a layer of protective clear coat. The planks are installed using the traditional tongue and groove attachment and joined with either glue or nails. A bit more fragile than the other choices, it is good for areas with lower traffic, like guest rooms or home offices. It should not be used in areas prone to get wet, as the laminate can peel, swell and warp when exposed to water. It is exceptionally easy to clean and with proper car has a lifespan of at least 20-25 years.
Engineered or Solid Hardwood
Whether you spring for engineered hardwood or splurge on traditional solid construction, wood surfaces are always a great choice for many homes. Traditional hardwood planks are milled from a single piece of lumber while engineered products utilize a thin veneer or wood over a structural plywood core. Both can be refinished and re-stained for easy updates and repair and are equally resistant to humidity and buckling. They’re easy to clean, a simple wipe and regular vacuum are really all that is necessary, and also resist moderate wear and tear. NDF offers a multitude of plank widths, stains and colors with bold and subtle grain patterns.
For a cool and breezy vibe, tile is a great choice for a hard-surface floor. It is completely moisture and water resistant and ideal for rooms subjected to high humidity and heat. Unlike wood, ceramic tiles won’t bend or buckle and are great for super high-traffic areas. Tiles typically come in either ceramic or porcelain finishes and can mimic the look of many other natural materials. These days, tiles can look like wood planks, stone or slate or even concrete. Porcelain will be the most costly, but it also exhibits the most durability. It comes in a variety of colors, textures and sizes and can be used in almost any part of the home. Some styles even boast a slip resistant finish. Natural stone tile is also a classic choice. This includes marble, sandstone and travertine options. Some are more durable than others, so keep that in mind when choosing your installation location. A polished surface will show more dings and scratches while a matte tumbled finish will be more forgiving.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) offer real wood and natural stone looks without maxing out your budget. Vinyl flooring offers realistic visuals, easy installation, and a high level of durability and comfort. Luxury vinyl is strong underfoot while maintaining a comfortable temperature in all seasons. Vinyl flooring is also waterproof which makes it perfect for kitchens and other high traffic areas. The top layer of the product resists scratches, dents and stains from pets. It is very easy to clean and maintain and will minimize the normal wear and tear of family life while maintaining its true beauty.