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Flooring 101

School’s in session. Today’s class: Flooring 101. We’re going to be breaking down two common styles of floor.


It’s always a good idea to start with the classics. Wood flooring has been around forever, and for good reason. It’s versatile and looks amazing.
It’s available at different price points depending on the size of the planks you’ll be using, and the type of wood, with more exotic woods being more expensive.
Aesthetically, wood flooring comes in a variety of styles and colors depending on the type of wood, the installation pattern, and the stain.
Unfortunately, natural wood flooring can be scratched and dented. So if you’ve got young children or big pets, beware. Refinishing your wood floors years down the line is always an option, though it’s easier to be cautious and take good care of them now than refinish them later. But sometimes a little extra caution is worth it to come home to beautiful hardwood floors.


Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. It mimics wood patterns with an appliqué layer underneath a clear protective layer.
This appliqué process allows laminate flooring to look just as great as natural hardwood, and the manufactured nature of laminate flooring means it will be far more durable.
Laminate flooring is usually less expensive than natural wood, too. Which makes it perfect for first-time home-buyers and young families.
Head over to our Design Studio to learn more about home-building options perfectly suited for your lifestyle.
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