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What are the different types of flooring I can install in my home?

Here are four popular types of flooring you can install in your home. 

Solid wood flooring:

Solid wood flooring is made up of 100% wood, and has a very natural look and feel. It can add value to your home and. It can resist wear and tear, and be sanded and refinished multiple times. However, solid wood is susceptible to humidity and water damage. When it’s humid, solid wood could expand and if there’s a flood, it will be hard for the wood to return to its natural shape.

Laminate flooring:

Laminate wood flooring is an artificial product that mimics real wood flooring. Its core consists of fiberboard material, topped by an image print layer and sealed with a clear protective film. Laminate flooring is UV-resistant and less expensive than solid hardwood (approximately $3 to $7 per square foot to install). However, it also has a lower-quality feel, is unable to be sanded and refinished, has a lifespan of around 25 years and will invariably have a repeated print, according to Consumer Reports

A laminate hardwood floor is popular in living areas like dining rooms and kitchens. Their quality has improved dramatically in recent years, making them an attractive alternative to more expensive flooring types. Laminate flooring can also be scratch-prone, easy to clean and maintain, and resistant to moisture. 

Vinyl flooring:

Vinyl flooring is made completely out of PVC plastic and is an excellent option for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms and kitchens. It is durable, comfortable and inexpensive. Vinyl plank flooring and vinyl floor tiles can also imitate stone, tile and wood. However, it is fairly easy to spot vinyl flooring as synthetic. Install luxury vinyl plank and sheet vinyl flooring in areas where moisture is a concern.

Engineered wood flooring:

Engineered wood flooring often has a plywood-core substrate and a genuine hardwood veneer as its uppermost layer. Engineered wood floors are more impervious to humidity than regular hardwood, meaning that it’s less likely to expand, warp and buckle, according to Consumer Reports. However, it can dent easily. The best engineered hardwood has a thicker veneer, as well as a quality that allows it to be sanded down and refinished to increase its lifespan. It can be as durable as solid hardwood, and it’s often an affordable choice for many homeowners.

If you need help choosing the best flooring for your home, reach out to the top flooring companies near you.

What is the best flooring for dogs?

Waterproof or scratch-resistant flooring is typically the best flooring for dogs. This includes: 

  • Vinyl: Vinyl may not add much to the value of your home, but it is resistant to scratching, stains, dents and accidents. Plus, it’s an affordable option.
  • Tile: Tile is generally water-resistant and scratch-proof, and more affordable than hardwood or stone.
  • Laminate: Laminate is not truly waterproof, but it is tough and often more scratch-resistant than other wood floorings. 

Remember that solid hardwood is susceptible to damage, including dents, scratching, licking and accidents. But if you want to install wood floors, the best hardwood floors for dogs are typically made out of maple, Brazilian walnut or bamboo.

For more tips on choosing the best flooring for dogs, talk to one of the best flooring installation professionals near you.

How much does it cost to install flooring?

The national average cost to install flooring is $5,500, with prices ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 . Your cost can be much lower or higher depending on the type of flooring you select, the square footage of the project, and other important variables like demolition and repair work needed.

Here are some examples of floor installation costs, depending on the material:

Reach out to the top flooring installation specialists near you to get an accurate, free estimate of how much it will cost to install flooring in your home.

How do you clean hardwood, concrete, vinyl and laminate floors?

After you get new floors installed in your home, make sure you maintain them. Use these tips to keep your floors clean, shiny and polished. 

How to Clean Concrete Floors

Start by sweeping or vacuuming the entire surface to remove loose debris. Mopping will require different substances based on the type of concrete floor. For a polished concrete floor, use a specialized polished concrete cleaner. For a painted concrete floor, use a mild all-purpose cleaner. A sealed concrete floor can be cleaned with dishwashing liquid, while an unsealed floor is best cleaned with trisodium phosphate and stain removers. Use kitty litter or cornstarch for grease stains, and distilled white vinegar for rust stains. 

For more tips on how to clean and maintain your concrete floors, consult with your professional concrete flooring contractor.

How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Cleaning hardwood floors typically requires a mop, bucket and some type of hardwood floor cleaner. Start by removing furniture and objects. Vacuum up all debris (or use a dust mop), moving with the grain. Spray your cleaner on a small section of the floor, and mop in a figure-eight motion, working backward. Make sure there are no puddles. 

In high-traffic areas, you should mop one or two times per week. Low-traffic areas should be mopped at least once per month. 

To ensure you're cleaning and maintaining your hardwood floors properly, speak with your hardwood flooring installation specialist.

How to Clean Laminate Floors:

Start by vacuuming to remove dust, dirt and other debris. The best mop for laminate floors is a microfiber mop with a sprayer feature. Spray and mop one small area at a time to avoid standing liquid on the floor. Go over the floor with a dry microfiber cloth after mopping to make sure all liquid is gone. 

Although you can use a damp mop, never use a wet mop on laminate floors. Moisture can cause the flooring to bubble, swell and buckle. Instead, use a dedicated laminate floor mop with a laminate floor cleaner spray. The best mop for laminate floors is typically made with microfiber, which picks up dirt and absorbs moisture well.

Consulting with your laminate flooring installer is a good idea if you've never had laminate floors and need more tips on how to clean them properly.

How to Clean Vinyl Floors

Cleaning vinyl plank flooring is easy. Start by sweeping and vacuuming up dirt, dust and debris. Then use a damp — not wet — mop or rag with warm water. While vinyl is waterproof, an excessive amount of water can leak between the seams and affect the glue bond with the floor. When you feel a chemical is needed, make sure to choose cleaning products safe for vinyl planks.

Reach out to your vinyl flooring installer for tips on how to further maintain and care for your vinyl floors.

For more tips, read our guide on how to clean and maintain all types of flooring.

Is it worth it to hire a professional flooring specialist?

Unless you have plenty of experience installing the type of floor you want, it is worth it to hire a professional flooring specialist. 

The first reason is tools — pros have them, and they know how to use them. Without the proper experience, there is a high risk of injury with nail guns and power saws. A good pro also works quickly, saving you time that you could spend doing other things. 

Finally, a pro gets you past options paralysis by helping you decide the best flooring for different rooms and areas of the home.

To get started on your flooring project, contact the best flooring contractors near you today.

What's the best flooring for basements, kitchens and bathrooms?

When installing flooring in your home, keep in mind that some materials are better suited for certain rooms while others are not. Use this guide to help you make the best decision for your home.

Best Flooring for Basements

Basement flooring should be highly resistant to moisture, as many basements are below grade. Choosing the best flooring for basement spaces depends on what they’ll be used for. For example: 

  • An epoxy basement floor is a durable finish for concrete.
  • Vinyl basement flooring is generally waterproof or water-resistant. 
  • Laminate floors can be an affordable option, but they’re often not 100% waterproof.
  • Ceramic tile floors are also water-resistant. 

If your basement isn’t moist, carpet tiles are also an option — just make sure to use a moisture barrier.

Best Flooring for Kitchens

Kitchen flooring does more work than almost any floor in the house, so you’ll want to choose a durable floor. The following are among the best flooring types for kitchens:

  • Porcelain tiles can be fashionable, moisture-resistant, and cost less than stone or wood to install.
  • Vinyl flooring can withstand dents, is generally inexpensive and it’s easy to install.
  • Linoleum flooring can be durable, easy to maintain and affordable. 
  • Wood flooring could be damaged by dropped pots and pans, furniture and pets. However, hardwood and engineered wood floors in kitchen spaces are still popular among homeowners.

Best Flooring for Bathrooms

Bathroom flooring must withstand high moisture levels while also being comfortable on bare feet. Here are some of the best flooring options for bathrooms: 

  • Porcelain tiles are generally comfortable, waterproof, stylish and less costly than stone or wood. 
  • Vinyl flooring is waterproof, cost-effective and can imitate wood convincingly.
  • Natural stone can be expensive, but it’s typically hard and durable.

Reach out to a flooring installation and repair professional near you to see which type you should install in your home.

What are the disadvantages of vinyl flooring?

The disadvantages of vinyl flooring are worth considering for homeowners. Vinyl flooring is difficult to repair if it tears or scratches because you cannot refinish it. And while it imitates more expensive products, it is still usually easy to spot vinyl flooring. This means it might not add to the value of a house, as most buyers would prefer to remove vinyl flooring and replace it with something of a higher quality. Low-quality vinyl flooring is also susceptible to fading and discoloration from sunlight.

For more information on the disadvantages -- and advantages -- of vinyl flooring, reach out to a flooring installation company near you.

Reviews for Bothell flooring installation and repair professionals
Vishnu s.
Did my flooring on one room.
Matos Hardwood Floor and CarpentryMatos Hardwood Floor and Carpentry
Trish E.
Andrey and his crews are amazing. We wanted to replace our floor with new hardwood floor for entire of the house . Andrey helped us to find a perfect look material, and I checked the price his price was $2-3 cheaper for the same wood at Great Floor. He save us couple grands on material itself. Floor was done in couple of days. The whole process was very smooth. Andrey is also very responsive with text and call. He is friendly, professional, patient and funny :) highly recommended. We would totally hire him for the kitchen remodeling in the future :)
Navy Flooring LLCNavy Flooring LLC
Abhi R.
V has done a good job with flooring replacement. On time and gets the job done as promised.
Ultimate FlooringUltimate Flooring
William C.
Excellent work. Two Talents came to install my floors and trim. Did a great job. Very satisfied.
Two Talents, LLCTwo Talents, LLC
Nick K.
These guys responded quick, helped me pick the right flooring for my RV and did a great job at a fair price. 👍👍
JF FlooringJF Flooring
Fred L.
Roger estimated it would take six days, but the leveling compound that encased the Warmup heating wires over concrete needed two extra days to get dry enough to put the floating floor over. The floor installation is beautiful. We really love it. We are still working on getting the thermostat set. It is unnecessarily complex IMHO, and probably won't be adequate when it gets really cold.
Floor Coverings International BellevueFloor Coverings International Bellevue
Shahzeb F.
Very professional and a job well done. He knew how to install the vinyl floors perfectly and was very helpful in explaining his steps. Highly recommend.
JB RemodelingJB Remodeling
Kumar N.
JOB: In a floor with carpet on one side and hardwood on the other, replace the carpet with matching hardwood. Sand the entire floor , stain and refinish the entire floor. Levi and Nicolae are hardworking and passionate about what they do. They were very punctual. Delivered as promised and on-time. They did a meticulous job and worked around my needs. On couple of things when I asked them to take some shortcuts, they insisted to do it the right way and did it the right way. Their pricing was the best amongst those I got estimates from. The work was done with dustless systems with Vacuum and hepa filter and was a clean job. You can hardly see that it is two different set of sections. I highly recommend this Duo.
LeviArs Hardwood Floors LLCLeviArs Hardwood Floors LLC
Joshua M.
Roger and his crew did great work! We bought a bit of a fixer upper and needed new flooring and fast. This was the only company who had mobile samples to show us, as well as could have the material in before we had to move all of our furniture in. Roger kept us up to date on work progress, and was on site every time the crew was working on it to make sure it was done properly. I have had friends who went with a cheaper handyman type, and results were poor and the work was not guaranteed. We highly recommend this company and Roger for all you flooring needs. We got hardwood, carpet, and some vinyl type flooring for the kids bathroom...they do it all!
Floor Coverings International BellevueFloor Coverings International Bellevue
Nick P.
If we could give West Coast Hardwood Floors (Roberto & Hellen) 10+ stars we would ! Communication was great. Hellen responded quickly via Thumbtack and then followed up with a phone call to schedule the estimate. Roberto arrived on time, discussed the various options, how he would handle all the details, and took the time to listen to our concerns. The pricing was very good and honest. Each day Roberto arrived on time, setup his tools including his tent so that he could work through the rain, and worked diligently throughout the day, he always took the time to answer all our questions. At the end of everyday he cleaned up the area, neatly put away his tools, and even vacuumed the entire area! We had our upstairs floor done (laminate), and the stairs re-done with custom hardwood. The attention to detail Roberto puts into all his work is simply incredible. The stairs fit perfectly flush, the cutouts around the stair railings are incredible. The quality of Roberto's work is AMAZING. See the pictures. West Coast Hardwood Floors went above and beyond, and exceeded our expectations. What you get with Roberto and West Coast Hardwood floors is beyond just installation, you get a Master Carpenter! We are so happy to have found such a professional and reliable contractor. We wouldn't hesitate to hire Roberto and West Coast Hardwood Floors again for any future projects!
West Coast Hardwood Floors LLCWest Coast Hardwood Floors LLC
Subhayan B.
Roger is a nice person but may not for small budget projects (1K-2K). My experience with him was not good. Summary : He took a contract to reinstall my bathroom floor and his employee did faulty job where they install new floor on top of mold without killing it and surprising part is he did not even take a look of the work and blamed me for not supervising the work! Long story: I wanted to change the flooring of my bathroom due to a water damage. Roger came to inspect the floor and said there may be a water leakage which they can identify after they remove the original flooring, he also said that he would fix the leakage and then install new floor in the bathroom. Based on that I gave him the contract BUT after that, he did not take any interest for this work. On the day of the project, he sent his installer who removed the original flooring and found that there was BLACK MOLD in the floor, his installer said they have fixed lot of mold affected areas and he said he will put some solution which will kill the mold and then he will refloor. However, the installer did not clean the mold and just applied some primer and refloor my bathroom. When I checked with Roger he said they don’t clean mold told me that he has no clue that there was mold below my floor. Now that clearly shows there is a LACK of COMMUNICATION between him and his employees. Then through various email communications, he tried to say 1) Why I did not informed him about the mold 2) Why I did not killed the mold 3) Mold was not in scope of the work etc. When I am offering a project which is due to WATER DAMAGE where he himself is saying that there can be water leakage how come MOLD can be out of scope? Also not sure why is he expecting me to supervise and guide his floor installer in each and every steps. One more thing I have observed when things go wrong he will never accept his fault and BLAME YOU for the misunderstanding. If he needs to reschedule the project timeline, he will blame you that you do not give proper notice, if the project work is not good he will blame you that you did not understand his scope of work! Funny part is when I asked about the my concern on the work instead of providing any workaround or solution he chased me to clear his invoice asap. Sorry Roger, while I know you are a very reputed installer and I wish you all the best, my experience this time was poor and hope you understand why. Please dont take this feedback personally , I just want you to take a little interest when you take up any work , even if that is a low budget work according to you. Update 8/26. Roger, Let me clarify , I did not removed the mold as your installer said he will take care of it. As a added precaution I just applied some viniger to make your installer's job easy. When you dont take care of Mold , Why your installer did not let you know that before installing new floor and why you did not discuss that with me ? Now if anything goes wrong I have to redo the entire job and in the process I have to lose money without any of my fault right?
Floor Coverings International BellevueFloor Coverings International Bellevue
Renjini n.
Stepan, Pavel and their dad did a brilliant job on natural hickory hard wood floor installation for our home. From beginning to the end they were very professional, attentive to details and kept us well-informed. Stepan outlined the process very well, offered a very competitive quote and gave us quite a few useful tips about procuring the materials. After they began the work, we had a setback due to a delay in the shipment of some materials, they compassionately accommodated us still. We were residing at home while they were working on our first floor and they did everything possible to make it a pleasant experience for my family. Our home looks beautiful with the carefully installed floors and I would like to thank Stepan and Co. heartily. Viktoria LLC is an honest, hard working, family owned business and I recommend their service whole-heartedly.
Viktoria LLCViktoria LLC
Nikhil M.
Andrey and his team are thorough professionals and pleasure to work with. I hired Andrey to install wood flooring in our Kitchen/Dining area. He was very responsive to my messages & questions, guided us to choose the right wood and was super clear on the scope and cost of the project right from the beginning. His estimates were very competitive and reasonable. He and his team were very efficient and completed the project in 1.5 days with high quality. The work has been done with precision and the finish is excellent. Very satisfied with his work and I highly recommend Navy Flooring.
Navy Flooring LLCNavy Flooring LLC
Saharsh R.
Roger was very responsive from the beginning and he provided all the guidance to finalize right product for my staircase project. His teammate Nikita, who did the actual installation was super efficient and very knowledgeable. He knew what he was doing and finished my staircase carpet replacement with hardwood in a matter of just 1.5 days. I will highly recommend this team for any flooring related projects.
Floor Coverings International BellevueFloor Coverings International Bellevue
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