How Much Does It Cost to Install Hardwood Flooring?

How Much Does It Cost to Install Hardwood Flooring?

Guest Post: Jamie Sandford from HomeFlooringPros is here to discuss how much it costs to install hardwood flooring!

Year after year, hardwood flooring continues to be the most desirable flooring option amongst homeowners in the US. Outstanding beauty, longevity, and easy cleaning are just a few of the reasons wood floors remain so popular. However, popularity comes at a price and before you start to dream of new hardwood floors you will, no doubt, want to know how much all this will cost.

Of course, the final cost to install hardwood will vary from home to home, but you can typically expect to pay between $2,620 and $6,450, for the flooring, supplies, and labor. 

That’s the typical range for 500 square feet of hardwood flooring installed. That hardwood flooring cost per square foot works out to about $5.25 to $13.00. Because the price range is so wide, we should discuss the factors that will determine what your final installed hardwood flooring price will be. Then we’ll look at ways to cut costs, without settling for less, plus the importance of hiring an experienced hardwood flooring installer.

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Installation Cost Factors

Smokey Mountain Oak Engineered Wood

The cost to install hardwood flooring will vary depending on:

Species of Wood

Domestic hardwoods like White Oak, Red Oak, Maple, Birch, Beech, and Hickory cost the least. Less common domestic woods including Walnut, Cherry, and Ash cost a little more. Imported/Exotic hardwood flooring is the most expensive. Popular exotic varieties are Teak, Mahogany, Tigerwood, Jatoba, and a long list of others.

Flooring Type

Solid wood planks and engineered hardwood planks are the options. Solid hardwood flooring is just what it says – one piece of wood. Engineered hardwood has a solid hardwood top layer. But the lower layers are crossed plywood strips made from cheaper woods.

What’s the difference? Solid hardwood costs a little more, but it can be refinished multiple times and has a lifespan of 100+ years vs. 35-50 for engineered flooring. The benefit of engineered hardwood flooring is that it handles moisture better. That means it can be used in the bathroom or kitchen and humid basements. Installation requirements vary, so check the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Complexity of the Installation

Experienced installers are adept at eyeballing the job and knowing how long it will take. That determines the installation labor part of the equation. Factors that take more time, and so raise the cost, include lots of cuts and trims per the area covered (think bathrooms, and of course kitchens with lots of cabinets, an island, walk-in pantry, etc.), installing planks diagonally, and laying custom borders. The last factor about borders is also called “picture framing” the floor and is becoming more popular mostly in high-end installations.


Installing hardwood on stairs is usually estimated separately at up to $200 per stair – possibly higher. It is time-consuming work.


Your options start with affordable water-based and oil-based polyurethane that is DIY-friendly and easy to refinish. An acid-cured finish is a pricey professional-only option but ideal for exotic woods with rich graining and for parquet flooring. Penetrating oil is another expensive finish, but very durable and ideal for high-traffic floors. Aluminum oxide is a mid-priced finish that is tough as nails. It’s only available on factory-finished hardwood planks – but keep in mind it is so hard that it makes refinishing the floors difficult.

Removal of Existing Floor Material

Cost varies a lot. Carpet is easy to pull up, so removal cost is $1.00 to $1.50 per square foot. Glue-down flooring and ceramic/stone tile are not, and you’re looking at $2.00-$4.00 per square foot. In fact, when flooring is glued to a wood subfloor, the subfloor is removed and replaced at a cost of $2.75 to $4.00 per square foot.

Condition of Your Subfloor

The best-case scenario is that it’s in good condition with maybe the need to pull a few carpet tacks or fill a couple of gouges before installing wood flooring. The cost increases if self-leveling concrete is needed to fix low spots in concrete or, as mentioned, a wood subfloor must be replaced.

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Cost Breakdown

Toscana engineered hardwood

Cost to install a hardwood floor will normally include:


Common, readily available domestic woods start at about $5.00 per square foot. Rarer woods, especially imports, cost closer to $12.00 and sometimes more. Besides the wood species, finish affects cost, as do any special treatments such as a handscraped or wire-brushed finish or wood that has been smoked or fumed to enrich the appearance. Remember to factor in the potential cost of subflooring.


The flooring contractor will supply equipment and supplies such as a level, staple gun, fasteners, and adhesive, as well as protective gear. Find out whether the finishing treatment, trims, and molding are included.


Besides theinstallation cost to install a hardwood floor, your contractor might repair or replace the subfloor and add an insulating underlay. Moving furniture out of the room may be an additional expense.


Removal and disposal of one or more layers of existing flooring is usually charged by the square foot, depending on the material. If you are unlucky and discover old asbestos tiling or lead paint, you will need to add in the expense of having it safely removed. 

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Get the Most for Your Money

Hardwood flooring cost: 12mm Mannington Park City Oak Engineered Wood

Avoid warped floorboards in your future. Allow several days after delivery for your flooring to acclimate to the relative humidity inside your home. Use a hygrometer to measure and compare humidity levels.

Save money by removing the old floor yourself … if there is only one layer and no lead paint or asbestos to worry about. Flooring removal can be hard work, but it’s not technically difficult.

Save on the purchase of new hardwood flooring by shopping online and by looking for closeout sales. (Be sure to order extra to cover future repairs.) Pick up the material yourself, if possible, and forego delivery charges.

Stain and seal the floor post-installation rather than shelling out for pricy prefinished hardwood flooring. Just make sure you know what you’re doing to avoid costly mistakes like bubbles in the finish, visible applicator strokes or lap lines, or an uneven sheen caused by thickness differences in the sealer. Watching a few tutorials will provide knowledge about finishing products, applicators, and techniques.

If money is really tight, install hardwood only on the main floor of your home. Use less expensive carpet for the upper stories. Wood-look laminate is another popular option that costs about the same as midgrade carpeting.

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How Much Hardwood Flooring Do I Need?

Hardwood flooring cost: Shaw Fifth Avenue Oak Engineered Wood

The general rule of thumb is to order 5% to 10% more flooring than required. This covers what is lost through trimming or the occasional mis-cut piece.

If you end up with several cartons of flooring left over, keep one for repairs. The rest can be returned if they haven’t been opened. We say if because several cartons should be opened at the same time, and planks from the three or four boxes mixed. Manufacturers make hardwood in “runs,” and if you get cartons from two or more batches, there will be slight color variations. Failing to mix the planks could result in visible shade differences in the floor.

Hire a Proven Professional

Hardwood flooring cost: Shaw Expressions White Oak Engineered Wood

That’s just one reason to hire an installer with a proven track record. Experienced installers are adept at ordering the right amount – and if they order too much, not ending up with two or more opened boxes of flooring.

Additionally, their skill in laying out the floor, proper installation, and a “perfect” finish will come together in the gorgeous hardwood floor you expect.


Now you have more insight into hardwood flooring cost! Are you ready to start shopping?

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6 Vinyl Flooring Myths: Get the Facts from Our Experts

6 Vinyl Flooring Myths: Get the Facts from Our Experts

For years, vinyl flooring has been one of the fastest-growing categories of flooring. People love it because there are so many options to choose from, and it can come in virtually any style. But do you really know the facts about this flooring? There are a lot of vinyl flooring myths out there, and that can lead to confusion when shopping. 

Don’t worry, though! When it comes to vinyl flooring, we know our stuff. So, without further ado, let’s debunk six of the most common myths about vinyl flooring!

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Myth 1: Vinyl Flooring is Toxic


Expert Opinion: Mostly False

We get asked this a lot: “Is vinyl flooring toxic?” In the past, when manufacturing standards weren’t as high, the answer could often be yes. Vinyl flooring from years ago could have high contents of lead, cadmium, and VOCs. Since vinyl is a petroleum-based product made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), it can potentially off-gas VOCs. 

But these days, it’s much easier to find safe, non-toxic vinyl flooring. 

The EPA has set standards for products that meet the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Certification standard. Many manufacturers now submit their flooring to the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) for safety certification. RFCI is an independent, privately held label that created FloorScore with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) to ensure unbiased testing and auditing.

Pro Tip: If you want to ensure that your floor is safe for the whole family, look for vinyl flooring that is made in the USA or is FloorScore Certified. We recommend TritonCore Pro 7″ Rigid Core Vinyl Planks

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Myth 2: All Vinyl Flooring Is the Same

Mannington Benchmark 6' Vinyl Sheet

Expert Opinion: False

There are so many kinds of vinyl flooring: waterproof, peel and stick, sheet vinyl, and then all those acronyms: SPC, WPC, LVF. It can start to look like a jumble of alphabet soup. Let’s start with the basics so you know more about your options.

WPC vinylWPC vinyl flooring is 100% waterproof, and it features a wood-plastic composite core. WPC is recommended for residential use since it is softer underfoot.SPC vinylAlso, referred to as Rigid Core luxury vinyl flooring, SPC features an ultra-dense, 100% waterproof stone-plastic composite core. SPC is great for both residential and commercial use.LVF vinyl: This is the acronym for luxury vinyl flooring. Luxury vinyl flooring is the umbrella term that encompasses WPC and SPC. LVF can also refer to vinyl that is not waterproof but has quality visuals, and usually a glue-down or a locking installation.

Pro Tip: Vinyl flooring also comes in three main forms: plankstiles, and sheets/rolls. Vinyl plank flooring is perfect for wood-look styles. If you want a stone-look floor, vinyl tile flooring is the best option. Sheet vinyl flooring offers the widest selection of decorative looks.

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Myth 3: Vinyl Flooring and Laminate are the Same

Expert Opinion: False

Laminate flooring and vinyl flooring may look the same at first glance, but there are important differences. They’re made from different materials, they don’t handle water the same way, and they have different price points. Compare laminate vs. vinyl flooring to get a better idea of the distinctions. 


Fiberboard wood coreNot as waterproof as vinylScratch-resistant wear layerHollow sound if installed improperly

Luxury Vinyl Flooring:

PVC, WPC, or SPC coreNot as scratch-resistant as laminateMore waterproof than laminateCan be more expensive than laminate

Pro Tip: Want to know more about what makes these two flooring options unique? Our Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring guide offers a more in-depth comparison of installation, cost, eco-friendliness, and more.

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Myth 4: Vinyl Rolls and Linoleum are the Same

Expert Opinion: False

Vinyl rolls and linoleum flooring are very different! At one time the only vinyl anybody knew about was sheet vinyl, which has a rolled appearance similar to linoleum. Because of this, a lot of people confuse the two. Check out this linoleum vs. vinyl comparison to get the facts. 


Made of natural materialsAnti-microbialAnti-static propertiesNeeds to be sealed every yearRequires a professional installation

Luxury Vinyl Rolls:

Made of durable PVCProtective wear layerBacking options for fiberglass, foam, or feltDIY-friendly installationVirtually no maintenance

Pro Tip: Typically vinyl is less expensive than linoleum upfront. But it’s important to remember that linoleum can last sometimes twice as long as vinyl, depending on the type, manufacturer, and the traffic it receives. That being said, linoleum does tend to wear over time, especially when it’s not properly cared for.

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Myth 5: Vinyl Flooring is Hard to Install

DIY Flooring Installation

Expert Opinion: False

Vinyl flooring installation is actually quite easy! There are a few options for installation that you should know about.

Tongue and groove installation Tongue and groove a.k.a. click lock vinyl is one of the simplest ways to install vinyl flooring. This type of installation requires no tape or adhesive and creates a floating floor.Peel and stick installationIt doesn’t get easier than this! Slowly peel back the paper to reveal the adhesive. Then firmly place the tile or plank by pressing it down onto the surface.Sheet vinyl installationYou can loose lay most vinyl sheets these days, which just means you roll them out and cut them to fit. For a more secure install, you can also spread glue over the subfloor before carefully rolling out the sheet vinyl.

Pro Tip: For more help with DIY-friendly vinyl flooring installation, check out our guide on how to install vinyl flooring in three different ways. 

Myth 6: Vinyl Flooring is Outdated

Adura Max Apex 16

Expert Opinion: False

Decades ago, vinyl flooring had a reputation for being flimsy or outdated. But since then, new manufacturing technology has revolutionized the vinyl flooring industry. 

Advancing technology has given vinyl manufacturers the ability to create realistic tiles and planks mimicking natural looks, such as wood and stone They are also creating unique, decorative looks that used to only be available with flooring like tile.

The stylish new looks aren’t the only way vinyl flooring has been modernized. You can now also enjoy 100% waterproof vinyl with WPC or SPC cores that will protect your floor from water damage. Waterproof vinyl flooring is so popular these days that other flooring categories have started following this trend too!

Pro Tip: To find vinyl flooring options that perfectly match your style, get inspired with our in-depth guide to Vinyl Flooring Trends


Now that we’ve busted these myths, you know the facts about vinyl flooring, and you can shop with confidence.

Want to learn more about vinyl flooring?Check out our FAQ, or order some free samples to experience it yourself!

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5 Best Vinyl Plank Flooring Options of 2021: Find Your Perfect Match

5 Best Vinyl Plank Flooring Options of 2021: Find Your Perfect Match

So, you’re searching for vinyl plank flooring, and you want the best of the best. We get it! You want long-lasting flooring that will stand up to everyday abuse that comes with a busy lifestyle, animal scratches, occasional spills, moving furniture, and more.

We can help you find the perfect vinyl planks for you. Whether you’re looking for something with an extended warranty, ultra-realistic wood-looks, or waterproof capabilities, the great news is we have a variety to suit your needs. Ready to explore the most popular vinyl plank flooring of 2021?

How to Choose Vinyl Plank Flooring

New Standard 2 Rigid Core Vinyl Planks

Before considering the nitty-gritty details of the options below, you’ll want to consider the most critical vinyl flooring factors.

Vinyl Plank Flooring Considerations

Cost: In general, the more costly the vinyl plank flooring, the better overall quality you will receive. Therefore, it’s important to note that while more expensive options may come with additional benefits, you can still get budget-friendly vinyl plank flooring that transforms your home just as well.Wear layer: Your wear layer is the top layer of protection on the vinyl material that aids against wear and tear. The thicker the wear layer, the better the overall protection.For instance, in low-traffic areas, wear layers of 6 mil to 10 mil do well, and for increased resilience, we recommend 12 mil and above. Commercial settings do require the most attention, and in this case, 20+ mil is an excellent long-term investment. Thickness: You’ll want a thick wear layer and thick vinyl plank combination for the best results. Anywhere around 5mm is a reliable fit that can take on the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Other Things to Look Out For

Installation method: The way you install your vinyl planks can significantly affect your overall satisfaction with them. We have various DIY vinyl plank flooring options to do yourself or more permanent commercial grade-vinyl planks that often require professional help. Warranty: This is the fun part! Many of our vinyl plank flooring comes with extended warranties that can help give that extra reassurance in your decision. You can find anywhere from a 10-year warranty to a lifetime warranty, depending on the manufacturer. Waterproof capabilities: Vinyl planks have come a long way in terms of water resistance. Presently, manufacturers now make vinyl planks that are either highly water-resistant or 100% waterproof that combat stains and prevent moisture from seeping to the subfloor. Application: Commercial or residential? Depending on the foot traffic and lifestyle, you will need to consider one or the other. When in doubt, the thicker the wear layer and plank thickness will ensure a longer lifespan. Related Content > Vinyl Plank Flooring Buying Guide

5 of the Best Vinyl Plank Flooring Options

Feeling excited? Let’s move on to five of the best vinyl plank flooring options you’ll find on the market! As each option is top-ranked, we understand it can be challenging to differentiate the benefits, so we broke it down for you. Compare the reviews, key product features, pros and cons, and more.

dura Max Apex 16″ Waterproof Vinyl Planks

Adura Max Apex 16 Waterproof Vinyl Planks

Adua Max Apex 16” Waterproof Vinyl Planks offer unique flooring designs. They come in several stylish parquet, tile, and stained-glass options that will elevate your home for that charming farmhouse-style look. If you love cool and warm blues, then you’ll find a great variety with Adura Max Apex.

Not to mention these FloorScore certified planks also include benefits of 100% waterproofing, scratch resistance, and sound absorption. Painted micro-bevel edging gives a finished look to complete your home flooring renovation.


“We love love love this floor! It was easy to install and turned out so nice! You can’t even see the seams!”Kitty from Big Timber, MT

How Do Adura Max Apex 16” Waterproof Vinyl Planks Match Up?

Cost 4/5




1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

This option is on the more expensive side of the spectrum. Since the planks are waterproof, easy to install, and safe for pets, it’s a fantastic investment. These floors also come with a lifetime residential warranty to back up these features.

Durability 4/5




1 – least durable to 5 – most durable

The Adura Max Apex collection features waterproof vinyl plank options that can take on a hefty amount of wear and tear, and with minimal maintenance, look as good as new again. Also, the ScratchResist technology helps to prevent moving furniture and energetic pets from leaving damage behind.

Style 5/5





1 – good to 5 – best

If you love patterned vinyl planks, then Adura Max Apex is for you! Available colors include cool-toned blues and grays, with a couple of options in warmer browns. In addition to their high-quality designs, they will easily become the main focal point in your home or business.


StylishDampens sound ScratchResist technologyFloating floor



COREtec Plus 5″ Waterproof Vinyl Planks

COREtec Plus 5 Waterproof Vinyl Planks

Rich, warm wood-look floors are possible with COREtec Plus 5” Waterproof Vinyl Planks. This luxury vinyl plank flooring (LVP) is among the most durable options. With a Hydracore, your planks will never expand or contract regardless of the environment’s temperature or moisture on the surface.

Also, COREtec comes loaded with features that can make your life easier! DIY floating installation, VOC-free, sound absorption, and waterproofing are among just some of the reasons we love this COREtec option.


“During our kitchen renovation, we took a wall down between our kitchen and living room and replaced the old laminate and carpeting. Everyone raves about the look of the flooring, and it is also very easy to care for. We plan on replacing the carpeting in our family room with this flooring also.” – Beth from North East, PA

How Do COREtec Plus 5” Waterproof Vinyl Planks Measure Up?

Cost 4/5




1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

COREtec Plus 5” Waterproof Vinyl Planks are on pricer sides, so if your budget allows, this floor is an excellent choice. With beautiful, authentic wood-look floors, you’ll have a longer-lasting option compared to low-cost alternatives.

Durability 4/5




1 – least durable to 5 – most durable

These vinyl planks are known for their ultra-tough design that can take on any area of your home or business. COREtec provides ample support against unpredictable spills and scratches and is pet-friendly.

Style: 3/5



1 – good to 5 – best

There are a wide variety of colors with COREtec. However, the majority of the shades are on the warmer side. If you’re aiming for lighter tones, you may feel limited with this one.

*Tip: If you’re looking for a crisp aesthetic, you can offset your white interior walls with dark wood look floorsThis will elevate your space to feel bigger and modernized.


11 stunning wood shadesPet-friendlyLifetime warrantyFloorScore certified



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Mannington Adura Max Waterproof Planks

Mannington Adura Max Waterproof Plank

Quality and durability. The manufacturers of Mannington Adura Max Waterproof Planks pride themselves on their resilient flooring materials so that you and your loved ones can enjoy them for longer.

Mannington Adura Max Waterproof Planks have an extensive selection of natural plank shades. Your guests won’t even be able to tell the difference from natural hardwood. Best of all, you can install Mannington Adura Max Waterproof Planks in any room of your home, thanks to their HydroLoc Waterproof core and the benefits of a fade- and scratch-resistant wear layer.


“I wanted a beautiful floor that was going to be completely family-friendly, and after watching the scratch test video, I was sold on this one. I ordered samples and tried it myself – it’s amazing. The floors have been down for five months now, and it was the best decision.” – Rachel Marie from Boulder, CO

How Do Mannington Adura Max Waterproof Planks Measure Up?

Cost 3/5



1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

Gorgeous wood-look floors can be yours, all without breaking the bank! Mannington Adura Max Waterproof Planks are in the middle of the price spectrum, making them a great addition to your next home renovation project.

Durability 4/5




1 – least durable to 5 – most durable

No need to worry about durability when you have Mannington Adura Max! This resilient flooring is 5mm thick and has a 20 mil wear layer. In addition to the support, you’ll get the needed scratch resistance and durability for both commercial and residential spaces.

Style 5/5





1 – good to 5 – best

The shade range is top tier with Mannington Adura Max. From cool-toned browns, taupes, and grays to deep, classic shades, you can have it all! These planks come in an impressive selection of 15 shades, so we know you’ll find the perfect one to complement the rest of your interior.


Wide shade selection Multi-benefits Noise-reducingDIY installation



COREtec Pro Plus 7″ Rigid Core Vinyl Planks

COREtec Pro Plus 7 Rigid Core Vinyl Planks

Looking for something low profile yet stunning? COREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl Planks draw just the right amount of attention in your rooms to create a perfectly balanced style. You can choose from a wide selection of subdued grays and browns to more striking, rich shades.

These vinyl planks feature the same benefits of the standard Plus collection, but a much more discrete look, 5mm thickness, and 100% waterproof rigid core construction. COREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl Planks are approved for high-traffic areas in commercial and residential spaces, so you won’t need to worry about everyday wear and tear.


“We turned our basement into a family room. We were worried about potential flooding and our uneven concrete, but this company’s experts assured me rigid core was perfect for this. The floor looks amazing, and it seems really durable so far!” – Buffalo, NY

How Do COREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl Planks Measure Up?

Cost 3/5



1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

If there’s room in your budget, COREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl Planks provide an undeniable amount of benefits and value to your home. Investing in reliable flooring that will last for years to come will relieve you of future maintenance costs and damage repairs.

Durability 4/5




1 – least durable to 5 – most durable

You can use these planks in various high-traffic environments, such as office buildings, bathrooms, mudrooms, kitchens, and basements! They’re the perfect choice for those looking for long-lasting, scratch-resistant flooring. Above all, moisture is a non-issue for the COREtec Pro collection, as the plank construction is 100% waterproof throughout.

Style 5/5





1 – good to 5 – best

COREtec Pro does a fantastic job at providing plank options to meet everyone’s tastes. Choose from a wide variety of taupe, gray, and warm-toned brown options that can add an extra elevation to your home.


Attractive shades100% waterproof constructionInstall anywhere you likeGreenGuard certified



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TritonCORE Pro 7″ Rigid Core Vinyl Planks

TritonCORE Pro 7 Rigid Core Vinyl Planks

You can’t go wrong with TritonCORE Pro 7” Rigid Core Planks! They come in several stunning authentic wood-look colors that will add warmth and character to any level of your home.

Have young kids and pets? These vinyl planks are a game-changer for their scratch and stain resistance. Also, they’re 100% waterproof, and best of all, backed by a limited lifetime residential warranty.


“We recently purchased a new house. The floors look INCREDIBLE! We get so many compliments from visitors on our new floors, and everyone asks where we got them. It made our home look like a completely different house. You will not be disappointed!” – Cory C from Arizona

How Do TritonCORE Pro 7” Rigid Core Vinyl Planks Measure up?

Cost 2/5


1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

TritonCORE Pro is at the lower end of the price spectrum. You’ll have ultra-durable and authentic-looking floors for either commercial or residential use at an affordable price. Backed by a limited-lifetime residential warranty, these planks truly stand up to their lifespan claims and make a great value.

Durability 3/5



1 – least durable to 5 – most durable

With a wear layer of 20 mil and a thickness of 5mm, you’re guaranteed a long-lasting vinyl plank floor. TritonCORE Pro works for residential and commercial use. Therefore, can truly place it anywhere you want beautiful wood-look floors.

Style 4/5




1 – good to 5 – best

Yes, to style! Whether you’re looking for cool-toned or warm and rustic planks, TritonCORE Pro offers both. The selection of 10 colors makes it easy to match your aesthetic for a polished look.


100% waterproof Scratch-resistantVariety of plank shadesFloorScore certified


5mm thickness – not as thick as other planks SHOP TRITONCORE PRO 7” RIGID CORE VINYL PLANKS


We hope you enjoyed exploring the best vinyl plank flooring options of 2021! Remember, it’s essential to keep a well-rounded perspective on your favorites and keep features like price, durability, and warranty at the top of your priority list. Let the shopping begin!

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 10+ Best Home Flooring Ideas

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 10+ Best Home Flooring Ideas

You probably know someone who’s always starting a renovation project, or maybe someone who flips houses and is always in search of quality, affordable flooring. To wow them with a thoughtful gift this holiday season, give the gift of the perfect home flooring!

There are tons of options to choose from for a home flooring gift, from waterproof vinyl to laminate and even carpet and tile. Get inspired by checking out these home flooring options!

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is a classic option for anyone looking for stylish flooring that’s ultra-durable, affordable, and maintains its beauty for years. There’s something for everyone with minimal maintenance and various sheet, plank, and tile options. Explore our most popular vinyl flooring below!

Trending Looks

Wood-look:You’ll find an abundance of attractive vinyl flooring with authentic-looking wood grains. It’s by far one of our most popular styles. Stone-look: Upgrade your home with stylish and luxurious stone-look vinyl in tile, plank, and sheet options. Decorative: Decorative vinyl is perfect for homeowners looking to make a unique statement in their home. We’ve got a wide selection of intricate vinyl patterns to suit any style, including modern, bohemian, retro, and more. Related Content > Best Low-Voc Flooring Options for a Healthier Home

Rigid Core Waterproof Vinyl Flooring

Rigid Core Waterproof vinyl planks are one of the most heavy-duty flooring options on the market. Firstly they’re made with a 100% waterproof core, so you do not need to worry about moisture seeping into your subfloor, preventing damage, bacteria, and plank lifting.

Next, the combination of a high-quality print layer and resilient wear layer provides you an effortlessly beautiful wood-look floor for the home, with minimal maintenance to keep it looking great. Additionally, many of our options are even DIY-certified so that you can install your new floor without extensive experience or tools. You can find a vast selection of plank options suited for residential and commercial settings.

Customer Favorites

TritonCORE Pro 7” Rigid Core Vinyl PlanksCOREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl PlanksShaw Endura 512C Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl PlanksSHOP ALL RIGID CORE WATERPROOF VINYL FLOORING

Luxury Vinyl Planks

COREtec Pro Plus 7

Vinyl planks are highly sought-after for their realistic wood-look styles. Also, the easy-to-clean, scratch-resistant surfaces often feature enhanced textures to mimic the feel of natural hardwood, all protected by a durable wear layer. DIY-friendly installation is an essential factor as well.

These days, most luxury vinyl planks use an interlocking tongue and groove installation system so that you can lay the floor yourself without the need for a professional. These features make vinyl planks one of the most stylish, user-friendly flooring options on the market.

Customer Favorites

Mannington Adura Max 6” Waterproof PlankCOREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl PlanksAdura Max Apex 16” Waterproof Vinyl PlanksSHOP ALL VINYL PLANKS

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

COREtec Plus 18

For the latest in stone-look styles, nothing beats vinyl tiles. You can choose from the ultra-luxurious look of marble, and other stone looks, all without paying the price for natural stone. Like vinyl planks, luxury vinyl tiles often feature realistic textures for a more convincing appearance and feel.

Vinyl tiles are warmer than natural stone floors and more comfortable to stand on. Plus, they are easier to take care of than natural stone since they don’t need special sealers or cleaning products to look their best. Installation is also a breeze, so you can always install the flooring without the need for a pro.

Customer Favorites

Stone Flex Tiles – Classic CollectionMargo Flex Tiles – Modern MosaicsStone Flex Tiles – Gemstone CollectionSHOP ALL VINYL TILES

Vinyl Sheets

Mannington Benchmark 6' Vinyl Sheet

Do you know someone looking for vinyl flooring that’s stylish, easy to install, and budget-friendly? Give the gift of vinyl sheets!

These days, many vinyl sheet flooring options come with a durable fiberglass backing that provides extra stability, so you can install it by simply spreading it out and securing the edges with double-sided vinyl tape. Easy to clean and maintain, sheet vinyl won’t trap dust, pet dander, or other allergens, and it practically takes care of itself.

Customer Favorites

Shaw Great Basin 12’ Wide Vinyl SheetMannington Benchmark 6’ Vinyl SheetShaw Great Plains 12’ wide Vinyl SheetSHOP ALL VINYL SHEETS

Laminate Flooring

12mm Mohawk Rare Vintage Laminate Flooring

This season, give the gift of stunning laminate flooring! It’s a fantastic alternative to natural wood that is durable and easy to clean and install. Available in an extensive array of wood species, waterproof options, and thicknesses, you can find laminate planks to suit any residential or commercial space.

Trending Surfaces

Distressed: Distressed laminate planks offer a rustic, aged look without having to distress the flooring yourself. The distressed laminate look and texture are wildly popular with farmhouse interiors and are the perfect way to add charm. Embossed in register: This is one of our most hyper-realistic laminate textures. You will feel the fine grains and indentations that match the laminate wood look. In addition, with the indentations aligning perfectly, it achieves a three-dimensional appearance and experience underfootSmooth: If you’re looking for beautiful wood-look flooring that has a satin finish, we’ve got just the right options for you. You’ll find with smooth laminate flooring that the texture is soft and more subtle than other options. Related Content > Laminate Flooring Pros and Cons

Water Resistant Laminate

12mm Gold Coast WaterResist Laminate

Laminate planks create a warm, welcoming feel in any space, with incredibly realistic wood looks and a durable wear layer to protect it from wear and tear. Waterproof laminate takes the durability one step further, allowing you to install it in more moisture-prone areas.

Waterproof laminate can be a lifesaver for a busy home with kids and pets, requiring little maintenance and always looking effortlessly gorgeous.

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USA Made Laminate

12mm Mohawk Elderwood Waterproof Laminate

If you love supporting American manufacturers, we have a selection of stylish laminate planks for you to choose from. Sourced and made right here in the USA, this flooring is made with the highest quality materials and is durable enough to withstand everyday wear and tear. Shop our different laminate plank colors, species, and surfaces to find the perfect one for you!

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Wide Plank Laminate

12mm Mannington Whiskey Mill Waterproof Laminate

Wide plank laminate flooring is a fantastic choice for large areas of the home. With extra-wide planks, you can install much faster and visually fill the space rather than with traditional-sized laminate planks.

Additionally, you can add depth and visual interest by installing it in different patterns. We recommend diagonally installing your laminate for a unique take on the wood flooring look.

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Engineered Wood Flooring

Shaw Expressions White Oak Engineered Wood

Upgrade your home with engineered hardwood floors, and enjoy the increased property value. This alternative to solid hardwood flooring consists of layers of high-density fiberboard (HDF). It’s a solid investment in your home that will end up paying dividends as time passes.

Made with a real wood veneer, each plank of engineered hardwood showcases an authentic wood grain and texture. You can pick from various wood species, including hickorywalnutmapleoak, and more. You’ll never see any repeating patterns or unconvincing looks because it’s the real thing!

Trending Textures

Engineered hardwood comes in several textures for a real wood feel underfoot.

Wirebrushed Wirebrushed textures often have a uniform texture and a semi-matte finish, which creates a lived-in, antique look. Distressed: You’ll find burns, knots, and scrapes with distressed engineered wood flooring. Handscraped This beautiful hand-honed texture shows long scrapes throughout your engineered wood planks. To give it that natural, rustic character, the surface will vary plank by plank. Related Content > Farmhouse Flooring: Ideas for a Country Chic Home

Waterproof Engineered Wood

Mohawk Ultrawood Crosby Cove Engineered Wood

Waterproof engineered hardwood takes all the benefits of traditional engineered wood, plus 100% waterproofing capabilities. Also, because of its increased moisture resistance, you can install it in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and even in basements

No section of the home is off-limits with waterproof engineered wood flooring! Explore our beautiful wood tones, from light oak to deep hickory.

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Multi-Width Plank Engineered Wood

Toscana Walnut Engineered Hardwood

Leave a unique statement in your home with multi-width engineered wood planks! This look is incredibly trendy right now for homeowners who desire a more natural, authentic look for their space. If you’re feeling adventurous, this one’s for you!

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USA Made Engineered Wood

12mm Mannington Park City Oak Engineered Wood

Looking for premium quality engineered wood? Our American-made engineered wood flooring is a fantastic choice you can trust, as it’s sourced and manufactured right here in the USA Feel assured your purchase is coming from top American manufacturers that pride themselves on providing the highest quality wood flooring that will uphold for years to come.

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Daltile Remedy Wall Tile

Tile is an effortless way to dress up every room of your home! Explore the unbeatable tile options and choose from floor tile, wall tile, or even backsplash mosaic tile to add a special touch to your space.

Trending Shapes

Tiles are one of the most versatile options to spruce up your walls and floors. Today, you’ll find dozens of unique shapes to accent your style. Check out just a few of the most popular shapes below.

Hexagon: This attractive shape is taking over the interior design scene. Hexagon tile is often referred to as honeycomb tile. You can often see large hexagon-shaped floor tiles and wall tiles for the bathroom.Subway: Subway tile offers a modern, clean aesthetic to your backsplash or walls. It’s a classic rectangular tile look that remains one of the most popular options for the home. If you want an even more unique style, there are a variety of marble, glass, and stone subway looks to choose from.Rectangle: You’ll find the most variety of tile colors with this pleasing tile shape. You can install them in several ways, such as diagonally, straight, or parallel to the wall, resulting in a completely different aesthetic.Related Content > Best Tile Flooring: Top Floor Tiles to Make a Statement

Floor Tile

Daltile RevoTile - Stone Visual

When you give floor tile, what you’re really gifting is a huge flooring upgrade. More than any other flooring, tile is durable, waterproof, and designed to stand the test of time.

Tile also holds the distinction of being the most versatile flooring in terms of style. You can find porcelain and ceramic tile in virtually any size, shape, and color. That includes popular wood-look and stone-look designs. Plus, installing tile doesn’t have to require a professional anymore. The new RevoTile click locking tile is designed for DIYers of all skill levels.

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Wall Tile

Daltile SimplyStick Mosaix

Time for an accent wall! Wall tile is a great option when you want to update the style in your living room, bedroom, or kitchen. With so many bold colors, shapes, and patterns, you’re sure to make a statement.

Another benefit of wall tile is durability. Unlike paint or other wall treatments, tile is waterproof, won’t dent, and resists scratches and stains. This is a huge plus for hectic households or areas where the furniture always seems to bump into the wall.

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Backsplash and Mosaic Tile

Daltile Stone A' La Mod Mosaic

No kitchen or bathroom is complete without mosaic tile behind the sink to protect the walls from moisture – not to mention the style! With everything from genuine marble and limestone to bold metallic-look tiles, it’s easy to find a backsplash that will be the centerpiece of the room.

Backsplash tiles come in DIY-friendly mosaic sheets, so half the work is done for you already, but it gets even better. These days, you can find peel and stick backsplash tiles made from natural stone. It looks gorgeous, and no one will believe how easy it is to install.

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Joy Carpets Windsor Carpet

Nothing beats the softness, comfort, and warmth of carpet. Plus, these days, carpet is a lot more versatile, and you can choose from carpet tiles, broadloom carpet rolls, area rugs, and even outdoor carpet

Trending Patterns

Today, you’ll find a massive selection of stylish carpet patterns. Whether you’re into a traditional, subdued look or a show-stopping design, we’ve got something for every aesthetic.

Floral: Elegant and classy. Floral patterns are the perfect addition to any room of the home. We have various muted options and more vibrant floral patterns to add a pop to your interior.  Geometric Liven up your home or business with geometric carpet patterns. With bold shapes, colors, and patterns, this option is sure to bring attention to your floors. Decorative: Thinking of something abstract? Check out our decorative carpet for unique designs you won’t find anywhere else. Related Content > Best Carpet for Pets: Pet-Friendly Carpet Options

Carpet Rolls

Masland Dorado

Broadloom carpets, also known as carpet rolls are a gift that keeps on giving. As the most comfortable flooring option, carpet creates a place in your home to relax, play with the kids, or enjoy some coziness

From bedrooms to living rooms and even home theaters, carpet rolls are the ideal flooring. Plus, they provide warmth, sound absorption, softness, and style.

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Carpet Tiles

Shaw Floorigami Dynamic Vision Carpet Plank

Carpet tiles are an excellent option for a quick and easy flooring update. Many carpet tiles come with a self-adhering backing that lets you peel and stick the tiles to the floor, simple as that. They’re ideal for any residential environment, and best of all, they’re affordable, too.

Don’t forget about the appearance either! With carpet tiles, you can mix and match colors and even create your patterns. Your imagination is the only limit.

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Home Theater Carpet

Joy Carpets Fleur-de-Lis Carpet

Take your home movie experience to the next level with ultra-durable home theater carpet! It’s available in a wide variety of rolls, tiles, and spectacular patterns – including themed and glow-in-the-dark options!

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rea Rugs

Gingham Indoor Outdoor Area Rug

Sometimes, the perfect gift isn’t an entire floor but instead a nice accent rug. Area rugs are making a comeback as more people opt for hard flooring and just toss down a rug, and you get some much-needed softness and warmth.

Additionally, our area rugs are excellent in both indoor and outdoor spaces, so there’s no limit to where you can add a bit of texture and color.

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Outdoor Carpet

Weave Carpet Tiles

An outdoor carpet can completely transform spaces like porches and patios. No longer do you have to deal with too-hot flooring or the risk of wood splinters. It’s time to get comfortable in the great outdoors!

Available in rugs, tiles, and full rolls, outdoor carpet can withstand harsh weather and the beating sun, all without fading or attracting mold and mildew.

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Happy Holiday Shopping!

Hopefully, this list of the best home flooring gifts inspired you with the perfect present for that DIYer or house-flipper you know. Are you excited to surprise them with the flooring of their dreams? Get started!

10 Artificial Grass Pros and Cons: The Most Important Considerations

10 Artificial Grass Pros and Cons: The Most Important Considerations

Interested in a budget-friendly, eco-friendly, and stylish alternative to natural grass? In recent years, manufacturers have created ultra-realistic artificial grass blades that are almost indistinguishable from the real deal. But is the investment worth it? Compare artificial grass pros and cons to decide for yourself. 

Undoubtedly, artificial grass most often used for backyards, gyms, and sports fields. However, you can find turf inside homes for an earthy and unique aesthetic. Many of our grass options work well for indoor and outdoor use. Additionally, they often come benefits, such as UV protection, a cleat safe design, perforations for drainage.

Just like any other type of flooring, artificial turf has its advantages and disadvantages. You must consider whether or not you plan to have it inside or outside, for sports, or intended for fur friends.

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rtificial Grass Pros

Bow Wow Turf Rolls

Artificial turf comes with several desirable features that most natural grasses or other outdoor flooring don’t come with. Check out the most popular reasons people are switching to artificial grass! 

1. Lower Water Bills

Artificial grass can save you gallons of water! According to the Synthetic Turf Council, having an artificial lawn can save up to 70% of the average homeowner’s water bill. Not only will you be more eco-friendly by reducing daily water waste, but you’ll also limit the amount of effort for upkeep. It’s a win-win! 

2. Return on Investment 

Green, luscious grass helps to elevate the outside of residential and commercial properties. EcoGrass experts estimate that turf owners can expect a return on investment within one to five years compared to natural alternatives and their maintenance costs. You can sit back, relax, and save money with artificial lawns. 

3. Minimal Maintenance 

No more long days mowing, weed whacking, or dealing with dug-up holes. Fake grass takes the hassle out of maintenance for an effortless and polished look during all seasons.

4. Ultra-Durable

If you expect heavy foot traffic, our select commercial and residential artificial grasses can take it! You can play sports, work out in comfort, and host events knowing your turf will stay great for years to come. 

Previous challenges with dirt, holes, and muddy paws? With artificial grass, the soil is completely covered, so pets won’t feel inclined to dig into the ultra-durable material. For pet waste, our pet-friendly turf comes with perforated holes to allow liquids to drain efficiently and leave your lawn looking fresh and dry. 

5. No Pesticide or Herbicides Needed 

Traditional maintenance chemicals can be harmful to your kids, pets, and environment. Our artificial grass requires no pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers, so you can rest assured that your family and fur friends are safe. Additionally, our turfs contain no metals and are antimicrobial. 

Related Content > How to Maintain and Clean Artificial Grass

rtificial Grass Cons

Newport Premium Turf Rolls

We want to help you put the best foot forward for your next landscape project! Below are a few considerations of artificial grass before starting the installation process.

1. Gets Hotter in the Sun

In the summer months, artificial turf can get significantly hotter in direct sunlight. To mitigate temperature changes, our Hydrochill turf infill can keep your lawn 30 to 50 degrees cooler than other synthetic alternatives. 

2. Fear of Toxicity

In 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission deemed synthetic turf safe, and since then has posed no consumer health or safety issues. 

All of our artificial turfs are 100% free of toxic chemicals and lead materials, making them a trusted flooring for animals and humans. Also, synthetic turf also reduces pollution and noxious air emissions, commonly associated with lawnmowers. 

3. Initial Expenses

Often, artificial turf tends to cost more than natural grass when you first purchase and install it. However, you’ll have a long-lasting lawn that keeps its green color and fresh-cut look. The initial expense outweighs the yearly cost of maintaining natural grass. 

4. Comfort

Generic and cheaper artificial turf can be uncomfortable underfoot. However, our synthetic grasses have realistic and soft blades that won’t poke or irritate your feet to walk across. 

For animals, our pet-friendly turf ensures a natural grass feel while being ultra-durable for endless playtime both within the home and outdoors. 

5. Installation 

Depending on the location and layout of your space, you may find it helpful to have a professional installer help you. Therefore, this would be an additional cost to ensure the most permanent and resilient turf application.

Related Content > How to Choose Artificial Turf Infill

3 Best Artificial Grass Options

Now that you have these considerations in mind, we picked the top-ranked turf options of 2021. These synthetic grasses are the most versatile and high-quality options on the market.

Whether you’re looking for an all-around artificial grass or something for sports, like golfing in mind, we’ve got your perfect match! 

1. Performance Turf Rolls

Peformance Turf Rolls

Ready to take your indoor or outdoor gym to the next level? Our Performance Turf Rolls offer the perfect amount of cushion and joint support for drills and full-body workouts. 

These synthetic turf rolls are made of ultra-durable polyethylene, so using pull sleds and dropping heavy weights on top of the surface is a non-issue. 


Indoor/Outdoor5-year warrantyEasy to install and maintainSHOP PERFORMANCE TURF ROLLS

2. Putting Green Turf Rolls

Putting Green Turf Rolls

Achieving your ultimate putt-putt set-up is possible with Putting Green Turf Rolls. They’ll make your mini-golf space beautifully green year-round, and natural feeling grass blades will not impact your game performance. 

This high-quality synthetic grass is all weather-approved, as well as heat- and frost-resistant. That means you won’t be ‘putting’ up with any maintenance hassles, regardless of the weather.


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3. Pet Turf Rolls

Pet Turf Rolls

Your furry friend needs a soft play area, too! Create the perfect lawn for you and your pup with Pet Turf Rolls. They’re also perforated for superior drainage and have rounded natural grass blades that feel comfortable under paws. 


Soft and pet-friendlyUV protected Made in the USASHOP PET TURF ROLLS


Artificial grass is a fantastic option to keep your space looking styled and green all year round! Ready to explore our turf selection? Shop Now!


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Best Art Deco Flooring Options to Match Your Style

Best Art Deco Flooring Options to Match Your Style

It’s the roaring ‘20s again, and art deco is back in style. If you’re creating an art deco style for your home, you’ve probably got a vision board with cool geometric wallpaper, glamorous furniture, and the perfect decor, but aren’t you forgetting something? 

Your style won’t be complete without some art deco flooring to pull everything together. Learning how to choose art deco flooring might seem intimidating at first, but we can help.

In this guide, you’ll learn more about this popular style, explore the different categories of flooring that work with this trend, and learn what to look for to get the perfect flooring for your home.

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What is Art Deco Style?

Joy Carpets Gatsby Carpet

Art deco design was the most popular style during the 1920s era – think The Great Gatsby, and that’s the style we’re talking about here. It’s characterized by geometric shapes, bold color contrasts, and glamorous looks with gold accents, chrome, and lots of fun texture.

When it comes to flooring art deco style is all about pattern, contrast, and making a statement. This ranges from geometric carpets to checkered flooring and intricate wood insets. 

There are lots of flooring options to explore, so let’s get started!

rt Deco Tile Flooring

Daltile Choreo

Tile flooring is the perfect medium for the art deco style. That’s because it’s easy to create bold patterns and contrasts. Plus, floor tile can be made to look like almost anything including luxurious materials like marble, gold, and other metals.

When considering tile for your home, there are also the benefits of durability and easy maintenance. Your floor can look effortlessly beautiful without you having to spend a lot of time on maintenance. 

If you think this is the right flooring for you, here are a few style tips to keep in mind so you’re matching the art deco style perfectly.

Geometric Patterns

daltile memoir

When in doubt, opt for an intricate geometric pattern with lots of contrast. The art deco style has lots of influences, from modernism and cubism to more “exotic” patterns like Morrocan tile. If you’re going with a bold pattern on the floor, make sure to balance that with more neutral decor.

Black and White Tiles

Shaw Elegance Mosaics

Black and white is a timeless classic, but it’s also a staple of this style. Look for unique shapes like hexagons or octagons to bring out the art deco glamor even more. The contrast works especially well in kitchens and bathrooms.

Shell or Fan Tile Shape

Shaw Chateau Natural Stone Ornamentals Tile

Fan tile or shell tile is a huge trend right now, particularly in bathrooms, so you might not have even realized that it was originally an art deco look. This fun, eye-catching tile shape was also incredibly popular back in the 1920s and 1930s. 

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rt Deco Carpet Flooring

Joy Carpets Pinnacle Carpet

Carpet is a great way to introduce some art deco style into your home because it comes in virtually any pattern you can think of. Plus, it’s softer and more comfortable than hard surfaces.

The great thing about carpet is that if you don’t want full wall-to-wall carpet in your home, you can always choose an area rug to add a pop of color and style while still enjoying the easier maintenance of a hard floor.

If you want carpet as your art deco flooring, remember these helpful style tips.

Greens and Blues

Joy Carpets Moderne Carpet

Jewel tones like green and blue aren’t common in all art deco flooring, but for carpet, you’ll see these colors a lot. They create a sense of luxury and they work well with sharp, clean lines and geometrics. 

Gold Accents

Joy Carpets Gatsby Carpet

You can’t have an art deco look without a touch of gold. Metallics are a big part of this style, and carpet (like tile) can mimic this look somewhat. You’ll see it used a lot as a contrast to brighter colors or dark neutrals, and also as a trim. 

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rt Deco Vinyl Flooring

Mannington Revive 12' Luxury Vinyl Sheet

Vinyl flooring is perfect for the art deco style because it can come in virtually any look or pattern that you want. That means you can choose intricate looks with lots of color and contrasts.

Vinyl flooring comes in planks, tiles, and rolls, so you can pick from a huge variety of options to get exactly the look you want. This flooring option is also very DIY-friendly, so you can save money on installation.

Follow these guidelines to find art deco vinyl flooring that matches your look.

Checkered Black and White Flooring

Soda Shoppe Flex Tiles

Checkered black and white flooring is a classic look that’s perfect for the art deco style, as well as other aesthetics. That means you can still keep your floor if you ever want to change your look. It’s simple, clean, and timeless, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms.

Detailed Patterns

Geo Flex Tiles

A lot of the detailed patterns in art deco were inspired by the machine age, which means you’ll get a lot of metallic looks and intricate, almost machinery-like designs. Look for something with a lot of symmetry, overlapping lines, and precise geometry.

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rt Deco Wood Flooring

Shaw Fifth Avenue Oak Engineered Wood

Wood flooring might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to this style, but you shouldn’t count it out. With hardwood floors, you can enjoy increased home value as well as excellent style.

Another great thing about art deco wood flooring is that the look is versatile. If you change your mind and want to restyle your home, your floors can stay, which can save you a ton of money.

Is art deco wood flooring for you? Then check out these style tips to get a floor that completes your room.

Herringbone Flooring

Shaw Fifth Avenue Oak Engineered Wood

Herringbone wood flooring is very popular right now, even beyond the art deco trend. This is an elegant yet fun pattern that brings a lot of personality to your space. The best part? A lot of engineered wood flooring is now being manufactured in this pattern, so it’s even easier to install. 

Geometric Inlays

Daltile Choreo

Wood inlays were a huge deal in the art deco period. A lot of times, these intricate inlays are much easier to accomplish with wood-look flooring, such as tile, which is what you can see in the image above. 

You can get the same gorgeous look of wood, but those detailed patterns are pre-printed on the tile, so you avoid having to make a ton of complex cuts.

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Make your art deco home come to life with flooring that matches your style. Whether you want patterned carpet with gold accents, black and white tile, or herringbone pattern wood flooring, you can now shop with confidence knowing exactly what you need to look for in a floor.

Are you ready to get your new roaring ‘20s style started?

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10 Cleaning Tips for Dance Floors: Marley, Tiles, and More

10 Cleaning Tips for Dance Floors: Marley, Tiles, and More

So many dance numbers require dancing barefoot or performing moves on the ground. So you’ll want your floor to be as clean as possible. But dance floors can get messy quickly, which is why it’s important to know the best cleaning practices and frequency of clean dance floors.

From daily and weekly maintenance to yearly deep cleaning, there’s a lot to learn. This guide will walk you through the best practices for maintaining your dance floors and keeping them clean and sanitized.  

Dance Flooring Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Cleaning Steps to Avoid: Rosco Adagio Tour Rolls - Custom Cut

Before even beginning to clean your dance floors, you’ll want to know the most common mistakes to avoid. Here’s what not to do when cleaning dance floors. 

Practices to avoid:

Excessive wet-mopping: Frequently wet-mopping your dance floors can potentially ruin its flexibility and finish over time. If your dance floors are being used daily, it’s best to wet-mop them every two to three days, at the most. Bleach: Bleach can discolor your flooring, but that’s not all. It also damages your floor’s surface over time.Alcohol, ammonia, and acetone: While these three common cleaning materials might be great for other floors, they can do a real number on your dance floor. Using any of these solutions will break down the plasticizer in your floor, causing the floor to become rigid and crack. Oil-based cleaning products: Cleaning solutions with an oil base leave a residue on your dance floor and create a slippery surface. Related Content > How to Choose Dance Flooring

Best Dance Flooring Cleaners and Tools

Dance Floor Cleaning Supplies: Dance Floor Cleaner Kit

It’s important to know what tools are best for cleaning dance floors. From cleaning solutions to brooms, effectively cleaning your dance floor requires a few things. 

Dance Floor Maintenance Supplies

Get your routine off to the right start with these recommended supplies. 

Non-abrasive cloth: To gently remove those pesky scuff marks, a non-abrasive rag is a perfect solution.Soft-bristled broom: Sweep up the dirt and debris with your desired choice of broom and dustpan. All-purpose mops: An all-in-one mop will help you dry mop to pick up all the dirt you can’t see, and wet mop for any stuck-on dirt. 

Dance Floor Cleaning Solutions

With all the bare feet and floor work involved in dancing, dance floorings can get greasy and dirty after one rehearsal. The right cleaning solutions will help disinfect and clean your floors. 

By using a mild detergent degreaser, you can help your floors look new. The best way to go is to find an all-purpose cleaner that works on a variety of surfaces. This solution should be used weekly on your dance floor.

For when you’re deep cleaning your dance floor, a more heavy-duty floor cleaner will help eliminate all the build-up on your floors and disinfect semi-annually. 

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Sweeping and Dry Mopping Dance Floors

Sweeping and Dry-Mopping Dance Floors: Practice Dance Tiles

If you’re in a studio, holding classes and rehearsals every day, cleaning your dance floors daily is essential for keeping your floors looking good. 

Therefore, sweeping and dry mopping your floors after every use and at the end of the day will help prevent dirt and oils from building up. If you don’t use your floor every day, practice these cleaning routines after every use. 

While sweeping, focus on picking up any crumbs or hair. That way you’re not dragging crumbs around on your floor while you dry mop. 

Dry mopping with a non-abrasive or microfiber cloth will pick up the dirt and grease you can’t see. You do not want to wet mop your floors every day, because, over time, that can potentially ruin the flexibility and finish of the floor. 

Wet-Mopping Dance Floors

Wet- Mopping Dance Floors: VersaStep Dance Rolls - Custom Cut

After sweeping daily, it’s time to wet mop. A few times a week, your dance floors should be wet mopped to disinfect and to eliminate oils, sweat, lotions, and other residues.

How often you mop depends on how frequently you use the flooring.

Moderately used dance floors: If you are using your floor every single day, multiple times a day, you should disinfect your floors two-three times a week by following the manufacturer’s instructions for use, then evenly mopping the entire floor, and letting it dry. Lightly used dance floors: For floors only being used a few times a week, use the manufacturer’s recommended mixture of all-purpose cleaner and warm water and evenly mop the floor once weekly. 

Deep Cleaning Your Dance Floors

Deep Cleaning Dance Flooring: Rosco Adagio Tour Rolls - Custom Cut

Regularly sweeping and mopping is an awesome way to maintain gorgeous dance floors. However, adding a deep cleaning regimen to your routine about twice a year will help your floors look great for years to come. 

To get this done, we recommend you rent out an automatic floor scrubber machine every six months, use your favorite heavy-duty dance floor cleaner, and get your floors in tip-top shape. 

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How to Remove Scuff Marks From Dance Flooring

Cleaning Dance Floors: Eco-Wood Dance Mats

When you’re leaping and sliding in hard-sole shoes, scuffs happen. Thankfully, they’re also easy to handle with the right tools. 

To remove scuff marks on dance flooring, you can use a non-abrasive cloth or tennis ball to rub the scuff away. If this doesn’t take care of the scuff, use a diluted floor cleaner and cloth and try again. If you need to remove several marks at once, use a microfiber mop to get it done faster. 

Cleaning Specific Types of Dance Floors

If you’re in the dance world, you know there are a lot of different types of dance floors out there. To ensure you know the right way to take care of your floor, let’s break it down with cleaning tips for each dance floor type. 

Tips for Cleaning Marley Floors

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Marley is one of the most popular studio dance floors and is extremely easy to care for because it’s made of long-lasting vinyl. 

To clean Marley for daily use, first, sweep away any debris and dry mop it to keep its professional appearance. Then once the floor has been swept, use a damp mop and your desired dance floor cleaner to mop the floor to remove any stuck-on dirt.

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Tips for Cleaning Vinyl Dance Floor Tiles

How to Clean Vinyl Tiles: Flat Top Dance Tiles

To clean vinyl dance floor tiles, simply sweep and/or dry mop the floor daily to make sure it stays clean and free of debris. You can damp mop this floor using a common household cleaner and warm water. Just be sure the household cleaner is not oil-based as this can create a slippery surface.

Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Dance Floors

How to Clean Hardwood Dance Floors: Hardwood Dance Flooring

Wood dance floors are the original flooring choice for many dance studios and banquet halls. It takes some special care to keep these floors looking amazing for a long time. 

First things first, always sweep your dance floor, then mop with a mild detergent that is not oil-based. 

Every month or so, after mopping, treat your floor with a light application of dance floor wax, such as Superior Dance Floor Wax. Use a soft-bristled push broom to evenly spread the wax across the floor and remove any excess.

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With all the right tools and cleaning solutions, clean dance floors are easily managed. Be sure to establish a regular cleaning routine to make maintaining your floor effortless. 

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Reasons to Consider Grey Hardwood Floors

Reasons to Consider Grey Hardwood Floors

What’s one of the biggest trends in floors today? Grey flooring. Homeowners everywhere are gravitating toward grey-toned laminate andengineered hardwoodfor bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, dining areas and hallways.

What makes grey floors so appealing? Their popularity revolves around a few key facts about the hue and its abilities:

1. The Right Shade of Grey Can Go With Anything

You’ve probably heard repeatedly that if you want longevity from your floors, you should choose neutral colors. That’s very true. However, you don’t have to stick with brown, black or white. Make grey your go-to neutral instead! Don’t worry about being stuck with one look, either. Grey can run the gamut from dark to light and even have blue undertones. This trait makes it tremendously versatile, especially if you’re matching existing pantry cabinets, built-in bookshelves or a gorgeous stone fireplace.

2. Lighter Greys Make Spaces Seem Bigger

Do you have a cozy room you wish was a little wider or deeper? One way to create an illusion that your small space has grown a few feet is by installing light grey flooring. Then, pair your flooring with light walls that have a bit of a darker tone than the floor. You get a pop of brightness and your eye will be drawn toward the walls and away from the center of the room.

Voilà — you’ve increased the room’s perceived square footage without bumping out a single wall.

3. Grey Flooring Comes in Various Textures

Grey floors can be completely grey. They can also be highly patterned and textured to mimic anything from weathered wood to painted hardwood grains. Therefore, you can find a grey flooring choice that works no matter what type of interior design vision you have for your home.

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4. Grey Floors Disguise Blemishes and Hide Dust Bunnies

No one wants a floor that shows all the dust or scratches of everyday life. Grey flooring hides dust bunnies, allowing you to skip a day or two before vacuuming or sweeping. It can also cover up little bumps and scratches.

5. Grey Exudes a Sense of Warmth and Comfort

Maybe you always assumed grey was drab, but that’s not the case. Grey has an overall calming effect, making it ideal for rooms where you just want to relax. It also imbues any spot with a bit of sophistication. Try a darker grey for a majestic formal dining room that’s just a touch on the regal side. Or choose a lighter, peppier grey for a fun, whimsical kid’s bedroom. You’ll soon find a grey tint perfect for making your ideal room ambiance a reality.

dd Grey Hardwood Floor Colors to Your Home’s Palette

Now that you know the biggest reasons to consider grey color wood flooring, make sure to test it in your home and schedule an appointmentwith a 50 Floors expert. We’ll bring tons of grey hardwood flooring samples to you, allowing you to see just how phenomenal grey can be as your next floor color.

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How to Choose Commercial Vinyl Flooring: 7 Essential Facts

How to Choose Commercial Vinyl Flooring: 7 Essential Facts

Businesses, offices, and other commercial spaces get a ton of traffic, which means they need durable flooring to handle it all. In the world of high-traffic flooring options, commercial vinyl flooring is one of the best. There are tons of options, with a variety of styles, installation options, and price points right at your fingertips.

But with all of these options, how do you know what to choose? Don’t worry! This guide is here to help.

In this guide, you’ll learn about the different types of commercial vinyl, the pros and cons, how to install it and keep it clean, and a whole lot more. Ready to get started?

What Is Commercial Vinyl Flooring?

Commercial vinyl flooring is a durable and affordable flooring solution made from synthetic materials. It’s perfect for high-traffic spaces, including lobbies, offices, hospitals, grocery stores, and more.

In addition to its sturdy design, commercial vinyl is also very stylish, with options for wood looks, stone looks, and abstract or geometric patterns. All in all, it’s everything a business over could want in a new floor. It’s easier to clean than carpet, cheaper than tile, and more stylish than concrete or epoxy.

Types of Commercial Vinyl Flooring

Mannington Realities II 6' Vinyl Sheet

You might think that vinyl flooring just comes in plank form because that’s the most popular option. However, that’s merely the beginning of your options. Vinyl flooring offers a ton of variety, from those classic wood-look planks to resilient sheets, and even tiles.

Commercial Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Mannington Realities II 6' Vinyl Sheet

Businesses often use sheet vinyl to cover large spaces. Sheet vinyl tends to be a more affordable option than vinyl planks and tiles, and they are a leading choice for commercial spaces since they’re budget-friendly and easy to install.

Some vinyl sheet flooring even comes with antimicrobial technology, making it a great choice for hospital flooring.

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Commercial Vinyl Tile Flooring

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With luxury vinyl tile (LVT), you get the look of stone and ceramic tile without the high price tag or difficult installation. You’ll find a variety of stylish porcelain and ceramic looks, with all the benefits of high-quality vinyl flooring.

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Commercial Vinyl Plank Flooring

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Luxury vinyl plank flooring (LVP) offers an inviting and warm feel to any commercial space. With realistic wood grains and textures like hand-scraped and wire-brushed, you get the beauty of wood with the durability and easy maintenance of vinyl.

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Construction of Vinyl Flooring

So what makes commercial vinyl flooring so durable? It’s all in the way it’s made. Depending on the type, there are a couple of different designs that will impact the durability of your floor.

Construction of Sheet Vinyl Flooring

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Vinyl sheets are either heterogeneous (multiple layers) or homogenous (one solid layer).

Homogenous vinyl sheets are incredibly durable and typically longer-lasting than the layered version. It’s one solid color from top to bottom, which means stains and wearing don’t show as easily.

Heterogeneous vinyl is typically made of five layers:

Wear layer: The top protective layer of the flooring that resists wear and tear.Texture/definition: This is where you’ll get the wood and stone texture.Print layer: Here’s where you’ll find the high-quality visuals.Vinyl: The thickest layer of the flooring.Backing: More durable backings are made of fiberglass which lays flat and won’t curl.

Construction of Vinyl Planks and Tiles

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Luxury vinyl tiles and planks feature the same layered design, which makes them durable, waterproof, and easy to install.

Wear layer: This layer protects your floor’s surface from the wear and tear of everyday life. The thicker the wear layer, the better that protection!Print layer: This layer features the gorgeous photo imagery of wood or stone that makes vinyl so popular as an alternative to natural materials.Waterproof core: This is where the magic happens. Waterproof vinyl flooring contains a solid, waterproof wood-plastic composite (WPC) or stone-plastic composite (SPC) core. No matter how much water it encounters, it won’t swell, or warp.Backing layer: This is the bottom layer of your plank. It provides a sturdy base and sometimes comes with an attached underlayment for added convenience.

SPC vs. WPC Vinyl Flooring

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You know that SPC and WPC vinyl are both waterproof, but do you know the differences? Keep reading to learn more about what makes these two popular vinyl flooring options unique.

SPC Vinyl Flooring

Also known as rigid core luxury vinyl flooring, SPC vinyl is the most durable waterproof vinyl flooring on the market. SPC stands for stone-plastic composite, the ultra-durable material that makes up the waterproof core.

The SPC core won’t dent, warp, or bend, even over unlevel subfloors. You can install SPC rigid core luxury vinyl flooring on any level, over almost any existing (hard surface) subfloor, and for any amount of traffic. It’s the perfect commercial flooring.

WPC Vinyl Flooring

WPC stands for wood-plastic composite. The 100% waterproof core is made from a mix of wood fiber and plastic, and enhanced with a foaming agent, making it slightly softer and more comfortable than SPC.

This flooring is a great option for commercial spaces and businesses, but it is slightly less durable than SPC. While it can handle a ton of traffic, the softer core doesn’t resist denting as well.

Pros and Cons of Commercial Vinyl

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If you’re still not certain if this is the right flooring for you, check out these commercial vinyl pros and cons. That way, you can shop smart!


100% waterproof: Whether you choose sheets, tiles, or planks, commercial vinyl flooring is fully waterproof. That means you can install it in any room, at any level.Stylish looks: Choose from realistic wood and stone looks, or a trendy decorative design.Low-maintenance: There’s no need to wax or refinish, and cleaning is a breeze. All you need is the occasional vacuum and damp mop to keep your floor looking fantastic.No phthalates: Air quality standards are important to businesses. Fortunately, you can find many phthalate-free vinyl flooring options. Just look for a FloorScore badge on our products to find a safe, healthy flooring option for you.

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Installation: While it’s possible to install this commercial flooring on your own, it’s more common to hire a professional installer. Related Content > Top Vinyl Flooring Trends

How to Install Commercial Vinyl Flooring

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Most of the time, people hire a professional installer for commercial flooring, but if you want to make this a DIY project, you can!

There are a couple of different ways to install vinyl flooring, depending on the type. Explore these step-by-step instructions to determine which is the best fit for you.

How to Install Vinyl Sheets

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Learn how to lay commercial vinyl sheet flooring in just a few simple steps!

Ensure the subfloor is smooth, clean, and porous so it bonds strongly with the adhesive. Roll out the sheet and cut it to fit the area, making sure to leave a 1/8” – 1/4” gap between the edges of the sheet and any vertical surfaces. If you’re installing multiple sheets, line up the seams at this time.Roll back the sheet halfway to expose the subfloor. Snap a chalk line at this point to indicate where to stop applying the adhesive.Use a notched trowel to evenly apply the adhesive. Install the vinyl sheet immediately after spreading the glue. Then roll the sheet into the adhesive. Avoid laying or dropping it over, since this can introduce air bubbles.Use a 100 lb. floor roller to press the sheet into the glue. Start in the middle and work your way toward the edges.Once the first half of the sheet is secure, fold back the second half of the sheet and repeat this process.

Note: Always consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the most accurate installation

How to Install Vinyl Planks and Tiles

Planks and tiles feature similar installation methods, so you can follow these easy steps for both!

Set the first plank in the corner of the room, working from left to right. Use your spacers to ensure there is a 3/8” expansion gap from the wall.Complete the first row by interlocking the tongue and groove connectors and aligning the seams.Continue laying the flooring, using the tapping block and rubber mallet to tap the planks into a locked position.When you come up to a wall and need to cut a plank, simply measure the space and mark on the plank where it is you need to cut. Planks should be cut using a minimum 40-tooth blade on a power saw.Use the leftover cut ends that are at least 6” or longer to begin your next row to stagger the planks and give them a more natural wood floor look.Set the plank into the previous row at a slight angle to ensure that it slides into place and interlocks correctly.Continue moving down the room ensuring that the planks are interlocked and all the seams have a tight fit. Add spacers every few feet around the edges of the flooring and remove them when installation is complete.

Note: All commercial installations that will have rolling loads are required to be glued to the subfloor. You need to use a manufacturer-approved adhesive for this. Always consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the most accurate installation.

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How to Clean Commercial Vinyl Flooring

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Commercial vinyl flooring will face a lot of traffic, which means lots of dirt. Fortunately, this flooring is incredibly easy to clean! Just follow these simple steps:

Vacuum up any dust, dirt, or debris. It’s best to use a vacuum without a beater bar for this.For deep cleaning, use a damp mop with a mix of soap and warm water. To ensure long-term beauty and prevent potential staining or damage, clean up any spills immediately.

What is the best cleaner for commercial vinyl flooring?

If you want an effective vinyl flooring cleaner, choose a pH-neutral floor cleaner. Avoid abrasive products, harsh chemicals, floor polish, and detergent (source). We recommend Encore Care for Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Thoroughly mop the floor with the mixture. To avoid soap build-up or any unwanted cleaner residue, make sure you rinse and dry the floor afterward and not let the water sit on the surface.

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Commercial Vinyl Flooring FAQ

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You’ve learned a lot, but you still might have some questions. Don’t worry! Here are answers to the most common questions about commercial vinyl.

How much does luxury commercial vinyl flooring cost?

According to HomeAdvisor, commercial-grade vinyl costs between $1 and $5 per sqft on average. This price varies depending on the type. For example, commercial vinyl rolls cost less than planks or tiles.

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How thick is commercial vinyl flooring?

The thickness of commercial vinyl flooring varies anywhere from 2.5mm to 15mm. People used to think that thicker flooring was always more durable, but that’s not always the case with vinyl. Rigid core vinyl is very thin and dense, and it’s the most durable vinyl flooring out there.

In the end, the thickness of your flooring doesn’t matter as much as the thickness of the wear layer on your floor. For commercial use, you should choose flooring with a wear layer of 20mil or higher. This will protect your flooring from the wear and tear of even the heaviest commercial traffic.

How do you repair scratches on commercial-grade vinyl flooring?

To hide shallow scratches on the surface, you can often use a floor finishing stain that matches the color of your floor. Just clean the scratched area, make sure it’s dried, and then cover it with the finish. You may need to fill deeper scratches with floor paste wax before using the stain.


Finally, you know all the essentials about commercial vinyl flooring. It’s durable and low-maintenance, making it the perfect flooring for businesses, office buildings, lobbies, and even busy homes.

No matter your style, you can find an option that fits your aesthetic. You can choose from a huge variety of trendy looks, from wood-look planks to geometric patterned vinyl sheets.

Now that you have all the facts, you’re ready to shop smart, and find the ideal flooring for you!

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Best Carpet for Pets in 2022: 7 Pet-Friendly Carpet Options

Best Carpet for Pets in 2022: 7 Pet-Friendly Carpet Options

Your pet is a member of your family, so of course you want to consider their needs when buying a new carpet. If you want to find the best carpet for pets that is non-toxic, stain-resistant, and easy to clean, you’re in the right place.

We know a thing or two about carpets, and we know a thing or two about pets. So we created this guide on pet proof carpet to make things easy for you!

To get started, learn what you need to look for in carpet, including stain resistance, durability, and healthiness. Then check out a roundup of our seven best pet-friendly carpet options.

Best Overall: Anderson Tuftex Faux PawBest for High Traffic: Air.o Fresh Start I Carpet with PadMost Affordable: Anderson Tuftex Del MorroMost Stylish: Shaw Floorigami Dynamic Vision Carpet PlankBest Stain Resistance: In a Snap Carpet Tile with PadMost Eco-Friendly: Air.o Gentle Breeze Carpet with PadMost DIY-Friendly: Walk in the Park Carpet Tile with Pad

How to Choose the Best Carpet for Pets

It can be overwhelming trying to find the best type of carpet for pets and you. To help you get started in your search, learn more about the important factors you should consider, including durability, stain resistance, carpet fiber material, and VOCs.


The perfect carpet for your pet will be soft and comfortable, but tough when you need it to be. With lots and paws and claws running around, a durable, high-traffic carpet is going to be a lifesaver for your home.

Pile height: For the most durability, we recommend a low pile. The pile is the height of the carpet fibers, and the higher the pile, the longer the fibers. You don’t want a shag rug that your furry friend can tear up.

Looped fibers: You should also strongly consider Berber or looped carpet fibers. Because the fibers are looped, and no loose cut ends are exposed, the carpet won’t flatten or get matted as easily.

Face weight: The face weight of carpet refers to the weight of one square yard of carpet. The more densely packed the fibers, the higher the face weight. It’s a good rule of thumb to assume carpets with higher face weights are more durable.

Stain Resistance

Accidents happen! It’s just a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with stains on your carpet if your pet makes a mess. These days, you can buy stain-resistant carpet for pets to protect your floor from the inevitable spills and accidents.

Stainmaster carpet is an industry-standard for stain resistance. These carpets offer the ultimate stain and soil resistance. They resist absorbing spills, so they’re easier to clean.


Carpets can be made from a few different fiber materials, and they each have their advantages and drawbacks.

NylonNylon is highly durable, making it perfect for rambunctious pets. Nylon carpets have been known to last 15-20 years. This fiber is typically treated with a stain-blocking technology that helps it stay beautiful even after spills and messes. 

Polyester Polyester is made from recycled materials like plastic water bottles. It’s almost as durable as nylon, and it’s also cheaper! Polyester carpet has the largest range of color options, and it’s extremely fade- and stain-resistant.

Olefin/Polypropylene Olefin is naturally stain-resistant and fade-resistant because the fibers are dyed as they’re being created. This results in color throughout the fiber, and not just on the surface. It’s also known as polypropylene. One downside of olefin is that it attracts and absorbs oil, which can leave it looking dingy.

Low VOCs

VOCs are also known as volatile organic compounds, human-made chemicals found in paints, cleaning supplies, furniture, and even flooring. They can potentially cause adverse health effects. For example, some VOCs are known to cause cancer in animals and are suspected to cause cancer in humans (source

Obviously, you want to protect your pet’s health as much as your own. The good news is that you can shop specifically for healthy, low-VOC carpet that is certified and tested for indoor air quality.

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Overall Best Carpet for Pets

Anderson Tuftex Faux Paw

nderson Tuftex Faux Paw

This is a carpet designed with your furry friends in mind. With PetProtect fibers that can handle any stains or accidents, this carpet will look fresh and new for longer. Plus, it comes in a range of colors to match any decor.

This pet proof carpet boasts lifetime warranties for stain and soil resistance. You’ll also enjoy a 20-year texture retention warranty. That’s a lot of years of fun and play with your pet!

Price: 3/5



Important Features:

100% SuperiaSD® NylonFace Weight: 25.0 ouncesSoftbac Platinum BackingCut-loop patternMade in the USAFeatures STAINMASTER® PetProtect® treatmentShop Anderson Tuftex Faux Paw

Best High Traffic Carpet for Pets

Air.o Fresh Start I Carpet with Pad

ir.o Fresh Start I Carpet with Pad

This is an innovative new product that features attached padding, combining two products in one. Stain-resistant, soil-resistant, and pet urine resistant, this carpet is designed to lay flat for life. It’s made from polyester fibers that can handle heavy residential traffic and the wear and tear that comes with it. It won’t buckle, wrinkle, or delaminate.

Like all Air.o products, this carpet is free of VOCs, latex, and odor. This Air.o Fresh Start carpet offers a lifetime stain and soil warranty and a 10-year quality warranty.

Price: 2/5


Important Features:

Won’t absorb moistureInstalls in 1/2 the timeLays flat and stays flatStain-resistant, soil-resistant, and resistant to pet accidentsShop Air.o Fresh Start I Carpet with Pad

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Best Affordable Carpet for Pets

Anderson Tuftex Del Morro

nderson Tuftex Del Morro

This is a carpet designed for busy houses on a budget! Made from durable nylon fiber, Del Morro carpet is treated with R2X stain-resistant treatment, so it can handle the spills and accidents of everyday life. The cut pile fibers give a softer feel, and they’re twisted for a more casual, modern look.

This carpet comes with a 20-year texture retention warranty, as well as limited lifetime warranties for stain resistance and soil resistance. Yes, it’s plush, comfortable, and durable, but will it break the bank? No way! The best part about this carpet is that it boasts all those features while still being affordable.

Price: 1/5

Important Features:

100% Continuous Filament NylonFace Weight: 25.0 ouncesClassicbac BackingCut pile texture styleR2X stain treatmentMade in the USAShop Anderson Tuftex Del Morro

Best Stylish Carpet for Pets

Shaw Floorigami Dynamic Vision Carpet Plank

Shaw Floorigami Dynamic Vision Carpet Plank

Looking for something stylish, but that doesn’t skimp on important features like stain protection? Look no further. This carpet comes in fashionable plank sizing, allowing for unique installation types, unlike other floor options. Think herringbone patterns, mixing and matching with colors, and offset brick-like patterns. 

In addition to all that style, these planks have DIY-friendly peel and stick backings, which makes them easy to remove and rinse before stains set in. You can install the tiles wall to wall, or create a custom area rug. It’s never been easier or quicker to transform and update your space.

Price: 3/5



Important Features:

Easy peel and stick installationHypoallergenic and stain-resistantCut and loop pileTiles can be removed, sink rinsed, and replacedShop Dynamic Vision Carpet Plank

Best Stain-Resistant Carpet for Pets

In a Snap Carpet Tile with Pad

In a Snap Carpet Tile with Pad

It doesn’t matter how beautiful your carpet is at first if it’s ruined by stains. That’s why stain-resistance has to be a priority, and this carpet tile is all about stain resistance. 

Boasting a limited lifetime stain warranty and a 10-year soil warranty, this carpet is ready to handle the messiest pets. It’s even resistant to bleaching! Now that’s impressive.

But wait, there’s more! In a Snap Carpet Tiles are also very easy to install on your own. They feature a peel and stick back with attached padding. You can install them quickly and easily, and then your worries about stains are over.

Price: 3/5



Important Features:

Fade, bleach, and stain-resistant24 oz face weightSeamless appearanceDIY carpet installationCarpet pad attachedReleasable, replaceable, and recyclable tileShop In a Snap Carpet Tile

Best Eco-Friendly Carpet for Pets

Air.o Gentle Breeze Carpet with Pad

ir.o Gentle Breeze Carpet with Pad

If sustainable and healthy flooring is important to you, you’ll love Gentle Breeze carpet. It’s 100% recyclable and clean. What do we mean by clean? 

First, it’s hypoallergenic. It provides better airflow and it doesn’t cling to dust and dirt as much as standard carpet. Even better, it’s free of latex, odor, and harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Air.o carpet is made using polyester fibers, making it inherently stain-resistant, which is why it has a lifetime stain and soil warranty. To top it all off, this is a DIY-friendly broadloom carpet. It comes with padding attached, saving weekend warriors time and money. 

Price: 3/5



Important Features:

Won’t absorb moistureFree of latex, odors, and VOCsInstalls in 1/2 the timeLays flat and stays flatStain-resistant, soil-resistant, and resistant to pet accidentsShop Air.o Gentle Breeze Carpet

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Best DIY-Friendly Carpet for Pets

Walk in the Park Carpet Tile with Pad

Walk in the Park Carpet Tile with Pad

Installing this carpet is a walk in the park. Hey, maybe that’s where the name comes from! 

These tiles feature a peel and stick backing, so you don’t need any special tools or adhesives to install them yourself. Just peel, and stick! Plus, the padding is already attached, which saves you another step and ensures that your carpet is plush and comfortable. 

Walk in the Park carpet squares are backed by a ton of long warranties: 15-year limited wear and defect warranties, and limited lifetime fade and stain warranties. It may take no time at all to install, but once you’re done, this carpet is in it for the long haul.

Price: 4/5




Important Features:

34 oz face weightReleasable, replaceable, and recyclable tileFade, bleach, and stain-resistantSeamless appearanceDIY installationCarpet pad attachedShop Walk in the Park Carpet Tile

Pet-Friendly Carpet FAQ

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What is the best carpet cleaner solution for pets?

The best carpet cleaning solution is a sanitizer and deodorizer that will disinfect your carpet if your pet has an accident. You want something that can remove stains, neutralize pet odors, and disinfect the area. The carpet cleaner should also be non-toxic to ensure the safety of your pet. 

If you don’t want a store-bought solution and instead want a homemade carpet cleaning solution for pets, here is a good recipe for that:

1 cup of warm water1/8 tsp dish soap (without bleach, oils, or moisturizers)1 tbsp white vinegar1 tsp baking soda. 

What is the best carpet pad for pets?

A carpet pad with a vapor barrier is the best carpet padding for pets. The vapor barrier will protect the pad and subfloor and prevent the pad from absorbing moisture. It’s also important to look for a low-VOC carpet pad to protect you and your pet from any potential adverse health effects.

What color carpet is best for pets?

It’s a good idea to choose multicolor carpet or patterned carpet when you have pets. Color variations and patterns do a better job of hiding dirt and pet hair compared to solid colors. Additionally, darker neutral colors are a better choice than light-colored carpets.

What type of carpet is best for dog hair?

A low-pile carpet is the best choice for dog hair because the fibers are short, so they don’t trap and hide dog hair and pet dander. Loop fiber carpets like Beber carpet are also recommended because the dog hair can’t easily embed into the carpet when the fibers are looped and densely woven.

How long do carpets for pets last?

Carpets last 10-15 years on average without pets. With pets, this lifespan could be shorter if you don’t have a carpet with protective features like stain resistance. If you have a durable carpet and you take care of it with the proper maintenance, you can expect it to last for more than a decade. Many warranties for pet-friendly carpet last as long as 20 years. 


Now you know what to look for in a pet-friendly carpet. It’s finally time to update your home with some plush carpet for your four-legged family member, and you can shop with confidence. Are you wagging your tail, eager to get started? Order some free samples from us today!


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