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

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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

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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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The 7 Best Gymnastics Mats in 2022: Find Your Perfect Mat

The 7 Best Gymnastics Mats in 2022: Find Your Perfect Mat

Becoming a better gymnast is all about practice, practice, practice. That means investing in quality gymnastics mats for home and in the studio. For dedicated gymnasts, the next step is determining what the best gymnastics mats are for your needs and skill level.

If you want to work on your walkovers and handsprings, you’ll have different needs from someone trying to master even trickier moves and complex floor routines. And if you’re planning a home practice space, that could be completely different from someone kitting out a whole studio.

Finding that perfect mat in a sea of options can be a challenge, so what’s a gymnast to do? Why not let me be your spotter? I made this list of the top gymnastics mats for 2022 to help you discover the best of the best.

How to Choose the Best Gymnastics Mats

There are a number of factors to consider as you start your journey to buy the best mat for you.


Thickness is one of the most important considerations for gymnastics mats. In general, thicker mats offer higher shock-absorption, and that’s a big deal when you’re getting into those advanced moves.


How much room do you need to practice? While a smaller mat is more likely to fit wherever you want it to go, it can’t cover the space needed for advanced gymnastics. Consider how much ground you cover during practice, and keep those needs in mind when you think about mat dimensions.


It’s no secret that gymnastics mats can be a bit pricey, so the last thing you want is to wear out a mat really quickly and have to purchase another one within a year. That’s why you should make sure you choose a mat that is durable and built to handle your activity.

Easy Maintenance

These gymnastics mats offer the ease and convenience we all seek in our lives. All of our mats (except the Cheer Mats – but they just require a little vacuuming now and then) have a smooth, nonporous surface that’s incredibly easy to clean. Just wipe them down with a damp cloth or a traditional sanitizing product.


No matter what your budget looks like, there’s a gymnastic mat out there that’s right for you. You can purchase quality products without breaking $150, and even the most high-end mats start at less than $800. A lot of factors go into the price, including the thickness, durability, and size.


Here are some things to consider:

Is this a permanent installation, or do you share the space?Will you need to store the mats often?Do you want the option to change the size of the practice area using multiple mats?

Honestly, no gymnastics mats are particularly difficult to install. Most of the time, you just roll them out or unfold them, and then you’re done. Still, it’s good to keep portability, storage, and versatility in mind.

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Beginner gymnasts with a wedge mat in a gymnastics studio

2022’s Top Gymnastics Mats

Now that you know what to look for in a gymnastic mat, it’s time to use your knowledge. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for:

The best gymnastics mats for 2022.

We’ve got a great selection, with a bit of something for everyone, complete with rave reviews from customers. Check them out!


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4’x8’x2″ Folding Mats

Rainbow folding panel mat for gymnastics

Folding mats offer a portable foam matting solution. These mats are covered with a durable vinyl casing and have a Velcro tab system on all four sides so that multiple mats can be connected to cover large areas. You know what that means? As many cartwheels as you want!

Our 4’x8’x2″ folding panel mats are an excellent choice for gymnastics as well as martial arts. The cross-link polyethylene foam material absorbs impact to protect your joints and keep you safe.

These mats come in a range of fun colors. If bright color isn’t your thing, you also have a choice of black.

What People Are Saying

“Everyone who has come in contact with my mats, comments on their quality and how good they feel under their feet. My girls constantly use them to practice their tumbling skills, including handsprings, round-offs, and aerials. The mats offer firm support for aerial silk skills that don’t require a crash mat.” – Sandy from Frederick, MD

“This really met our needs. All three of my kids have been using this mat–my daughter for her tumbling, my son for his martial arts, and my toddler just for jumping around and setting up ″tea parties″. It’s extra thick and a little springy and while it’s a pretty good size to be useful, it folds up easily and fits in a closet, so it’s practical to keep in the house without having a dedicated gym area.” – Jennifer from Southeast Florida

How 4’x8’x2″ Folding Mats Measure Up

Cost: 1/5

1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

You can’t beat this value! Without even getting close to breaking the bank, you can treat yourself to a durable and versatile folding mat.

Portability: 3/5



1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

If you want to take this mat on the go, just fold it up and pack it into your car. It might be a little bit bulky, but it will get there!

Installation: 1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

When you want to use your folding mat, simply take it out of storage, unfold it, and lay it out wherever you want. It’s as simple as that!

Hygiene: 5/5





1 – low to 5 – high

The vinyl casing doesn’t absorb stains or bacteria, so you just have to wipe it down to keep it sanitary.

Pros of 4’x8’x2″ Folding Mats

Easy maintenanceDurabilityColor optionsPortable

Cons of 4’x8’x2″ Folding Mats

Smaller mat sizeNot for advanced usersSHOP ALL 4’x8’x2″‘ FOLDING MATS

6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats

Roll out home cheer mat

These competition cheer mats feature a durable carpet top over a cross-link polyethylene foam. This advanced cheer mat is great for gymnastics and cheer in high schools, colleges, and much more.

Simply roll it out and roll it up anywhere multiple events are held, such as gymnasiums. These roll out cheer mats are easy to clean and maintain.

When you’ve got a lot of space to cover with floor routines, these are the perfect solution. They measure 6’ x 42’ and come with two thickness options. The 1-3/8” mats can handle the impact of advanced routines, but for even more security, you can go with the 2” thick option.

What People Are Saying

“The floor is exactly what we wanted it had great traction. It’s wonderful for handstands! As a surprise side effect, it helps with the noise level!” – Crystal from Kent, WA

“They came really nicely packaged and smelling like brand new carpet, which I love. They are so easy to roll out and put away that my kids (5 and 8) can do it.” – Annie from Seattle, Washington

How 6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats Measure Up

Cost: 5/5





1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

This is a premium product, developed for the highest levels of performance. For that reason, it comes with a premium price tag. But if you’re looking for the highest level of quality at the competition level, this is the way to go.

Portability: 1/5

1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

These mats are easy to roll up, but they’re still big and bulky. You’ll need a trailer or large vehicle to transport them.

Installation: 3/5



1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

Though these mats are large, it’s pretty easy to roll them out for an event or practice, and they roll up quickly when it’s time to store them away.

Hygiene: 3/5



1 – low to 5 – high

The carpet top is more likely to absorb moisture and stains, and it’s a bit more complicated to clean, but it’s still not too hard to keep it hygienic.

Pros of 6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats

For advanced gymnasticsPerfect for competitionsDurableEasy maintenance

Cons of 6′ x 42′ Cheer Mats

CostOccasional slight color variance between rollsSHOP ALL 6’x42′ CHEER MATS

4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats

Beginner tumbling mat on a white background

Featuring less dense foam than our standard Folding Mats, our Tumbling Mats provide a low cost, kid-safe gymnastics mat. Great for kids of all ages, these gym mats are covered in vinyl for maximum durability. The Velcro on all four sides allows you to interlock multiple mats together for a larger place to practice and play.

In addition to being easy to clean, these tumbling mats are mold- and mildew-resistant. Wipe them down with a cloth and a mild cleaning solution, and rest easy knowing your child is playing and practicing on a hygienic surface.

What People Are Saying

“My daughter was practicing gymnastics all throughout our house so I knew a mat was needed for her safety. After searching online, I found the quality product we were looking for through Rubber Flooring Inc. Now she can safely and easily do her tricks.” – Bryony K. from Manassas, VA

“Ordered this mat for my daughters who love to do gymnastics around the house when they are not training. They have used it everyday. It seems to be a quality product to this point and I look forward to ordering more.  I was a bit concerned when the package came when it was very light and worried it would be too soft. Not so. It’s firm enough to support both of my daughters at 80lbs give or take without compressing too much.” – Anonymous from Wisconsin

How 4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats Measure Up

Cost: 1/5

1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

These tumbling mats are super affordable, making them great for gymnasts just starting out who don’t want to invest too much money at first. This foam mat is less dense than a standard panel mat, so it offers users a softer landing.

Portability: 4/5




1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

These lightweight mats are easy to fold up and take on the go.

Installation: 1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

There’s nothing to this installation. Unfold it and lay it out to start practicing. For a larger space, you can connect multiple mats with Velcro.

Hygiene: 5/5





1 – low to 5 – high

The vinyl casing makes it easy to keep the mat hygienic. Just wipe down the surface with a cloth and a mild cleaning solution.

Pros of 4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats

Affordable Perfect for kidsEasy to cleanCan combine mats with Velcro

Cons of 4’x8’x2″ Eco Folding Mats

Not as denseNot for advanced gymnastsSHOP ALL 4’x8’x2″ ECO FOLDING MATS

Home Cheer Mats

Purple home cheer gymnastics mat on a white background

These portable Home Cheer mats create a safe yet durable practice space virtually anywhere. The durable carpet top over foam offers optimal traction and impact absorption for advanced moves and floor routines. Thanks to this heavy duty construction, these high performance cheer mats are durable and versatile enough to be used as tumbling mats and gymnastics mats.

Our roll out gymnastics mats are easy to install and use. Simply roll them out when you need them. The low maintenance requirements mean less hassle for you after practice. Available in several color options, these lightweight and easy to store roll out mats are the perfect floor for any cheer athlete.

What People Are Saying

“Works good for tumbling, walkovers, flips, and great for practicing cheer. My granddaughter wanted it for the slight bounce and is satisfied overall with the product.” – Anonymous from Fishkill, NY

“This mat is perfect for my daughter to practice her gymnastics. The best part is that it is so thick but can easily fold up and give us back our floor space in the playroom! She loved the purple color and has used it every day” – Suzanne R from Framingham, MA

How Home Cheer Mats Measure Up

Cost:  2/5


1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

When you’re moving up to a higher skill level and it’s time to start getting serious, this is the mat you buy. It’s not cheap, but it’s not budget-busting, either.

Portability: 5/5





1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

This mat is pretty easy to tote around. Roll it up and take it wherever you need a practice space.

Installation: 1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

All you have to do is roll out these mats, and they’re ready to go. They’re also incredibly easy to transport, so you can bring them on the go.

Hygiene: 3/5



1 – low to 5 – high

The carpet top won’t be quite as hygienic as vinyl since the fibers can absorb some moisture, but it’s nothing that a vacuum and your favorite household cleaner can’t handle.

Pros of Home Cheer Mats

Can join mats with VelcroDurableLow-maintenanceAffordable

Cons of Home Cheer Mats

Will need multiple to cover large areaOccasional slight color variance between rollsSHOP ALL HOME CHEER MATS

5’x10’x2″ Tumbling Mats

Black advanced tumbling mat

These folding Tumbling Mats are the perfect premium mats for gymnastics as well as martial arts. Velcro has been attached to all sides of the mat, so you can connect many folding mats together to create a larger surface. These versatile tumbling mats also work great as wall padding.

The 18 oz. vinyl casing surrounds a 2” thick foam core, ensuring maximum performance and durability. Personalize the look with your choice color.

What People Are Saying

“Our 4 yrs of age daughter started doing gymnastics and the whole family has benefited from this purchase. It’s a well-constructed mat that easily folds up for storage. Our daughter enjoys it daily, especially with the extreme weather. She’s always rolling around, stretching or something while watching T.V. in a comfortable place.” – Anonymous from Stanislaus County, CA

“Awesome mat! My three kids are on this daily doing gymnastics and it is a great mat!” – Anonymous from Orland Park, IL

How 5’x10’x2″ Tumbling Mats Measure Up

Cost: 3/5



1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

These premium tumbling mats are made with top-quality products, and that’s reflected in the price. While they might cost a little more, they’ll last longer than cheaper options.

Portability: 3/5



1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

If you want to take this tumbling mat with you, it’s easy to fold it up. It might be a bit bulky, but you can still load it into your car.

Installation:  1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

This is a portable and versatile mat system. You can easily unfold them, and attach multiple mats together with Velcro if needed.

Hygiene: 5/5





1 – low to 5 – high

Thanks to the vinyl casing, it’s easy to wipe down the mats using a cloth and your favorite household cleaning product. Hygiene won’t ever be a problem with regular upkeep.

Pros of 5’x10’x2″ Tumbling Mats

DurableFloor and wall applicationsEasy to cleanCan join mats with Velcro

Cons of 5’x10’x2″ Tumbling Mats

PriceMight not be as a firm as other matsSHOP ALL 5’x10’x2″ TUMBLING MATS

Incline Mats

Incline Mats

Also known as wedge mats or cheese mats, gymnastics incline mats are a great tool for beginning gymnastics. These mats help to teach basic rolls, walkovers, and handsprings. Incline mats can also be used as tumbling aids, crash pads, or landing mats.

This cheese wedge mat is an essential part of your athlete’s learning journey as they learn proper form and how to perform more advanced moves safely. We provide cheese mats in a range of heights so you can choose the right size for your gymnast’s skill level.

Easy to clean and maintain, these mats are constructed of cross-link polyethylene foam encased in an 18oz. vinyl casing, providing you with a soft yet durable tumbling mat. Our gymnastic wedge mats are very convenient and can be easily moved and stored.

What People Are Saying

“Mat is great, and High quality. My error was purchasing the smaller ″cheese wedge″. My daughters are 8 and 9 and are not able to use the mat as the tumbling prop they’d hoped, but it still helps them use the mini-bar to sing over.” – Anonymous from Boston, MA

“I would recommend this incline mat. It is a bit slippery at home on carpet or wood regular floors but my child loves being able to practice at home with it.” – Anonymous from Grand Prairie TX


How Incline Mats Measure Up

Cost: 1/5

1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

Talk about value! You can buy your aspiring gymnast a wedge mat without breaking the bank, especially since you can choose from a variety of options in an affordable price range.

Portability: 3/5



1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

These wedge mats feature sturdy handles to make transport easier, and the longer mats fold up to save space.

Installation: 1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

When it’s time to practice on the cheese mat, all you have to do is pull it out of storage, unfold it if needed, and place it. Easy as that!

Hygiene: 5/5





1 – low to 5 – high

The vinyl casing doesn’t absorb stains or bacteria, so you just have to wipe it down to keep it sanitary.

Pros of Incline Mats

Easy maintenanceSize optionsPortable

Cons of Incline Mats

Takes up space when storedNot for advanced usersSHOP ALL INCLINE MATS

Folding Landing Mats

Folding Landing Mats

Landing mats are some of the most popular mats for gymnastics and martial arts but are also some of the largest and cumbersome mats to deal with. Fortunately, we offer a more flexible landing mat that folds up for easier storage and transport.

These landing mats are built to last, made from Crosslink Polyethylene foam encased with 13 oz vinyl fabric. The casing is easy to clean and it resists punctures and tears. Available in several popular sizes, these mats now allow for anyone to have a landing mat in their space, no matter how large or small it is. These portable Folding Landing Mats are backed by a 1-year warranty.

What People Are Saying

“So far. So Good. We are using it inside the house for exercise since we have tile floors. It has only been a month or so but it seems to be holding up well. The dogs don’t seem to mind it either. I would give 5 stars but need to see how well it wears over time.” – Anonymous from Scottsdale, AZ

How Folding Landing Mats Measure Up

Cost: 2/5


1 – least expensive to 5 – most expensive

When you’re practicing more advanced moves, the safety of your mat is a big deal. You don’t want to cut corners just to save a few bucks. This is a moderately-priced mat that will keep you safe.

Portability: 3/5



1 – least portable to 5 – most portable

This landing mat folds up to save space, unlike most other bulky landing mats.

Installation: 1/5

1 – least difficult to 5 – most difficult

Quickly need a soft place to land while practicing advanced moves? You can easily take this landing mat out of storage and unfold it without a lot of hassle.

Hygiene: 5/5





1 – low to 5 – high

You can easily sanitize the vinyl casing by wiping it down, and it won’t absorb stains or bacteria.

Pros of Folding Landing Mats

Low-maintenanceDurablePortable and easy to store

Cons of Folding Landing Mats

Takes up space when storedWill need multiple to cover a large areaSHOP ALL FOLDING LANDING MATS


Whether you’re an intermediate tumbler, or an experienced pro, there’s something on this list to suit your situation. Actually, you don’t even have to be a gymnast to benefit from these quality mats! Cheerleaders, wrestlers, and dancers can also make good use of a gymnastics mat in the routine.

So what are you waiting for? Shouldn’t you be practicing? It’s time to hit the mats.


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2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Home Gym Flooring

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Home Gym Flooring

Everybody has that super-fit friend or family member in their life. The one who posts their workouts on Instagram and Facebook. They’re inspiring!

And now you need some inspiration to find the perfect holiday gift for them. Well, you’re in luck, because we know exactly what they need – gym flooring and equipment to support their fitness routines.

So check out this fitness gift guide to get the perfect present for that #fitnessgoals person in your life.

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Free Weights

Resistance training can help you to build muscle, boost your strength, and speed up your metabolism. To beef up a resistance training routine, consider giving the gift of free weights.

We offer weight sets and individual weights to fit virtually any fitness goal or workout. You can choose from dumbbells, kettlebells, bar and plate sets, and more.

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Rubber Floor Tiles

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Rubber tiles offer the perfect solution for both residential and commercial gyms. Because they’re easy to install, you can DIY your home gym floor in a matter of hours. Most rubber tiles are safe to use both indoors and out and can be loose-laid, which saves you from applying adhesive during installation.

Rubber floor tiles come in a range of thicknesses, making them perfect for everything from floor work to Olympic lifting. Whether you plan to drop heavy weights, or just install some exercise equipment, rubber tiles can do it all. This makes them a great choice for commercial gyms that require a low-maintenance floor that can handle a variety of applications.

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Eco-Lock Rubber TilesDura Lock Rubber Tiles3/8″ Versa-Lock Rubber TilesSHOP ALL RUBBER FLOOR TILES

Rubber Floor Rolls

8mm Pre Cut Rubber Rolls

Rubber rolls are a great all-around product for both home and commercial gyms. With a variety of popular thicknesses, rubber gym floor rolls are designed to handle anything. A rubber roll provides a virtually seamless, easy-to-clean surface that is slip-resistant, even when wet.

Because rubber rolls can be custom cut, you can customize the roll to exactly fit your space. Installation is as simple as rolling out the floor and adhering it with double-sided tape or glue for extra stability if desired.

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8mm Pre-Cut Rubber Rolls3/8″ Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls8mm Strong Rubber RollsSHOP ALL RUBBER FLOOR ROLLS

Rubber Mats

3-4 shock mats

Gym mats provide some extra protection and impact absorption to your floor exactly where you need it. Want a space for Olympic lifting that can handle heavy weights dropping? A durable rubber mat is perfect for you. Just need something to put under your cardio machine to protect the floor? A rubber mat can do that too.

While they’re heavy enough not to shift around during exercise, you’ll still be able to move and reposition your mats if you ever find it necessary. They’re one of the most versatile gym flooring options on the market. Best of all, rubber mats are just as slip-resistant and easy to clean as other rubber floors.

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3/4″ Shock Mats3/4″ Extreme Mats4′ x 6′ Premium MatsSHOP ALL RUBBER FLOOR MATS

Interlocking Foam Tiles


Foam tiles are the perfect flooring for people starting a new home gym. It’s easy to install, it supports your joints during workouts, and it provides a comfortable surface for floor work. Plus, it’s cheaper than rubber flooring, so if you’re not ready to invest a lot into your home gym just yet, this is a great option.

Foam is resistant to water, mold, and mildew growth. However, it’s not as durable as rubber. You can crush or puncture it if you’re not careful. Avoid dropping heavy weights on the floor, and keep sharp objects (like high heels and pet claws) away from the foam.

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1/2″ Eco-Soft +
1″ MMA Mats7/8″ Tatami TilesShop Interlocking Foam Tiles

Gym Turf

performance turf rolls

If you plan for sled pulls, plyometrics, or any workouts with a lot of lateral movement, you need gym turf. This tough, artificial turf is specifically designed to withstand the heavy traffic and the demands of a gym. It won’t easily be crushed, matted, or abraded.

Turf allows you to do floor exercises, but it’s still durable enough to handle high-impact exercises, CrossFit, and more. Some gym turf can also be used outdoors to give you more space for your routine.

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Martial Arts Mats

Our martial arts mats are constructed with a high-density foam that protects your joints when practicing MMA, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and more.

These mats are shock absorbent, and they resist moisture, mold, and mildew. This makes them easy to clean and sanitize. Martial arts mats are typically available as foam tile flooring or as vinyl-encased mats, so you have some options.

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Gymnastics Mats

4'x8'x2 Eco Folding Mats

Whether you’re just starting with the basics or you’re working on advanced skills, it’s important to get a gymnastics mat that can help you progress. Our gymnastics mats offer safety, durability, and fun while you practice this high-impact sport.

Gymnastics mats vary in thickness and shock absorption levels, so there are options for every skill level. We offer everything from folding mats and tumbling mats to roll-out cheer mats. All of our mats are safe, free of hazardous chemicals, and extremely easy to clean.

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4’x8’x2 Eco Folding Mats5’x10’x2″ Tumbling MatsHome Cheer MatsShop All Gymnastics Mats

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The 7 Best Artificial Grass Options in 2022

The 7 Best Artificial Grass Options in 2022

Artificial turf is a great, low-maintenance alternative to natural grass. But how do you find the best artificial grass options for you? This guide can help.

There are so many kinds of fake grass, from pet turf to putting green turf, and everything in between. The good news is we have experience with all of them, so we can recommend our top performers in every category.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to find the perfect grass for you as you check out reviews, compare pros and cons, and discover some helpful tips for what to look for in artificial grass.

Best Artificial Grass Overall: Del Mar Turf RollsArtificial Grass for Dogs: Bow Wow Turf RollsPutting Green Turf: Putting Green Turf RollsBest Artificial Landscape Grass: Newport Turf RollsArtificial Grass for Playgrounds: Playsafe Turf RollsArtificial Gym Turf: Performance Turf RollsSports and Field Turf: Sports Play Turf RollsRelated Content > All About Artificial Grass

How to Choose Artificial Grass

Before you start shopping for the perfect artificial grass, there are some important factors you should keep in mind. Once you know what you look for, you can shop with confidence, knowing you won’t miss anything important.


Synthetic turf is a big investment, so of course, you want to buy something that will last. When it comes to durability, face weight is the most important thing to look out for.

The face weight refers to the weight of one square yard of turf. The heavier the face weight, the denser the turf, which means it will be more durable.

1-20 oz This lower range of face weight is made for low-traffic applications.21-40 oz Use this face weight for low to moderate traffic applications.41-60 oz This face weight is great for moderate traffic.61-80 oz Choose this face weight for demanding applications and heavy traffic.


Fake grass can be made from a few different materials, and they each have strengths and weaknesses.

Nylon (The Most Durable): Nylon is the most durable fiber used to manufacture turf. However, it does fade in direct sunlight, so it’s not a good choice for outdoor turf.Polypropylene (Great for Outdoors): This material won’t fade in direct sunlight, and it’s softer and less abrasive than nylon. However, it’s not as durable as nylon.Polyethylene (Eco-Friendly): Made from recycled plastic and glass bottles, polyethylene is both eco-friendly and more affordable than nylon or polypropylene. It’s the softest choice of all, and it doesn’t fade in direct sunlight.


If you’re working on a tight budget, you obviously need to take price into account. The good news is, there are a ton of affordable artificial grass options that offer high-quality performance without breaking the bank.

The great thing about synthetic turf is that it pays for itself over time. You don’t have to spend money on lawn care tools, and you won’t have to worry about huge water bills, either.

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Best Artificial Grass Overall

Del Mar Turf Rolls

Del Mar Turf Rolls

Enjoy a lush, green lawn all year long with our Del Mar Turf Rolls. This is the perfect indoor or outdoor artificial grass for any home or commercial space. People have used it as landscape turf, pet turf in dog parks, as well as trade show flooring.

Plush and comfortable underfoot, this fake grass roll is the perfect alternative to natural grass. Best of all, it comes with a hefty 15-year warranty.


“Couldn’t be happier how well this turf turned. Now we don’t have to waste water out here in the desert to keep our lawn green!” – Warrem from Phoenix, AZ

“So far we are loving the turf. Installation was easy and it was awesome to be able to enjoy it right away. I’m very satisfied with the product I purchased and recommend it to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable lawn with no maintenance!” – William from Pawtucket, RI

How It Measures Up

Cost: 1/5

Durability: 4/5



With a 40oz face weight and a 15-year warranty, this turf is built to easily handle everyday wear and tear. It’s also incredibly affordable.


AffordableIndoor/outdoor turf15-year warrantyPerforated for optimal drainage


Can get hot in direct sunlight

Honorable Mentions

Newport Premium Turf RollsDaytona Turf RollsAll Play Pet Turf RollsShop Del Mar Turf Rolls

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Best Artificial Grass for Dogs

Bow Wow Turf Rolls with a dog

Bow Wow Turf Rolls

Our pet-friendly artificial grass is designed with the comfort of your furry friend in mind. The blades are soft and durable, and the rolls are perforated to allow for easy drainage. This artificial grass is made from safe, non-toxic polyethylene.

Bow Wow Turf Rolls are also convenient for you, the dog owner! They’re very easy to clean and maintain – just scoop up any messes and hose it down. Plus, they’re backed by a 15-year warranty. It’s perfect for dog runs or the whole yard. It’s up to you!


“The product is excellent. The dogs love it and it looks great. I did all the work myself. Just need to take time to prep and make clean cuts. Very happy with the quality.” – John from Neptune City, NJ

“I purchased the Bow Wow Turf Roll and it has worked out great. I created a run for the dog to use as a potty area. The grass is softer but the blades hold up great. My dog has gotten used to it right away. Great investment.” – Sandy

How It Measures Up

Cost: 3/5



Durability:  5/5





Boasting a 50oz face weight, our pet turf can handle lots of traffic and play. It’s also backed by an impressive 15-year warranty.


Perforated for drainage15-year warrantyEasy to install and maintainVersatile


PriceCan get hot in the sun

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All Play Pet Turf RollsPet Turf RollsK9 Turf RollsShop Bow Wow Turf Rolls

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Best Putting Green Turf

Putting Green turf rolls

Putting Green Turf Rolls

Enjoy the beauty of a manicured putting green without the hassle or maintenance costs of the real thing. This putting green turf provides the realistic play of natural grass, so golf balls roll true in all weather with no divots or bad lies.

Our Putting Green Turf features a realistic multi-green fiber and is UV Stable and heat/frost resistant. Made in the US, these rolls contain no lead or heavy metals and are backed by a 15-year warranty.


“We have putting greens in our senior living community. The product we bought was great and of great quality as well. Our residents love the greens.” – Vince from Roseville, MN

“I purchased a 25′ x 7.5′ roll and had to trim it to fit an irregular rock wall. My order arrived on time and was very easy to work with. It putts like the real thing!” – Pat from Fort Myers, FL

How It Measures Up

Cost: 3/5



Durability:  2/5

Putting green turf is designed to be the perfect surface for golf, so it’s thin, with only a 34oz face weight. It won’t hold up to a ton of traffic, but it’s worth the price so you can practice your short game.


Putts and rolls true in all weatherAppears and feels like real grassPerforated for superior drainage


PriceGets hot in the sunNot as durable

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Pro Putt Turf RollsPremium Putting Green Turf RollsPutting Green MatsShop Putting Green Turf Rolls

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Best Artificial Landscape Grass

Newport Turf Rolls in a front yard

Newport Turf Rolls

Upgrade your lawn with plush, soft artificial turf that looks like real grass. Made from non-toxic polyethylene fiber, this artificial grass is safe for the whole family, including kids and pets.

Newport turf is UV stable, so it won’t fade even after years in the sun. It’s also frost and heat resistant, so it’s built to last, no matter what climate you live in. This artificial grass is great for any outdoor application and will keep your lawn looking neat and trim all year long.


“Installed 340 sqft in my townhouse yard. My wife loves it, our kids love it, and the dogs love it. Fast delivery, and easily installed with good ground prep.” – Keith from Marietta, GA

“The artificial turf is excellent. My husband and I installed it ourselves at our daycare for our outdoor playground. It feels real and looks real! The children love it!” – David Aguirre from Mission, TX

How It Measures Up

Cost: 1/5

Durability:  4/5




If you choose this turf for your lawn, you’ll enjoy the durability of a 40oz face weight and a 15-year warranty. Plus, it’s really affordable!


Perforated for superior drainageStays neat and trim all year longContains no lead or other heavy metalsAffordable


Heats up in the sun

Honorable Mentions

Catalina Turf RollsDaytona Turf RollsDel Mar Turf RollsShop Newport Turf Rolls

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Best Artificial Grass for Playgrounds

Playsafe Turf Rolls

Playsafe Turf Rolls

Safety is the most important factor on the playground, and that’s what our Playsafe Turf Rolls are all about. This artificial grass pairs with our Playpads. Our Playpad 5 will provide you with a fall height rating of 2′ – 5′ and our Playpad 8 provides a fall height rating of 6′ – 8′.

This synthetic grass roll is durable enough to handle lots of running and playing without getting worn or torn up. It’s soft, safe, and made from non-toxic polyethylene fiber. Plus, it comes with a 10-year warranty.


“There is nothing about the product I don’t like. It came exactly as advertised, with no surprises and exactly the size I ordered.

We used gym mats underneath the grass to provide padding and are installing our playground this week on the astroturf. Very happy with the product, the price, and the delivery.” – Casey from Leavenworth KS

“It looks clean and bright regardless of how gloomy it looks outside. It is VERY inviting to play on!” – Anonymous from Lafayette, CO

How It Measures Up

Cost: 2/5


Durability:  3/5



This playground turf is tough enough to handle lots of time on the playground, offering a 40oz face weight plus a 10-year warranty. It’s also very moderately priced.


Commercial or residential playground flooringPairs with Playpads for proper fall height ratingsSafe and durableAffordable


Heats up in the sun

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Bow Wow Turf RollsPlaysafe Premium Turf RollsPet Turf RollsShop Playsafe Turf Rolls

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Best Artificial Gym Turf

performance turf rolls

Performance Turf Rolls

Performance Turf Rolls can help you upgrade your gym and take your workout to the next level. They’re perfect for pushing and pulling sleds, CrossFit, and high-impact workouts. They come in cushioned and non-cushioned versions, so you can choose if you want more support for your joints as you exercise.

Made from polyethylene, this turf is softer than nylon, allowing you to do floor exercises without getting turf burn. These turf rolls are also UV stable, and the non-cushioned version features perforations for proper drainage when placed outdoors. A 5-year warranty backs our Performance Turf Rolls.


“We just got our new turf installed last week. After a week of use, our members are thrilled with the new addition, and we are very happy with our purchase.

It was super easy to install and looks amazing! We will definitely be ordering again to add on to this existing strip.” – Kyle from Cantonment, FL

“Ordered 48’ of performance turf for high traffic use in a busy PT clinic. Quality product. Relatively easy to install having had minor experience with flooring in the past.

Ordered ramps for elevation change in the floor surface. Also easy to install. Definitely recommended for gym/clinic use!” – Aaron Dudley from Trophy Club, Texas

How It Measures Up

Cost: 4/5




Durability:  4/5



This gym turf comes with a high price tag, but it’s worth it to find a turf that can handle your workouts. With a 30oz face weight and a 5-year warranty, our gym turf will see you through your fitness journey.


Great for sled pulls and CrossFit5-year warrantyEasy to install and maintain


Cushioned version not ideal for drainagePrice

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Shock Turf XAgility Turf RollsIntensify Turf RollsShop Performance Turf Rolls

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Best Sports and Field Turf

sports play turf rolls

Sports Play Turf Rolls

Sports Play Turf Rolls are ideal for football, soccer, field hockey, rugby, and much more. They provide optimal traction for running and quick lateral moves, and they reduce the risk of injury while you play.

Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, this sports turf is cleat-friendly, and it boasts a 10-year warranty, so you can enjoy years of play and practice. It’s also free of lead and heavy metals, so you know it’s safe and non-toxic.


“I put together a backyard soccer practice space for my son. He’s very happy, and his teammates come over to practice on weekends.” – Andrew from Texas

“Great field turf. Isn’t super slippery. Works well for soccer.” – Anonymous from Texas

How It Measures Up

Cost: 2/5


Durability:  4/5



Now, this is a great value! For a modest price, you can play ball on some tough field turf. It boasts a  40oz face weight and a 10-year warranty.


Indoor/outdoor turfCleat-friendly10-year warrantyAffordable


Gets hot in the sun

Honorable Mentions

All Play Pet Turf RollsElevate Turf RollsGame Time Turf RollsShop Sports Play Turf Rolls


There you have it – the best of the best artificial turf, in every category from pet turf to putting green turf. No matter what you’re looking for, hopefully, this guide gave you some inspiration to find it.

Now, it’s time to use all that knowledge to find the perfect artificial grass for you! Ready to get started?

10 Laminate Flooring Pros and Cons: Learn the Essentials

10 Laminate Flooring Pros and Cons: Learn the Essentials

Laminate flooring is one of the most popular categories in the flooring world. It’s known for its easy installation, realistic wood looks, and affordable price compared to solid hardwood. But is it worth it? Let’s review the top 10 laminate flooring pros and cons to help answer that question.

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Pros of Laminate Flooring

There are lots of reasons to love laminate. It’s the original wood-look flooring, so manufacturers have spent years perfecting the designs and features. 

1. Easy DIY Installation

Laminate planks usually feature an interlocking design, which allows you to snap the planks together and install them without the need for glue or nails. 

This also means you can “float” laminate over an existing subfloor such as tile, so you don’t have to rip up your old floor.  

All in all, laminate is perfect for a DIY project.

2. Affordable Pricing

12mm Mannington Palace Waterproof Laminate

Laminate flooring is much more budget-friendly than solid hardwood flooring. The price of laminate varies, but you can expect an average cost of $2 – $6 per sqft. High-end features like waterproofing contribute to a bigger price tag

Meanwhile, according to HomeAdvisor, hardwood flooring costs an average of $3 – $7 per sqft, with an average installation cost of $3 to $5 per sqft. When you add in the cost of maintenance, hardwood flooring is more than double the cost of laminate.  

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3. Easy to Clean

If you want a floor with minimal maintenance, laminate is a great choice for you. Laminate comes with a durable wear layer that often protects against scuffs and stains. That means you can have effortlessly beautiful floors.

To keep laminate looking its best, simply sweep up any dust and dirt every week, and occasionally clean it with a lightly damp microfiber mop.

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4. Durable Design

12mm Hillside Hickory Waterproof Laminate

Laminate is built to be tough, whether you choose it for a commercial space or a busy home. Many options are built to resist scratches, stains, and fading. It can handle heavy traffic and is ideal for people with kids and pets.

Laminate flooring has an Abrasion Class (AC) rating that determines how much traffic it can handle.

AC3  Good for high traffic areas in your home and light traffic in commercial spacesAC4 Good for any residential application and medium traffic in commercial spacesAC5 Good for high traffic commercial spaces

5. High-Quality Appearance

Laminate is the original wood-look flooring, and it continues to lead the pack with some of the most realistic visuals on the market. You can choose from high-quality looks that mimic the most stylish species, including Hickory and European White Oak.

Some laminate flooring is even embossed in register, which means the embossed texture on the surface perfectly matches the wood grain visuals for a highly realistic feel. 

Cons of Laminate Flooring

10mm Mohawk Castlebriar Waterproof Laminate

Although laminate flooring comes with a lot of benefits, there are still some considerations you should be aware of. That way, you can make an informed decision about your new floor.

1. Moisture Issues

Laminate has a reputation for moisture damage when there’s excessive water. The high-density fiberboard (HDF) core can absorb water, which leads to swelling and warping. That’s why people typically avoid installing it in basements, bathrooms, and other high-moisture areas.

However, you can now choose water-resistant and even waterproof laminate flooring You can also improve the moisture resistance of your floor by including a moisture barrier underneath it.

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2. Can’t Refinish

12mm Mohawk Briarfield Waterproof Laminate

With real hardwood, you may have the option to refinish your floor if it gets scratched or if you want to update the style.

But laminate is synthetic, and the surface layer is too thin to sand down and refinish. If you want to change the look of the floor, or if it’s starting to look worn, you’ll have to replace it. 

3. Sustainability

Eco-friendliness is important to a lot of people, and there are some drawbacks to laminate when it comes to sustainability.

Laminate contains plastic, and it won’t biodegrade. Low-quality laminate may also be made with glues that contain formaldehyde, and there’s a chance it can off-gas VOCs. To ensure you choose safe, high-quality laminate, look for products that are FloorScore certified. 

4. Hollow Sound

12mm Mohawk Elderwood Waterproof Laminate

If you don’t install it correctly, laminate can sometimes have a noisy or hollow sound when you walk over it. To avoid that, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions during installation.

Underlayment also helps with sound insulation, so you should always install underlayment beneath laminate flooring.

5. Resale Value

Some flooring, like hardwood, is virtually guaranteed to improve the resale value of your home. Laminate, while beautiful and durable, doesn’t always increase home value. It depends on the quality and style

So, while laminate can sometimes improve the value of your home, it’s not as dramatic as solid hardwood or tile. That’s important to keep in mind, especially if you want to flip a house or dramatically upgrade your home value.

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Now you know the biggest laminate flooring pros and cons. Laminate comes with a wide range of benefits, including realistic visuals and easy installation. But there are some important considerations to keep in mind, such as moisture resistance and refinishing.

If you’ve decided that laminate is the right choice for you, why not get started with some free samples?

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Laminate Flooring FAQ: 20+ Answers to the Most Common Questions

Laminate Flooring FAQ: 20+ Answers to the Most Common Questions

We’ve heard you’ve got questions about laminate flooring. The good news – we’ve got answers to the most frequently asked questions and DIY solutions for maintenance, installation, and more! 

What is Laminate Flooring? The Basics

Laminate flooring is a stylish and resilient alternative to hardwood flooring. With advanced manufacturing technology, laminate floors perform better than ever before and come in ultra-realistic designs and textures that mimic expensive wood species at a fraction of the price. 

What is Laminate Flooring Made of? 

Laminate is often referred to as a “hybrid” floor because of its high-density fiberboard (HDF) core topped with an image layer and wear layer. 

Wear layer: Laminate wear layers are commonly waterproof, protect the floor from scratches and stains, and provide a realistic feel. Wear layers can include rougher, more natural-looking scrapes and knots. For the most hyper-realistic look and feel, explore our embossed in register laminate options, where the image layer and wood-grain wear layer align perfectly. Image layer: This holds the pattern or print, making the laminate look like wood and stone. Core layer: This layer is typically made of compressed high-density fiberboard, giving the floor durability and stability. It’s resistant to water but not necessarily waterproof. The core layer is also where the locking system is located. Backing: The backing keeps water from penetrating from the subfloor. A high-quality backing can protect the laminate floor from peaking and moisture damage. 

What Are the Advantages of Laminate Flooring?

13mm Tuffcore Estate WaterResist Laminate

Laminate flooring comes with several attractive benefits for the home, such as: 

Scratch resistance: Laminate can stand up against high-traffic environments, especially for homeowners with young children and pets. DIY installation: Laminate’s interlocking plank design allows the flooring to “float” above the subfloor without adhesives, nails, or tape. It’s great for DIYers. Easy to clean: Maintenance is minimal with laminate, so you’ll always have great-looking floors. Realistic feel: Laminate flooring mimics natural wood grains and looks for the most realistic experience underfoot. With the laminate’s HDF core, it also holds heat and “walks” like traditional wood flooring. Related Content > Best Laminate Flooring Options

What Are the Disadvantages of Laminate Flooring?

Although laminate has several appealing perks to it, there are some downsides to be aware of. 

Moisture: Traditional laminate can be susceptible to moisture. However, with today’s technology, there are various water-resistant and 100% waterproof laminate options. Refinishing: Laminate flooring’s synthetic construction does not allow it to be refinished like solid wood.

How Thick Should My Laminate Flooring Be?

14mm KronoSwiss Origin Wide Plank Laminate

We know your investment in laminate flooring is important. You deserve flooring that stands up against wear, feels comfortable underfoot, and doesn’t appear cheap.With that in mind, we highly suggest laminate options between 10mm to 14mm thick

Although laminate floors can be as thin as 6mm, the quality and durability of the material don’t perform anywhere near the thicker options. 

Benefits of Thicker Laminate Flooring

Quieter underfoot and with less echoMore natural hardwood feel Increased impact resistanceRealistic wood etching and aging featuresAbility to hide subfloor imperfections easier

What Does the AC Rating for Laminate Flooring Mean?

The Abrasion Class (AC) rating determines how much traffic your laminate flooring can handle. To find the best laminate option for areas around your home or business; follow the ratings below: 

AC1: Sufficient for bedrooms and closets.

AC2: Perfect for family rooms, living rooms, and dining rooms.

AC3:Great for high-traffic residential spaces and light commercial use. 

AC4: Fantastic for residential spaces and commercial areas with medium foot traffic. 

AC5:The best option for heavy commercial applications. 

What Is the Difference Between Laminate and Vinyl Flooring? 

12mm Mannington Palace Waterproof Laminate

Both laminate and vinyl flooring are reliable options for your home. In a way, they are close cousins, providing equally easy installation, competitive pricing, and similar wood looks. 

One main difference with vinyl flooring is that it’s made of 100% synthetic material and has a PVC or SPC core, making it more suitable for high-moisture areas. Additionally, the range of vinyl thicknesses is a bit more extensive than what laminate can offer. 

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re Laminate Floors Waterproof?

Yes, many laminate floors are waterproof! The great news is that you can choose from various water-resistant and waterproof options to find what suits your needs best. Waterproof laminate does not allow any moisture to penetrate the flooring, no matter how much time has passed. Water-resistant laminate, although highly resistant to moisture, can soak in liquids eventually if left unattended. 

Depending on where you intend to install your floors, 100% waterproof laminate flooring can offer the most resistance to damage in moisture-prone areas of the home. In addition, cleanup is simple with waterproof laminate, as liquids stay on top of the surface. Wipe them away when you get the chance for stain-free floors. 

Benefits of Waterproof Laminate Floors:

Their waterproof core is less susceptible to swelling and lifting from the subfloor. A water-repellent seal that prevents moisture from reaching the core of the floor. Some waterproof laminate plank floors come with beveled edges that help keep moisture from the cracks between planks.  SHOP WATERPROOF LAMINATE FLOORS

How Long Does Laminate Flooring Last?

 12mm Mohawk Sawmill Ridge Waterproof Laminate

Most of our laminate floors come backed with an extensive warranty ranging from five years to a lifetime guarantee. With proper care, your laminate can look beautiful in your home for years of enjoyment. 

When shopping for laminate flooring, we find it helpful to compare the AC ratings of the laminate you’re interested in. Floors of a higher AC rating of 4 or 5 are commercially rated and therefore made to withstand tougher conditions for more extended and up to 20 to 30 years. 

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How to Install Laminate Flooring

12mm Mohawk Southbury Waterproof Laminate

If you love DIY home projects, then laminate is just the thing for you. You can install laminate planks easily, thanks to the interlocking tongue and groove systems. Your laminate flooring will “float” directly on top of your subfloor without the use of grout, glue, adhesives, or extensive installation tools. 

Where Can I Install Laminate Flooring? 

You can install laminate above and below grade and practically anywhere in the home. We recommend waterproof laminate flooring for high moisture areas, like the kitchen and bathroom, and suggest that you clean up any water or spills right away.  If you’re a business owner and are interested in laminate floors, we have heavy commercial options that can stand up against heavy foot traffic and resist scuffs and dents. 

Does Laminate Flooring Need Underlayment? 

12mm Anthem Plus WaterResist Laminate

Yes! For the best results, you must use underlayment with an attached vapor barrier underneath your laminate flooring. Underlayment provides several benefits, such as sound absorption, insulation, and protection against moisture. 

Some of our laminate flooring options include an attached underlayment. If not, we have a variety of foam and cork underlayment options available for you to choose from. 

Additionally, If you intend on installing laminate flooring over concrete floors, you must have a vapor barrierConcrete is porous, and a vapor barrier will prevent moisture from coming up from the subfloor, potentially ruining your laminate. 

What Tools Do You Need to Install Laminate Flooring?

Besides your chosen underlayment and laminate flooring, you’ll need various tools for installation, such as a: 

PenTape measurerKnee padsRubber malletTapping blockJamb saw, or a table saw with a laminate bladeSpacersWide-angle pull bar Tongue and groove adhesiveSHOP INSTALLATION TOOLS

How Do You Lay Laminate Flooring? 

Flooring Installation Kit

After gathering the right tools, you can begin installing your laminate flooring. 

Start the installation by placing the first plank in the corner of the room, working from left to right. With the tongue and groove connectors and seams aligned, connect the first row. Continue to lay your laminate flooring, making sure to use the tapping block and rubber mallet to keep the planks locked into position. When you come across a wall/door jamb and need to cut the plank, measure the space and mark with a pencil or chalk for where you want to cut. Then, use a tile cutter or table saw to cut the excess of the plank for a refined edge. If you have any cut ends 6” or longer, you can use those to begin your next row. You can stagger the planks to give them a natural wood floor look. Set the next plank into the previous row at a slight angle to ensure it interlocks properly. Continue down the room, checking to ensure planks are interlocked and seams have a snug fit. Add spacers every couple of feet around the edges of the flooring, and remove them when you’re done installing. 

Note: For a more seamless appearance around expansion gaps, you may choose to add a quarter-round molding to cover them up. 

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How Do You Cut Laminate Flooring?

You can cut laminate planks with a jamb saw, or a table saw with an attached laminate blade. Anticipate one to two hours to cut laminate planks on your own. 

Measure where you want to cut your laminate and mark a line with chalk or pencil Hold your board steady in place, using a stand or clamp. With your table saw or jamb saw, make straight cuts through your laminate. For detailed or angular cuts, we recommend using a jigsaw or utility knife. 

Safety Tip: Keep your hands steady and away from the blade at all times. Wear safety gloves, goggles, and a face mask to protect yourself from laminate chippings. For more safety tips, visit for things to look out for during every step of your renovation. 

Do You Need to Seal Laminate Flooring? 

12mm Mohawk Woodcreek Waterproof Laminate

No, you do not need to seal laminate flooring. Your laminate comes with a wear layer that protects against stains and scratches. Adding additional sealant to your laminate could damage your floors and potentially make it more slippery to walk on. Make sure to check with the manufacturer for individual product recommendations. 

How to Clean and Maintain Laminate Flooring

12mm Hillside Hickory Waterproof Laminate

One of the most fantastic perks of laminate flooring is the easy cleanup compared to other intensive floor types. Explore below for the best ways to keep your floors feeling fresh underfoot and help them retain their beautiful shine. 

How Do You Clean Laminate Flooring? 

For weekly maintenance, sweep your floors with a soft-bristle broom to clean off dust, debris, and leftover crumbs. Then, with the lowest setting of your vacuum, lightly do a run-over of your floors. It’s important to gently clean laminate, as higher vacuum settings can lead to scratches and damage over time. 

Wish for a deeper clean? Damp-mop your laminate with a liquid cleaning solution specifically formulated for it. Use a damp microfiber mop or another absorbent mop that will prevent too much water from getting on your laminate. Once you finish mopping, use a dry microfiber cloth to remove any remaining moisture. 

What Are the Best Laminate Floor Cleaners? 

13mm Tuffcore Estate WaterResist Laminate

The best laminate floor cleaners are non-abrasive, natural, or PH-balanced. If you’re interested in DIY options, we’ve got 10+ homemade cleaning solution ideas for you to try. Before trying a new laminate floor cleaner, check the manufacturer’s recommendations. 

How Do You Maintain the Shine of Laminate Flooring?

Maintain your laminate by regularly sweeping and removing stains promptly to avoid staining. You should never wax or polish your laminate floor as its shiny appearance requires no additional solutions. 

What Does Laminate Floor Peaking Mean? 

12mm Mohawk Elderwood Waterproof Laminate

Buckling, warping, and cupping of your laminate are often referred to as laminate “peaking.” Peaking happens when there is improper space for your laminate to expand and contract, if there is excessive moisture beneath, or if the environment is highly humid.

Additionally, not enough space between the edges of the floor and walls can create buckling. If peaking is left uncorrected, your laminate floor can eventually lift off entirely. 

How Do You Fix Laminate Flooring That Is Lifting? 

If the peaking is not too severe, you can correct your laminate by adding expansion space. 

How to fix laminate floor peaking

Start by removing the baseboards and find the areas where flooring is locked into place. Remove the laminate planks, and cut them 3/8” shorter to leave room for expansion and contraction.Lay the laminate flooring back down, and give two to three weeks for peaking to subside. If peaking persists, lay something heavy over the flooring for a while. 

How Can I Prevent Scratches On My Laminate Flooring?

Mohawk Home Dual Surface Rug Pad

There are several preventative actions you can take to reduce scratches on your floors. 

Place entrance mats at doorways.Remove shoes – especially heels and cleats.Apply felt pads underneath all furniture to avoid scraping.Never drag or push objects across the floor – ask for help to pick them up instead.Add area rugs throughout the space for added protection and style.For rolling chairs, attach rubber wheels to them

How Can I Remove Scratches On My Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring is durable and great for high-traffic areas; however, scrapes and damage are inevitable after years of use. Below are some quick DIY fixes to reduce the appearance of scratches on your laminate. 

Use touch-up markers – they’re great for very fine, superficial scratches on your laminate flooring. Also, touch-up markers are a speedy and cost-effective way to clean up the small areas of your laminate without fully repairing them. For deeper scratches and dents, use wood wax. Check the manufacturer for wax filler sticks that match the exact color of your laminate flooring. You can quickly fill in the scratches by melting the wax and applying it to sections of your laminate floor. Colored putty kits are another option that works great to fill deep imperfections. This option requires buffing the area and precision to apply the putty evenly for a flawless finish. Make sure to check with the manufacturer for kit availability. 

If the damage to your laminate floors is too extensive, you may want to consider replacing individual planks for an entirely new finish. Removing sections of laminate can be challenging, so consult professional advice before doing so. 

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Laminate Flooring Costs

12mm Mohawk Western Ridge Waterproof Laminate

For starters, laminate is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to sacrifice style, durability, or affordability when buying new floors. Most of our laminate options can be DIY installed as floating floors, bringing down the cost overall.

How Much Does Laminate Flooring Cost? 

The cost of laminate varies. The AC rating, installation type, and added benefits like waterproofing and scratch-resistance impact the price. On average, laminate costs between $2 to $6 per sqft Consider it an investment with high-quality laminate, as it will require less maintenance over time compared to cheaper alternatives. 

If you’re looking for excellent quality and affordable recommendations, check out our staff picks for more laminate ideas! 

How Much Does It Cost to Install Laminate Flooring? 

12mm Mohawk Crest Haven Waterproof Laminate

The installation cost depends on whether or not you want to do a DIY installation or have a professional installer lay your laminate floor. 

On average, the labor cost to install laminate ranges from $2 to $8 per sqftAlso, this labor cost usually covers the underlay and any adhesives needed throughout the installation process.

Does Laminate Flooring Add to a Home’s Resale Value?

Yes, laminate flooring can add to the resale value of a home. Depending on the quality of the laminate, it can be a great selling point to prospective home buyers. 

Tip: If you intend to renovate your home’s flooring before selling it, try to keep different flooring types to a minimum. Having too many clashing materials (carpet, tile, wood-look flooring, etc.) against one another can make things look cluttered. 

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We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about laminate flooring and received helpful answers and advice to questions you may have. Ready to start shopping?


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5 Best Low-Voc Flooring Options for a Healthier Home

5 Best Low-Voc Flooring Options for a Healthier Home

In recent years, there has been a significant push for low-VOC flooring. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are toxic chemicals that emit “off-gas.” Extensive VOC exposure can eventually impact you and the health of your loved ones, including pets. 

VOCs can be found in unsuspecting products you use and buy for your daily life at home, like flooring. It’s essential to understand what to look for while shopping for your personal space or business.  Now, let’s help you create a healthy home from the ground up. Literally. 

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Low-VOC Laminate Flooring

12mm Mohawk Briarfield Waterproof Laminate

Almost all of our flooring is either FloorScore or GreenGuard CertifiedEPA guidelines have ensured that many floor options, including our laminates, are made of low-VOC materials. Flooring retailers and manufacturers are also taking the initiative to supply from sustainable lumber sources.

We care for your health, safety, and wellbeing, and it is a top priority regardless of the style or quality of flooring products you choose. If you are interested in our products but unsure of the VOC content, reach us at Our flooring experts are here to help! 

Pros of Laminate:

Extensive warranty: Many of our laminate flooring options come with an extended warranty. This makes laminate an excellent, long-term investment for your home. Easy to clean: Being one of the best hassle-free flooring options to clean, all you need is a quick sweep or vacuum. No floor waxing is necessary to maintain pristine condition. Installation: Snap-together laminate flooring eliminates the need for VOC-releasing glues.

Cons of Laminate: 

Water-resistance: Traditional laminate is made with more natural materials than other wood-look flooring and can be susceptible to moisture. For increased resiliency in your home, check out our water-resistant and waterproof laminate options on our site.

Our Recommended Low-VOC Laminate Flooring:

Mohawk Rare VintageKronoSwiss OriginalBriarfield Waterproof LaminateRelated Content > Laminate Flooring Buying Guide

Low-VOC Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Hardwood Italia Engineered Wood

Engineered hardwood flooring is a modern version of the classic, solid wood flooring. The engineered hardwood planks’ layered construction comes with a moisture-resistant core and a thick veneer of real hardwood. If you are looking for real hardwood flooring with the benefits of modern engineering, this is for you. 

Engineered wood has all the benefits of natural wood without harvesting large amounts from old-growth forests. Instead, the bulk of the plank is often made from faster-growing pine or even the remnants from the mills themselves. Production time is decreased and reduces greenhouse gas and air-polluting emissions.

Engineered wood flooring is also known for its ultra-durable engineered core. With both engineered and natural materials, engineered wood flooring has significant advantages you won’t find with natural wood. For another alternative eco-friendly choice, bamboo flooring offers similar hardwood looks. 

Pros of Engineered Wood:

Eco-friendly: For eco-conscious buyers, engineered wood is an excellent alternative to solid hardwood. Unique look: Every plank of engineered hardwood has a natural wood veneer. Repeating planks or unconvincing textures will never be an issue with engineered wood.  Installation: Don’t know where you can place your engineered wood flooring? Each plank is made with modern construction that you can’t find with solid hardwood. You can install many of our engineered hardwoods in kitchens, bedrooms, laundry rooms, and more. 

Cons of Engineered Wood:

Maintenance:Like genuine hardwood, engineered wood flooring will take more care to keep its luster and shine. Investment: Engineered hardwood floors are a larger investment than almost any other flooring. These costs are often offset by increased home value, as engineered wood is a premium flooring option. Less DIY-friendly options: Traditionally, people have installed engineered hardwood flooring with the glue down and nail-down method. Today, a wider variety of engineered hardwood flooring offers the effortless click-and-lock method – perfect for first-time homeowners and DIYers. 

Our Recommended Low-VOC Engineered Hardwood Flooring:

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Low-VOC Carpet Flooring

Shaw Floorigami Tri-Tone Carpet Plank

Carpet is a durable, easy to clean, and attractive way to make your home cozy. It’s easy to switch your style up with either broadloom carpet (also known as carpet rolls) or carpet tiles. 

Carpet flooring has come a long way in regards to VOCs. In the past, it was common for carpet dye and the glue that binds carpet materials together to contain VOCs. Today, most carpet is CRI Green Label Plus Certified, meaning it’s safe from harmful chemicals and leaves no odd smell behind in your home. 

For VOC-free carpet, our selection of Mohawk Air.o carpets come with many benefits. For those concerned about allergens, this collection is 100% odor and latex-free. Better yet, it won’t buckle or delaminate. Mohawk Air.o products are inherently stain-resistant, made of polyester fibers, and backed with a premium felt pad. 

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Pros of Carpet Flooring:

Comfort: Carpet flooring is one of the most comfortable surfaces to sit, work, and play on. Plus, it provides additional warmth underfoot that’s great during the winter months. Stain-resistant: Many modern-day carpets come with stain-resistant and waterproofing benefits that beat everyday soils and stains better than ever before. 

Cons of Carpet Flooring:

Maintenance: Depending on people’s space and lifestyles, you may find it needs frequent upkeep. Oils and allergens can seep into the carpet, so that you may use a vacuum more with this flooring option than others.Trends: Carpets can be more challenging to replace, so take your time finding the right timeless piece for your home. With hard-surfaced flooring becoming more popular, this option may not increase home value in the long run. 

Our Recommended Low-VOC Flooring:

Shaw Intellect Carpet TileShaw Floorigami Carpet Diem Carpet PlankJoy Carpets Lazy Day CarpetRelated Content > Carpet FAQ

Low-VOC Tile Flooring

Daltile RevoTile - Stone Visual

Generally, floor tiles are one of the cleanest and safest flooring options for homes. Manufacturers make tiles from clay, finely-ground sand, and feldspar and fire them in a kiln. 

However, with a glaze applied, all tiles can become increasingly toxic. Whenever shopping, consider the lead and resin content in your tile’s glazes and look for either non-toxic glaze or the FloorScore label. If you use tiles that are considerably high in VOC content, you can also purchase low-VOC refinishing glazes that help combat the prior emissions. 

Before your tile installation, consider the labels for your mortar and grout. Many VOCs can be in these items, just like concrete and epoxy. While searching for low-VOC options, you will find ceramic tile and porcelain tile stylish and durable eco-friendly flooring options. Additionally, these tiles won’t carry mold that reduces air quality. 

Pros of Floor Tile:

Durability: Floor tile can resist all sorts of scratches and dents. With excellent maintenance, your tile’s lifetime can last for decades. Style: You don’t have to sacrifice great-looking floors for non-toxic flooring. Tile flooring comes in endless variations of designs, styles, and sizes. 

Cons of Floor Tile:

Price: The tile price range begins with the material, whether porcelain, ceramic, or natural stone. Additionally, many tile options require a skilled tradesperson to install.Comfort: Some homeowners may find floor tile to be a less comfortable option than options like carpet. However, it’s all personal preference. 

Our Recommended Low-VOC Tile Flooring:

Daltile QuartettoShaw Revival CatalinaDaltile RevoTile – Stone VisualRelated Content > How to Clean Tile Floors

Low-VOC Vinyl Flooring

Adura Max Apex 16

Due to the high contents of lead, cadmium, and VOCs in the past manufactured vinyl, there is still a negative outlook on vinyl flooring. Vinyl is a petroleum-based product made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which can off-gas VOCs for years. 

With increased regulations and advanced VOC testing, the popular vinyl flooring choice is now safer than ever. Many companies take it upon themselves to get FloorScore tested for their vinyl products. 

Counterfeit items also play a part in vinyl’s bad reputation. Many non-domestic retailers have been investigated for selling items that have undergone no VOC regulations or quality control. The best way to prevent yourself from being a victim of purchasing toxic flooring is to buy directly from a U.S. manufacturer or through their partners. 

For safe, long-lasting vinyl flooring for your home, the TritonCore Pro 7″ Rigid Core Vinyl Planks is a customer favorite. It’s one of the best budget-friendly SPC vinyl on the market and has various real-wood looks to choose from. Waterproof, stain and scratch-resistant, easy to DIY, and FloorScore Certified, TritonCore Pro has all the bells and whistles you could want. 

Pros of Vinyl Flooring:

Easy to maintain: Vinyl flooring is one of the most low-maintenance options to keep up with! For regular maintenance, a quick sweep or vacuum will keep your floors looking neat. For a deeper clean, use a damp mop and mild solution to achieve a polished appearance. Water resistance: Not only is vinyl known for its durability, but it comes in a wide variety of water-resistant and 100% waterproof options. Aesthetics: Vinyl visually compares to more expensive options like hardwood and engineered hardwood. Vinyl also offers a few looks that others don’t, like stone and decorative looks. 

Cons of Vinyl Flooring: 

Repair: Depending on the manufacturer’s instructions, your vinyl flooring may offer a loose lay and glue-down installation. If you use a glue-down method, repairing the vinyl planks may be slightly trickier to do. Dent-resistant: Compared to laminate, vinyl flooring tends to be more susceptible to denting and scratches. 

Our Recommended Low-VOC Vinyl Flooring:

COREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl PlanksAdura Max Apex 16” Waterproof Vinyl PlanksShaw Pantheon HD Plus Waterproof Vinyl PlanksRelated Content > Vinyl Plank Flooring Buying Guide

Low-VOC Underlay, Adhesives, and Finishes

Shaw Floorigami Carpet Diem Carpet Plank

The amount of VOCs a product emits starts with the types and amounts of toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing process.

While underlayments offer various functions, like cushioning, leveling, soundproofing, and moisture resistance, you can’t overlook the material itself. Cork or low-VOC rubber underlayments mitigate any flooring issues you may have while working to keep your indoor air quality great. 

One of the most neglected sources of VOCs is within building materials used for flooring installation. If you plan on using adhesive or glue, look for natural brands or VOC-compliant products.

For floor lacquers, consider oil-based sealers for your healthy flooring. Many consumers don’t realize that this maintenance step can cause more damage than good. 

Healthy Alternatives for Floor Cleaner

Floor cleaning

If you’ve made it this far, we know that safety is a top priority for you! So now that you’re an expert on the flooring end, we’ve got some fresh and safe ways to clean it.

Check out What is the Best Homemade Floor Cleaner? 10+ DIY Ideas for practical water-based solutions that won’t break the bank either.


We hope this healthy flooring guide has helped you have reassurance in your wellbeing at home. Remember, to get the best air quality, look for phthalate-free products, and flooring materials with zero or low VOC ratings. Ready to start shopping? 


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What Is Travertine Tile?

What Is Travertine Tile

Tile floors are a classic flooring option. There is a reason tile floors have been around for thousands of years. They are practical and aesthetically pleasing. Tile floors resist moisture, are generally easy to maintain and are long-lasting. 

Travertine tiles are a trendy natural flooring option that is popular for its elegance and versatility. Keep reading to learn more about what travertine is, its flooring applications and how it stacks up against other flooring options.

What Is Travertine?

Travertine is a type of limestone with a marble-like texture and earth-tone colors. Travertine forms from mineral deposits created by some natural hot springs. Travertine forms with unique swirls caused by calcium carbide passing through and mixing with other minerals. Travertine’s distinctive, striking appearance makes it one of the most popular stones for flooring.

what is travertine tile

Types of Travertine Tile

Travertine is incredibly versatile. In addition to being appropriate for backsplashes and flooring, it comes in various finishes and colors for a wide range of style options.


There are four main types of travertine tile styles, determined by the finish of the cut. These different finish options help you find the perfect look to match your style.

Polished:Polished travertine smoothed and glossed over to create a reflective marble-like finish.Brushed: Brushed travertine has a slightly rough texture and a matte finish that highlights the stone’s natural beauty. Manufacturers achieve this finish by treating the travertine with a wire brush to reach the desired texture.Honed: Honed travertine, the most popular finish for home flooring, is the midpoint between a polished and brushed finish. Honed travertine is lightly polished for a smooth yet matte finish. Tumbled:Tumbled travertine goes through a unique treatment for an aged, rustic look. Manufacturers achieve this finish by placing the cut stones in a plastic barrel with abrasive grit and water and rotating the barrel to allow the stones to rub against each other as they tumble. As a result, tumbled travertine tiles have a highly textured finish with rounded corners and edges perfect for a beautiful antique feel.


Besides finish, another factor determining travertine tiles’ appearance is the type of cut. The same stone can look dramatically different depending on the direction of the cut relative to the bedding of the stone. The bedding of travertine is the pattern in the rock, similar to the grain in a piece of wood. The two types of cut are vein cut and cross-cut.

To achieve a vein cut, slice the travertine in the direction of its bedding. A vein cut creates a linear pattern that displays the lines of the bedding plane. In contrast, a cross-cut exposes a random, often circular pattern by cutting parallel to the bedding plane. This circular pattern is somewhat similar to the ring-like patterns you see from cutting a tree across the grain.


The multitude of color options further increases the diversity of styling options offered by travertine tiles. The colors present in the stone will vary depending on the minerals present when the material formed. Travertine tiles are never a single solid color. The patterns are distinct with different mottling and bands of contrasting colors throughout, though some types of travertine are more consistent in color than others. 

While each tile is unique, stones mined from the same area will be similar enough to create a beautiful floor with a bit of planning and a thoughtful layout. The stone’s natural variation means that every travertine floor has a unique look. The range of colors includes different shades of beige, brown, gray and more exotic colors like red, pink and green.

Travertine Flooring Costs

Though more expensive than low-end flooring options like laminate, travertine is reasonably priced compared to other natural stone options like marble. If you want a classic stone look, travertine’s affordability and exquisite appearance make it an excellent choice. Travertine’s price can vary widely depending on the stone’s quality and finish. Generally, polished travertine will be more expensive than a natural texture. Installation costs may vary as well. As the material is heavy, it sometimes requires structural reinforcements. To get a more detailed estimate, reach out to a flooring specialist. At 50 Floor, we offer free in-home consultations with our flooring experts. 

The Pros and Cons of Travertine Tile

When choosing a flooring material for your home, it is crucial to consider the pros and cons of each option and compare those against your family’s needs. Like any other material, travertine has various strengths and drawbacks that make it more suitable for some applications than others. Some of these features will depend on the stone’s finish and cut.

pros and cons of travertine tile


Durability: Travertine is remarkably durable and ages stunningly well. Ancient Roman engineers used it in iconic structures that still stand today, including the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. Travertine is a hard stone that doesn’t easily show scratches. Natural finishes like brushed or tumbled are more resilient to damage and less likely to show nicks and scratches than polished or honed tiles. Keep this in mind if you want to maximize your floor’s lifespan.Style and versatility:Travertine’s range of finishes and color options gives you the flexibility to match any kind of decor. You can go for a classic natural look or a polished modern flair. The possibilities are nearly endless. Adds and retains home value:Travertine floors’ longevity and style can boost your home’s value. Durable floors that age gracefully will hold their value over time better than less resilient options requiring more frequent repairs and refinishing.Slip resistance: Unpolished travertine has a rough, non-slip texture, making it great for areas like bathrooms and alongside pools where traction is essential. Affordability:Travertine is generally less expensive than other natural stone flooring options like marble or granite. You can save money without sacrificing quality.Easy to replace:You can remove and replace individual tiles in the rare event that they get broken or damaged, meaning repairs are inexpensive and straightforward if you save some extra tiles during installation.


Susceptible to stains:Travertine is porous, meaning it is full of tiny holes. Porous stones like travertine have a handful of drawbacks. For starters, these microscopic pores allow liquids to penetrate, which makes the stone stain easily. You can protect against stains by applying a penetrating sealer. You will need to reapply the seal every few years.Travertine voids: Another potential downside of travertine being porous is travertine voids, small visible holes resulting from gases getting stuck in the rock as it formed. Polished and honed travertine comes with these surface voids filled, but holes just below the surface become exposed over time as the floor wears. Filling these holes in as they appear is acceptable and common practice. Alternatively, you could choose the unpolished finish and embrace the distinct rustic feel of weathered travertine.Vulnerability to acid damage: Travertine, like marble, is a calcareous stone. In other words, it is mainly calcium carbonate, which means you have to be careful what cleaning solutions you use. Using vinegar, lemon juice or other acidic cleaning products will stain travertine floors. Heavy:As you’d expect, stone tiles tend to be heavy, making them challenging and time-consuming to install. You will likely need to hire a skilled professional. The tiles’ weight also requires a strong and stiff subfloor to support them without excessive bowing or flexing. You may need to reinforce your subfloor’s structure before installing the tiles. Lastly, depending on how you are getting the tiles to your home, you may have to pay more in transportation costs than you would for a lighter material.Moderately expensive:Though less costly than other natural stones like marble, travertine tile flooring is still more expensive than alternative materials such as laminate or vinyl. You can offset this cost by how long stone tiles last and how well they retain their value, but if upfront costs are your primary concern, travertine may not be the right choice.

How to Clean and Maintain Travertine Tile

While travertine can be exceptionally durable, it has some unique cleaning and maintenance considerations. If cleaned and cared for properly, travertine floors will maintain their beauty for decades with only a moderate amount of upkeep.

Before you start cleaning, it is crucial to ensure you are using the correct supplies. As noted before, many everyday cleaning solutions such as vinegar are acidic and will stain and damage travertine tiles. When cleaning travertine tile, make sure you are using pH-neutral, non-abrasive cleaners. Dish soap is a gentle detergent and is safe to use occasionally, but not more than three or four times a year. The best choice would be a cleaning product specifically formulated for travertine. To be safe, check your flooring warranty to see what chemicals to use or avoid. You should also start by testing a small, inconspicuous area to ensure it does not stain before cleaning your entire floor with any product for the first time.

Once you have gathered all your cleaning supplies, your first step will be to remove dust and dirt from the surface. You can do this with a broom, dust mop or vacuum. If using a vacuum cleaner, be careful not to damage the floor. Use a vacuum with a hard floor setting and soft attachments to avoid chipping or scratching the tile. Sweeping a couple of times a week will prevent the buildup of small rocks and dust that can scratch and wear stone tiles if allowed to accumulate.

You should mop your travertine floor once a week after sweeping. Warm water without any chemicals or detergents will usually be sufficient. You can add dish soap or another cleaning solution designed for stone floors as a disinfectant. If you are adding a cleaning solution, check your warranty first and follow the directions for the product. If using dish soap, only use a small squirt.

Excess water can penetrate the sealant and settle into the porous stone, causing damage and discoloration. To avoid this, wring the mop out thoroughly as you clean. After mopping the first time, rinse the floor with a clean, wet mop. This step is especially crucial if you used a cleaning solution, as a second pass will remove any residue left behind during the initial cleaning. After mopping, dry the floor with a soft cloth or towel to remove any remaining moisture.

In addition to regular cleaning, you will occasionally need to apply a sealant to the floor to protect against stains, discoloration and degradation caused by moisture penetrating the travertine. Various sealers have different lifespans. Some need annual application, while others can last as long as five years. If you prefer a darker glossy appearance, reapply your sealant more frequently. If you are going for a more weathered antique look, use a natural sealer and apply it less often. 

Before applying a sealant, you should always check the directions for the sealer and check your floor manufacturer’s warranty and instructions, especially if you are switching from one product to another.

Travertine Tile Aesthetic

Travertine Tile Aesthetic

Whether you are going for a traditional or modern look, travertine can fit your decor thanks to the range of tones and textures it comes in. Despite the diversity of colors available, shades of beige are the most commonplace. You might already have this popular look in your house. Here are some style tips for coordinating your travertine floors with your home decor. 

For a classic Mediterranean style, pile on additional warm neutral colors like tan and brown with your furniture and decorations to give the room a sophisticated, muted look.

If you prefer something more modern and a little less monochromatic, some bright colors pair well with beige flooring. Blue is an excellent complement for travertine tile floors. Blue tones down the ordinary beige, yellow and pink shades of travertine without creating a sharp clashing contrast. Try blending the room with a range of blues from light slate blue to a dark navy. Alternatively, go for a darker color scheme by introducing dark browns and shades of bronze with a navy blue accent.

A dark green or peacock color can provide a similar aesthetic to navy blue. The dark colors create a strong contrast between the travertine’s light tones, making the floor less pronounced. Try pairing the green shades with light-colored accents like soft white to pull the room together.

Another surprising but sharp-looking choice is pairing beige and gray. Mixing either dark gray or a warm medium gray with beige can create a beautifully sophisticated color palette. Charcoal gray with white accents cools the room and makes pinkish-beige rooms seem more neutral. Fortunately, many fabrics mix gray and beige, providing many options for selecting furniture and draperies that match this color scheme.

Travertine vs. Porcelain Tiles

If you are considering a travertine tile floor, you have likely looked at similar alternatives as well. Porcelain tiles are a remarkable substitute for travertine floors. Porcelain tiles have many of the same benefits as travertine. Manufactured tile can mimic the look of natural stone or other materials, including hardwood. The styles, colors and textures available even exceed that of the wonderfully versatile travertine. Properly maintained travertine tile has a longer life expectancy than porcelain tiles. However, the 75 to 100 years tiles tend to last is long enough that the difference is insignificant for most purposes.

Porcelain tiles have some benefits over travertine that are worth mentioning. Perhaps the most notable difference is that porcelain is not porous. That means you do not need to worry about sealing the tiles or staining them by exposing them to moisture. 

Another benefit of porcelain is that you can safely apply more cleaning solutions to it. Many common cleaners and disinfectants, including vinegar, are acidic and will stain travertine. You should still check with your manufacturer before using chemical cleaners on your porcelain tile floor. 

Lastly, porcelain tiles tend to be cheaper than travertine. The tiles themselves generally cost less, and the installation cost is usually lower as well. Like travertine, the cost of porcelain tiles can vary significantly based on many factors. The price range of the two materials overlaps somewhat, meaning you may find travertine to be the cheaper alternative.

While porcelain tiles have some noticeable benefits over travertine, that does not necessarily mean porcelain tiles are the clear-cut winner. Though porcelain tiles can look and feel similar to travertine, it is not entirely the same. Furthermore, manufactured tiles will not achieve the one-of-a-kind look of naturally formed stone.

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Whether you are looking to install travertine, porcelain or any other flooring, 50 Floors is here to help. Our flooring experts will provide you with a free consultation to navigate you through the different flooring products we have available.

 We believe it should be as easy and convenient as possible to find affordable quality flooring. With 50 Floor, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home. We come to you with a range of flooring samples, so you can envision how your new flooring will match the rest of your home. Schedule an appointment today

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Paint Colors to Go With Wood Floors

Paint Colors to Go With Wood Floors

As you redesign your living space with newhardwood flooring, you’ll need to consider how the planks’ undertones affect the room’s look and feel. Paint your walls a color to match your new floors to create a dramatic contrast or a subtle, cohesive design. This guide can help you narrow down the best paint colors for wood floors so you can achieve a striking outcome in any part of the house.

How to Match Wall Color With Wood Floor

As you consider the paint colors to go with wood floors, think aboutthe wood stain’s undertones and keep the following tips in mind:

Choose neutral colors: Neutral-colored walls will match your flooring, furniture and decor. White, off-white, cream and gray tend to go well with any colors you have in your current design. You can use neutral colors on your walls to create a backdrop for bold curtains or bright-colored furniture that reflect your unique personality.Use contrast: For a bold, dramatic design, you can contrast your wall colors with your hardwood flooring. After identifying your wood panels’ undertones, choose a wall color on the opposite side of the color wheel. You may also want to contrast cool tones with warm tones.Choose a matching shade:You can match your walls to the undertones in your hardwood flooring panels if a subtle design is more your style. Choose colors within the same palette as your hardwood floors for a warm, cohesive look.Consider your furniture and decor colors: Besides your wall and floor colors, you’ll also need to think about the color of your furniture and decor to bring the whole room’s design together. Choose contrasting or complementary colors for your walls, depending on your desired effect.Design an accent wall: You may want to paint an accent wall in your favorite color instead of using it in the whole room. An accent wall allows you to be creative without committing to a full room in your accent color.

Best Paint Colors for Light Wood Floors

Light hardwood flooring gives the room a bright, inviting appearance and tends to hide dirt. It also makes the room appear more spacious. You’ll want to go with neutral and light tones for your walls and trim to complement your flooring. Consider painting your walls and trim the same color for a modern, cohesive look. These colors work best with light hardwood floors:

White or off-white: White walls look clean and neat, and they easily match furniture and decor. You could also use an off-white tone if you don’t like the stark brightness of white. The yellow undertones in off-white shades give the room a sense of warmth and color.Gray: Neutral gray comes in various tints to help you find the perfect match for your room’s design. Since this color is a combination of black and white, it matches most furniture and decorative elements. Consider whether you want warm or cool undertones in your gray shade, depending on your desired look.Beige: Light beige walls create an inviting atmosphere in the room and highlight your floor and furniture colors. This color blends nicely with warm-colored flooring.Taupe: As a combination of brown and dark gray, taupe can serve as the foundation for your room’s design. A lighter taupe can complement different levels of light in the room to make it appear more spacious.Greige: Greige is a combination of gray and beige with an emphasis on gray. This color is usually a more subtle tone than taupe. Consider this color as the foundation for your room’s design if you desire a bright, peaceful atmosphere.

Good Wall Colors for Dark Wood Floors

Dark hardwood flooring goes well with light wall colors as it creates a pleasant contrast. Before you choose a paint color to go with your dark hardwood floors, consider the room’s light source. You’ll need plenty of natural or artificial light in the room so it isn’t too dark.

Some of the best paint colors for dark wood floors include:

White, off-white or cream: You may want to stick with neutral wall colors to complement your dark wood floors since your flooring already has a striking appearance. White, off-white or cream-colored walls add a sophisticated look to your room.Gray: Even though gray is a neutral color, it comes in various undertones to complement your hardwood flooring. It works exceptionally well with dark wood floors with black undertones.Greige: This universally appealing color can match the different hues in your decorative elements and wood undertones.Bright colors: Besides neutral tones, you can also have fun with a bright color you enjoy. Try to complement the undertones of your dark wood floors to create a cohesive look. The best non-neutral wall colors for dark wood are light blue and subtle green.

Consider Room's Light Source When Choosing Paint Colors

Best Wall Colors for Gray Wood Floors

Gray hardwood flooring has become increasingly popular over the years. These colors go well with gray wood floors:

Blue: Blue walls bring a relaxing, serene atmosphere into any space. Create a cohesive design with cool tones, such as navy or ice blue. Blue is available with gray undertones, but it benefits the room’s atmosphere to choose a predominantly blue color to maintain relaxing vibes.White: Pure white walls can refresh a room’s design. If you prefer off-white colors, keep in mind that yellow undertones could clash with your gray flooring. Instead, you’ll want to consider pure white or off-white shades with cool undertones.Dusty green: Choose sage or pale greens with gray undertones to create a calm atmosphere in your design.

Good Wall Colors for Cherry Wood Floors

Cherry hardwood has a stunning appearance. You’ll need a bold wall color to complement its undertones and create an aesthetically pleasing room. These wall paint colors match your cherry hardwood floors:

White or off-white: White is a clean, crisp color that creates an elegant contrast to your floor’s dark wood. You can also choose an off-white or cream tone if you don’t want bright white walls.Green: Green walls create a gorgeous contrast with your cherry wood floors. Choose from various tints to establish a striking appearance in your room. Avoid using green shades with yellow undertones that could clash with your red flooring. Instead, you may want to stick with a dark green color.Blue:Blue walls give the room a sense of serenity and calm. You can find many shades of blue that complement your cherry hardwood flooring.Red or terracotta:Instead of a stark contrast, you can use red or terracotta walls to create a warm, inviting atmosphere in your room. Keep in mind that you may want to use dark red as an accent color to keep it from being too overwhelming. An alternate option is terracotta, which is a soft complement to the red in your hardwood flooring.

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At 50 Floor, we provide in-home estimates to help you find the right hardwood flooring to complement your walls, furniture and decorative elements. Our specialists can visit your home and guide you in choosing which colors would be best for your space. You can schedule an appointment onlineor call 1-877-50-FLOOR for more information about our products and services today.

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How to Stop Dogs From Scratching Your Floors

How to Stop Dogs From Scratching Your Floors

Luxurious hardwood floors enhance your property’s resale value because of their warmth and unique aesthetic appeal. You may need to give your hardwood flooring more care and attention if you have pets in the house. Since dogs’ nails could leave scratches on your floors, you’ll have to keep your pets groomed and your flooring clean. Below, you’ll discover how to prevent dogs from scratching wood floors to keep your valuable flooring in excellent condition.

6 Tips to Keep Your Dog From Scratching the Floor

Follow these six ways to prevent your pets from scratching your hardwood floors.

1. Trim Their Nails Often

Dogs’ long, rough nails can scratch the floor, especially if they spend a lot of time inside. You can keep dog nails fromscratching wood floorsby trimming them regularly. Even though a dog groomer can professionally cut your pets’ nails, the task is easy enough to do yourself. Follow these steps to trim your dog’s nails successfully:

Secure your dog in a comfortable sitting or standing position.Take your dog’s paw and make room for the trimmer by bending the nail away from the paw’s pad or fur. You may also want to separate the pad from the nail if the nail curves into it.Avoid cutting the quick, which contains some of your dog’s nerves and blood vessels. You can find this pink, fleshy part of the nail by holding the dog’s paw up to the light if your dog has light-colored nails.Keep the scissors parallel to the nail’s tip and in front of the quick to prevent injury. Snip off a small section at the edge of the nail.Cut your dog’s dark-colored nails in small snips to avoid harming the quick. The quick looks like a small circle when you examine your dog’s nails straight on.Continue trimming your dog’s light or dark nails until they clear the floor when your pet is upright. You might have to groom one paw at a time to make sure the nails are short enough.Smooth out your dog’s nails with a file or electric rotary tool. You may decide to use a rotary tool instead of a trimmer because it tends to provide a more comfortable experience for dogs.

As you cut your pets’ nails yourself, you may also want to trim the fur between the paw pads to prevent them from slipping as they run.

2. Take Your Dog for a Walk

Taking walks outside with your pets can improve their physical health and help enhance your bond. This practice can also be helpful for your floorboards. Walking your dogs around your neighborhood or at the park is a natural way to trim their nails. It also helps them release energy so they’re not running around the house later.

During your daily walking routine, try bringing your pets to an area with a lot of friction, such as a sidewalk or on gravel, so they can wear down their nails as they walk. This method helps you save money and time on grooming and clippers.

3. Put Protective Boots or Nail Caps on Your Pets

Another way to stop your dog from scratching the floor is to invest in protective boots. Since dog fashion accessories are popular, you can find a set of cute, functional shoes for your pet to wear that guard your floors against marks. These boots have skid-proof bottoms and comfortable padding that keep your dog from skidding over your hardwood floors and digging into the panels.

Since your dog might not be accustomed to how these boots feel at first, you’ll have to be patient during the adjustment process. These protective shoes might not work if you find your pet gnawing at them because they’re uncomfortable. You might also find the process of removing them and putting them back on when you take your dog outside isn’t for you.

Instead, you can use nail caps to protect your floors. After trimming your dog’s nails, apply small caps over them that keep your flooring safe from marks and scratches. This product tends to be more comfortable for your dogs’ paws.

4. Use Area Rugs or Carpet Runners

Use Area Rugs

Your dog might have a favorite spot in the house to run. As dogs run throughout your living space, they scratch the floors and leave messes, reducing your home’s aesthetic appeal. Consider where your pet gets most excited or where your flooring is most vulnerable, and place rugs or carpet runnersin these high-traffic areas.

Common spots include the kitchen, especially for mealtime, and the entryway when you get visitors.

Theserugs and carpet runnersslow your dog down and take the beating from sharp nails, saving your floors. Besides their protective qualities, rugs also come in various colors, patterns and textures to enhance your room’s design.

5. Clean Your Floors

You probably already have a habit of cleaning your hardwood floors regularly to maintain their luxurious appearance. Keeping your flooring clean is even more necessary when you have pets in the house. Dogs shed their fur and bring dirt in the home from the outside.

This debris can leave tiny scratches on your floors that are difficult to remove after you or your pet step on them. You can avoid damage from pet hair and outside debrisin the entrywaysand other parts of your home by vacuuming and dusting them more often than usual.

6. Get Your Floors Finished

Besides the preventative measures you can take with your dog’s nails and fur, you can also keep your dog from scratching the floor bygetting your hardwood flooring refinished. A few coats ofpolyurethane finishcan protect the wood panels from scratches and other forms of wear and tear for many years. You could also consider an anti-slip finish to prevent your dog from skidding against the floor.

Anti-slip or non-skid coatings give your floors an extra grip to keep dogs from marking them up as they run through your home. On slippery floors, pets would use their nails to keep them from sliding. Applying a non-skid finish gives your dog grip on the floor and can cover up any light scratches that are already on your floors.

Schedule an Appointment With 50 Floor for Scratch-Resistant Flooring

Even after taking care of your floors, you may discover you need to have them replaced. Our team at 50 Floor providesin-home consultations, where we bring floor samples to your house and let you choose the best one for your living space.

We offerhigh-quality hardwood flooringand can answer any questions you may have abouttaking care of them. You may also preferscratch-resistant vinyl flooringthat looks like natural wood but is easier to maintain with pets in the house. Reach out to our professionals online or call 1-877-50-FLOOR toschedule an appointment.

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