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11 Flooring Options: Best Ideas for Every Room

 

Discover the best flooring options for each room in the house based on function, looks and your lifestyle.

by Dinah Eng

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingBasement and Below Grade

Before installing any flooring option, make sure there are no moisture issues with the concrete slab. If there are, laminate and wood wouldn’t be good choices, because they tend to absorb water. Resilient vinyl floors are often used in basements because vinyl is unaffected by moisture and is low maintenance. Read more

 

Kitchen Flooring Essentials

 

Floored by all the flooring options out there for kitchens? From laminate to vinyl, here’s a primer on what’s available.

 

by Alicia Garceau

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerAppearances are important when it comes to new floors, but don’t choose a material based on looks alone. Narrow the choices to a few contenders and then take a trip to a flooring store or home center for a test drive. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing Hardwood Flooring

 

Hardwood floors are tough, beautiful and can work in most rooms in your home.

By Kim Hildenbrand

 

Hardwood—just the word evokes images of charm, richness, and classic looks. Wood floors last a lifetime and gain “character” with age.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerOptions

 

Board Widths. Select from narrow strips (less than three inches), wider planks (more than three inches), parquet squares, and—a new option—squares and rectangles. The traditional choice, strips give the illusion of more space, while planks impart a rustic look. Parquet floors, with the distinctive geometric design, suit formal spaces. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Be Inspired: 8 Unique Flooring Ideas From Rate My Space

 

By H. Camille Smith

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerShow-Stopping Entry

 

Talk about making a great first impression! At first glance, this parquet floor looks like tile, but it’s actually made up of alternating strips of maple and walnut. Each “tile” measures 13″ x 13″ and is composed of four strips of hardwood laid side by side. Installing this floor in the traditional parquet method was a painstaking process but the high-end look is certainly worth the trouble. Read more