How much does it cost to install engineered hardwood floors? That’s a good question—and one with an interesting (or at least a complicated) answer. If you’re thinking about changing up the flooring in your home, you’re not alone. We all know that buying hardwood floors can add timeless style, warmth, and value to your house, condo, rental property, or igloo (just kidding about that last one). But not everyone knows what to expect when it comes to cost.
Been browsing Pinterest for ideas on how to replace your flooring? Understandable. Wowed by pictures of concrete flooring that looks like wood? Very understandable. Everyone loves the look of hardwood, but it’s not always the right floor for the job. It costs more than many other options, it requires a good bit of maintenance, and even the most durable types of wood flooring aren’t immune to scratches, chips, and water damage.
Looking at the cork flooring Lowes sells and wondering if it’s actually worth buying? You’re not alone. Box stores like Lowes and Home Depot sell just about all the types of flooring there are, but it’s hard to know whether or not they’re worth buying. And that goes double when it comes to a less-common material like cork. Look at it this way. Shopping for flooring is a lot like going out to eat. You can choose a big chain restaurant, or you can try out a small eatery—family-owned, perhaps. Sure, the chain restaurant might have more options, but some of the best meals you’ll ever have will come from the mom-and-pop shop. So, if you’re looking for the best cork flooring you can find, you’re going to need to understand the menu!
Flooring: it’s not just for indoors! Putting down flooring can add utility and enjoyment to any outdoor area. But with so many types of flooring out there, you may be wondering which outdoor flooring options are the best for your needs. The truth is, there’s no one type of flooring that’s perfect for everyone. So we’ve put together this side-by-side comparison of 15 outdoor flooring options to suit every need.
You’ve seen it everywhere, from home improvement blogs to Home Depot’s website—laminate flooring as far as the eye can see. But you still don’t really understand—what is laminate flooring, exactly? It’s a question we hear all the time. Simply put, laminate flooring is a composite flooring material. It’s composed of multiple layers, it’s been around for about 50 years, and it’s designed to add style and value to your home while withstanding wear and tear. Most often, it’s designed to look like wood (but not always).