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Types of Flooring: Guides, Comparisons, & More

Carpet vs. Laminate: The *Real* Pros & Cons

So you’re getting a new floor. Fun! But you can’t decide between carpet vs. laminate. Not fun! In all seriousness though, we get it—choosing between carpet and laminate can be a difficult, time-consuming process. At a relatively similar price point, both types of flooring offer great perks and stylish results. It’s the ol’ carpet vs. laminate debate. Of course, the best choice will come down to your personal needs and tastes. So to make it easier, we’re going to compare the two flooring materials side by side—comparing their construction, installation method, durability, best uses, maintenance, and cost—to help figure out which one is the right floor for you. 

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Click-Lock & Snap-Together Flooring: What it Is + How to Install It

Click-together flooring, snap-together flooring, click-lock flooring, interlocking flooring—yeah, it goes by an absurd number of names. And they all refer to the same thing: planks or tiles with a type of interlocking grooves that, when assembled, create a seamless flooring surface. But whatever you call it, this type of floor setup is becoming more popular by the day thanks to its ease of installation and increasing availability. So if you’re thinking about purchasing a new floor, you should probably know a little bit about it. After all, informed decisions are the best decisions.

A Guide to Peel-and-Stick Carpet Tiles (& 9 Reasons They’re Amazing)

If you’ve been looking into different flooring options and haven’t yet come across the amazingness that is peel-and-stick carpet tiles, you’re in for a treat. Why? Peel-and-stick carpet tiles are becoming more and more popular every day—they’re versatile, they’re affordable, and they come with a ton of advantages over traditional broadloom carpets. If you’re a carpet tile novice, rest easy: below, we’ll show you 9 reasons why peel-and-stick tiles are an excellent choice for your next flooring project. And for those of you already in the know when it comes to this awesome type of carpeting, we’ll give you all the specifics you’ll need to choose the perfect carpet tiles for you. Buckle up: we’re about to go on a magic carpet tile ride.

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The Best Vinyl Flooring Types: Your Complete Guide

When you think of vinyl flooring, you probably think of the patterned, plasticky, slick surface that covered just about every kitchen and bathroom in America for the second half of the 20th century. In fact, you can probably remember exactly how it felt to slide around on it in your socks, how it felt cold on your feet when you stepped out of the shower, even how your shoes squealed on it when you forgot to wipe your feet at the door (sorry, mom).

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Types of Wood Flooring 101: Your Total Guide

Luxurious. Warm. Timeless. Oh yes, my friend: we’re talking hardwood floors. And we’re gonna get into the nitty-gritty of all the wood flooring types you need to know about. Because everyone loves a wood floor. Everyone. Basically, we’re going to walk you through everything you’ll need to choose the right wood flooring types for you. Don’t worry—you can thank us later.