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Top Choices for Low Maintenance Flooring

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by

When it comes to installing new floors in your home, you’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of all your options. While appearance and style will play a role in your final decision, it is important not to overlook things like ease of maintenance and care, especially for homeowners with busy lifestyles, who like to entertain, or who have children or pets. Low maintenance flooring in San Diego can not only stand up to everyday wear and tear, thus protecting your investment, but can save you time and hassles.

As the San Diego flooring specialists, we wanted to share some of our top choices for low maintenance flooring. See which of the following matches your personal tastes and budget:

  1. Vinyl – Vinyl flooring is not only inexpensive, but requires very little upkeep, as it’s extremely resistant to staining. It’s easy to clean, won’t show much wear or tear, and needs only a coat of polish every once in a while to return it to its original shine. Vinyl flooring also comes in a variety of styles, from wood to tile. You can get the look of an expensive flooring material for a fraction of the cost! Click here to view affordable vinyl flooring options in San Diego.
  2. Laminate – Laminate flooring is another affordable option, demanding approximately the same care as vinyl. The biggest differences between laminate and vinyl are laminate is much thicker, making for a more comfortable floor, but isn’t truly waterproof. This makes it a good choice for any area except highly moisture-prone rooms, like bathrooms.
  3. Tile – Ceramic and porcelain tile are two great picks for any room in the house. Both are impervious to moisture penetration and can be cleaned quickly and easily, possibly needing a spot treatment from time to time. Porcelain is harder and denser than ceramic, making it overall more durable, but also slightly more expensive and harder to install.
  4. Natural Stone – Natural stone refers to any type of rock flooring. For low maintenance, slate and granite are best, as these materials are very hard. They can be made impervious to water with proper sealing and are extremely resistant to scratches, though they can be chipped if a weighty enough object is dropped. Natural stone floors will need to be resealed periodically to keep water resistant.

You’ll see that our list doesn’t include the popular hardwood flooring option. While today’s technology has allowed manufacturers to offer stain resistant and waterproof properties to a variety of hardwood materials including oak, pine, cork and more, hardwoods still require regular maintenance and upkeep to keep them at their full potential.

To view your options for affordable and low maintenance flooring, head down to Unique Flooring in San Diego and check out our showroom. We have a wide selection of affordable floors and have a team of professional design and flooring experts who can help you select the flooring that would best match your lifestyle. Give us a call today at 760-945-0010 and schedule a free consultation.

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