Flooring Types

Browse our materials guide to find the right carpeting and flooring for your home. Living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and entryways all have unique flooring needs: wet spaces versus dry spaces, high-traffic versus low-traffic, subflooring differences, insulation needs.

Guide to Types of Thresholds

Thresholds play a small, but important, role in your home. Make sure you choose the right one with the help of our expert guide!
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What is the Best Carpet to Buy for My Home?

Compare different carpet costs and materials to find the best option for your home.
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How to Choose Cheap Hardwood Flooring

If you thought the beautiful, warm look of easy-care hardwood flooring wasn't in your budget, these low-cost options might change your mind.
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Refinishing Hardwood Floors

Learn how to restore and refinish hardwood floors in your home with these home improvement tips from the pros.
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Cork Flooring: Comfortable and Earth-Friendly

On the hunt for a flooring material that's attractive, easy underfoot, and not harmful to the environment? Cork flooring could be the perfect choice for you. Here's what you need to know before you decide.
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More Flooring Types

Living Room Flooring Ideas

Your floor covering can be the star of the show or an understated background.
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Laminate Wood Flooring

Laminate wood flooring fashionably fuses fool-the-eye forms and durable construction to create arresting, affordable substitutes for more expensive hardwood, tile, and stone floors. Here's a closer look at wood laminate flooring and the benefits it brings to all kinds applications.
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Parquet Flooring: Artistry in Wood

Michelangelo transformed a ceiling into something enduring and magnificent to behold overhead, but today's flooring manufacturers use parquet flooring to convey their creative spirit underfoot. Here's what you need to know about parquet flooring -- this artistic expression in wood.