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.

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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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Compare different carpet costs and materials to find the best option for your home.
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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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Learn how to restore and refinish hardwood floors in your home with these home improvement tips from the pros.
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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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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.
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With their earthen hues, seamless appearance, and distinctive textures, stained concrete floors appealingly anchor looks from casual to classic. Here are a few things to consider about concrete floors for your abode.
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You don't have to break the bank to enjoy good-looking floors. These 10 affordable flooring materials let you lay fashionable foundations for comfortable living in a wide array of design styles.
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Wood floors contribute pleasing substance underfoot, sweep-clean ease, and first-rate foundations that ground all types of decorating styles. Here are a few of the things you need to know before shopping for wood floors.
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Looking for something a little exotic and a whole lot earth-friendly? You'll find those qualities and more when you opt for eco-friendly bamboo flooring. Here is a closer look at bamboo flooring, its attributes, and ideas for its use.
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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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Laminate is an easy-care flooring option that cleans up quickly, and it's a hardy material for busy areas. And with new production technologies, laminate looks on par with its wood and stone flooring counterparts.
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Laminate flooring gives you the look of wood or stone, but without the cost and maintenance. See our favorite laminate floors, with manufacturer information included.