We may still be enjoying the peak of fall color and crisp weather outside, but the holidays are just around the corner.
Holiday season – especially this one following so much isolation due to the pandemic – means more people in your home. More people in your home means more wear and tear on your flooring. But it doesn’t have to mean your floors suffer.
Before the holiday season this year, it’s a good idea to upgrade your floors to high-traffic flooring that can handle the extra family and friends.
Today’s flooring is more durable than ever, and fortunately, there are several options in a large variety of colors, patterns, designs, and materials so you can find exactly what you need to make your home holiday ready. Trust Gillenwater Flooring in Maryville, TN to help you find exactly what you need for your home.
Not much can hold up in a home the way tile can. There are multiple tile options out there, but the hardest ones will give you decades of resilience and resistance to stains, scratches, water, and wear and tear, while still looking attractive. Choose from porcelain, ceramic, or natural stone. Each are extremely durable, but porcelain is denser making it more resistant in high-traffic areas. Tile comes in a large selection of options, not just colors and patterns, but shapes and sizes, too, for a look that is incredibly customizable and unique. If you want the look of wood, but the durability of tile, there is also now wood-look tile flooring. Tile is also a low-maintenance flooring that is easy to clean, making it a great choice for high-traffic areas and homes with a lot of guests, kids, or pets.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Another great option for high-traffic areas is luxury vinyl flooring thanks to its ability to stand up to even the busiest of households. Luxury vinyl plank and tile are both resistant to staining, scratching, wear and tear, and moisture. And both are available in gorgeous designs that mimic the look of natural wood or stone flooring. Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the more affordable flooring options and is one of the easiest to install, making it great for people on a budget. It is also low-maintenance and easy to clean, making it one of the best options for high-traffic areas.
laminate is attractive, budget-friendly, and is another durable flooring choice. Laminate is designed to mimic the look of natural wood or stone flooring and is available in a variety of designs and hues, as well as styles. While laminate is resistant to scratches, wear and tear, stains, and fading, it is not waterproof. So, laminate is best installed in rooms such as the living room, guest rooms, hallways, entryways, and dining rooms instead of rooms prone to moisture. However, laminate can still stand up to a busy household, and it is easy to maintain and clean. Laminate provides you with a gorgeous, worry-free flooring choice for all your holiday get-togethers.
If you already have flooring you love and aren’t looking to replace it but want to add extra protection to your floors, add an area rugs. Area rugs are great in areas with the most foot traffic, such as entryways, hallways, living rooms, and your dining rooms. Rugs add style and comfort, and they are easier to replace than flooring. Area rugs will protect your flooring underneath from scratches, wear and tear, and from becoming worn. Area rugs are incredibly versatile and available for different price points, so you’ll be sure to find one that matches your style and your budget.
No matter your personal style or performance needs, [Gillenwater Flooring has a flooring choice for you. Prepare your house for additional foot-traffic during the holiday season with gorgeous, durable flooring. We can help you find the perfect option for you!