We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the floors are the most visible and used area of your house. It is IMPOSSIBLE to occupy a space without making contact with the floors in some way. In a manner of speaking, the floors are also the first impression people get when they walk into your home, unsightly scratches are NOT ideal.
No matter what your preference or aesthetic, no one wants to see scratches on their flooring investment. The best way to avoid the unsightly gashes is to choose flooring that is resistant to scratching in the first place–especially if you have a household with children or pets, or even clumsy adults. If you entertain often, you’ll also want a floor that can withstand the high influx of foot traffic, marks from shoes, dropped items, and more.
So, in order to save you the exasperation and frustration later of a scratch on the surface, here is the list of most scratch resistant flooring you can install.
Tile flooring made from har material such as ceramic or porcelain are among the most scratch-resistant flooring you can find. Tile flooring is also one of the most versatile, customizable flooring options with a multitude of shapes, sizes, colors, patterns and styles. This variety of looks can be a beautiful addition to any room.
Tile makes an excellent flooring option because it is long-lasting, durable, and worth the investment as they are also very easy to clean and maintain, lending itself to be a versatile option in almost any room. In addition to the benefits of beauty and functionality, tile floors are also beneficial to your health and well-being. They are naturally resistant to allergens, mold, mildew and buildup that can cause a myriad of health issues.
Their durability and longevity will be enjoyed for years and without worry of scratches, dents, and damage.
Who doesn’t love the warmth and look of a natural hardwood floor? But, natural wood is quite susceptible to dents, scratches, and other imperfections. While in some cases that might be preferred, for high traffic and busy households laminate is a much better alternative. Laminate flooring is designed to hold up against everyday nicks, scratches, and minor damage.
Laminate achieves the look everyone loves about natural wood but with added strength and durability that outperforms other flooring materials. Laminate flooring is made up of layers of material and provides stability and strength where you need it most. The top layer seals in the beautiful finish and design and is less likely to fade, stain, or retain moisture that leads to cracking, warping, and peeling.
Laminate is incredibly affordable and available in a wide range of colors and finishes. Most laminate flooring products are engineered to be scratch-resistant and avoid scuffs, and scratches that result from everyday use.
Lastly, vinyl flooring is a scratch-resistant option made up of several layers of synthetic material to create one solid sheet. One advantage of vinyl is the wide array of patterns, styles, colors, and designs you can get it in. Vinyl is an affordable option that is often chosen to emulate the look of wood, tile, or stone but with more durability.
If you choose a vinyl floor made up of layers that are the same color as the top layer it will aid in disguising any minor damage that may occur, however this material is already able to withstand a lot. Vinyl is affordable, strong, easy to install, easy to maintain and clean, and while strong enough to resist scratches and dents, soft enough to provide comfort underfoot.
Choosing the Best Scratch-Resistant Flooring for You
When choosing any kind of flooring material there are certain factors you must consider no matter what it is you’re aiming for. The room it will be used in, how much foot-traffic is involved, kids, pets, exposure to light and moisture, what kind of furniture you’ll be putting on the floor, installation, budget, design, just to name a few.
Tile floors are an excellent choice for kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, laundry rooms, hallways, and outdoor living spaces. Tile is durable, versatile, and stands up to moisture, mold, mildew, and is often slip-resistant. Combined with the strength often found in tile flooring to prevent surface damage, this is a clear winner for many spaces in the home.
Laminate floors are also a solid choice for laundry rooms, hallways, kitchens, dining rooms, recreational rooms, living rooms, and even bedrooms. While they offer strength and beauty and the warmth that can be achieved with natural wood, they are also engineered to withstand some exposure to moisture, high foot traffic, minor spills, and are often resistant to mold, mildew, and other allergens. Laminate floors are easily cleaned in most cases and have fairly low maintenance associated with them. The installation process is not overly complex and can be installed professionally or as a do-it-yourself project.
And as for luxury vinyl plank (LVP) its properties and affordability make it a great choice for bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, laundry rooms, dining rooms, recreational rooms, living rooms, and maybe even bedrooms. Not only is it easy to install, low maintenance, water resistant, and able to withstand the daily wear and tear of a heavily used floor, but the variety of styles and design in such an affordable product is unmatched. If you’re looking for a scratch-resistant floor vinyl flooring is one of the best options..
The market has plenty of durable flooring options, so how do you narrow it down? First, do your research. Determine what kind of floor will best suit your space, then narrow it down to a few brands and price points. Next, consult flooring experts to answer all your questions about your selections. And lastly, consider budget per square footage, how the flooring will be installed, warranty, and longevity of your investment. Contact Flowers Flooring for a free in-home estimate today.
About Flowers Flooring
Flowers Flooring is your family flooring specialist with two locations – Cornelius, NC, and Winston-Salem, NC. Both locations service a 100-mile radius from the showroom. Both locations specialize in flooring sales and installation, including carpet, laminate, hardwood, sand & finish, hardwood restoration, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, rubber flooring, tile floors, tile showers, tile backsplash, area rugs, interior painting, and more. To reach the Cornelius, NC location please call (704) 445-7750 and to reach our Winston-Salem location, please call (336) 660-0977. Please be sure to inquire about our current promotion and financing offers.