At UB Hardwoods the choices are not limited to just hardwood flooring. Of course, we love hardwood flooring; however, we also install carpeting, vinyl flooring, and tile/stone to create a complete, beautiful renovation of a home or commercial property. Here are some suggestions about how to mix and match the floor covering choices to achieve the best results.

Solid Hardwood Flooring

Installing hardwood flooring is a terrific idea for formal dining rooms, great rooms, dens, bedrooms, and recreational rooms, such as those that contain a pool table. Hardwood flooring can be used to delineate a portion of a larger space to indicate it has a special use. For example, in a home that does not have a separate room set aside for dining, a dining area can be created in the living room by using carpeting for the main space and changing to hardwood flooring for an area set up for dining.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring is a great choice for areas that have challenging installation issues, such as covering the concrete flooring of a basement, in the laundry area, or when finishing an attic. Engineered flooring, is made from layers of laminate with an upper surface of quality hardwood. Because of its design, it is a bit more flexible than solid hardwood flooring so it is a good option for those areas where the subflooring is a bit uneven.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is traditionally used as a covering for areas that might get wet, such as the kitchen or bathrooms. However, as can be seen in some of our gallery photos, there is no need to be shy about using hardwood flooring in the kitchen area. Another great mix and match idea is to use vinyl flooring in the kitchen in front of the sink and hardwood flooring for the rest of the kitchen area.


Many enjoy the feel of thick carpeting in rooms where they are sometimes barefoot, such as in bedrooms. If carpeting is used in a bedroom, it is also nice to continue the carpeting from the bedroom into any adjacent walk-in dressing closets. Carpeting is not the best choice for a bathroom, so it is better to change to vinyl flooring or tile for the bathroom area.

Tile and Stone

Tile is an excellent option to use for the transition from inside to outside the home. It is good for sunrooms, patios, and outdoor kitchen/fire pit areas. Stone is a great covering choice to create different outdoor areas, such as areas around swimming pools, and walkways.

It is an exciting proposition to design comfortable and attractive spaces with a nice mixture of different types of floor covering. Contact us for a free quote and help with learning more about all the attractive choices and flooring combinations.

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