Choosing the right type of flooring for your home is a big decision and can make your home feel brand new, but with so many options out there it can be hard to decide what the best option is for you.


The main thing you’ll want to consider is the function of the room and choose a floor that will hold up to how you’re using the room. For example, bathrooms have a lot of moisture, so it’s best to choose something that can stand up to long showers and frequent cleanings.


Here’s a look at several types of flooring options that are available at UB Hardwoods and Flooring in the Twin Cities to help you choose which flooring type works with your lifestyle.


Hardwood Floors


Wood floors are a popular choice and often can increase a home’s resale value. Plus, they’re easy to clean and maintain, and can be sanded and refinished over and over again so you can refresh your floors without a new floor installation.


Hardwood flooring is a great choice for any room that’s free of moisture, and if it’s a high-traffic area of your home you can further protect your beautiful wood floors with a nice rug.


Engineered Hardwood Floors


If you’re considering the hardwood floor option, engineered hardwood flooring could work well for your home too. It isn’t susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, so it can be installed in areas where traditional solid hardwood cannot. Although this isn’t the same as solid hardwood, it does perform just as well and generally requires less maintenance.


Vinyl Floors


Vinyl flooring is one of the most versatile options out there. It’s easy to clean, water resistant, and durable, so it’s perfect for high-traffic areas such as a kitchen or mudroom. Plus, vinyl is available in nearly every color you can think of and offers options that look like wood or stone.


Tile Flooring


This is also a versatile and durable option. It’s made from ceramic or porcelain and is produced in a countless number of colors, shapes, and sizes. Also like vinyl, it is available to look like wood or stone.


Tile is water resistant, so it’s often a popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens.


Stone Flooring


Using natural materials on your floors such as marble, slate, granite, or a stone mosaic will offer supreme durability and a unique luxury to any room, without any added maintenance.


Stone flooring offers a high quality that will last a long time, and is often sought after by potential home buyers when it’s installed inside or outside the home.




If you’re looking to make a room cozy and warm, carpet is a practical option for living areas and bedrooms. Carpet comes in a variety of materials and colors, and most types are stain resistant and easy to maintain so long as you vacuum it consistently to keep it looking its best.


Laminate Flooring


Laminate flooring is another durable, versatile option for your home. It comes in a variety of patterns, colors and styles, so you can have the look of high-end flooring at a much lower cost. Plus, it’s easy to clean and maintain, so it’s perfect for high-traffic areas and household with kids and pets.


If you’re still stuck on which flooring is best for your home, let the experts at UB Hardwood & Flooring help. We offer all these types of flooring and can assist you in finding the best one that fits your lifestyle. Contact us today at 763-807-4500 or visit our showroom in Plymouth.

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