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At Floor Coverings International of Wexford, we know that every home has different needs. Like anything else in your life, the flooring option in your home should reflect the unique demands of your family and lifestyle. For instance, whereas natural stone flooring may be perfect for your summer vacation home, it can be less than ideal for homes housing numerous pets. Similarly, the size and activity of your household requires you to consider different flooring options in order to meet the needs your family requires. Floor Coverings International of Pittsburgh is well versed in the benefits of different flooring options, which is why we’ve put together this list of flooring options best suited for busy families. Read on to find out which flooring options are up to the task in your family’s home!

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring has been a traditional choice in homes for over a century now, and it’s easy to see why. Given the incredible look of hardwood flooring as well as its long life, hardwood is often the perfect choice for a family’s home. Certain species of hardwood flooring, such as Hickory or Maple, offer incredible durability to go along with their amazing look. There can be some concerns when it comes to hardwood flooring maintenance, mainly its difficulty with moisture and humidity. Hardwood flooring also has the ability to scratch, though the ease with which it is refinished can make up for that concern. If your family is relatively active and doesn’t require too many special needs, hardwood flooring can be a great choice.

Laminate Flooring

If hardwood flooring just isn’t right for your home, due either to its price tag or its inability to deal with moisture, there’s always laminate flooring to consider. Whereas hardwood flooring can often cost more than many families can afford, laminate flooring offers all the look of hardwood for a fraction of the price. Furthermore, there are numerous varieties of laminate flooring that are specifically produced to handle moisture, so if your family tends to be extra active, or if your home is located near the lake or other source of water, consider going with laminate flooring.

Carpet Flooring

Like hardwood flooring, carpet flooring is another no brainer when it comes to your family’s home. Beloved for its comfort and elegance, carpet flooring can go a long way in making your home feel relaxing and cozy. Unlike hardwood flooring, you don’t need to be aware of scratching, making carpet flooring a great solution for families with pets. On the other hand, if you have smaller children that tend to cause spills and other accidents, you may want to wait to install that berber carpet flooring. In contrast to hardwood flooring, there are also carpet options that tend to come in on the lower side of price points, making carpet a great solution for budget-minded homeowners. If you’re looking for an affordable but elegant flooring solution, carpet may be just what the doctor ordered.


At Floor Coverings International of Wexford and Pittsburgh, we’re sure to have the flooring option that’s perfect for your family. Call today for your free in-home estimate!

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