Flooring 101: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Type

One of the most challenging tasks in decorating a home is ensuring the flooring is beautiful, yet strong and beautiful. Replacing or installing new flooring at home is incredibly time-consuming and may cost more than painting your walls. Given the fact that it’s a major investment, you have to be sure about what type of flooring you want for your home. 

The great thing about flooring is the variety in the market. Your job is to do your research and choose the best option for your space and budget. Here is a list of different flooring types, as well as their advantages and disadvantage to help you decide on the flooring style that best suits your home:

Wood Flooring

One of the most common flooring types you find at homes is wood flooring. This option is quite popular among homeowners because wood flooring gives your interior an instant lift, making it look classic and warm. There are different types of wood flooring, but two of the most loved styles are hardwood flooring and engineered wood flooring. Both are quite similar, with the latter being the cheaper and more durable option.

There are many advantages when you choose wood flooring for your home. Aside from its elegant and classic style, wood flooring is cost-efficient and can increase the resale value of your home. This is because this type of flooring can hold up for a long time, thus you can have it refinished for up to five times. 

If you are planning to have wood flooring installed at home, it is wise to know a few of its disadvantages. Wood flooring, without proper care, will scratch and dent easily and is prone to warping if exposed to moisture. 

Ceramic Tile Flooring

Ceramic tiles are popularly used in bathrooms and other rooms that have the tendency to accumulate moisture because they are durable and resistant to water. Like wood flooring, ceramic tiles have different types to choose from, including glazed and unglazed ceramic tiles. 

The great thing about ceramic tiles is that you have a variety of options. Other companies offer custom-design services that give your home’s flooring a unique design. 

A low-maintenance option, ceramic does not go through a lot of wear and tear. If you wish to maximize the use of your ceramic tiles, have them installed in high-traffic areas of your home such as the kitchen, mudrooms, or even porches. 

Unfortunately, ceramic tiles do have a few disadvantages. One of which is they can get cold and a bit slippery. Walking barefoot on your ceramic tiles can cause a bit of discomfort, and if you are not careful, they can be a hazard.

Laminate and Vinyl flooring

Two other flooring types to consider are laminate and vinyl flooring. These types of flooring are quite similar to each other. Laminate flooring is synthetic and can mimic  the appearance of wood. Meanwhile, vinyl flooring is made of plastic and is more durable than laminate flooring.

These types of flooring have an easy installation process, incredibly easy to maintain, and are an eco-friendly solution.

The disadvantages of both types of flooring are their lifespans. Vinyl can last up to two times longer than laminate flooring. However, both types of flooring may need to undergo replacements overtime. If you have a tight budget, this option may not be for you.


Each room in your home requires a different type of flooring to help cater to its purpose. You want to make sure that the kind of flooring used in your rooms will be able to cater to different activities and environmental changes. It is best to speak to a flooring specialist so that you can adequately weigh the options and choose the best type of flooring that would fit your space and budget.

Choosing the right flooring for your space is incredibly important. We, at Kings Flooring, provide a mobile flooring showroom to help you look for the perfect flooring for your home and offer high-quality options of flooring in the UK. Give us a call and let us arrange a home visit!


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Kings Floors - Mobile Flooring Showroom - We Come To You


We bring our mobile showroom to your home where you can view samples in the room required

Kings Floors - Mobile Flooring Showroom - We Come To You


Our highly experienced flooring fitters we remove your old flooring and install your NEW chosen flooring.


Book with Kings at a time that is convenient with you and we will bring our Mobile Showroom to your doorstep where you can view samples in the natural lighting of your room/s