new homeIt is an important decision to choose flooring for your new home. Your lifestyle will be affected by the flooring you choose. They can be used to do yoga, hold parties, make food, or let your children play on them. Your flooring should be practical, easy to clean, and blend into your home’s decor.

There is no turning back once you have chosen the flooring materials and design. Your flooring will last for several years, if not longer. Your flooring is not subject to the same changes as your smartphone.

It can be overwhelming to try and decide on flooring in a showroom.

We felt it was important to provide a guideline on how to select the right flooring for a new house.

This guide will discuss the different flooring options available on the market, as well as answer the most frequently asked questions about flooring for a new home construction.

Flooring materials for New Home

Vinyl plank

Vinyl plank flooring is a hot trend in the flooring market. People love the look of plank flooring and the ease of installation. Vinyl plank floorings can be affordable for those who are budget-conscious.

Vinyl plank flooring is also suitable for areas with moisture problems such as basements, bathrooms, or kitchens. Vinyl plank flooring is easy to clean.

Plank flooring can be purchased in many colors, sizes, and thicknesses. The vinyl flooring can withstand more traffic if it is thicker. Vinyl plank flooring can be fitted to bathrooms with waterproof backings. Ask your custom home builder Myrtle Beach SC.


Hardwood flooring is one the most popular types of flooring. It is a common flooring choice in many homes, including the bedrooms and kitchen. Hardwood flooring has a natural appearance and comes in many options. Hardwood flooring is available in as many styles as trees.

Hardwood flooring can be expensive. If your dishwasher is not working properly or your pipe breaks, it can easily be damaged. Wood is more susceptible to scratches. Hardwood floors should be buffed and stained every ten years. If you take care of hardwood flooring it will age beautifully.


Laminate flooring is the best option if you like the look of hardwood flooring but don’t want to deal with the disadvantages. Laminate flooring is resistant to water damage and can be scratched easily.

Laminate flooring is made from composite wood, which is heated and pressed together. It is easy to maintain laminate flooring. It is as easy as wiping it with your sweep.

Laminate flooring comes in many colors, finishes, textures. They can look almost as real as wood flooring.

Ceramic tiles

There are many types of tiles that you can use for flooring. One of the most popular tiles is ceramic tiles. You can find them in many colors and designs.

Ceramic tiles are also easy to replace damaged or chipped tiles. You don’t have to tear out entire sections of flooring.

Ceramic tiles can seep. Glazing can solve this problem. Glazing can protect tiles from stains and spillage. Ceramic tiles are easy to install.


Bamboo flooring is a relatively new and less-known option. Bamboo flooring is easy to maintain and requires little maintenance. Bamboo is a fast-growing material that can be used as a custom home flooring.

Bamboo flooring is not as durable as regular hardwood flooring. Bamboo flooring is susceptible to scratches and scuffs. Bamboo flooring is heavy so be careful when lifting large objects.

Bamboo flooring can be used in low-traffic areas, while a more durable option is available for high-traffic areas.


Linoleum flooring is an eco-friendly, bio-degradable flooring option. It is made from natural materials such as wood resins, flour, and linseed oils.

Linoleum can withstand a lot of abuse and is extremely durable. Linoleum is an excellent flooring choice in high-traffic areas such as the kitchen or living room.

Linoleum floors can also be maintained easily. You just need to mop them regularly.

Flooring Q&A: Questions you should ask

What are the main factors that affect flooring choice?

You should consider three things when choosing flooring: your style and aesthetic requirements as well as your lifestyle and use patterns.

My floor is looking shabby. What should I do when choosing flooring?

It is possible to choose a darker-colored flooring option that will hide spills and crumbs.

My children and pets are constantly in my home. What kind of flooring should you choose?

It is important to choose a durable and strong flooring material. Bamboo and hardwood floorings are susceptible to being scratched. Linoleum tiles and porcelain tiles are very durable. Laminate flooring is another option worth considering.

What kind of flooring should you recommend for me if I live in high-moisture areas?

You should consider concrete or ceramic tiles if you have concerns about the environment being high- or medium-moisture. Vinyl tiles can also be a great choice.

Which flooring materials are easiest to install yourself?

Vinyl plank and laminate flooring are the most straightforward to install and can help you save money on hiring a contractor. It is difficult to install carpet without the help of a professional.

Although you can attempt tile installation, there are some steps involved. Before you start installing tiles in your main living areas, it is a good idea for a small bathroom in the basement.

Call Dawol Homes now if you are looking for a custom  home builder who will help you build your new home.

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