Moving? Flooring Options for Your New Home

When you move into a new home, it’s common to consider replacing the flooring. However, replacing it before you move into your new home if it’s old or worn (or just not your style) tends to be a lot easier.

If you don’t have experience with this aspect of moving, you need to research your options. Here are some popular types of flooring for when you relocate.


If you’re hoping for a classic look that will never go out of style, it’s hard to beat hardwood flooring. As a result, these planks tend to be the favorite for most homeowners.

You can choose from wide or narrow planks in almost any color imaginable. And if you decide to redesign the room, you can put a new stain on the wood to match.

When you shop, be sure to compare solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Solid planks cost more, and you can’t install them just anywhere. Engineered hardwood might be more cost-effective but probably won’t last as long.


Although carpet isn’t as popular as it once was, it’s still the staple for bedrooms and kids’ play areas. Carpet offers a soft landing and extra warmth on a cold day.

You can also install carpet within a few hours, compared to a day or two for other flooring types.

Choose the right thickness and design for the way you plan to use it. For example, tight loops are better for heavy traffic, while a plush carpet gives a softer look and feel.


Like wood, tile is another classic flooring style that will always seem in fashion. Ceramic tile is the most common, but you can also find it in natural stone.

Tile comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. It’s a tough surface to walk on, but it’s incredibly durable.

Tile can be one of the hardest to install since it needs grout around each piece. But once you seal it, it may last for decades with good care.


Vinyl is quickly rising in popularity. This flooring is waterproof, cheaper than wood or tile, and can mimic the look of almost any material.

Since vinyl is a resilient material, it feels softer than wood. So if you’re looking for a comfortable floor for the bedroom and don’t want carpet, it’s a suitable alternative.

Unlike wood, you can install vinyl almost anywhere, and it’s easy to place as a floating floor.

Green Flooring

If you want to choose a material with a high degree of sustainability, you should check out green flooring options. Bamboo or cork are just a couple of examples.

Bamboo contains pressed grasses that seal together to form planks. They’re as hard as hardwood, and the grass takes only a few years to regenerate.

Cork comes from tree bark. It offers a softer surface and good noise-canceling. It’s not as scratch-resistant as bamboo, but you can seal it for extra protection.

Moving On

Finding the right flooring for your home may be the easiest to do before moving. Contact us for more tips on the best ways to make your upcoming move a success.


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