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WTF!? (What Type of Floor)

Did we get your attention with our title for this blog?  Good!  We want you to pay attention because we have some great information on flooring that you don’t want to miss!  Whether you are one of the millions of people who have recently bought a house for the first time or are looking to breathe new life into the home you already love, new flooring is a great way to do that.

But, what type of flooring should you use and who can help with putting that flooring in?  We’re going to answer one of those questions for you right now, and one of them throughout the rest of this blog.

When you Google “flooring companies near me” you should look no further than Harbor Stone Construction Company.  We are a family-owned business that has been around since 2010 and we have a great team with decades of combined experience.  Our flooring installation contractors are a cut above the rest and are happy to guide you through the process of choosing the right type of flooring for each room in your home.  So, WTF?!

Each room in your home serves a different purpose.  For example, the kitchen is a place for cooking and making memories, the dining room is for eating and entertaining and the living room is for rest and relaxation.  With all of the different purposes a room can have, there may be a different type of flooring that each room should be paired with.  In years past, when tackling a project like flooring, you had to choose between fashion and function.  If you chose something that looked great, it probably didn’t hold up too well.  If you chose something that has more durability, it might not have looked great.  Lucky for you, these days you no longer have to choose because you can have the best of both worlds in many cases.

Let’s take some time to dive into some different types of flooring and where they may suit your needs for each room in your home.


Hardwood flooring has made a huge comeback over the last ten to twenty years.  Hardwood floors bring warmth and character to a room.  If you are able to refinish an existing wood floor or install brand new material, hardwood floors are always a great choice and their popularity can add value to a home that it previously did not have.  New materials in the hardwood flooring space have much higher durability than older flooring from decades past.  Hardwood can create a cozy atmosphere and look great all at the same time and is a great choice for dining rooms, bedrooms, and living rooms.


Tile is quickly becoming one of the best flooring choices homeowners can make when taking on flooring projects.  It is a material that, generally speaking, is readily available and in certain cases a cost-effective and versatile option that is becoming more popular as time goes on.  Tile comes in a variety of sizes and styles that are nearly endless.  With proper care and maintenance, tile can be a long-lasting material.  Even in the event when tile becomes damaged, it is one of the easiest types of flooring to replace.  Since tile is made up of individual pieces, if one (or a few) are damaged, you can replace the damaged tile without having to remove and replace large sections.  Tile can be used in several rooms in your home, including kitchens, bathrooms, and even enclosed porches or patios.


While linoleum and vinyl flooring are not the same things, they do have many similar characteristics when it comes to their durability, function, and cost in comparison to other types of flooring.  They both have a high level of water resistance, can come in a variety of designs and patterns, and are fairly easy to maintain and clean.  Because of these attributes, they are suitable for many different rooms in the house.  They are most commonly used in basements and as a lower-cost material for bathrooms when consumers are on a budget.

These are just some of the options you have for types of flooring that can be used in your home.  Our flooring installation contractors have experience with all of these and more!  We want to help you take the look of your home to the next level, so remember, when you are searching the web for flooring companies near me, Harbor Stone Construction Company is the only place you need to look for.

Contact us today to see how we can help with flooring or any other services we provide!

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