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What Are the Most Cost Effective Flooring Options for 2020

2020 has been a strange year so far, but it is the perfect time to tackle a project in your home or office, such as replacing the floors. It might sound like a daunting and expensive project, but there are plenty of cost effective flooring options available. Even if it’s not something you plan on implementing immediately, it never hurts to have a plan. 

What Are the Best Value Flooring Options?

Laminate Flooring

Based on the name alone, it’s easy to dismiss laminate flooring. Those who do so will miss out on arguably the best flooring material on the market. It can pretty realistically recreate the look and feel of hardwood flooring of ceramic tiling, and comes in many more design options. It’s the most water-resistant material available. It’s easy to install, and best of all, it’s typically the cheapest flooring option, between $2-$5 per square foot. Laminate flooring, in addition to being one of the cheapest flooring materials on the market, is also one of the most eco-friendly, since it is made from 99% wood byproducts. 

Vinyl Flooring

Similarly, Vinyl flooring is another cost-effective flooring option with many designs to choose from, but whereas laminate flooring is more or less an organic product, vinyl is made from PVC with a urethane top layer. It’s much more durable than laminate flooring. Many people are turned off by the idea of vinyl flooring, since it reminds them of the old floors in their homes growing up. However, vinyl flooring has come a long way since those days, and there are multiple options now. There’s the sheet vinyl, which is the cheaper of the two options and there is the luxury plank vinyl. The latter is the option most people will choose, because it’s much more durable, and is an ideal flooring material for those with small children and pets. 

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring might seem like a strange entry on this list, because it’s not exactly the cheapest option, especially compared to laminate and vinyl flooring. But it is still a very cost-effective option. There are two reasons for this; the first is that hardwood flooring will outlast pretty much every other material, if taken care of properly. Installing hardwood flooring is making an investment in your future, laying down something that could theoretically be there as long as you are. The other reason hardwood flooring is a cost-effective option is because instead of buying new, you can always purchase reclaimed hardwood. There are plenty of buildings and homes in Nashville that are built with repurposed wood on a regular basis. These planks can be reused, saving you money while also adding a sense of history and legacy to your home or office. In addition, it’s helpful to the environment to reuse the wood that would have otherwise required more trees to be cut down.

Replacing the floors in your home or office can be a tricky and expensive undertaking. But if you select the right materials, you can save a lot of money. There are always ways to install something more expensive, like hardwood flooring if that is your preference, without breaking the bank. If you’re interested in finding out more, then be sure to contact Ozburn-Hessey today!

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