|Real hardwood is timeless and offers the ultimate in visual appeal
||The available looks in carpeting are wide and varied. From casual to formal; from loops to plushes, from prints to solids.
||Created with high resolution photography, designed to provide the appearance of real wood, or stone. An imitation of real wood or stone tile created
||Ceramic and stone are timeless, unmistakable and offers the ultimate in visual appeal
|Still the most luxurious and prized flooring option with the highest resale value
||The most popular floor choice; incredibly comfortable to walk upon including when barefoot; warm underfoot when it's cold
||Durable, affordable, easy to maintain
||Stunning natural beauty; extreme durability; timeless; endless design possibilities
|Solid hardwoods can expand and contract; softer woods may dent easily
||Although increasingly stain resistant, many carpets still suffers the problem of stainability; odor retention; and fading in some carpets
||Susceptible to moisture damage. Can often have a "hollow" sound when walked on. Low thermal insulation properties
||Higher cost; difficult to repair; stone needs to be sealed
||A well maintained carpet will last at least 7 - 10 years
||Tile is the most durable floor to own
|Use walk off mats at entryways, regularly sweep or vacuum, use floor protectors, sweep regularly, mop with recommended cleaners as needed
||Requires frequent vacuuming; must employ many different techniques to effectively clean various spills and stains
||Use walk off mats at entryways, regularly sweep or vacuum, use floor protector for chairs and table legs, sweep regularly, mop with recommended cleaners as needed
||Utilize walk off mats and furniture glides plus sweep, vacuum or damp mop as needed
|Most hardwood floors today are surface sealed with urethane, polyurethane or polyacrylic and are stain and water-damage resistant. Other finishes are more susceptible to moisture damage.
||Biggest issue is moisture soaking through to the subfloor. If concerned, check out Tigressa H2O, our line of exclusive waterproof carpets!
||The core layer is easily damaged by excessive water and moisture
||Water and stain resistant; stone needs to be sealed
|Most hardwood is suitable for kids and pets; look for Titanium, Platinum, and Gold warranties for best protection from dents and scratches.
||Very kid and pet friendly. Nylon and triexta fibers are best for kids and pets. Use Resista Floor Care cleaners to clean spills and accidents as soon as they're discovered.
||Difficult to scratch especially compared to hardwood, but susceptible to damage from spills and pet urine
||Easy to maintain, but the floor will be hard and cold.
|Hardwood flooring is on average, more expensive than either laminate or LVT flooring. Many factors influence cost such as species, thickness, and widths.
||The range is extremely broad; from sub FHA carpets to luxurious wools, there is a price point for everyone.
||Laminate flooring is typically the least expensive way to install a hardwood looking floor in your home
||Ceramic and stone are premium floors and are, on average, more expensive than laminate, LVT or regular ceramic tile. Installation costs are also typically higher.