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Flooring Trends: How to Choose the Right Flooring for Your Home

By October 1, 2021Buying Process

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Wood, laminate, tile, carpet, even stained concrete. With a market filled with so many different types of flooring, choosing the right flooring for your home can be overwhelming. In addition to aesthetics, there are numerous other considerations such as cost, durability, lighting, and who will be living there.


Hardwood flooring is extremely popular due to its durability, warm feel, classic look, and the many different choices available. While traditional oak is still in high demand, there are lots of other interesting choices such as Tasmanian oak and Brazilian cherry. It’s also available in walnut, hickory, and maple. Hardwood flooring averages approximately $5 per square foot. It cannot be exposed to high humidity, however, because its susceptible to swelling that causes depressions in the board’s center.


A popular cost-effective choice is laminate flooring. Today’s choices achieve the look of tile or natural hardwood, and there are numerous styles and colors to choose from. Some of the most popular hardwood styles include:

  • Water-Resistant
  • Stain-Resistant
  • Embossed
  • Distressed Wood-Look
  • Rustic Wood-Look

Colors range from whitewashed to gray to light and dark wood.

The latest pattern trends include herringbone and chevron patterns, which look absolutely stunning in entranceways and long hallways. Wide plank laminate remains a popular style choice as well.

Tile-look laminate flooring comes in numerous water-resistant styles that mimic the look of marble and stone in a range of colors and patterns.

The average cost of laminate flooring ranges from $2 to $6 per square foot.


Tile comes in many varieties and price points ranging from $1 to $20 per square foot including:

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Natural Stone
  • Slate
  • Terra Cotta
  • Travertine

Porcelain, while cost-effective, is also beautiful and low maintenance. If glazed, it can even stand up to high traffic. Marble, while stunning, is your most expensive choice, and due to its porous nature, it requires periodic resealing.

Many homeowners stay within the $2 to $4 per square foot price range by choosing glazed ceramic tile.


Carpet is a comfortable choice that keeps your rooms warm and helps absorb sound. It is the most cost-effective flooring option averaging $2.50 per square foot. It has a number of drawbacks, however:

  • It is more difficult to clean than other types of flooring.
  • It is not pet friendly, because it stains easily and retains odors.
  • It also retains moisture leading to mold buildup.
  • It holds allergens, including dust, that can be dangerous for people with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory illnesses.
  • It attracts dust mites and other pests.


If you are planning on selling your home, stained concrete is an excellent choice. It’s an extremely versatile option, because it can be stained to look like virtually any type of flooring your imagination can dream up. Far and away, it is the most durable choice and practically maintenance-free. The average cost per square foot falls between $7 and $15 per square foot. More elaborate designs can run as high as $25 per square foot.

Experience Homes lives up to its name as experienced home builders and experts in helping you choose the best flooring options for your home. We will install a variety of flooring types in your home to help you make it your own. We are also innovative, creating interesting patterns to help you create a more attractive look.

We also offer the unique option of our Home Trade-In Program so that you can make your dream home a reality. You can trade-in your old home for a brand new construction home. We help you get financing, and you won’t have the pressure of two mortgages. There are also no realtors fees, no house showings, and no pressure to be out of your trade-in by a certain time.

Contact the experts at Experience Homes in Amarillo, TX today.