How to choose the flooring option that’s right for you

Nealy’s Flooring in Kitchener is a family-owned business with over 30 years of experience in providing flooring for every kind of home and budget. The expert staff can help you to choose which type of flooring is right for your home renovation project.

You may have a unique space to deal with in your home and may be struggling to decide what kind of flooring solution would be right for it. There is quite an array of options to choose from — hardwood, laminate, tile, ceramics, vinyl, cork, bamboo and more.

It can seem like an intimidating task to make a decision, especially when you consider there are further options available even within these categories. Two of the things you should keep at the forefront of your thoughts, though, are in which room the flooring will be installed and how much traffic will traverse those floors.

Hardwood flooring, of course, has always been a favorite. It has become known for its durability, as well as “natural” feel. There is a variety of styles you can choose from; favourite hardwoods include oak and cherry. You can also go outside the mainstream, however, and select exotic imported woods sourced from places such as Brazil.

One of the main drawbacks to hardwood is its cost, so many people choose a more economical, but still optimal, solution in laminate flooring. This type of floor also has the advantage of being easier to install. Laminate consists of different materials that are layered together and then topped off with a wood-like imprint.

Another popular choice is tile of one kind or another, including ceramic tiles. Porcelain is a particularly economical option, as it combines a lower cost and ease of maintenance with the beauty of stone. If the floor will experience heavy traffic, glazed porcelain is recommended.

Tile also gives you great flexibility to work with an assortment of colours, textures and sizes.

It’s obvious there is much to sort through as you go about selecting the right flooring solution for you. That’s where Nealy’s Flooring can step in and make the job easier. The knowledgeable staff of flooring experts is specifically trained in flooring sales and design.

Nealy’s Flooring can help you with your flooring needs every step of the way, so visit the design showroom at 500 Bingemans Centre Drive in Kitchener or call 519-570-0008. You can also email them at

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