Flooring 101 with Value Flooring

Flooring 101 with Value Flooring
By: Kole Rushmore Last Updated: June 12, 2019

When renovating your home, it’s important to know and find the proper flooring type that works best for each room and lifestyle. For instance, hardwood flooring may be perfect for the main floor of your home, but did you know to refrain from using hardwood in your basement?

To help make your home renovation a little bit easier, Value Flooring is here with a guide to choosing the perfect flooring for every room.

Living Room

Typically, the living room or family room is where we spend most of our time. Whether we’re watching TV, spending time with family and friends, or playing with your pets, these floors get constant use.

If you prefer something soft to sink into after a long day of work, the new luxurious SmartStrand Silk Reserve from MOHAWK is both astonishingly soft and incredibly durable.

How much foot traffic will the floor need to endure? With its Forever Clean and All Pet Protection technologies, SmartStrand Silk Reserve is the softest, easiest to clean, and most durable carpet around-- which makes it perfect for a heavily used family room.

If you desire a wood look, the living room is one of the best places in the home for hardwood and hardwood lends a gorgeous and timeless appearance.


If you live alone or don’t see much foot traffic in your bedroom, frieze or textured carpets may be perfect for your bedroom. A frieze carpet uses longer cut yarns to add a little extra bounce or sponginess underfoot. Textured carpets are incredibly popular because of their dense, cut pile that surrounds the foot in softness with every step.

If you have a family, carpets made with plush SmartStrand Silk Reserve fibers provide a great option for any type of traffic. If you have a few kiddos or active animals running in and out of your room, the low profile and tight construction of looped carpet can provide durability as well as comfort.


For the team at Value Flooring, the kitchen is the most exciting of the rooms to remodel. Do you envision a gorgeous tile floor? Or do you prefer to spice things up with a hardwood look? Do you long for a rustic farmhouse kitchen or a sleek, modern space?

Tile floors have long been the standard for kitchens, but advances in flooring have opened up new options. Innovations in Luxury Vinyl Tile, like MOHAWK’s SolidTech LVT, give you the classic hardwood look but with superior scratch resistance and waterproof capabilities. You no longer have to worry about dropping a utensil or spilling a dish and ruining your floors!


Choosing the perfect flooring for the bathroom can be tricky. Tile can give your bathroom an elegant stone facade or a wood look that’s ultra-resistant to moisture, stains and wear. If you need something a little bit warmer under foot during the colder months, LVT provides a waterproof option that is incredibly easy to clean and maintain.

What kind of flooring are you considering for your home? Whatever it may be, the flooring professionals at Value Flooring is here to help you find the perfect flooring for your home and lifestyle. For more information, visit www.valueflooringonline.com or call (219)-500-5895.