Category: Flooring Types

Wood And Hardwood Flooring

Solid Hardwood Floors

Nothing compares to the richness and warmth of real hardwood floors. We proudly features real wood flooring with options to fit every budget, like our Reclamation Plank Line and our Strand Woven Eucalyptus collection all at a price range that is affordable, easy to install and maintain. Today’s no-wax selection of wood floors will become a warm part of your home for generations.

Engineered Hardwood Floors

Featuring Oak Hickory Maple Teak Exotics and More

With classic style and natural beauty, nothing quite compares to the appeal of real hardwood flooring. Our engineered hardwood floor collections feature pre-finished, Premium-Grade wood species including traditional Oak, Hickory, Maples, Walnuts, Teaks, Elms and Exotic African Wood breeds. These floors consist of a durable 9 ply cross-grain construction with 8-10 coats of Aluminum Oxide Finish for easy maintenance that can be floated, nailed, stapled or glued down for an easy installation of your floor in all grades of the home.

Ask about our variety of Wide Plank French Oak and African Mahogany

Come into our showroom or call us and let one of our expert designers show you how we can save you thousands in wood flooring costs with a floor tailored to your individual needs.

Reclamation Plank Hardwood Floors

Reclamation Plank flooring is a perfect option for those who appreciate beauty, longevity and sustainability. Reclamation plank is made for the way we live today. Beauty does not have to be time consuming. Pre-finished construction means the floor is ready to be installed with no additional coatings needed. Because it is built with German manufactured Klumpp aluminum oxide finishes, waxing is a thing of the past. Cleaning and sweeping your new hardwood floor has never been easier. We understand your desire for long lasting, good looking and durable floors. We source from the best companies so you’ll get the best price on hardwood floors for your home.

Reclamation Plank Collection by Heritage Woodcraft

This fine collection features 3/4″ thick, 7 7/8″ wide-plank flooring in a variety of colors and exotic woods. The species available include Handscraped Acacia, Maple and Oak. It’s solid construction and wide-plank width consists of reclaimed wood that is finger-jointed together which adds stability and structural integrity to this solid floor. It can be installed over many wooden sub-floors types. The Handscraped and distressed surface accentuates the floor design which will give a natural warm look and feel for your home. Our beveled design offers a distinctive look that makes each plank stand out. Thisis an excellent choice of floor for the eco concious home or business.

Exotic Engineered Real Hardwood Floors

Terre Verte Engineered Hardwood

The Terre Verte Collection by Artisan Floors features premium-grade wide-plank (5″) engineered flooring in many exotic wood species including Acacia, Walnut, Maple, Elm, Brazilian Cherry, Ipe and Santos Mahogany. The smooth surface has a classic look with exotic colors. Our 9-ply cross-grain construction makes it suitable for installation over both concrete and wooden sub-floors, particle and chip board are no longer an issue. This cross-grain construction assists the flooring in being more stable and allows for a wider plank design as well as the ability to utilize any installation method. Easy, simple and beautiful floors for your home at simpleFloors.

Solid Strand Woven Eucalyptus

Our Petrified Strand Eucalyptus Collection by Artisan Floors features a premium-grade, smooth, wide-plank (5″) solid hardwood flooring made from exotic Eucalyptus wood in several colors. Eucalyptus is an eco-friendly, fast-growing, sustainable and renewable hardwood resource. Eucalyptus, when manufactured in a Strand Woven procedure, becomes a denser floor than bamboo and achieves a hardness that even surpasses that of your typical Brazilian species. An excellent choice for the most beautiful, low maintanenace engineered hardwood floor for your home.

Vinyl Flooring


Vinyl is one of the easier flooring materials to work with and install.  Vinyl comes in sheets, rolls or can also be purchased as individual tiles. Although many homeowners think that installing vinyl flooring might make a good DIY project. However, some vinyl flooring has the peel away back with sticky adhesives already attached while others may require that you apply the adhesive yourself, and this could make installation a lot tougher. To top it all off,  measuring and cutting your material to fit around pipes, drains, cabinetry and other tricky areas could be a real issue. That’s why professional installation should be your first option if you want to create the finish you really imagined.

Advantages of Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is low-maintenance and relatively easy to care for. Simply using a damp cloth or mop should be enough to keep the surface clean, and you also need to ensure that grit and other pieces of dirt are swept away the easily maintain the floor’s surface. Vinyl is also water-resistant, making it perfect for the bathroom, laundry rooms, kitchen, or any other area that might experience excessive moisture. A well-installed vinyl floor should be totally water resistant.

Furthermore, vinyl is a relatively inexpensive material that can mimic the look of more expensive materials. You can find this product in a number of styles that simulate a specific type of wood, such as oak, hickory, and several others.  Vinyl is very durable too, so it stands up well in areas that experience heavy foot traffic. When properly installed, vinyl flooring can last up to 20 years, but this will largely depend on the quality of material that you’ve purchased.

Cons of Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is a product of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material emits volatile organic compounds (VOC), especially when the product is new. Since 2010, however, many manufacturers have started using less PVC in the production of their product, but it is still prevalent in many manufacturer’s flooring.  Although durable and easy to maintain, vinyl flooring can easily be damaged by sharp objects.

Installation of vinyl flooring can become problematic due to the subfloor preparation that is required. If the subfloor is not properly cleaned and prepped, peel-and-stick vinyl tiles will not last. Repair can also be extremely problematic when tearing and rips damage the floor.  This type of flooring is obviously less appealing than hardwood or stone flooring, and it doesn’t offer much in terms of a home’s resale value.

How Much Will It Cost To Install Vinyl Flooring?

The overall cost to install some vinyl flooring will depend on several factors. On average, however, for a 200 sq ft area, expect to pay in the region of about $700,  This is based on the costs of materials for a DIY project if you have the necessary experience. Should you opt for some professional assistance, the price will fluctuate depending on your location and the contractor you choose to work with.

Ultimately it will come down to the exact type of type of vinyl flooring you choose. Keep in mind that different patterns, textures, and even the durability of the product will inevitably all make a difference in the price.

An estimated average price for the sheet or roll of vinyl flooring should cost anywhere between $3-$5 per sq ft, but it’s highly recommended that you compare estimates from local contractors to get a more accurate idea of what you should be paying for your particular project.

Stone Flooring


Stone flooring can give your home that stylish and fashionable look that will last for years to come. Stone offers form and function that is suitable for any room in your home. In fact, stone flooring is one of the few options a homeowner can use both on the inside as well as outside of the home.  There are a few different types of stone flooring that you can choose from, so it’s critically important to select the right type of material for your particular requirements. Homeowners can choose between marble, granite, limestone, slate, quartz, or travertine. Choosing the wrong one could end up leaving you with an unsatisfying result, so be sure to research and ask a professional for some advice on which one will be the best fit for your particular project.

Benefits of Stone Flooring

One of the major attractions to stone flooring, apart from the warm, pleasant ambiance it creates, is the fact that it’s so durable. Think about some of the most ancient structures on earth…and stone immediately comes to mind. If you are going to stay in your home for many years to come, stone flooring is definitely a solid choice to go by. Another advantage to stone flooring is the fact that it can keep your home cooler. This is especially attractive if you live in the warmer states. In colder states, this can be overcome with some underfloor heating.

Stone may also not be the cheapest option, but it’s attractive natural aesthetic can increase the value of your property tremendously.  Stone comes in wide variety of color and pattern options that can add a unique and timeless beauty to your property. That’s why homes with quality stone flooring often tend to sell for a higher price.  Stone flooring is also eco-friendly and easy to maintain in some cases. It’s virtually stain resistant, and when scratched, it can simply be re-polished.

Cons of Stone Flooring

Stone flooring is not the cheapest of options, which is one of the main reasons why some people will not opt for this material. Some stone types are also porous and might need regular treatments with a sealing agent.  Because stone is such a heavy flooring option, you might be required to have some support in place before it can be installed. Stone tiles might also be uneven due to the layering qualify of the stone. Laying stone can be a very time-consuming process and it has to be done by a knowledgeable professional or you might not get the finish you actually envisioned.

How to Choose The Right Stone Flooring

There are three important factors that will determine the best material to choose when installing your stone floor. Be sure to ask about the following:

Manufacturer’s grade: This falls on a scale of 1-3 with 1 being superior materials and a 3 indicating damaged or mismatched pieces.
Non-Vitreous or Impervious: This rating indicates the absorption rate with Non-Vitreous being highly absorbent and Impervious having the lowest absorption rate.
Coefficient of Friction: This indicates how slippery a material will be when it is wet. The lower the rating, the more slippery the surface will be when it’s wet. This is an especially important factor to consider because you wouldn’t want to put a low coefficient in the in the bathroom.

Before you decide to go ahead with your stone flooring installation project, it’s highly recommended that you get in touch with a local professional to get some advice on what’s going to work best for your home. It’s also a good idea to compare estimates from multiple professionals so that you can be sure you’re not being overcharged.

Laminate Flooring


Laminate flooring s a floor covering made of several layers of material and has been a popular choice among homeowners for a long time. It consists of a clear top layer that provided resistance to stains and fading. Underneath this is a high-resolution photographic image that realistically captures the look and appearance of wood. This flooring option was originally created as an affordable alternative to hardwood in the 1970s. Arguably its biggest appeal is the fact that laminate takes on the appearance of wood without the high price tag that comes with hardwood flooring.  Back then, laminate still has had kind of a plastic look to it, but with today’s advanced printing methods, it has become hard to tell the difference between real wood and laminate flooring. Although laminate can a be confused with vinyl flooring also, it differs drastically. For one, laminate does not attach to the subfloor. Instead, a foam underlayment is present between the subfloor and the layer of laminate.

The Benefits of Laminate

Laminate flooring is one of the most durable and long lasting options on today’s market.  Most of the manufacturers out there will offer a warranty for anywhere between 15-30 years. It’s available in a wide selection of designs too, so finding one that fits in with your home’s particular decor shouldn’t be too hard to do.

Laminate flooring is easy to install.  The pieces come as planks, or tiles, with edges that can be snapped together for easy installation. This type of flooring can be installed over just about any surface like concrete, wood, plywood, OSB, or vinyl flooring.

Laminate is also very easy to clean. A damp mop, vacuum, or broom can all suffice. Best of all, there’s no waxing required for your laminate to keep its look. This type of flooring is also ideal for moist areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. As long as installation has been done correctly, your laminate flooring shouldn’t run the risk of damage from moisture.

Laminate doesn’t run the risk of getting dented and scratched by sharp edges from your furniture of high heel shoes either, one of the primary reasons why homeowners install this in areas with high traffic.

Cons of Laminate Flooring

Since laminate flooring isn’t real wood, you can’t decide to sand and stain it at a later time to achieve a new look. If you ever want a new look,  you would be required to remove the old laminate totally and redo the installation.  Some people may also have an aversion to laminate due to the fact that it looks like wood but it isn’t. This could inevitably affect the resale value of your home.

Should your flooring not be installed professionally, the laminate can be susceptible to moisture damage. When exposed to standing water, it will start to break down and expand. Once damaged, you’ll have to replace it because laminate is hard to repair or patch.

The plastic layer contained in laminate flooring doesn’t degrade in landfills, making this product less environmentally friendly.

How Much Does Laminate Flooring Cost?

Laminate flooring installation costs can vary based on a number of factors, including some of the following:

  1. The size of the area you wish to cover.
  2. The type of flooring material you choose.
  3. Whether or not you need to replace or repair any of your sub-flooring.
  4. The type of trim work you wish to use for the borders of the room.
  5. Where you live and the availability of local laminate flooring installation contractors.

Generally speaking, the cost to install laminate flooring could come in anywhere between $550 all the way up to as much as $6500. The only way to figure out how much your product is going to cost is by requesting quotes from local contractors. By comparing estimates you will be able to discuss all your options as well as get a better understanding of the current pricing trends in your area.


Linoleum Flooring


Linoleum flooring is still enjoying popularity today, even if it does sound a bit outdated. Linoleum floor installation allows you to add more color to any room. Linoleum is also very resilient and many manufacturers add a protective coating that helps against scratches and fading from exposure to sunlight.

The Benefits of Linoleum Flooring

Many homeowners opt for linoleum because it’s low maintenance and environmentally friendly. Often people mistake linoleum as plastic flooring when, in fact, it’s actually produced from all-natural materials. These include linseed oil, ground cork dust, wood flour, limestone, jute backing, and pine rosin. This also means that linoleum flooring is recyclable. 

It is a durable product with a lifespan of anything between 30 and 40 years. The stain resistant qualities also make it perfect for areas that have high traffic, including the kitchen, corridors, dens, and bathrooms.

Dry and wet spills can easily be dealt with without damaging the floor. In fact, linoleum is one of the flooring options that require the least amount of maintenance. Taking care of spills is easy, and once installed, linoleum requires some routine damp mopping to prevent microbe growth, dust collection, and outdoor allergens.

And since the colors in linoleum run right through the material, the design patterns are more resistant to wear, which may just consist of a top layer of coloring in other flooring options.

Linoleum flooring is also very attractive to many homeowners due to its price. Compared with other flooring materials, like hardwood or ceramic tiles, linoleum is definitely a more affordable flooring solution. Many of the linoleum flooring options on today’s market imitate expensive flooring like wood, stone, and granite…with an untrained eye unable to tell the difference.

Cons of Linoleum Flooring

There is a downside to installing linoleum. Sharp objects like high heels and furniture legs can damage its surface. It can also be susceptible to dampness when exposed to excessive moisture. Be very careful when installing this type of flooring in your bathroom or laundry rooms and ensure that there will be no unnecessary contact with water. If your basement has a history of leaks and flooding, linoleum is probably not your best option.

If the product you choose does not come with a  factory-applied protective coating, you may also experience what is knows as “ambering”. This is when your linoleum darkens or turns yellow due to excessive exposure to sunlight. Another factor to keep in mind is that linoleum can be extremely dangerous when newly waxed, and slippery floors can often lead to unfortunate accidents.

How Much Does Linoleum Flooring Cost?

The cost to install linoleum flooring will depend on several factors, and you should always compare several estimates from local contractors to get a better idea of the current pricing trends in your area.

However, on average, linoleum can usually cost anywhere between $2.50-$3.50 per square foot. The cost to have it installed by a local handyman begins at around $300 per 500 square foot but it can be much higher depending on your location. 

You should budget anywhere in the region of about $1700 per 500 square feet for vendor-supplied contractors while ordering materials and installation directly from a trusted flooring designer can go for as much as $2800 in some situations.

Why not get in touch with a local contractor to get a more accurate estimate for the cost to install linoleum flooring in your home.