When it comes to home remodeling, what’s your biggest priority for flooring? Do you prioritize comfort, durability, and affordability? Or are you more attracted to features like visual appeal, quality, and resale value?
If you lean towards the latter group of characteristics, you might want to consider a type of luxury flooring. This is especially true if money is no object and you only want the best of the best for your home renovation. In this case, the saying “you get what you pay for” is probably true.
There are a number of luxury flooring options to consider, including natural stone (like marble), hand scraped hardwood, luxury vinyl tile, or mosaic tile. Each luxury flooring type comes with its pros and cons, and it’s up to you to decide which is best for your particular space. Think about what you plan to use the room for, as that will be a major factor in making your final decision.
More than 30% of homeowners say flooring is what they dislike most about their homes. When renovating, this is an important decision (so no pressure!) Let’s review popular options for types of luxury flooring:
Hand Scraped Hardwood
Real hand scraped hardwood planks have been popular for a while, and they’ll continue to be trendy for years to come. That’s because this luxurious flooring is beautiful, high-quality, and versatile — it comes in a range of colors, textures, and patterns. In terms of cost, expect to pay between $12.50 and $14 per sq/ft for 3 inch wide planks and between $16 and $19 for 5 inch wide width planks.
Hand scraped hardwood in action:
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Vinyl hasn’t always been considered a “luxurious” floor type, but recent improvements in the quality, style and look of luxury vinyl tile has boosted its appeal. This durable, waterproof material checks all of the boxes for many homeowners. It’s especially popular for use in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, and other areas that are prone to spills or water exposure. Top notch, high quality options tend to range in price between $4 and $5 per square foot.
Luxury vinyl tile in action:
When many people think of luxury flooring, they immediately envision marble. It’s elegant, sleek, and sophisticated. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind, beautiful way to finish a room, and it functions well in many different types of rooms. Natural stone is not man-made, and excavation underground is challenging (and therefore costly) work. This material is also extremely heavy, making it more difficult to extract, ship, and install. All of this dictates the higher price of this luxurious floor type — highest quality selections cost anywhere from $15 to $20 per sq/ft.
Natural stone in action:
Ceramic Floor Tile
Another type of luxury flooring is mosaic floor tiles. Your options are truly endless when it comes to colors, patterns, and sizes. For the most high-quality, stately options, consider:
- Handmade tiles
- Designer Italian tiles
- Antique reclaimed tiles
- Glass tiles
Work with your interior designer, contractor, or flooring specialist to develop a unique pattern or design with the luxury floor tiles. Create an original mosaic or go with a herringbone layout to draw eyes to the sophisticated material. Using ceramic floor tile in this way will take your flooring to the next level.
Ceramic floor tile in action:
If your home renovation calls for luxury flooring, you have numerous options to pick from. It depends on what type of look (and functionality) you envision from the elegant flooring. Consider your options and talk to your home remodeler to make your vision a reality. For more information, listen to our radio program where we recently discussed flooring trends, tips and tricks.
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