Buying a project house is certainly a big decision to make—and, in your case, one to get excited about! You’re no doubt looking forward to making the space your own. A big step towards doing that, though, is picking the right flooring, and since quite a bit of interior design hinges off of your decision, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed.
E Hardwoods & Flooring is here to help. While every fixer-upper is unique in terms of its needs and design, we’ve got a few recs for floorings for homes that need major facelifts below.
If you’re looking to renovate this new home into something truly luxurious, there’s nothing better than a touch of solid hardwood flooring to do just that. Its classical good looks and unbeatable longevity mean that it will make your new house a home, and that it will continue to do so for years to come.
Before installation, though, we recommend you get any mold and humidity issues under control. No flooring appreciates such hazards, of course, but hardwood flooring is especially vulnerable to them, and given that it’s expensive, you want to set it up for success, so to speak.
We get it: renovating a home is expensive. If you love the look of hardwood floors but just can’t jive with the price tag, consider its more affordable cousin, engineered hardwood flooring. With a layer of real hardwood stacked upon a plywood interior, it has the exact look of hardwood but at a lower price.
As a bonus, it’s slightly better in fluctuating humidity than hardwood flooring, though we still advise stabilizing your interior climate before installation.
In spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, it makes sense to demand complete watertightness out of your flooring. If you want that and toughness and good looks to boot, look no further than luxury vinyl flooring. Thicker than standard vinyl, it not only resists water, but can stand up to heavy foot traffic and often comes in fancy designs, such as faux-hardwood or faux-stone.
You’ll have a gorgeous, sturdy, and waterproof space after installation, which is probably a far cry from how your house looked when you bought it!
From vinyl to hardwood and everything in between, we’ve got the vast stock you need to make your fixer-upper into something you can be proud of. Shop our online selection today!