December 14, 2022 3 min read

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 on your decision, you might feel 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.

Hardwood Flooring

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.

A Few Recommended Hardwood Flooring Brands

Hardwood is hard to beat because it's such a classic, beautiful type of flooring. As you look through types of hardwood flooring, you'll likely be thinking about the kind of wood and how it will look in your renovation.

But, if you need more assistance picking flooring, we recommend a couple of great brands, such as Somerset. This brand has excellent finishes, making your flooring look contemporary but lasting. This brand also provides various types of wood, including Oak, with multiple finishes.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

We get it: renovating a home is expensive. If you love the look of hardwood floors but can’t jive with the price tag, consider its more affordable cousin, engineered hardwood flooring. With a layer of natural 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.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring Brands To Consider

The entire engineered hardwood flooring selection available on E Hardwoods & Flooring would be a good option for your fixer-upper. Still, if you need help narrowing down options, here’s what to consider.

KÄHRS is an excellent way to go if you're looking for a brand with a high environmental commitment. Their Canvas Collection features a wide range of wooden finishes, so you can pick the right one that will improve the look of your fixer-upper.

Another brand that offers a good range of reliable engineered hardwood is Paramount. Many of their flooring options look classic and work well in all homes and buildings.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

It makes sense to demand complete water tightness out of your flooring in spaces like kitchens and bathrooms. If you want that plus 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!

Some Excellent Luxury Vinyl Flooring Brands

We provide a wide selection of luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile, so you'll be able to find the aesthetic that matches your new project. Whether you need flooring for a bathroom, kitchen, or any other room, you'll find an excellent option.

Some brands to consider include Casabella, which provides both plank and tile varieties. Metroflor also provides some very contemporary-looking dark finishes if you're trying to bring a fixer-upper into the trends.

E Hardwoods & Flooring: For All Your Flooring Needs

When you’re ready to do a renovation on a fixer upper of any kind, E Hardwoods & Flooring has the wide selection of luxury flooring you’re looking for! 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!