May 09, 2022 2 min read

It’s undeniable: carpet stains. Whether you have pets, kids, or neither at all, at some point that superabsorbent stuff will show up with a huge splotch somewhere; it’s a magnet for discoloration, and good luck getting it out!

If you’re in this boat with your carpeting, you’re not alone. The material falls short as flooring in a variety of ways, as we discuss in our blog on the subject. Luckily, though, E Hardwoods & Flooring, where you can buy hardwood flooring online, has plenty of suggestions for replacement materials below.

Waterproof Flooring

Say goodbye to fighting stains and lay down some vinyl flooring for the ultimate in home cleanliness. Because it is indeed waterproof, it repels nearly every stain-causing substance, provided you wipe it up quickly—with the sole strange exception discussed in our blog on the topic.

Laying vinyl plank flooring down in a room that currently has carpeting might have you feeling a little leery; wouldn’t it feel stiff and cold on the feet? Rest assured, though, that luxury vinyl flooring today is thicker and more comfortable than ever. Plus, if you simply can’t bear to part with the idea of carpeting, rugs are always an option.

Hardwood Flooring

Though it’s a little more prone to humidity-based stains than vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring, when properly maintained and cared for, can pull its own weight as a stain-resistant material. You’ll just need to make sure you stay on top of its refinishing and that you don’t let liquids sit on it for too long.

In addition to the finish’s barrier-like properties, solid hardwood flooring has an advantage in the fight against stains in another way: many of them, if they don’t set too far into the wood, can simply be sanded out, leaving your flooring looking like new.

Laminate Flooring

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly flooring that still gives the feel of wood underfoot, laminate is it—and it’s not too bad in the stain-repelling department, either. Brands like Quickstep have gone the extra mile in innovation, creating products that have stain and scratch resistance built in. It’s worry-free, economically smart flooring that feels like luxury underfoot. What more could you ask for?

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