December 14, 2022 3 min read

When it comes to any flooring renovation, good looks are essential. After all, this is a significant investment; there’s no sense in pursuing it if you won’t be satisfied with the results! Flooring will also be in your home for decades or more, so it should be something you don’t mind seeing every day.

Likewise, though, strength and longevity also matter equally. Flooring is meant to be lived upon; for one, purchasing something you need to toy around with is more stress than it’s worth. Plus, you want to get your money’s worth!

Finding a flooring type that epitomizes form and function isn’t easy, unless you’re shopping at E Hardwoods & Flooring! Below we highlight just a few flooring types from our selection that have both cosmetic and practical appeal.

1) Hardwood Flooring

This is one flooring type that’s definitely in it for the long haul. Decades upon decades of use are nothing for it, provided you keep up with refinishing. In addition, many types of solid hardwood flooring are pretty hardy as far as impact is concerned—there’s even a measurement system called the Janka Scale that quantifies this quality. Check out this article from The Spruce to learn more.

And as far as looks go, do we need to say anything about the timeless appeal of prefinished hardwood flooring? There’s a style of it for every style, from modern to rustic chic.

Some Hardwood Flooring Selections

Want to go with hardwood flooring for our next project? Even if you've narrowed down your options to this type of flooring, you might still need help choosing from so many great brands and products.

While we at E Hardwood & Flooring stand by our entire selection, we do have a couple of recommendations that specifically blend form and function, such as:

2) Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring boasts durability and a solid feel underfoot, and as a bonus, its partial-plywood construction gives it a boost when it comes to fighting humidity. It’s also quite long-lasting, pulling its own weight for two decades or more in many cases.

Paramount Flooring engineered hardwood products from E Hardwoods & Flooring, for example, offer a limited 25-year warranty. As far as looks go, it comes in nearly every shade that solid hardwood does.

Examples Of Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood overall is an excellent option for form and function because it’s good for the environment and durable. Still, if you need some ideas of which kinds to pick, here are a couple of options that work well and look impressive:

3) Vinyl Flooring

If you’re looking for the utmost in water protection, look no further than vinyl. Its impermeable nature means you won’t ever need to worry about water seeping through and warping it—talk about superior strength!

Cosmetically, new styles of vinyl flooring have just as many, if not more, options as hardwood. You won’t need to be limited to simple geometric shapes; now, near-perfect imitations of wood and marble are readily available.

Vinyl Flooring That Combines Form and Function

We also recommend a couple of selections if you want vinyl flooring that combines usability and appearance. Here is one vinyl plank option and one vinyl tile option:

Save Yourself the Trip: Shop E Hardwoods & Flooring Today

Still stuck on your upcoming flooring pick? Our massive online stock is the perfect place to stop for both inspo and the final purchase. Shop E Hardwoods & Flooring now!