You’ll be entertaining a lot this holiday season and you want to refresh your home with new flooring. The choices are confusing, what with all the colors, styles and designs, and you wonder what kind of installation is best for residential use.


It really comes down mainly to lifestyle, how much durability you need, and what your overall decor is. Many types of flooring can be suitable for a residential high-traffic installation. Porcelain tile is one such instance where you might need extra residential durability; it’s heavier than ceramic tile and 100 percent waterproof. Porcelain is good for kitchens, baths, or entryways--AND it’s also used for offices, retail stores and other commercial facilities.


It is ultra-strong, waterproof, and almost impossible to break. Porcelain tile can also be used outdoors, on decks, patios, walkways, pool areas, and for tub and shower surrounds.


Ceramics are also durable and, when glazed, become waterproof. They can be used on floors, as well as for backsplashes and accent walls.


Young Interiors, for over 30 years, has been providing the Carolinas with a full flooring inventory, as well as services such as rug binding, design consultations, installation, tub and shower surrounds, and (much) more.


Other kinds of flooring installation


Hardwood flooring. You’ll never go wrong with that kind of beauty. Wood floors lend a richness and elegance to any home and are versatile enough to work with any decor, from the most traditional to a beach bungalow.


Wood can be damaged by water and Myrtle Beach is a water town, so if you think water will be a problem, or if there are budget concerns, consider a wood-look. Waterproof luxury vinyl is completely waterproof. Cut into planks, it gives the realistic look of wood without the worry of water damage. It is available in many species, colors, and designs. Texturing features that give the floor a wire-brushed, distressed, or antiqued look, is also available.


Laminate. It also comes in a wood-look style, but keep in mind that laminate is water-resistant and not waterproof. Since it’s made of wood byproducts, it can be damaged by water if it gets into the joists.


Carpet comes in high or low plush constructions and is available in a wide variety of colors, styles, and patterns. They can be extremely durable but, depending on your activity level, you can also go with a commercial carpet for your residential use.


To learn more, speak to one of our experts by visiting the Young Interiors showrooms in Myrtle Beach or Longs, SC.