Shopping for flooring is exciting, but it can also be a bit overwhelming when you walk into the store and see the vast number of samples. It’s not just a big investment in your residential home, but it’s also the biggest expression of personal style.


Here are some facts about each material for residential flooring; your retailer will give you more details.


  • Hardwood flooring.  This adds warmth and charm to your home, lasts for years (sometimes up to 100) and never goes out of style.

    There two types:  solid and engineered.  Engineered wood is taking a major share of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to people who want both the beauty of wood floors with some practicality.

    With engineered, only the construction is different, giving it more stability and an increased ability to handle water. It can be refinished and adds the same value to your residential home as any wood flooring.


  • Carpet.  Modern technology has given us expanded color palettes and digital patterning. It has also given us a fiber, Triexta, that answers functional needs such as ultra-durability and permanent stain resistance, making it ideal for those with pets.

    Yes, you can have it even if you experience allergies and asthma.  Particles get trapped into the fibers where they'll remain until it is deep cleaned. 

    Note: That said, you should still vacuum frequently to eliminate surface dirt that can damage fibers.


  • Luxury vinyl.  This is completely waterproof, durable and easy to install. A remarkable simulation of wood, tile or stone.

  • Laminate.  This has the same realistic look of natural materials and it is highly durable and easy to install.  It is, however, very water-resistant and not completely impervious to liquid.


    Note:  Many will ask if luxury vinyl or laminate is better; that answer depends upon your personal preference and waterproofing needs.


  • Glass tile. These sparkling jewels, handcrafted from recycled glass, will help you achieve a spa-look bathroom or add a touch of glamor to any home.


  • Natural stone: There are six major types for residential floors:  marble, travertine, slate, limestone, granite, and sandstone.

For more information, visit the Young Interiors showroom in Myrtle Beach or Longs, SC, servicing North Myrtle Beach, Longs, Garden City/Surfside, and Calabash.  Be sure to ask about our estimates.