What are your style and budget? What trends are you interested in?

Do you want a soft surface, such as carpet, a hard one like hardwood, tile, or laminate or something in between like luxury or resilient sheet tile?

Your answers will determine the best kind of installation for you.

Why you can’t go wrong with hardwood


The reason we asked about trends is that wood floors are very hot right now, and that's expected to last about 15 years. Farmhouse style/rustic/organic looks are also popular, and that's not expected to end anytime soon, as is the reclaimed barn door look.

Keep in mind also that hardwood flooring is an investment, not just a purchase. What we mean is that, whether you choose a solid or engineered construction, you will see an increase in your property values of at least 70 to 80% of the purchase price.

Hardwood never goes out of style; if you need a change of color, just have the flooring sanded and restained. It also lasts for years and if the floor does look worn or excessively scratched it often just takes a refinishing to bring it up to the original luster.

NOTE: Solid hardwood can be damaged by excess water and there are some rooms, such as the bathroom, where it’s not recommended. Engineered wood, while stable and better able to handle water, shouldn’t be installed in full bathrooms.

The look of hardwood without the pricetag


Sometimes your wallet will just say no. Maybe you just want a hardwood installation in a room where it’s not recommended for installation because of the high moisture content.

Some of the more budget-friendly flooring materials are luxury vinyl, laminate, and tile. They all can be made to look like wood.

With vinyl and laminate, Images are taken with 3D photography that is clear, and shows every knot, raised grain, swirl or veining. Embossing gives the floor texturing, such as a wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered or distressed look. Matte, gloss, and high gloss finishes are available.

For more information, visit the young Interiors showroom in Longs, SC, serving North Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, Calabash, Ocean Isle Beach, and surrounding areas.