Good flooring is an investment. At Floor Coverings International North Jersey, we’re dedicated to providing homeowners with high-quality flooring that can stand the test of time. Below, we’ve compiled some of the most durable flooring options for your home!

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile is the perfect low-maintenance, ultra-durable flooring option for your home. Resistant to water damage, stains, and scratches, porcelain can easily last a lifetime. Porcelain is also one of the more budget-friendly durable flooring options.

To give your porcelain tile a long lifespan, opt for a timeless style, such as all-white tile. Choosing larger tiles is also smart. Not only will this give your bathroom a unique look, but it will also minimize the amount of grout needed to seal your flooring. Grout, unlike porcelain, is higher-maintenance and will need to be cleaned and refreshed more frequently.

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Solid Hickory Hardwood

Not only do hardwood floors have timeless beauty, but they’re also long-lasting and durable. For a hardwood species that’s even more durable than the rest, choose hickory hardwood. Hickory has a Janka Hardness score of 1820, making it more durable than oak, maple, and walnut.

To ensure your hardwood floors last as long as possible, opt for solid hardwood. While solid hardwood isn’t any more durable than engineered hardwood, it can be refinished. If your hardwood floors start to look beaten-down, scratched, dented, or otherwise damaged, refinishing them could be the perfect way to bring them back to looking brand-new.

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Nylon Frieze Carpeting

If you love the cozy texture of carpet but need flooring that will last, we recommend frieze carpeting made from nylon. Frieze is one of the most durable carpet styles. Its fibers are highly twisted, which gives it extra resilience against daily wear-and-tear. It will also withstand flattening and crushing better than other styles. Nylon, a synthetic material, is our pick for the most durable carpeting material. Nylon is more resilient against mold, mildew, and wear-and-tear than wool or polyester.  

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Luxury Vinyl Planks

Able to expertly mimic the appearance of hardwood, luxury vinyl planks come with some added advantages. These floors won’t be damaged by humidity, spills, or water exposure, unlike hardwood. Luxury vinyl planks are built with a thick, durable wear-layer. Not only does this top layer provide added protection, but it can also be textured to further mimic the appearance of hardwood.  

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Slate Tile

Stone is an extremely durable option for your home – just look at all the still-standing ancient abodes built from this material! Out of all stone tile options, slate is one of the most durable. Not only is slate one of the hardest natural stones, but it’s also non-porous – meaning it will withstand water damage and weathering.

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Get Started in North Jersey Today!

To learn more about your various flooring options, give the experts at Floor Coverings International North Jersey a call or book a free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve Mahwah, Paramus, Wayne, and North Jersey and surrounding areas.

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