7 Types of Flooring For Your Next Project

7 Types of Flooring For Your Next Project

Access Doors and Panels on 9th Jan 2019

7 Types of Flooring For Your Next Project

Are you on the hunt for a floor that will suit your next project? Access Doors and Panels shares 7 types of floorings that can be ideal for any project – residential or commercial. From budget considerations to functionality, pick a floor to suit your needs and purposes. 


When it comes to residential and commercial environments, hardwood flooring is a popular choice. While it can be costly, with prices going up to nearly $12 per square footage, based on aesthetics, durability and strength. Depending on the location of the install of hardwood floors, if it is a high traffic area, the hardwood could experience wear and tear, as well as possible fading and scratches. Thankfully though, certain hardwood floors can be repaired with floor products such as varnish and wax. Routine maintenance can also help with prolonging the longevity of the floor. 

A hardwood floor can also be considered a base and be decorated with carpet or rugs. For residential purposes, hardwood floors can be cold and hard on the feet; therefore, it is best to be used in areas of exposure to heat and warmth. It is important though to be careful as if hardwood gets wet or the durability is of a lower-grade, the hardwood could expand or warp over time. 


A popular choice in residential flooring installs, carpet is a mid-range flooring choice. With square footage costing on average of $5, this flooring type provides comfort and warmth. While a common household choice of flooring – some commercial properties may choose to go with a durable and easy to maintain version of carpet. Commercial carpets are not always the most aesthetically appealing, especially if choosing one on the lower end of costs; however, they do offer to soundproof for floors below as well as they are easy to maintain. 

Carpet can also be a choice of flooring that can be combined with other flooring alternatives such as hardwood.

Still concerned about the costs of carpeting – this flooring choice is one that can be installed professionally or not, it is just important to remember that when it comes to carpet, it is recommended that a subfloor is installed. 


Is your client looking for a cost-friendly flooring solution that is durable and can be used in high-traffic areas? The answer is laminate. Costing as low as $0.50 per square footage, laminate floors are a contractor’s recommendation for high traffic areas – commercial or residential. Not only are laminate floors a budget-friendly flooring choice, but they do come in an array of designs and finishes; therefore, you can have a high-end look with a low budget price tag.

Laminate floors are an ideal floor choice of installation in business offices, schools and hall or entrance ways. Caution though, once laminate floors are damaged, it is not as easy to fix or repair the damage, and it will require a complete install of the area that is damaged. 


Tile is a flooring choice that is often found in kitchens, mudrooms or commercial, business spaces that usually get dirty and need to be cleaned quickly and thoroughly. Tile floors are a cost-friendly flooring solution that is similar to hardwood floors as their price can vary based on style and material.

As tile is water resistant and durable, they can be found in commercial and residential kitchens as well as high traffic areas. One downfall of tile is that they often will take on the temperature of the environment; therefore, if installing tile in a space or room with minimal heat, it is essential to consider that tiles can get very cold if in an unheated area. Though tile is often seen as a retro-chic style, it is one that is truly timeless and versatile – for example, tiles can also be used on a wall and countertop, just need to ensure the right type and style is selected. 


This type of flooring is very versatile as it can be installed both indoors and outdoors. Ceramic is water resistant which in a way makes it an ideal floor choice in kitchens and bathrooms. They are very durable – which means they are a low maintenance choice when it comes to floors. Compared to hardwood, laminate or even vinyl – once these floors are damaged, repairing and replacing can be a lengthy and costly process; however, ceramic is a tough floor. With a cost of anywhere up to $5 per square footage, ceramic is considered an affordable flooring choice.

Break a ceramic tile? The process is much easier to do. The one downfall of replacing a piece of broken ceramic is that it does require extra materials such as grout and compared to most flooring installs – ceramic is one that needs time. From the application of the actual group and cement to then the glaze (though not all require a glaze finish) it is a longer install than most floor choices and one that has multiple steps.

Walk with confidence 

Choosing a floor type can be overwhelming, especially if various needs and requirements vary from room to room and space to space; however, with Access Doors and Panels, we offer useful tips and information on making a smart choice. From our knowledgeable team, and content, make a decision that will suit any of your projects – commercial or residential.

Looking for an access panel to compliment your floor – may be to enhance or create functionality? Access Doors and Panels offers an array of panels to suit any floor and project as well. To view our vast array of access panels and useful industry facts and info, visit us at https://www.accessdoorsandpanels.com/

9th Jan 2019 Access Doors and Panels