Flooring Foundation

 
 

Choosing the right flooring for your home may seem like a daunting task. Let us help you get the perfect floor and an installation you’ll be proud to call your own. 

 

Below are the five types of flooring available. Click on the individual links to go to the buying guides for each type of floor to learn more.


Here are the basics:


Carpet
Carpet is perfect for bedrooms and family rooms where comfort underfoot is important. If your family likes to stretch out on the floor during game or movie night, then this is the right floor type for you. Carpet comes in texture, twist, loop and pattern types, with each delivering a variety of advantages and benefits.


Hardwood
For a timeless and classy look, you simply can’t go wrong with hardwoods. Hardwood floors never go out of style. They have been around for ages and are surprisingly durable. In fact, depending on the type you choose, you can refinish hardwoods up to five times, and change the sheen to match a newly decorated room. Add an area rug into the mix and you have a beautiful room guaranteed to impress.


Laminate
Laminate floors deliver the look of a real wood floor for less money. They can be used in places that hardwoods cannot, such as bathrooms and kitchens, and have improved tremendously over the years in style, performance and ease of installation. Choose from planks, tiles or squares that feature an interlocking tongue-and-groove assembly, which makes installation easier.


Vinyl
Vinyl floors are extremely durable and economical. They are available in a variety of colors and can either be installed in rolls that are 6 or 12-feet wide, or in 12-inch tile squares. The available finishes are no-wax, urethane or enhanced urethane, and each offers stain-resistance and a nice shine that does not require polishing or buffing. Vinyl can also be installed directly over most floors.


Tile
Tile floors are perfect for rooms that have the potential to get wet, like bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements. You can choose from ceramic, porcelain, stone and mosaic tile. Tiles are versatile and can last for many years with little maintenance required. You can even get tile that looks like wood, stone or fabric.

 

 


 

FLOORING BUYING GUIDES

How to Choose Carpet
how to choose hardwood flooring
How to choose lamiante flooring
How to choose vinyl flooring
How to choose tile flooring
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Installation Beyond Expectations



 

Our flooring installation specialists are experts who will make sure your flooring fits your lifestyle, all at a price that can’t be beat.


Get started by:


• Using our flooring estimator to make sure you have enough of all the materials you’ll need.
• Meet with a specialist in-store to explore your options and check out our selection.
• Get your rooms professionally measured to ensure a smooth installation.
• Scheduling an installation in as little as 72 hours in select locations.


You can expect your installation team to:


• Remove your old flooring and prepare subfloor surfaces.
• Deliver and lay out your new flooring.
• Cover entryways and vents to contain dust and debris.
• Clean up installation areas and remove project waste.
• Do a final walk-through inspection with you.
• Provide maintenance recommendations and warranty information.


Installation Warranties

 

The Home Depot upholds all product warranties by installing to exact manufacturer specifications. We also include one of the best installation warranties in the industry, including lifetime installation warranties on carpet, affording you peace of mind with every purchase.
 
Wood and laminate flooring manufacturers offer attractive warranties, some ranging as long as up to 50 years. If you have children, pets or you plan to stay in your home for many years, warranties ensure you get maximum use out of your flooring. You can find specific warranty information on your flooring's individual product page.