Choosing the Best Flooring Option for Your Lifestyle

With so many types of flooring available for your home, it makes sense to choose options that not only look good but also fit your lifestyle. There are plenty of factors to consider including your daily activities, the members of your family, and how much you are able to clean and maintain your floors.

Each room might be best suited to different flooring options, and rooms like bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms are best suited to floors that are durable, easy to clean, and stain resistant. Rooms with lots of foot traffic such as living rooms might be best suited for tile, hardwood, or vinyl which are less susceptible to wear and relatively easy to clean.

Pet Parents

Pet owners need flooring options that are durable and stain proof which include vinyl, tile, and stain-guarded carpet. You may want to try to avoid hardwood because pets can damage it with accidents and scratch it with their claws.

Families with Children

For babies, soft carpet is perfect while they learn to walk and crawl. One drawback is that babies are also good at causing stains which can be more difficult to remove with carpeting. Neutral or dirt colored carpet can hide stains well. For areas where kids are eating and making messes, you should consider tile or resilient flooring like LVT.


For those that do a lot of entertaining in their homes, flooring choices can be especially important. Your guests may admire your hardwood, natural stone, or luxurious carpeting, but keep in mind stains from food and drinks are likely to occur. Carpet can wear with heavy traffic, but it absorbs sound so it may be a good option if you share a wall with another home. Ceramic tile has an elegant look and can stand up to stains as well as wear.

Allergy Sufferers

Allergens can hide anywhere but are found more in carpet than other flooring options. You’ll want to choose flooring that is easy to clean such as tile, hardwood, or laminate to eliminate them and help you feel better.

Flooring Options in Cathedral City

Carpet Empire Plus has all your flooring needs covered in the Cathedral City and Indio areas including carpet, hardwood, tile, natural stone, laminate, vinyl, and LVT. Stop in today or give us a call at 760-324-9797 to learn more.

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