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The Best Budget-Friendly Flooring Options For Your New Home

Whether you're building a brand new home or simply moving into a place that's new-to-you, there are lots of expenses to undertake. Building materials, fixtures, contractors and moving expenses can quickly get out of hand. So, you'll probably want to find ways to trim your budget somewhere. One way to save money is on the cost of flooring. These days, technology and manufacturing have led to some impressive advancements when it comes to affordable alternatives.

Here are some of the best budget-friendly flooring options for your new home:

Luxury vinyl plank

For many, there's nothing like the beauty of hardwood when they're shopping for flooring in Vancouver. However, it may soon become apparent that quality hardwood can take a big chunk out of the overall budget. If you're open to an alternative to a genuine wood floor, luxury vinyl plank flooring is definitely worth a look. Plank vinyl offers the appearance and warmth of hardwood for a fraction of the price. Plus, it's durable, low-maintenance and easy to install.


Vinyl flooring is one of the least expensive choices on the market, but inexpensive doesn't necessarily mean low-quality. Today's vinyl flooring is far more attractive and durable than it used to be. It also offers longevity, lasting up to 25 years. Plus, it comes in a wide range of colours, patterns and textures. This versatility makes it a popular choice for both practicality and aesthetic appeal.


A classic choice when it comes to Richmond flooring options will always be carpet. Carpeting is appropriate for the majority of rooms in your home, with the exception of the kitchen and bathrooms, and it comes in a wide range of prices. Even if your budget is tight, you can usually count on carpet lasting for around 10 years. Carpeting can add warmth, texture and personality to your home at a cost that won't break the bank.


Laminate flooring in Vancouver homes is another popular, budget-friendly option since it is constructed of low-cost composite materials and is made to look like stone or hardwood. Plus, this choice offers a huge selection. Laminate isn't as sturdy as vinyl, but it will typically last you around 10 years if you take proper care of it and don't install it in areas exposed to moisture like bathrooms and kitchens.

Hopefully, you now have some inspiration when it comes to flooring choices for your new home. Contact Island Carpet for your carpet, hardwood, laminate and vinyl flooring needs today.
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