What Type of Flooring is Best Over Concrete?

What Type of Flooring is Best Over Concrete?

If you're hoping to improve your home by giving it a new look in terms of flooring options, you're probably wondering what type of flooring works best over concrete, which is known for its tendency to retain moisture. Luckily, the majority of flooring types will be able to withstand these conditions except for solid hardwood flooring or laminate flooring that has been made with a fiberboard core (both will warp substantially over time as they will also absorb moisture very quickly). If the concrete floor is not in a moist area of the home, then everything is pretty much fair game. Having said that, some of your best options include the following...

Engineered Wood Flooring

This type of flooring is comprised of many layers of plywood. It is aesthetically pleasing as it is nearly impossible to tell that it isn't real wood, it doesn't expand and contract as much as real wood does and it is incredibly resistant to foot traffic, making it a very durable option indeed.

Ceramic Tile Flooring

Ceramic tiles usually have a strong protective external layer which protects it from water, damp and stains. This is only true for glazed ceramic tiles, however. They are also easy to clean and come in a variety of different designs.

Rubber Flooring

Rubber tile flooring is one of the most water-resistant flooring options out there, meaning that it is also the most durable choice for using over concrete. It's also super simple to maintain.

The next time you are in need of flooring solutions for your Florida home, look no further than California Designs. Specializing in hardwood flooring, carpets and area rugs, we've got you, and your floors, covered! For more information, do not hesitate to give us a call.