The most durable flooring types

The most durable flooring types

We often take them for granted, but floors work hard, between heavy foot traffic, stilettos, and heavy work shoes, running kids and pets, and dropped pots and pans, among other things. So we've put together a list of some of the most durable flooring surfaces which will help you narrow the choice down when you come into our flooring store in Sandy, UT.

Porcelain tile: great for busy rooms like the kitchen

If you think porcelain is just for the bathroom floor, think again because you’ll be amazed at what you see when you come into our flooring company. Porcelain is dense, heavy, and waterproof, making it ideal for kitchens, baths, and outdoor spaces, but it's also stylish enough for any room. Porcelain, a large format tile, comes in countless designs, patterns, and colors and can be made to look like anything, including wood, stone fabric, and leather.

Waterproof vinyl plank flooring

Vinyl plank LVP) is one form of luxury vinyl, a waterproof and highly durable product. With LVP, the material is cut into strips and mounted on boards to mimic hardwood (it can also be cut into groutable squares, LVT). When it is engineered and made with the SPC (stone plastic composite) core, it becomes even thicker, firmer, and more solid with the highest level of moisture protection. SPC cores are so durable that they often choose upscale, busy offices, such as advertising and publishing.

Other durable options include sheet and luxury vinyl and laminate, affordable wood, stone, and tile alternatives. While hardwood can be prone to water damage, the fact that it has such extensive longevity speaks to its durability. Finally, while it might seem a little strange to think of grass as durable, bamboo floors are some of the toughest in the industry.

When you shop for durable flooring, keep in mind that products often have subcategories according to grade and strength levels. So talk to us, and be sure to ask about our free quotes at the Underwood Carpets and Floor Covering showroom in Sandy, UT, convenient to Sandy, Salt Lake City, Park City, Draper, and Cottonwood Heights.