Last updated: August 19th, 2023

When you start home renovations flooring quickly becomes a major consideration as quality, type and material are all important. Choosing the correct flooring for your home is based not only on personal preference but also the traffic and use of the room. Here are a few tips to help you find the flooring right for your home:


Hardwood is a highly desirable flooring option as its stunning finish adds a classic touch, however it is not always practical. Hardwood flooring can be quite expensive and extremely cold underfoot. When choosing a hardwood you have to consider the tone of the wood stain as well as the size plank for your floors. On top of choosing a lovely hardwood homeowners often select area rugs that will suit the tone of the floor to keep their toes cushioned and feet warm.


Tile is a good, practical choice for entryways, bathrooms and kitchens. With many options available it is very easy to find something that will suit your taste and budget. Tile is also low maintenance and water proof, which is why it is the number one choice for kitchens and bathrooms.


Many people do not realize linoleum is still available, however modern linoleum comes in a number of contemporary colours and designs that makes it an interesting option. It works especially well for the kitchen, laundry room or even a workshop. Linoleum can be custom cut in a number of sizes and shapes for a totally custom look. However compared to the carpet Ottawa homeowners choose it is not comfortable underfoot.


Carpet offers a practical and attractive choice for a number reasons. It is much more affordable than hardwood, and is very comfortable underfoot providing warmth and cushion. Carpet also helps absorb sound which can make things like music and doing the dishes less annoying or bothering. Ideal for families, carpet is often the number one choice for bedrooms and stairs. Currently you can find carpeting in every colour of the rainbow as well as a number of patterns and textures. The carpet Ottawa homeowners install also comes in eco-friendly and allergy free materials.

Choosing the right flooring for your home takes time. You can consider combining a number of options such as tile, hardwood and carpeting to suit the need and design of each room.