Now that so many synthetic products look more like real hardwood, we’ve been asked about installing different flooring materials in adjoining rooms. If you speak with a Realtor® they will often say that hardwood flooring has the best resale in the living areas of the home while tile is expected in the wet rooms.
What Flooring Materials Can Transition to One Another?
However, if you’re looking at new flooring in one or more rooms in your home, we offer these guideline of what flooring materials can adjoin others:
- Hardwood can transition to carpet or tile
- Tile can transition to laminate, engineered wood, hardwood or carpet
- Engineered wood can transition to carpet or tile
- Laminate can transition to carpet or tile
What you should notice is that only carpet and tile should adjoin any other flooring material. We don’t recommend mixing hardwood with laminate or engineered wood or laminate with engineered wood.
There is no way to match a hardwood with another type of flooring material. You simply won’t get the look you want. It could also impact your home’s resale value. Depending on the price point of the home and the buyer, they likely want hardwood flooring or tile in the main living areas. Tile is the flooring material of choice in bath and laundry rooms. Bedrooms can be carpet or hardwood. Lower price point homes can have engineered wood or quality laminate flooring instead of hardwood flooring.
How to Choose
If you’re looking a new flooring for your home, you may wonder what is the right option. First, look at what other homes in the neighborhood have. You can do this by looking at current listings or even on Zillow at older listings. If you have a Realtor® you know and trust, ask them what they would recommend. Of course, you’ll want to consider your budget and personal preferences too.
Authentic Hardwood Flooring can help you choose the right flooring material for new flooring in your home. Call us today at (727) 786-6330 or fill out our contact form. Our quotes are always free.