Ideas for Flooring Tiles for the Living Room

There are several great choices for flooring tiles for the living room. Each has its own beautiful features that will make this main room in your home gorgeous. Here are a few of the different types of tile you might consider for this room.

Flooring Tiles for the Living Room

Flooring tiles for the living room are a far better and healthier choice than many other types of flooring. Tile is extremely easy to clean, inexpensive to replace when damaged and bugs are not interested in living in it. But, there are a lot of different types of tile from which to choose. So, you’re going to need to do a bit of studying up.

Stone Tile Flooring

Stone tiles are all the rage for the main parts of homes today. You do have your choices of stone: marble, slate, travertine, limestone and granite are among the most popular.

But more than just having stone, there is how this tile is presented. There are some amazingly beautiful tiles made with stone pebbles, for instance. Mosaics are another popular choice in stone tiles. So, you don’t need to think just square or rectangle slabs of stone. There are a lot of possibilities.

Stone that has been imported tends to cost the most. It isn’t that the stone is more durable or even more beautiful, it is the cost of the shipping the stone to your area. So, if you want to keep costs down, sort through your choices of stone tiles that are made the closest to The Bay Area. Your salesperson at US Hardwood and Carpet can help you with that.


US Hardwood and Carpet has many samples we can show you of flooring tiles for your living room. Stop by and we’ll give you a selection to browse.

Are Prefab Hardwood Floors the Better Choice for Your Home?

Prefab hardwood floors are the floor boards that have been refinished. This is an option for new flooring. You install the planks and you’re done, whereas plain hardwood floors will typically need some sanding, staining and finishing. But, which is best choice for your home?

Prefab Hardwood Floors

There are advantages and disadvantages to both the regular hardwood planks and prefab hardwood floor planks. Here are some highlights on the benefits for each.

Best in Durability

When the factory finishes the flooring they can use some very powerful sealants. These sealants are extremely durable and are not available to your typical home floor finisher. So, having prefab would be preferred, if you need the warranty to be 25 years instead of 5 years.

Clean Install

The installation of prefinished planks is a cleaner installation by far. All the sanding and dust in the air was at the factory. In your home it is install and go. For regular hardwood there is going to be a lot of sanding and an incredible amount of dust generated.


When the floors are finished and sealed inside the home, the sealant gets between the planks. This seals out the daily dust and grime that will fall between the cracks of the planks.


Irregularities in the subfloor can show through the hardwood floor. When the hardwood floor is sanded after the installation, sanding will overcome these defects.


When you need to sand out a water stain or deep scratches, it is easy with a regular hardwood floor. A prefinished floor has such a powerful sealant on it that you’d need to refinish the entire floor in order to have the repaired board match.

US Hardwood and Carpet

Give us a call at US Hardwood and Carpet. We’ll go over all the advantages of prefab hardwood flooring with you to help you decide what’s best in your home.