West Houston FlooringFloors in busy households go through a lot. From pet accidents and toys being thrown around, to everyday wear and tear, these floors have their work cut out for them! Active families need to pay special consideration to the type of flooring they install so that it will stay in good shape for many years to come. The experts at Floor Coverings International West Houston share their 4 favorite flooring choices for active families below!

West Houston Cork FlooringCork Flooring

Cork is a great option for busy and active families. Not only is it eco-friendly, it’s soft, durable, and quiet! It absorbs sound waves and helps to insulate a room, saving money on your energy bill. Its soft feel is perfect for cushioning those slips and falls that are bound to happen. Cork can be painted and stained a variety of different colors to go with your current décor.


Families love carpet because it soft and cozy. Carpet provides a soft place for your children to play and will also cushion any falls. While carpet is more prone to staining, stain-resistant carpet can be installed. Pick from hundreds of different colors and styles to further customize your home.

West Houston LaminateLaminate

Laminate is another popular flooring option that imitates hardwood. It is made from particle board and topped with an imitation wood grain to make it look like the real thing. One benefit of laminate is that it actually feels like hardwood, so it is incredibly believable. While it is not water resistant, it is much more resistant to moisture than solid hardwood and is also very durable. Use area rugs in high-traffic areas of the home to prevent damage.

Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl is a family favorite because it is able to imitate many popular flooring options such as hardwood, tile, and more. 3D printing has made it possible for luxury vinyl to look almost unrecognizable from real hardwood! It is water resistant, durable, and affordable.

Let the experts at Floor Coverings International West Houston help you select the perfect new flooring option for your family. Schedule a free design consultation today. We proudly serve the greater West Houston and Sugar Land areas.

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