Residential Flooring: Finding the Perfect Match for Your Home

Choosing the perfect wood flooring option for each space in your home can be a daunting decision. With so many options and varieties, finding the right match may seem impossible, but there are factors you can use to determine which flooring option would best align with each living space in your home.

Considering Lifestyle and Foot Traffic

Family and Pets

If you have an active household with children and pets, opt for resilient wood like vinyl or engineered hardwood to withstand wear and tear.

Foot Traffic

Areas with significant foot traffic, such as hallways and entryways, benefit from durable choices like hardwood or vinyl.

Coordinating Wood Flooring Styles with Home Design

Open Layouts

In homes with an open layout, select a single wood flooring type that smoothly transitions between different spaces.

Color Harmony

Ensure your chosen wood flooring shades harmonize with your existing or planned color scheme for a unified appearance.

dog with bone on hardwood floor

Balancing Aesthetics, Durability, and Maintenance Needs


Opt for a wood flooring style that resonates with your design vision, whether it’s the rustic look of distressed hardwood, the timeless charm of oak, or the exotic look of Brazilian cherry.


Consider the foot traffic and potential impact in each room. Choose harder wood species like hickory or oak for areas with higher usage.


Gauge the level of maintenance you are prepared to undertake. Some wood species, like maple, require less maintenance compared to others.

Whatever your choice, any wood flooring option you choose will surely benefit your home’s value, look, and feel. Still need help choosing? Contact the E_M Custom Flooring & Installations team today.

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