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Flooring 101: About Floor Types

Learn about the different types of flooring and which might be the best choice for your home.

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Floor Types

Do you need a little more background to help you choose a floor type? Beyond style, there are other considerations--like performance and lifestyle factors. We'll tell you about the benefits and tradeoffs of all of our flooring types, so you can decide if hardwood, laminate, vinyl or linoleum is the best choice for your room.

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Hardwood

From elegant to rustic looks, hardwood is a floor type that has become a hallmark. No one offers a greater selection of hardwood floors than Armstrong. Armstrong hardwood floors are not only beautiful but durable. Explore the variety of finishes, colors, and wood types available. You are sure to find a look you’ll love.

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Century Farm Hickory Hardwood

Laminate

Get the look and feel of exotic wood or high-end stone at a fraction of the cost, with this floor type. DIYers will find Lock&Fold® laminate a breeze to install. For high-traffic areas and active households, the durability of Armstrong laminate is hard to beat.

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Rustics Premium Forestry Mix Laminate

Vinyl Sheet

Vinyl sheet flooring comes in a variety of looks from natural stone or wood looks, to patterned designs—all at an affordable price. A great combination of beauty and function, vinyl sheet is a durable and easy-to-clean floor type that can be installed anywhere in the home. It is particularly valued for great resistance to scuffs, stains and spills.

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CushionStep Premium Capadocia Travertine

Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tile is a great type of flooring for do-it-yourself projects. Some are so easy to install, you can transform your room over a weekend. Like vinyl sheet, tile is durable, affordable and low-maintenance.

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Cararoma Canyon Shadow Vinyl Tile

Luxury Vinyl

Armstrong luxury vinyl flooring is available in three different flooring styles:

  • Alterna™ engineered stone – a groutable tile that looks like natural stone or ceramic
  • Luxe Plank™ – a realistic, wood-look vinyl plank
  • Vivero™ luxury flooring – true-to-life wood and stone looks and a superior scratch-resistant surface

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Alterna Urban Gallery Luxury Vinyl

Linoleum

Linoleum is a durable, environmentally friendly flooring type, loved for its vivid and deep colors. You’ll find that linoleum enhances many looks with its traditional marbled patterns and unique, graphic designs.

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LinoArt Marmorette Linoleum

Not Sure What Flooring Type Is Best For Your Home?

Use our Floor Finder tool to filter your flooring choices. Based on your selections, the Floor Finder will find the flooring category that meets your lifestyle and budget needs.

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