Some of the big choices to make when designing a custom home are the interior finishes. And flooring is one of the biggest of these choices. You will be looking at, walking on, and cleaning your floors for years to come. Floors will also be a big-ticket item, and they have a major impact on your overall design.

Here are some of the things that you will want to consider when choosing flooring.


Floors are very obvious when you walk into a room. Design may be a major consideration for you. Do you want something that’s very trendy and in fashion, like linoleum or cork? Do you want something that is reminiscent of a specific style, like stone or terrazzo? Or perhaps eco-friendliness and renewability is what’s foremost in your mind (think bamboo.)

Ease for Cleaning

For some people how easy it is to clean the floor and how impermeable the floor is to dirt and stains may figure prominently in your choice. Tile floors are very tough, but they usually need the grout cleaned regularly. Wood floors are beautiful and quiet, but they are not as tough as linoleum or vinyl or tile.

Carpet used to be pretty unpopular for keeping a room ultra clean. There are new nylon fibers, however, that make carpeting much easier to keep clean than before.


Some floors are quieter and softer to walk on, and that may be a consideration for you. Perhaps you want a quieter and softer flooring on an upper floor. Or maybe you want something quiet for a children’s playroom, in which case, rubber floors are a new trend.

There is an enormous choice of flooring available, and it’s also possible to do custom inlay with many types of flooring including tile, wood, carpet, and linoleum.

If you are considering building a new home on the lower mainland or renovating your existing one, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help you to choose the best flooring for your new home.

Best Builders has been renovating older homes and building new ones for over 15 years. They are a multiple-award-winning builder that brings fine craftmanship to projects, turning dreams into reality. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your home project, please call us at (604) 943-2378 or email us at

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