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Find the Perfect Flooring for Your Property – Pros and Cons of Each Type

Are you considering updating the flooring in your rental properties or personal spaces? With so many options available, choosing the right type of flooring can be challenging. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of some popular flooring types: rolled vinyl, vinyl planks, luxury vinyl, wood, tile, and carpet.

Rolled Vinyl


  • Affordability: Rolled vinyl is one of the most cost-effective flooring options.

  • Water Resistance: Great for areas prone to moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms.

  • Easy Maintenance: Simple to clean and maintain with regular sweeping and mopping.


  • Durability: Less durable compared to other vinyl options and can tear or dent more easily.

  • Aesthetic: Limited in design variety and may not mimic natural materials as convincingly.

Vinyl Planks


  • Versatility: Available in a wide range of designs that mimic wood or stone.

  • Durability: Resistant to scratches and water, making it ideal for high-traffic areas.

  • Installation: Easier to install than rolled vinyl and can be done by DIY enthusiasts.


  • Cost: More expensive than rolled vinyl, though still affordable compared to wood.

  • Surface Prep: Requires a smooth, clean subfloor to avoid imperfections showing through.

Luxury Vinyl


  • High-End Appearance: Offers the look of hardwood or stone without the high cost.

  • Durability: Extremely durable and water-resistant, suitable for any room.

  • Comfort: Softer underfoot compared to tile or wood, and often includes a thicker wear layer.


  • Cost: Higher price point than standard vinyl planks and rolled vinyl.

  • Installation: May require professional installation for best results.



  • Aesthetic Appeal: Timeless, natural beauty that can add value to your property.

  • Longevity: Can last for decades with proper care and can be refinished multiple times.

  • Eco-Friendly: Natural and biodegradable, especially if sourced sustainably.


  • Cost: One of the most expensive flooring options.

  • Maintenance: Requires regular maintenance and can be susceptible to scratches and moisture damage.



  • Durability: Highly durable and resistant to water and stains, ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.

  • Variety: Available in numerous styles, colors, and textures.

  • Easy Maintenance: Simple to clean and maintain with regular sweeping and mopping.


  • Comfort: Hard and cold underfoot, which may require rugs or heating systems.

  • Installation: Requires professional installation and proper subfloor preparation.



  • Comfort: Soft and warm underfoot, providing a cozy feel.

  • Variety: Comes in a wide range of colors, textures, and styles to suit any décor.

  • Insulation: Offers sound insulation and can help with energy efficiency.


  • Maintenance: Requires regular vacuuming and occasional deep cleaning.

  • Durability: Can stain easily and wear down in high-traffic areas.

  • Allergens: May trap dust and allergens, not ideal for people with allergies.

Choosing the right flooring for your property is crucial for both functionality and aesthetic appeal. We hope this guide helps you navigate the options and find the perfect fit for your needs. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us.

Northeast Property Realty