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The 5 most cost effective flooring options for your home

Find the best flooring options for every room in your home

Flooring options for your home are plentiful. There’s something for everyone’s taste, purpose, budget, and more. But with so much to consider when replacing your existing home flooring, it can get a little overwhelming.

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Before you commit yourself to one type of flooring, it’s important to consider the cost, the benefits, the disadvantages, and the type of room. To help you navigate your way through home flooring options, and find what best suits your home, here are some of the most cost-effective flooring choices out there:

Five of the most cost effective flooring choices for your home

laminate flooring comox valley floor centreLaminate Flooring. With durability, good looks and value pricing, laminate flooring expands your decorating ideas without increasing your budget or sacrificing quality.

Constructed of four layers, laminate flooring absorbs the heavy traffic and day-to-day use of an active family, and continues to look as good as the day it was installed.

tile flooring comox valley floor centreTile Flooring. The timeless beauty and long-wearing durability of ceramic, porcelain and stone tile flooring creates a unique look that’s as practical as it is personal. With a variety of stunning tile choices, you can create endless designs throughout your home, from classic to rustic to playful and more.

Tile flooring is perfect in kitchens and bathrooms where easy care and moisture, impact and scratch resistance are essential. These properties also make it ideal for family and recreation rooms that see heavy-duty use.

vinyl flooring comox valley floor centreVinyl Flooring. Available in high-fashion designs, today’s vinyl flooring combines a luxurious appearance and cosy, foot-cushioning resilience that makes an elegant and comfortable floor covering for any room in your home.

With its easy installation, carefree maintenance, overall durability, water resistance, versatility, and value, vinyl can’t be beat.

cork flooring comox valley floor centreCork Flooring. Comfortable, eco-friendly, and unique, cork flooring’s an excellent material for your floors. Naturally resistant to mold, mildew and termites, as well as being anti-microbial and fire-resistant, cork flooring is also a safe and healthy home flooring choice.

Readily available in tiles and planks that come in many styles, colors and sizes, your cork flooring designs are endless. Plus, the pattern and color of the cork penetrates the thickness of the material, so they’re retained as your flooring wears over the years.

hardwood flooring comox valley floor centreHardwood Flooring. The natural beauty, rich character, and warmth of hardwood flooring add a classic touch and value to any home.

With its selection of styles, species of wood, and finishes, hardwood flooring’s the perfect marriage of practicality and elegance when it comes to home flooring options. Plus, advances in technology allow for flexible installations both above and below grade, as well as the prevention of bowing and shrinking in moisture prone areas.

Why choose Comox Valley Floor Centre?

At Comox Valley Floor Centre, we supply and install the largest selection of stylish and affordable flooring choices on Vancouver Island.

With a wide selection of top-quality hardwoodlaminatetilevinylcarpet, and cork flooring, we’re always stocked up and prepared to help you with your residential and commercial flooring needs.

Stop by our store at 2920 Moray Avenue in Courtenay for a friendly consultation about colour, style and function. Or give us a call at 250-897-1166 to set up your free in-home estimate.

The benefits of cork flooring

Harvested from the bark of cork oak trees native to Spain, Portugal and Tunisia, cork is a natural and renewable material that’s been used as a building material for centuries.

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Cork flooring has become a popular choice for homeowners for several reasons:

  • Cork floors are comfortable. A cork floor provides a comfortable cushion underfoot because it gives way when compressed. It’s also a natural thermal and acoustic insulator, leaving rooms with cork flooring naturally warm and quiet.
  • Cork floors are durable. Properly maintained cork flooring can last 40 years or more. Cork floors are resistant to cracks and abrasions, impermeable to gas and liquid and bounce back without leaving permanent furniture indentations.
  • Cork floors are healthy. Cork is naturally resistant to mold, mildew and termites. It’s also anti-microbial and doesn’t off-gas or shed microfibres that negatively affect indoor air quality.
  • Cork floors are practical. The pattern and color of the cork penetrates the thickness of the material, so they’re retained as your flooring wears over the years.
  • Cork floors are safe. Cork is fire-resistant, only melting or igniting at very high temperatures. And if it does burn, cork generates less smoke and releases far less toxic material than vinyl flooring.
  • Cork floors are versatile. Readily available in tiles and planks that come in many styles, colors and sizes, cork flooring can be used to create whatever flooring look you desire.

If those aren’t enough reasons to make you seriously consider cork flooring for your next project, here’s one more: Cork floors are good for the environment.

Plus, in addition to being a fabulous surface floor product, cork can also be used as an underlay for hardwood, laminate and ceramic tiles to reduce noise in your home.

At Comox Valley Floor Centre, we carry a wide selection of cork flooring, including TORLYS Smart Cork and Wicanders Cork Flooring—they’re beautiful, warm and natural. Stop by our Courtenay showroom and we’d be happy to show you some great styles!

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Comox Valley Floors has Florence Designer Cork by TORLYS

Make a design statement with Florence Designer Cork flooring by TORLYS. This designer-styled collection takes cork flooring to a new level, offering the longest cork plank available today.

Adventurous in the most on-trend colours and textures, your design preference will be rewarded with a flawless, original look.  This 4-sided bevel-edge, premium plank flooring has attached CorkPlus™ underlay with Microban® antimicrobial treatment and extured styling with extra tough TORLYS smart finish for durability. TORLYS cork flooring at comox valley floors

Cork floors are exceptionally beautiful, naturally comfortable and remarkably warm. TORLYS is the leader in cork flooring, and we are proud to stock their durable and stylish product.

At Comox Valley Floors, our friendly design experts are available to help you find what you’re looking for and offer more tips for improving your space.

Stop by our store at 2920 Moray Avenue in Courtenay, or give us a call at 250-897-1166.

We look forward to helping you find the perfect flooring for your home!

Cork floors are great for the environment

Cork flooring has become immensely popular for several reasons – including its cushiony comfort, its durability and its ability to retain its stylish look for years.

In addition to all the other benefits of cork flooring, however, is one more great one: its environmental impact (or lack thereof).

As a building material, cork has little negative impact on the environment because harvesting practices are sustainable and the manufacturing process generates little waste.

TORLYS cork flooring at Comox Valley Floors

Harvested from the bark of cork oak trees native to Spain, Portugal and Tunisia, cork is a natural and renewable material that’s been used as a building material for centuries. Cork oak trees must be at least 25 years old before the bark can be harvested. After that, cork can be gathered every 8 to 14 years without killing the tree. The typical life span of a cork tree is 150 to 200 years, but they’ve been known to last up to 800 years.

As a byproduct of the manufacturing of cork stoppers for wine bottles, the cork flooring process creates almost no waste. The leftovers from stopper production are collected and finely ground. Binders, such as urea melamine, phenol formaldehyde and natural proteins, are added to hold the cork together. Pigment is then added to create different colors and patterns, and a finish is applied.

Find your cork floor

In addition to being a fabulous surface floor product, cork can also be used as an underlay for hardwood, laminate and ceramic tiles to reduce noise in your home.

At Comox Valley Floor Centre, we carry a wide selection of cork flooring, including TORLYS Smart Cork and Wicanders Cork Flooring—they’re beautiful, warm and natural.

Our friendly design experts are available to help you find what you’re looking for and offer tips on design, finishes and care. Stop by our store at 2920 Moray Avenue in Courtenay, or give us a call at 250-897-1166

We look forward to helping you find the perfect cork flooring for your home!