Back to School With Monarch Carpets: Flooring Options 101

Back to School With Monarch Carpets: Flooring Options 101

Are you jealous of your kids’ back to school excitement? They have new shoes, new clothes, a new backpack and a slew of notebooks and folders to start cramming with information. Although summer vacation is over, they’re buzzing to get back to school and see their new friends. At Monarch Carpets, we get that feeling and we understand you might be missing out! Thankfully, we’re here to help bring you back to school with Flooring Options 101. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to learn!


Hardwood is likely going to be the most expensive flooring option, but it truly elevates a home. The good thing about hardwood is not only how durable it is, but also that it can be refinished if it becomes worn down or scratched over time. Available in different species and grains, you can easily find the flooring that’s right for you. However, keep in mind that hardwood is not good for rooms that see a lot of moisture or below grade.


Laminate is similar to hardwood in that it mirrors the design, however, laminate floors are cheaper than hardwood. That being said, laminate floors cannot be refinished since they are just a thin layer of hardwood over a lesser material.


Carpet is a great flooring option if you’re looking for warmth. The great thing about carpet, is they’re very soft. That makes them perfect for little kids crawling around on the floor, but maybe not the best choice if you have pets running around with muddy paws! Plus, carpet comes in so many options, ranging from pile or thickness to color, pattern, and more!


Tile is a great option for those rooms that see a lot of moisture like a bathroom, laundry room, or basement. In tropical climates, tile can be found throughout an entire home because it won’t swell and remains cool year-round. Plus, tile comes in a variety of colors, sheens, patterns, and sizes so you can easily find something that works for your home.

Area Rugs

Area rugs aren’t necessarily a type of flooring in and of themselves, but they are essential for homes with tile, laminate or hardwood floors. Area rugs add warmth to a room, can add another design element, and can also help define a space.

Contact Monarch Carpets Today for Help Choosing the Flooring for Your Next Project!

If you are looking to add new flooring in your home, you want to get help from the experts because there are so many options to choose from. There are laminate and hardwood, vinyl, tile, and even carpet. Plus, you also have to take into account area rugs. That’s just selecting a type, then you have to decide on an actual product and design. Matching it to your home is no easy feat, but the experts at Monarch Carpets can help! Our vast showroom contains hundreds of samples for you to peruse and take home to help you make the decision. Plus, our experienced team of flooring experts will be there every step of the way to guide you. If you’re ready to get started or are simply looking for some inspiration, come visit us today!


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