New year home renovations with new flooring

New Floor, New Home Look

Have you fallen out of love with your existing floors and are ready to rekindle the flame? Do you have your eye’s on a new floor type? It’s okay if the answer is yes to both. 

If you’ve been admiring the unique look of hardwood or the beautiful styles of luxury vinyl or laminate, now is the time to make a switch. With the new year in full swing and love in the air, this is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your home resolutions. The beginning of the year is an excellent time to declutter and revamp your space with a fresh new look. Given that, let’s get started!

What Matters to You?

Easy to Maintain

If you have a busy schedule and don’t have the time to spend hours maintaining your floors, you’ll want a surface that doesn’t require polish and is easy to sweep and mop. Easy clean makes life easier, especially if you homeschool, have a busy activity schedule, work remotely or spend long hours at the office. 

Budget Friendly

Flooring doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Start by searching for selections that fit your budget. With today’s updated flooring, there are plenty of affordable styles that will blend well with your home’s interior design and color palette. 

Scratch and Stain Resistance

In a busy home with pets and children playing and running throughout the house, scratch and stain-resistance should be on the forefront. Your floor will need that extra layer of protection to keep it safe from dragged and falling toys and spills. In addition, you will worry less because flooring that is resistant to stains and scratches offers the most durability and is easy to clean. When that glass of red juice falls to the floor, you can breathe easily. With quick clean-up, no harm is done.

Foot Traffic 

Bathrooms, entryways, mudrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens will receive the most spills, activity, and upkeep. With high-traffic areas, you’ll need a durable and versatile surface that can stand up to wear and tear. There are three top choices for busy areas, luxury vinyl planks, laminate, and hardwood. First, luxury vinyl is made with protective layers to safeguard it from scuffs, scratches, and stains. Second, laminate is durable because of its top protective layer but has different quality levels. Third, hardwood is gorgeous and unique, and durable. Plus, engineered hardwood is more durable than solid hardwood because of the protective layer. 

Room Size

Does room size matter when it comes to flooring? It sure does. A light-colored floor in a small room, like a bedroom or laundry room, will give it an open and airy vibe. If you replace it with a dark color, it might look tight and cramped. 

One major factor to note is that larger rooms have more upkeep because they typically have more furnishings. Carpet might not be a runner-up because it would be difficult to lift the furniture to clean underneath. Therefore, hardwood, Luxury Vinyl, or laminate are ideal for spacious living rooms, kitchens, or master bedrooms. 

Waterproof Vs. Water Resistance

Waterproof and water-resistant flooring have different definitions and purposes. Floors that are waterproof offer more durability and can withstand daily spills, overflowing tubs, and puppy accidents. Water-resistant flooring is designed to hold up to minor accidents, like spilled water or milk. But it needs immediate attention from spills, more so than waterproof options.

Flooring Selections and Benefits


  • Adds value to your home
  • Better air quality
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable
  • Variety of colors and styles
  • Waterproof options
  • Can be refinished

Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood

Engineered wood is made to look and feel like hardwood flooring, but it has a thin layer of hardwood with a plywood core. Solid hardwood flooring is made of hardwood species, including maple, walnut oak, and cherry. Also, it can be sanded and refinished to extend its lifespan and appearance.

Luxury Vinyl Planks

  • Inexpensive
  • Comfortable and quiet underfoot
  • Scratch and stain resistant
  • Easy to maintain
  • Stylish selections that resemble wood and stone
  • Waterproof and water resistant options
  • Quick and easy installation


  • Affordable
  • Scratch, stain, and water resistant
  • Realistic designs
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable top layer

Decision Time

Now that you have a vision, we want to make it come true. At California Carpets and Design Center, we will help you through the entire process to ensure you find the best floor type for your home. 

Are you ready to say goodbye to your old floors and fall in love with a new look?