If you are looking into getting new flooring for your home, consider the durability of the flooring you choose. Go Green Flooring is proud to be your flooring one-stop shop, and we’re happy to help you find a durable flooring option perfect for your space. Keep reading to learn what types of flooring are the most durable, and contact our team to get your free consultation and jumpstart your home renovation today!

Here is an overview of the durability of various residential flooring types you mentioned:

  1. Hardwood: High-quality hardwood floors can be extremely durable, lasting for decades or even over a century with proper care and maintenance. However, it's important to note that some types of hardwood may be more susceptible to scratches and dents than others.
  2. Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP): LVP is designed to mimic the appearance of natural wood or stone, but is made from vinyl. LVP is highly durable, water-resistant, and scratch-resistant, making it a good choice for high-traffic areas and homes with pets or children.
  3. Cork: Cork flooring is a more unique option, but it can be quite durable when properly maintained. Cork is naturally resistant to moisture, and its softness can make it more resistant to scratches and dents.
  4. Bamboo: Bamboo flooring is a relatively new option that is becoming more popular. It can be quite durable, but the quality can vary widely depending on the manufacturing process and the quality of the bamboo.
  5. Wool Carpet: Wool carpet is known for its luxurious comfort, durability, and natural stain resistance. It's also a must-have for those with chemical sensitivities who suffer from VOCs and off-gassing. The natural oils in the fiber act as a stain-repellant and have been proven to hold up to very high traffic. Wool carpet is used in casinos and airplanes because of its durability and natural self-extinguishing properties. This is our favorite carpet at Go Green Flooring for many reasons!
  6. Nylon Carpet: Nylon carpet is one of the most durable types of carpet. It is resistant to stains and wear, making it a good choice for high-traffic areas.
  7. PET Carpet: Pet carpet is designed to be more durable and resistant to stains and odors than traditional carpet. It is made from recycled materials such as polyester (recycled bottles). This material is usually not as good for high-traffic areas.
  8. Commercial Carpet: Commercial carpet is designed to be extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear. It is often used in high-traffic areas such as offices and retail spaces.

Ultimately, the most durable type of flooring for your home will depend on your specific needs and preferences, as well as your budget. It's important to consider factors such as maintenance requirements, cost, and appearance when choosing a durable flooring option that will meet your needs and stand up to the wear and tear of daily life. 

If you need help making a decision, call us or come into our beautiful 5,500 SF showroom in Boulder, Colorado. We'll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring for your home.