From tile and natural stone to intricate patterns and the endless design possibilities we see today—flooring has come a long way. One thing hasn’t changed, though; it is a crucial interior design element that can make or break your space. 

Shopping for flooring is exciting, but there’s a lot to consider, like the materials, style, and cost. Looking for the perfect material for your next remodel? GQ Renovations take pride in craftsmanship, attention to detail, and winning customer service. Our renovation specialists can help you find the right flooring that fits your style and works with your budget.

Prefinished Hardwood Flooring

Prefinished hardwood is regarded as the gold standard when it comes to flooring. There is no comparison in terms of beauty, durability, texture, or the value it adds to your home. It may be solid or comprised of plywood layers with a solid upper veneer and comes in a wide range of colors, styles, and wood types. Maple and oak are currently the most popular, but your options are plentiful, including more exotic choices like mahogany, teak, and even wenge. No matter which wood you opt for, it will display the natural grain and tone. It’s also an excellent insulator. Caring for it properly is more labor-intensive, but the results are well worth it. It is also typically more expensive than other options. Most products generally come with warranties between 5 and 25 years.

Tile Flooring

Tiling is an ancient and elegant art form that has been popular for centuries. Today, more than 2.94 billion square feet of ceramic tile is used for construction annually in the US. Tile is versatile, offering you the best of both worlds in terms of beauty and performance. There are an endless variety of finishes available, ranging from simple stonewash to intricate geometric patterns. It takes a steady hand and an eye for detail to install tile correctly. All of our installers craft tile floors with the utmost care and precision. Tile flooring makes sense if you are looking for something durable, waterproof, fire-proof, and slip-resistant. 

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring 

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring is a wonderful option and a popular substitute for real hardwood floors. It is often designed to mimic the look and texture of wood but can also take on the look of stone, cement, and other surfaces. Your color and style choices are endless, and it has many desirable benefits. First and foremost, it’s vinyl, so it is waterproof and incredibly easy to clean and maintain, making it kid and pet-friendly. It is perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, entranceways, basements, or other high-traffic spots. It can be installed on a wide range of subfloor surfaces, even when it’s not perfectly level. It’s generally very durable, anti-static, and more affordable than hardwood. It has more give to the material and provides a more-cushioned step than hardwood as well. The material is non-biodegradable and may be subject to fading or discoloration over time, especially when exposed to UV light.


Traditionally made from wool, carpet is now made up of blends of synthetic and natural materials. Carpet is cozy, comfortable, resilient, and typically the least expensive option. It’s a great insulator that can add an air of luxury to any room. Textured carpets with interesting designs can add a ton of character. The only limit of colors and patterns is your imagination, so you can be sure to find a style that fits your budget.

Different types of carpet include: 

  • Textured – the most popular choice for bedrooms and family rooms because it provides a soft, understated feel. 
  • Berber – this dense carpet is highly stain-resistant, and it stands up to heavy traffic.
  • Pattern – a combination of textured and Berber that gives a sophisticated appearance. 

Another option to consider is the pile height, which describes the length of the carpet fibers. Shorter fibers work well for high traffic areas, while longer fibers are more luxurious and comforting. It is usually easier to install carpet than engineered wood or tile flooring, which means it’s cost-effective. 

Vinyl Flooring 

As the most economical and affordable option, rolled vinyl flooring has many attractive features. Just like its luxury plank counterpart, it’s waterproof and available in a pleasing range of colors and styles. It also benefits from being seamless, as it is applied in a single, solid sheet. Thus, it is one of the easiest flooring types to care for in terms of upkeep, ideal for homes with children. It’s a “forgiving” option that can also be installed on top of uneven subfloors. The softer nature of the product makes it easier on the feet. Long gone are the stereotypical days of orange and green linoleum plaguing our homes. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, the flooring can now have a realistic look and feel of stone, hardwood, and even ceramic tile. For those who are artsy, you can design your own pattern. On the flip side, rolled vinyl is typically thinner and will not have plank vinyl flooring’s rigidity and tends to wear out more quickly. Due to the large nature of the pieces, you should leave the installation to professionals. Like planks, it is not biodegradable and subject to fading or discoloration. It is also more prone to bubbling, curling, and peeling over time.

Choose GQ Renovations For Your Next Project

Remodeling your home can be stressful, but teamwork makes the dream work. We do our best to help you find the perfect fit for your project and bring your vision to life. As a small business, we strive to give our customers the highest quality craftsmanship at affordable prices. Let us help you find that magic carpet, elegant tile, or luxury vinyl plank flooring of your dreams. We are the most-trusted flooring expert in the tri-state area. Contact us today at GQ Renovations to get started.