So Many Flooring Options, So Little Square Footage…


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Flooring options with today’s remodels have come a long way from traditional standards. Hardwood and carpet are still popular choices for shared living spaces and bedrooms, respectively, and tile remains a solid favorite for bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens (where water is more present), but now there are even more engineered options for flooring that are both cost-effective and durable.

The evolution of luxury vinyl tile, which is most definitely not laminate, has rapidly become an exciting choice for heavily used mudrooms, basements, and family rooms because not only is it beneficial to your wallet and long-lasting, but it also comes in a range of designs and color choices.

Here are a few of our favorite floors that cover the wide range of options available today:

HARDWOOD: THE GOLD STANDARD
Hardwood flooring has been a staple in homes for generations, and for a good reason. Not only is it gorgeous and durable, but it gives a home a certain ambiance of warmth and sophistication. Some of our Moss Building & Design customers choose to run hardwood throughout the entirety of their homes, including stairways, hallways, and kitchens. Click here to see an example.

MORNING ROOM
This beautiful historic home in Herndon was built over 100 years ago, with the original heart pine flooring still intact. Our customer desperately wanted to maintain the look and feel but was discouraged by a different contractor that matching modern-day flooring would be too difficult. Not a company to back down from a challenge, Moss Building & Design was able to find flooring that was remarkably similar and stain it to match the newly opened kitchen and dining room space. Click here to see an example.

LUXURY VINYL TILE: IS IT HARDWOOD, OR IS IT NOT?
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is fast becoming a “go-to” choice for busy families who want the look and feel of hardwood but appreciate the lower cost of trendy flooring. In addition, LVT is incredibly durable and can withstand wear and tear — which includes the threat of water damage, of which there is none.

LVT is also an excellent and popular choice for remodeled basements. Gone are the days when carpeting ruled in basements! Instead, LVT makes for a perfect complement to those who want a basement that is both high end but also family-friendly. Click here to see an example.

TILE FLOORING: PERFECT FOR BATHROOMS & LAUNDRY ROOMS
Tile flooring has long been a safe choice for areas in a home that are around a lot of water, as it won’t sustain damage like hardwood or carpeting might. Today’s tile choices are broad, ranging in style and design across the board. Click here to see an example.

CARPET: SO, THE MORNINGS AREN’T A SHOCK TO YOUR FEET!
Ah, carpet. The gold standard — who doesn’t love shag? Okay, we’re joking, carpeting has come a long way from the past. Nowadays, carpet comes in a variety of plush levels, plus modern technology has made carpeting almost stain-proof, which is helpful when in a child’s room! Click here to see an example.

Flooring is a big decision when it comes to a remodel, and selecting what you’d like can feel overwhelming, especially in today’s marketplace with such a broad number of offerings. Working with our designers to choose the best flooring for your design and budget, though, will help you find the perfect choice for your remodeled space(s).


Moss Building & Design is the top home remodeling company in Northern Virginia that has established a reputation for excellence in remodeling additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and basements and providing home services for homeowners. With a strong focus on community, Moss Building and Design encourages a hands-on approach to home improvement with an emphasis on education. Their ‘Girls Night Out’ HandyMOM101 events offer DIY workshops covering projects like tiling, power drills, caulking, and patching drywall.

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