From busy families to homeowners seeking a smart investment, everyone can benefit from durable flooring. At Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta, we’re dedicated to providing homeowners with high-quality flooring that will last a lifetime. For the most durable option in each major flooring category, look no further!

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Hardwood: Brazilian Ebony Hardwood

When comparing hardwood species to find the most durable choice, consult the Janka Hardness Scale. This scale measures the hardness of different wood types. The higher the score, the more durable the wood. Hardwood with a very high score is the most resistant to scratching, denting, and daily wear-and-tear. White oak, a popular hardwood with good longevity, has a score of 1,360. Compare that to our top choice for the most durable hardwood. Brazilian ebony, an exotic hardwood, has a Janka Hardness Score of 3,692. Wow!

Carpet: Nylon Frieze Carpeting

For growing families, carpet is a safe, stylish, and affordable flooring choice. Carpet might not be known as the most durable flooring option, but making smart choices in material and style can greatly improve how long your carpeting lasts. We recommend nylon for material and frieze for style. Stain-treated nylon is more durable than wool, polyester, and olefin. As for style, frieze carpets have a highly twisted yarn, which means that the carpet fibers are less prone to fraying and flattening.

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Tile: Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile is the perfect choice for busy homeowners: ultra-durable, low-maintenance, and completely waterproof. Porcelain is an ideal choice for bathrooms, but it’s also perfect for a variety of other areas in your home: mudroom, laundry room, entryway, kitchen, and even outdoor areas. To ensure your porcelain tile stands the test of time, we recommend opting for a timeless style, such as an all-white color scheme or a subway tile pattern.

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Hardwood Alternative: Luxury Vinyl Planks or Wood-Look Tile

Hardwood is stylish and durable, but if water-resistance or affordability are your top concerns, a wood-look alternative could be the smarter choice. For bathrooms and other areas prone to lots of water exposure, we recommend porcelain wood-look tile. In the kitchen, however, luxury vinyl might be a smarter choice. Unlike porcelain tile, luxury vinyl won’t crack if something heavy – like a full pasta pot – is dropped. Luxury vinyl is composed of multiple thick layers of material that are bonded together under extreme pressure, which makes it significantly more durable than standard vinyl.

Get Started in Atlanta Today!

To learn more about your various flooring options, give the experts at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta a call or book a free in-home consultation today! We’ll help you find the perfect durable flooring choice for your home and lifestyle. We proudly serve Buckhead, Atlanta, Midtown, and surrounding areas.

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