THE FLOORING EXPERTS in tyler, tx
You just moved into Tyler, Texas where you’ve found that perfect fixer-upper but you just don't seem happy with the flooring in the house…
Maybe you have water damage in your flooring due to high moisture, pipe burst or flooding from a recent storm…
Or perhaps you feel it’s time to give your home a facelift and replace your old floors…
Whichever the case, Best Budget Flooring is here to help! Our main focus is on customer service, quality products and great pricing. At Best Budget Flooring we give free estimates, competitive pricing and offer the attention to detail that you can’t get at the big box stores. Each of our professional installations come with a 1-year warranty. We offer our flooring services to home owners, commercial businesses and contractors within the East Texas area.
This is your home or business, and you want to make sure that whatever is put into it, is put in by the best and protects your investment. In addition – when you call us we can cover additional information such as recommendations on the best flooring for the type of home you have, family size and pet situation. This enables us to build an estimate that fits your budget.
Best Budget flooring also covers a 50-mile radius, so we are not just restricted to Tyler, Texas, and cover nearly 20 different counties in East Texas.
Now that we have covered the initial part of your flooring journey – let’s take a moment to review the different types of flooring available.
Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood Flooring
This is the best of the best when it comes to authenticity – and comes in two major options, Hardwood flooring and Engineered Hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring usually comes at the highest price point, due to the nature of how it is made. There are many types such as oak, maple, cherry, walnut, ash, and mahogany. Hardwood is a beautiful and natural looking type of flooring to have that can add a lot of value to your home. They are also the floors that, with proper maintenance, can last up to 20 years or more!
Hardwood floors require more maintenance and care than other types of flooring. This type of flooring can best be cleaned with dry cleaning tools as hardwood must be kept as dry at all times. Hardwood is prone to get scuffs and scratches, as it is still wood, but still can be a beautiful and durable material choice for your home. They can also be sanded down and restored multiple times.
Engineered hardwood is make up of a composite core (usually plywood) with a solid wood veneer on top. This solid wood veneer allows you to get the exotic solid wood look you’re looking for at a lower price. Engineered hardwood is the closest you will get to real hardwood as the entire product is made of 100% real wood, however one of the biggest benefits lies in its layered core which is more water resistant than real hardwood.
The final thing to consider is how wet and humid these types of floors can get as it can affect their durability - Avoid installing them in any “wet” areas such as your kitchen and bathroom.
Vinyl / LVT / LVP / SPC
Vinyl is an excellent choice if you are looking for quality, low-maintenance waterproof flooring. Some lines come with a pre-attached 3-n-1 underlayment pad which acts as a sound reducer, vapor barrier and cushion. Generally, vinyl floors can be installed over most existing surfaces with carpet being the exception.
LVT and LVP (Luxury Vinyl Tile, Luxury Vinyl Planks) are more traditional and are made from compressed layers of vinyl. Since vinyl flooring is waterproof it’s great on preventing the growth of mold and mildew that can cause staining and foul odor. It’s an easy DIY install as the floating floor option is built with a click-locking install system. You’ll be happy to know this flooring offers an authentic hardwood or tile look and feel, but at lower price point.
SPC (Stone Polymer Composite) is a newer type of flooring that provides extra durability and a more solid feel. With all the same attributes as LVP/LVT, SPC is a step above as its core is made up of crushed limestone and polymer, making it one of the strongest waterproof floors in today’s market. SPC’s floating floor option is also built with a click-locking system that makes installation simple.
One of the great things about these types of floors is that they are all DIY friendly – our LVT, LVP and SPC lines of floors are “floating floors” which means they can be placed directly on to your subfloor (concrete or wood) and be locked into place without glue or adhesive. They are all extremely durable: scratch and dent resistant, waterproof and can last up to 20+ years – this flooring is a great choice if you have children or pets.
Feel free to contact us for more information on this type of flooring and we can provide you with the best pricing and offer. If you do not want to DIY, as always – we would be happy to install your new floor with expert precision.
Now we shy away from the wood look and feel and go to the softest type of flooring around. Of all flooring types carpet is the most comfortable underfoot, that is made of cotton, wool or synthetic fibers such as nylon and polyester. Carpet flooring also enables the best of creativity as it can come from the largest range of colors and patterns.
This is a great choice for bedrooms, to compliment the comfort of your bed and the color and set up. It is easy to clean with just vacuuming and stain-resistant carpet cleaners. To help extend the life your carpet we recommend an annual professional cleaning.
Carpeting itself is best done by a professional, however it can be a DIY project if you have the special equipment that would be needed such as a carpet stretcher.
Laminate is a great way to spruce up a room or house that needs a change. It’s also is great on your feet and provides a warm look and feel to your house. This is due to the fact how closely it can resemble hardwood flooring. Because laminate is more affordable than hardwood, you end up getting more for your money.
Laminate is made of high density fiberboard with some brands being water resistant and others waterproof. The good news is that it’s thick, less prone to scratches and also comes as a “floating floor” so a DIY installation is a breeze.
The last two items on the list are a bit different and special. One is not even on the floor but attached to your wall!
Tiles are usually related to high foot traffic areas. It is important to know the differences and pick the right one, as not all tiles are alike. The two major types of tiles are ceramic and porcelain. Both start from the core material of clay but porcelain is much denser and is slightly more water resistant, as it is forged at a higher temperature.
Ceramic tiles can come in more colors and larger sizes, allowing for a unique floor in your bathroom or kitchen. Depending on the type of ceramic tile you choose it is usually less costly compared to porcelain tile.
Tiles generally are much easier to clean, and one can use a multi-purpose cleaner and/or mild detergent in most cases. Keep safety in mind and make sure that the tile selected for your floors are slip resistant.
Note: All of our installations come with a 1-year warranty.
The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. It is where we gather to cook and share. It is a place where people are constantly going in and out of. It is the epicenter of your house and it deserves to look like it. A proper backsplash is just the touch that can be added to this most important of rooms. The best part is – the materials that can be used are limitless. All the items we mentioned above can be used – even many types of stone and marble.
The choice for this beautiful accent is yours. You can pick the material and our experts will install it with such efficiency, you will wonder why you did not do it sooner.
Your Tyler, TX Flooring Expert
There are so many ways to do flooring and so many choices, and it can be imperative that you have an ally and an expert on your side that assist you through your flooring project. That’s where we at Best Budget Flooring come in! We proudly serve Tyler, TX and the greater area of East Texas.
Call us now at 903-805-0018 or fill out our contact form below to schedule your FREE in-home estimate. We look forward to working on your flooring project!