Whether you’re working on major renovations or a quick weekend DIY, no project is complete without fresh, modern floors! There are endless options to choose from colour, to materials, cost, and installation. We’ll walk you through the top considerations for new flooring and best recommendations from our KENT Project Centre! Start with the Kent Flooring Buying Guide and end with gorgeous floors.



Keep your budget in mind as you begin browsing to save yourself stress and disappointment later! The cost of your new flooring will depend on the size of the area to cover, your desired material, and any installation costs. Options like vinyl or laminate have received major makeovers to include new modern designs that are much easier to DIY than tile or hardwood! More expensive choices can provide better engineering for durability as well as style, and may have better resale value.

Your type of flooring will depend on the space it’s being used in, and what kind of maintenance and durability it will need in that room. Your desire for a specific design or need for easy cleaning will steer the way to the best material for the job!




Hardwood floors are a classic style choice that will stand up to everyday use in the kitchen to high traffic hallways. . Hardwood is cut in single planks straight off the tree log. It comes pre-finished or unfinished, meaning it will require sealing after installation to prevent moisture damage. While hardwood is durable, high heat, moisture, and impact could damage it. It’s well suited to most spaces besides bathrooms or damp basements.

Engineered wood can provide all the style of hardwood with even better moisture resistance, at a lower price. This makes engineered wood a better choice for any temperature sensitive areas like basements. It is made with layers of high quality plywood as well as a thin layer of hardwood that is possible to refinish, depending on the thickness of the veneer layer.

It’s no wonder that tile reigns supreme in kitchens and bathrooms: uber sturdy ceramic, porcelain, or stone is resistant to heat and moisture, and will only break from significant impact! Take extra consideration installing ceramic tile: it can actually absorb moisture from the underside of the tile if there are any gaps. Perfect for bathtime or baking extravaganzas. Due to its long lifespan, installing tile can save on long term maintenance costs. Varying types of tiles offer colourful designs and glazes that can be customized even further with unique install patterns!




Laminate is made with inner layers of high-density board, covered with a design layer, and coated with a protective top layer. This allows for wood, stone, or concrete images to be imposed onto the laminate and provide the appearance of a material that may be more expensive. Laminate can look almost identical to the material it’s imitating and can easily be installed yourself! It’s engineered layers are more resistant to damage and moisture than softer alternatives.

Incorporate warmth and texture into your decor with some cozy carpet! Carpet offers dozens of colour and pattern options, as well as fiber choices like wool, nylon, or acrylic. While carpet is warm and not sensitive to temperature, beware of stains! Opt for stain resistant choices to keep your carpet looking new for years to come.

Vinyl is a flexible, durable material that is sturdy and maintenance-free. It comes in easy-to-install tiles, planks, or sheets, making it a popular choice for DIYers! Vinyl is one of the most cost-effective flooring options and can provide a better range of colourful patterns and wood imitations. Vinyl is a flooring hero that can perform well in any space!


Certain design dreams will only be accomplished by certain flooring types. Colourful designs and patterns are tile and vinyl’s strong suit, while wood floors shine as timeless classics. All flooring choices provide some range of colour options to suit your space, which can be expanded through laying patterns and mixing materials for a truly custom result. Ask our Project Centre how to best blend spaces and be bold with your design!


To DIY or not to DIY...your flooring installation is the last step to consider when choosing flooring. If you’re committed to installing yourself, visit our Project Centre to ensure you have all the tools you need to lay tile, stickers, or planks. If the thought of DIYing floors is a little overwhelming, KENT Installation Services are ready to rescue your reno! Visit weinstallyourelax.ca to make your update a breeze. Find flooring promotions and schedule virtual consults to take the stress out of spruce ups.

Armed with all the info to find the best floor for your home, your upgrade will be easier than ever. KENT has all the flooring, tools, and support you need to make your design dreams come true.

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