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Flooring Options for Your New Custom Home


Making decisions about customizations is no easy feat. It takes a lot of time and energy to think about the look, feel, and function of flooring. With all the selections available, it helps to know the best options available for your lifestyle. Everything from children to pets or whether or not you plan to entertain guests a lot in the new home makes a difference in how you select flooring options. Take a look at the available features and how to finalize your selection.

Flooring Options

Moving forward in the process of selecting flooring means jumping right into the fire feet first. So many choices are available now. Take a look below at some of the varieties to help you narrow down the choices.


Many people love hardwood flooring for a polished, finished look to their home. It looks new and inviting to guests and is easy to maintain. Hardwood flooring comes in many finishes to complement your new home:

  • Brazilian Cherry: reddish-brown in color
  • Oak: one of the harder woods with heavy graining
  • Birch: light wood with natural look and finish
  • Hickory: natural color with interesting graining


Cost is always a factor for people, especially when fitting an entire home with flooring. Hardwood looks warm, inviting, and comes in a variety of finishes and colors. Some people still prefer engineered hardwood over traditional hardwood at a lower price point.


Laminate flooring is designed to give the look and feel of real hardwood without the cost. While it is extremely durable, there are some things to keep in mind about installing laminate. It is a popular choice with many colors and varieties. Let’s look at some of the options:

Stone and tile: tile flooring is easy to clean and holds up to frequent cleaning. Very helpful in high traffic areas or those with pets and kids

Stone flooring: looks and reflects a natural quality, designed to give the look and feel of real wood

Ceramic, mosaic, porcelain, and sandstone are just a few of the options available

Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tile is not what people traditionally think of when tile comes to mind. It is more durable than vinyl flooring and is produced to look like stone or hardwood. Luxury vinyl is a great choice to suit lots of budgets, particularly for homes with pets, kids, or for people with active lifestyles. 


Though carpeting has been waning in the wake of new flooring options like vinyl, carpet brings warmth and coziness to the home. It helps to minimize noise and makes it a perfect selection for second floors, hallways, and even basements where traffic tends to be lower. Keeping carpeting clean and looking sharp requires extra attention. Stains, spills, and dirt can pile up on carpeting. 

Make Your Selection

With a custom home, you get to decide what flooring options work for you. Flooring provides an opportunity to give your home a unique look. High traffic areas are not great for carpeting, so you may decide to go with hardwood or a flooring type where spills can be quickly and easily cleaned up. Resale is always a consideration if you plan to move in the future or think you might ever sell the property. Flooring that holds its value will help when it comes time to put it on the market for the next buyer. 


If you are ready to make a decision about your flooring and have a custom home in mind, call Oberer Homes. We provide an experience you will not forget when it comes to customizing your home. Call us today to set up an appointment with an experienced team member: 937-531-5505

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