Floors are what the rest of the room is built upon, both figuratively and literally. From hardwood to vinyl to laminate to carpet to engineered wood and so on, the options can be overwhelming. The right floors can soften a room and make it cozy or create hard lines to bring in a crisp, contemporary style. Whatever you decide on, our design specialists will be with you every step of the way. Come in to one of our locations throughout coastal Maine and let them point you in the right direction.
Types of Flooring
Few things warm up a space more effectively than a cozy carpet. The softness of fluffy wool between toes is a surefire way to make a space more inviting, welcoming, and homey.
Engineered wood brings the beauty of hardwood into your home with added durability of recent innovations in flooring. Engineered wood is fused together for extra resilience, with a top veneer chosen by you from a selection various hardwoods.
It’s difficult to beat the classic beauty of natural hardwood. In addition, natural hardwoods have a thicker wear surface than most engineered wood flooring, meaning it can survive more use and will last more refinishes. In New England it’s not uncommon for homes built in the 1700s to still have their original hardwood flooring, a testament to the durability of hardwoods. If you’re looking to buy local, EBS offers two local brands of hardwood in our Moosehead and Maine Traditions selections.
Laminate is a popular choice for do-it-yourself-ers. It’s easier to install than other more traditional flooring. It’s also easier to maintain and is often more budget friendly than alternatives. With improvements in Laminate technology, you can still get the appearance of hardwood, without the hassle.
The modern day equivalent to linoleum, this product is ECO friendly and colorful. Customers who want to get great flooring with little environmental impact might want to look more into Marmoleum. Going green doesn’t have to mean boring floors.
Tile can give a space a unique look that other options can only imitate. Tile is functional and smooth. It can be colorful or subtle, but always beautiful. From natural stone to ceramic and even more intricate designs, ask one of our designers for more info about the possibilities of tile flooring.
Vinyl flooring is a great pick for those looking for a budget-friendly option. Classic vinyl sheet flooring can mimic the appearance of hardwood, tile, or stone for a fraction of the cost.
LVT stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile and it is the next generation of vinyl flooring. LVT is resilient with its long lasting construction and water proof qualities. And, unlike vinyl sheet flooring, not only can LVT mimic the appearance of the other floor materials, but also does an impressive job of mimicking the look, texture, and feel of the other floors, all while staying more budget friendly than the alternatives.
Selecting the Best Flooring for You
It can be difficult to decide on a flooring option, to put it lightly, but that doesn’t mean anyone has to be intimidated by it. Regardless of whether you know exactly what you want or don’t know where to start, EBS has design specialists to help you with anything you may need throughout the process. In our showrooms, our design specialists can get you hands on with the flooring you want. There, you can see samples and get ideas for new designs or styles you hadn’t imagined before. Our designers are always willing to lend a hand. Visit them at one of our Style Solutions Kitchen, Batch and Flooring design centers in Bar Harbor, Belfast, Blue Hill, Calais, Camden, Ellsworth, Machias, and Rockland!
Contact One of our Designers Near You
No one knows the business better than our experts. Looking for guidance? Contact one of our designers closest to you in person, over the phone, or by email to get their assistance. Let them make it easy for you.