No, many products are inherently durable. There are also many options on the market these days, including "me too" products and alternatives. That makes it easy to find something to suit any budget, from carpet to hardwood.

Shop carefully and look at the overall picture. Consider the quality, value, and lifespan of your new floors.

Here are three durable, affordable products.

Luxury vinyl: premium product at affordable prices

This waterproof product is considered one of the best kid-and-pet-friendly options. It's ideal for the busiest floors.

It has amazingly realistic and beautiful images of wood, stone, and tile. The floors have depth, dimension, textured looks, and finishes.

This is layered and completely waterproof, five times thicker than the original product. Above the design sheet is a transparent, strong melamine wear layer that protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents.

Be sure to discuss wear layers with the experts at the flooring store. They come in a range of thicknesses, with the most robust being 20 mils.

Laminate: Long considered an excellent alternative to wood

Laminate flooring has always been a popular wood look. Lately, stone looks have also been flying out our door!

Laminate is tough and resistant to scratches and water. It's budget-friendly, but also consider the thickness. A more robust surface is quieter, more durable, and offers more design options.

Tile: Mixing and matching for different price points

Tile is one of the most affordable products on the market. It's also durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean. The experts at our flooring company will tell you about creating various price points.

It’s easy! Just use more plain ones on the larger square footage areas, with highly decorative pieces as accents.

Real-world flooring experience in the Virginia Beach area

At Floors Unlimited, we've been part of every flooring project imaginable. Because of that experience, we can help you make the best choice possible.

Visit our showroom in Chesapeake, VA. You'll meet our friendly, experienced staff and explore our inventory's top brands of new floors: Mohawk, SmartStrand, US Floors, Luzon, Daltile, and more. We service Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Moyock, and Suffolk.