Contemporary flooring in a Jacksonville, FL home

How to pick the ideal flooring

When choosing a floor covering, the amount of foot traffic in the space is one of the most critical factors. Also, think about who will be using the area and what activities will take place. Carpet Image Services Inc., a flooring store in Jacksonville, Fl, has a great selection of flooring suitable for all areas of your home.


Choose carpeting to cushion a playroom and stairs, warm a basement floor, or provide comfort when lounging in front of the TV. The most demanding brands, many of which have a pet-friendly warranty, handle heavy foot traffic well.

Hardwood flooring

You can never go wrong by installing a solid hardwood floor, especially if a future home sale is a possibility for you. Or you can choose engineered wood flooring. Planks have a plywood base and a layer of hardwood. These planks, which tolerate moisture, usually fit together to float over the subfloor.

Vinyl flooring

If you like a wood look but desire a more rugged flooring material, choose luxury vinyl. Wood-look planks and tiles do not warp or buckle when wet. Stone or ceramic look tiles are available, too. This flooring can be installed anywhere in the home.

Laminate floors

Laminate is similar to luxury vinyl in format. Choose this wood-based flooring if you prefer warmth underfoot throughout the year. Standard laminate planks and tiles resist water, while waterproof laminate flooring repels water, usually for about one day.

Tile flooring

Tile is available in many designs, shapes, and sizes, so it's an excellent choice for a bathroom if you want to create a unique look. In addition, a ceramic or porcelain tile floor is an excellent heat conductor, so either one works well in any room with a radiant heat system.

Natural stone

Marble, slate, travertine, and granite tiles are perfect for high-end bathrooms and kitchens as well as mudrooms. Weight is a factor to consider when installing a stone floor. Keep in mind that most stones are porous, so a floor must be sealed regularly.

Locally-owned Carpet Image Services Inc. installs all types of flooring for our northeast Florida service area, including Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, and Ponte Vedra. In addition, our flooring company can assist you with your next flooring project. Call us today.