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Alternative Flooring Turn to us for durable alternative flooring options like the popular luxury vinyl tile and planks, cork, bamboo or rubber sports flooring.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring is a stylish, modern and economical alternative tomore expensive Hardwood,Stone, and Tile floors. Laminates are planks or strips that are fused together, comprised of several different materials. Generally a Laminate plank will consist of a strong, durable, protective top coating that guards the decorative layer underneath. A "High Density Fiberboard" core provides strength and durability to the plank and is backed by hard plastic bottom layer for increased structural integrity and moisture resistance.

Laminates are ideal for high traffic areas in home or commercial settings. They are designed to be resistant to impact damages and scratching making them a wonderful option for households with pets or kids. Ease of care and maintenance are also great reasons to consider a Laminate Flooring product. The protective finish on laminates allow spills to be easily cleaned, however, spills or moisture that is left for prolonged periods of time may still cause damages.

Financially there is no better alternative for a floor that provides a sleek, beautiful, and dependable surface. For roughly thirty years advances in Laminate manufacturing technology have enabled laminate floors to capture the most detailed designs and patterns seen in natural hardwood floors as well as stone and tile. Unlike other Flooring options, Laminates offer adaptability to uneven surfaces and are easily applied to concrete subfloors.

Designer Floor Fashions offers an extensive selection of laminate products that are sure to amaze and satisfy your flooring needs at a fraction of the cost!

Healthy Floors

The Environmental Protection Agency has said that indoor air quality is one of our top health threats. Wood floors contribute to a healthy living environment because they are hard surfaces that do not trap or harbor dust mites or molds. Controlling indoor dust and allergens creates better air quality for all inhabitants, but especially for the estimated 35 million Americans who suffer from allergies. The hard surface of wood floors also helps avoid artificial substances such as pesticides used in gardens and homes accumulate on floors and other surfaces in the home, but that wood floors greatly reduce the accumulation of such toxins.

Selection and Variety

With today's technologically advanced manufacturing, stains and finishes, hardwood floors come in many sizes, colors, finishes and species. These many choices can compliment any home or office with style and a beautiful product that last a lifetime.

Vinyl Flooring

All vinyl floors are resilient, ”meaning they are extremely sturdy yet flexible possess a natural springiness” however, not all resilient floors are vinyl. Cork, linoleum, and rubber are other common types of resilient flooring.

Flooring manufacturers are now utilizing evolved technology and advancements in digital design to create more realistic colors, textures, and patterns than ever. An experienced flooring professional can work with you to design custom floor patterns without having the mess of sealing grout or tile, or choose "LVT" planks that look just like wood flooring without the worry of water damage and scratching.

In addition to design versatility, all types of resilient flooring are exceptionally adaptable in their installation options. Vinyl, cork, and linoleum flooring can be glued down or can float over plywood, concrete and even existing floor surfaces. Vinyl and linoleum are excellent solutions to lower levels and basements. What's more, like carpet, they can go on a subfloor that isn't perfectly level.

Who can forget good old reliable linoleum? “ While it is just as versatile, linoleum is otherwise very different from vinyl “Composed solely of natural materials such as linseed oil, wood flour or cork dust and canvas; Linoleum was green before "GREEN" meant "GREEN".

Since linoleum's color comes from the mix of materials instead of a printed surface, the color goes all the way through the sheets and lasts forever. However, linoleum requires slightly more maintenance than other resilient flooring; periodic waxing is recommended to keep floors looking good.

Vinyl Flooring Product Lines

Armstrong Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is now more stylish than ever. Vinyl tile is available in a variety of patterns and also in styles that closely resemble natural products like wood, stone, and ceramic.


Step into the classic world of Naturelle luxury flooring. Timeless ideals inspired by contemporary design have created a collection of pure indulgence that effortlessly meets the high expectationsof the 21st century.

Forbo Flooring

All Forbo products combine high levels of functionality and durability. Forbo Flooring Systems is committed to environmentally responsible production and to far-reaching customer service.


Teragren is a U.S.-based manufacturer of fine bamboo flooring, panels, veneer and parquet butcher block. We are a leader in environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing and business practices.

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Want a unique looking floor that is easy on the feet and the wallet? How about cork? It’s durable, unique and environmentally friendly. Plus, cork is a natural material, so it doesn’t off-gas like many other types of flooring.

Cork flooring is about as green as it gets. Harvesting doesn’t damage trees, and very little goes to waste.

It’s good for anyone with allergies because it resists mold and mildew. Cork is also easy on the ears, soft on the feet, and light on the pocketbook. And, more music to our ears: installation is relatively simple if you can follow directions.

While cork isn’t as popular as hardwood or vinyl plank, it’s got serious staying power. In fact, cork can be traced back to Ancient Greece where it was used for construction and insulation. Portuguese and Spanish explorers even used cork on their ships.

Fast forward to today, cork has become a staple in green building. And although 70% of the world’s cork supply comes from Portugal, this flooring can be found in homes and structures across the globe. But is it right for your home?

Benefits of Cork flooring:

  1. Hypoallergenic
  2. Easy Maintenance
  3. Durability
  4. Soft Underfoot
  5. Retains Heat
  6. Sound Dampening
  7. Sustainability
  8. Refinishing

Bamboo Flooring

  • Ecologically friendly: Bamboo is made from natural vegetation. The bamboo plant is a highly renewable resource that is able to grow to maturity in as little as three to five years. This is much faster than hardwood trees which can take upwards of twenty years or more to reach maturity.
  • Easy maintenance: Bamboo is relatively easy to maintain. You just have to sweep or vacuum it regularly to remove small particle debris. You can also occasional damp mop it, or clean it with a non-wax, non-alkaline, hardwood or bamboo floor cleanser.
  • Water resistant: This material is slightly more resistant to water damage, stains, and warping than hardwood materials, although it is still a concern.
  • Natural material: The use of natural materials is an important trend in the construction industry right now. As people are becoming more ecologically conscious, they are demanding products that reflect these values.
  • Price: This material is priced at about the same level as most hardwood floors. You will often find bamboo ranging from about $2 to $8 per square foot. You should avoid bargain basement materials as they are often lower quality castoffs.
  • Durability: There are certain types of bamboo that can be extremely strong, hard, and durable. Natural, un-carbonized bamboo that was properly harvested and manufactured can be as durable as red oak. Strand woven bamboo can be manufactured even harder than that.
  • Style: Bamboo is a trendy flooring material that can elevate the elegance of a space almost instantly. It has an appearance and a feel that is similar to hardwood and yet is still distinct and different.
  • Refinishing: Over time bamboo floors may become discolored, scratched, or marred. Luckily the surface of this material can be refinished, sanding it down and then reapplying the finishing coats to give it a fresh new look. The amount of sanding that can be done will be determined by the thickness of the planks used.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Available in a plank the size of a stick of hardwood flooring or in tiles.

1. Competitive cost, impressive durability

What is vinyl flooring? Vinyl’s raw material is a byproduct of petroleum refining, so, perhaps unfortunately, it’s in plentiful supply. Prices start at less than $2 per square foot for plank vinyl and max out around $7. That’s affordable for material that should last 7-15 years depending on the volume of traffic over it, especially coupled with the next point. You won’t get the same performance or lifetime cost-to-value from carpeting in that price range.

2. Easy or cheap installation

DIY installation can be successful for handy homeowners who follow manufacturer instructions and watch a few tutorial videos. The professionals install vinyl with amazing speed, and that keeps labor cost low. Click here for hassle free quotes from local contractors.

3. Resists Water

Oil and water don’t mix, right? That’s why petroleum-byproduct vinyl is a good choice for the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, entryway and other potentially wet locations.

4. Easy to care for

Vinyl flooring might be the easiest flooring to maintain. Remove loose dirt with your tool of choice—anything from a broom to a hard-floor vacuum will do the job. Get sticky stuff up with a damp mop or sponge and a mild detergent solution. Rinse away the detergent, or it might leave a cloudy residue behind. Vinyl floor cleaner is also available.

5. Doesn’t stain easily

Leave grape juice on the floor long enough, and its dark pigments might penetrate vinyl, especially if the flooring is older and the wear layer has been compromised. Short of a scenario like that, vinyl plank floors resist stains.

6. Doesn’t trap allergens

Vinyl doesn’t hold dust, pet dander and other pollutants like carpet does. However, there’s more to this story in the vinyl flooring cons below.

7. Fairly warm and soft

Vinyl resilient flooring occupies temperature’s middle ground between the warmth of carpeting and the coldness of tile and stone. It can be installed over radiant floor heating too. Vinyl plank flooring is easier on the body than hard flooring is when you’re sitting or standing on it for a long time..

Sheet Vinyl

1. Affordability (even cheap!)

Prices start at less than $1 per square foot for material suited to light-traffic areas like the laundry room. Cost ranges up to a maximum of about $4 for the best sheet vinyl flooring.

2. Reasonable durability

Resilient, yes, but not in the class of hardwood, stone or ceramic tile. Best practices include a “shoes off” policy in the house, regularly sweeping or vacuuming up abrasive dirt to protect the wear layer from damage when it is walked on, putting pads beneath furniture feet and keeping your pooch’s nails properly trimmed. When precautions like these are taken, vinyl sheet flooring will hold its looks and performance for 6-12 years depending on initial quality, perhaps longer when it receives very gentle treatment. Affordability plus durability equals excellent value over its life.

3. Few seams

Many resilient vinyl flooring products are available in 12’ widths, so most rooms where it is commonly installed won’t have a seam. That’s good, because vinyl sheet flooring seams can come apart and be difficult to re-glue. They’ll be prone to pop open and curl up again.

4. So many styles

While vinyl plank flooring is mainly focused on imitating wood flooring, vinyl sheet floors have wood grains galore, tile imitated in every size, shape and color, stone looks in all hues of slate to granite…You’ve got options in the hundreds, at least.

Sports Flooring

Rubber floor rolls are extremely versatile. You may have never heard of them until now, but they are quite popular as gym flooring and outdoor flooring options.

Rubber gym flooring rolls are the most popular gym flooring option on the market. When it comes to gym flooring solutions, rubber is the most versatile. It is perfect for virtually any gym or workout and you have plenty of options to find the perfect solution for you.

Rubber gym flooring rolls come in a variety of different thickness options to suit your needs. You can even purchase rubber rolls specially designed to keep your joints safe during high-impact, plyometric movements.

Choose rubber gym floor tiles for:

  • Commercial gyms
  • Home gyms
  • Garage gyms
  • Weight rooms
  • Fitness studios
  • CrossFit boxes

People often ask, Can rubber flooring rolls be used outdoors?

Heck yes, they can! In fact, rubber is one of the best outdoor flooring materials.

For the most durable, slip-resistant and temperate outdoor flooring, rubber is where it’s at. Rubber is naturally slip-resistant. In fact, outdoor rubber becomes more slip-resistant when wet.

Outdoor rubber rolls stay cooler than concrete in direct sunlight, and are also comfortable under foot. And if the rubber does get too warm, go ahead and soak it.

For the ultimate durability outdoors, we recommend choosing a thicker rubber matting. You can use any rubber outdoors. However, customers have seen the best results with at least ⅜” thickness.

Use outdoor rubber flooring rolls for:

  • Patio flooring
  • Porch flooring
  • Deck flooring
  • Horse stall flooring
  • Walkway flooring
  • Outdoor gym flooring

Many business owners love using rubber rolls in high-traffic areas. The thing about rubber is it is crazy durable. It can hold up to parades of people (and animals!) without breaking down or looking damaged.

The good news? When you’re looking at ideas for high-traffic areas, you can go with a thin, inexpensive rubber roll. You can usually find a super affordable option right around $1/sqft, which is crazy cheap in the flooring world. Since you’re not slamming weights down, you really don’t need to go any thicker than ¼”,

You can use rolled rubber flooring in:

  • Locker rooms
  • Art studios
  • Ice skating rinks
  • Basements
  • Rec rooms
  • Any high-traffic commercial area

Rubber Flooring Rolls for Boats and Other Water-Prone Areas

As we mentioned earlier, rubber extremely slip-resistant and even more slip-resistant when wet. It’s like when you get that surge of adrenaline and all the sudden you are capable of superhuman strength.

Because of its slip-resistance and waterproof capabilities, rubber is one of the most popular boat flooring ideas. You can use any of the high-traffic rolls and they will work great. These rolls are perfect not only for boat flooring, but really, any water-prone areas.

Rubber Flooring Roll Thickness Options

One of the most important decisions you need to make is which thickness do you want for your rubber floor. There’s more to it than this, but the typical rule of thumb is: the thicker the rubber, the more durable the floor.

Ultra-thin rubber rolls can hold up to bodyweight exercises, very light dumbbells, high-traffic areas, etc. Medium thicknesses are great for home and commercial gyms, crossfit, powerlifting, Olympic lifting etc.

Ultra-thick rubber rolls are typically used outdoors where you need the most extreme durability.

Here’s a quick breakdown of our most popular thicknesses:

  • 3/16” - Most popular for high-traffic areas.
  • ¼” - Most popular for beginner home gyms.
  • 8mm - Most popular home gym roll.
  • ⅜” - Most popular for commercial gyms and CrossFit.
  • ½” - Ultra-thick commercial gym / CrossFit rubber roll.

Rubber Flooring Roll Colors & Looks

Rubber rolls are known for their seamless appearance. When installed correctly, it is nearly impossible to see where one roll ends and another begins.

True story: sometimes we try to use them to determine distance at my gym. I literally have to get my face almost in the floor to be able to see the seams. They are without a doubt the most consistent, cohesive gym floor option.

Rubber flooring is best known for its speckled, color fleck appearance. Most rubber rolls come with a black base and confetti-like color flecks. You can choose a color fleck to match the theme of your gym. Try blue color fleck with a blue accent wall to tie your gym together.

Rubber Tile Flooring

We offer an expansive selection of rubber floor tiles in multiple color and thickness options. Our rubber tiles are extremely versatile, popular in home and commercial gyms, basements, locker rooms, doggy daycare, bathrooms and more. These interlocking rubber floor tiles come together just like puzzle pieces, making them perfect for a first time DIY-er. Our rubber tiles are strong, sturdy and resilient, making them perfect for nearly any application.

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