Flooring Options for Your Custom Home

Undeniably, one of the most exciting things about designing a custom home is perusing the available floorplans in GA and choosing all of the features and elements you want to grace your new home with. This includes choosing the flooring throughout the house.

When you're given the task to pick flooring, you're going to find it not only exciting, but a little daunting, simply because of the sheer variety of options to pick from. Here, Southland Custom Homes offers a primer so you can have a better idea of what's available and which types of flooring make sense for the different rooms in the home.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is extremely popular in American homes because it is durable, affordable, and easy to install. It can also be fabricated to look like natural wood flooring or ceramic or natural stone tile. This type of flooring, despite its relatively strong water resistance, is best kept to rooms where exposure to moisture or water is a non-factor, like the family room, bedrooms, dining rooms, and dens or game rooms. The cost of laminate flooring varies depending on the manufacturer and the quality of the pattern. In most cases, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1.50 to $4 per square foot.

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum is one of the most tried and true flooring options available. Around for decades, this resilient flooring has undergone a substantial redesign so that today's version is one of the more eco-friendly options you can find in a flooring material. Comprised of natural materials like cork, wood, resins, and pigments, linoleum is available in virtually any shade or pattern. Linoleum comes in sheet form, so when installed, it has very few, if any, borders. This makes it extremely suitable for damp locations like bathrooms, basements, and kitchens. One of the more affordable flooring options, linoleum costs between $2 and $4 per square foot, but some elaborate designs can fetch prices up to $10 per square foot.

Vinyl Flooring

Few flooring options offer the affordability or selection of vinyl flooring. Vinyl is very resistant to most issues and comfortably soft underfoot. This makes it a good pick for kitchens, laundry rooms, game rooms, and other rooms where you tend to be on your feet a lot. Much like laminate, today's vinyl flooring can be manufactured to look and even feel like other, more expensive flooring options like wood, granite, stone, and porcelain tile. Cost varies according to the vinyl tile's thickness and design quality with prices ranging from $0.50 to $5 per square foot.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is the grandfather of flooring and it remains one of the best options you can go with because it adds beauty and value to any home it's installed in. Hardwood flooring is available in a wide range of plank thicknesses and widths and the wood varieties available to pick from are equally as diverse. Of course, hardwood is not suitable for damp locations and it can be costly to maintain, but no other flooring option offers the timelessness of this lush, premium material. As for cost, hardwood varies depending on the quality with most averaging around $10 per square foot.

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Flooring

Ceramic tiles are actually made from a combination of clay and other minerals. The tiles are molded and then baked in a kiln. Porcelain tiles are essentially ceramic, just made from a finer clay. This type of tile is exceptional for almost every part of the home. It's durable, resistant to water and stains, and capable of standing up to very high foot traffic. It's also an affordable flooring option with costs starting around $0.75 per square foot. Of course, the final cost is based on several factors, including the thickness of the tile, its glaze, and the production method used to make them.

Visit a Southland Showroom to See Our Selection of Floorplans in GA

Southland Custom Homes is proud to offer one of the most expansive sets of floorplans in GA. Peruse our selection, choose the floorplan that you like the best and we can alter it according to your specific needs. Our professional in-house design team will help you through the entire process of designing your custom home, from picking the floorplan all the way through to the flooring and fixtures. We can help you get the home you've always wanted.

With over 100 floorplans to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes provides a huge selection of plan options and custom features. Southland Custom Homes will work with new homebuyers to alter specific floorplans so that the finished project is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a trusted builder of new homes in Georgia, then Southland Custom Homes will be sure to meet and exceed all of your expectations.

Southland Custom Homes is one of the premier Georgia on-your-land builders. We have model showrooms located in Macon (3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206), Dawsonville (837 GA 400 S, Dawsonville, GA 30534), and Marietta (265 N. Fulton PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by today to see all that Southland has to offer!

Southland Custom Homes builds in the following locations:

Chattooga County
Crisp County
Dodge County
Emanuel County
Fannin County
Franklin County
Greene County
Habersham County
Hancock County
Harris County
Hart County
Heard County
Johnson County
Laurens County
Madison County
Marion County
Meriwether County
Murray County
Oglethorpe County
Rabun County
Schley County
Stephens County
Sumter County
Talbot County
Tift County
Towns County
Treutlen County
Troup County
Turner County
Union County
Wilcox County