Choosing flooring, whether it be for residential or commercial establishments, can be tricky. We have created a guide breaking down the top flooring options, and how they can work in your space. 


The most popular flooring option is hardwood. They are classic and a favourite among home and business owners. Known for their natural beauty and durability, they enhance the look of every space. Fairmont Flooring offers a wide range of hardwood floors to fit any aesthetic and space. Solid wood planks are usually 1.25-2.5 inches wide or four to eight inches for bigger space. There are a number of exotic options on the market, such as tigerwood, which can be finished or unfinished based on your aesthetic preferences. 

Pros of Hardwood Floors: 

  • Low Maintenance
  • Affordable 

Because hardwood floors are vulnerable to scratches, they should be refined approximately once every ten years to maintain their appearance. 


Laminate flooring can resemble hardwood or ceramic tiles depending on your preference. Laminate wood is made up of layers of fibreboard that work together to create a durable surface. They are afforded in a variety of colours and styles and make a great budget-friendly option for your next project. 

Pros of Laminate Flooring:

  • Durable 
  • Scratch Resistant 


Vinyl is a highly durable material, which makes it an ideal option for flooring in residential and commercial establishments. One of the benefits of vinyl flooring is that it is water-resistant, meaning it can be installed in virtually any room, even areas that have high exposure to moisture. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the look of vinyl. Not only do they come in a variety of patterns and textures, but they also effortlessly compete with natural wood when it comes to durability and appearance. 

Pros of Vinyl Flooring: 

  • Water-Resistant 
  • Low Maintenance
  • East Installation 

Maintenance if one of the big selling factors of vinyl floors — as a quick sweep and mop will get the job done!

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Tile flooring is not only a clean and elegant option, but it is also very durable and is low maintenance. Ceramic flooring is tough, and the tiles are difficult to break. A great installation will last you for many years, if it is well maintained, and if a tile does get damaged, replacing it is a relatively easy process.

If you are looking to upgrade your flooring, contact Fairmont Flooring. We carry a wide range of flooring, cabinet and fireplace options to ensure that your home looks and feels the way you want. Our number goal is to bring your house goals to life, and will work hard to match your personal style and budget. Contact us for a free quote, and let’s get your project started.