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What’s the Best Flooring for High-traffic Areas?

High-traffic areas such as the kitchen and entryway need high quality flooring that won’t scratch or wear with regular use. Thankfully, there are multiple options to choose from when it comes to choosing the right flooring for high-traffic areas. These versatile flooring options combine the best of both worlds – durability and aesthetic appeal.

Let’s take a look at some of the best flooring options recommended by Sonoma Valley flooring companies for high-traffic areas.


Vinyl’s popularity is soaring. It is being increasingly used in homes around the country. The benefits of vinyl extend beyond aesthetic. It is easy to maintain, affordable, and withstands more wear and tear than many popular flooring options. Vinyl flooring is also easy to install, can lasts for decades, and comes in a range of colors and designs.

Luxury vinyl flooring mimics the look and feel of hardwood. Though luxury vinyl costs more than traditional vinyl, it is still more affordable than many flooring types.

Vinyl’s ability to withstand wear and tear while fending off scratches, dents, and discoloration from sunlight makes it a perfect choice for high-traffic areas such as entryways and kitchens.


Tile is one of the best options for high-traffic areas. It is waterproof and scratch- and dent-resistant. It is hypoallergenic and the perfect choice for people with seasonal or other allergies. Famed for its timeless elegance, tile can bring dull areas to life.

Tile requires little maintenance. Since it is water-resistant, tile is a great choice for areas that get wet easily such as the bathroom and kitchen.

While both porcelain and ceramic are great options for heavy-traffic areas, porcelain is used more often in residential projects as it is denser (hence more durable) than ceramic. Porcelain is also more resistant to wear and tear and can withstand temperature change without cracking.


In a market flooded with options, the good old carpet has still not fallen out of favor. A stain-proof and spill-proof carpet is a great choice for the rooms in your home where your friends and family hang out regularly.

With carpets, you will have opportunity to add colors and patterns to your home. Avoid light-colored carpets that will show wear and dirt. Carpets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you should be able to find one that fits your design vision.

Rugworks is a leading Sonoma Valley flooring company. We know a thing or two about different types of floors. We design our flooring products with the end user in mind. To learn more, call our office (707) 584-7847.

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