It’s an exciting prospect having a new home under construction and being on countdown until the big moving day! One of the biggest decisions you will make during the process is what flooring suits your home best and at Frank’s we have plenty to choose from.

Flooring is not only important because it’s one of the most dominant visual design factors in a home, it is also essential to select a material that is matched for its intended use and the level of foot traffic you might expect in your home. 

At Frank’s, we’ve narrowed it down to the most popular floor choices for new homes.

Laminate flooring

Offering a wide variety of materials, surfaces and textures; it is easy for a new homeowner to create or match virtually any home design theme with laminate flooring.

Laminate is also one of the most cost effective options compared to alternatives. It is a highly durable choice and when compared to hardwood, offers options that can be installed in high humidity rooms and rooms exposed to water.  

With a regular level of sweeping, vacuuming and mopping laminate is not easily stained. 

Hardwood flooring 

Hardwood flooring is a timeless classic that effortlessly provides style and durability to any home. With a wide range of woods, stains and patterns to choose from; hardwood offers countless design options to transform your home.

This type of flooring is a great choice for high traffic areas, which is especially important if you have children or pets in the family home. Hardwood floors can also be laid out in strips, wider planks, and parquet-style depending on your design preferences. 

Oak, maple and cherry are amongst the most popular hardwoods on the market today but if you have a limited budget you might want to consider teak and mahogany.


Carpet remains one of the most popular options for homes across the world and it’s clear to see why with so many styles, patterns and colours to choose from. 

Besides being one of the most comfortable flooring surfaces to walk on, it also excels at insulating rooms and absorbing sound. The most common manufactured fibres are nylon, polyester and polypropylene. 

Nylon boasts durability and stain protection properties to aid the ease of maintenance and polyester shares many of the same advantages but is also good for trapping allergens due to its hypoallergenic properties. 

If you would prefer a carpet of natural material, wool offers a luxurious appearance and can also repel allergens.

With so many pile options available at Frank’s, choosing the correct thickness and visual is made easy for first-time homeowners. Compared to other flooring materials, carpet is also easier to remove and replace should you have the need to.

Vinyl flooring

Probably the most cost effective choice when it comes to flooring, vinyl also boasts durability and easy maintenance. It is ideal for high-traffic rooms and areas that are exposed to excessive moisture such as kitchens, bathrooms and wet rooms.

These days, there is a large variety of surfaces available which is perfect for new homeowners on a budget. 

Vinyl can help to soften the overall look of a room compared to hardwood or laminating flooring and is also more comfortable to walk on. This makes it perfect for areas where long durations of standing may be required, such as a kitchen.

So, pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring for your new home.

Got a question? Ask Frank!