Experts' Tips - Choosing Suitable Flooring for Older Family Member

Choosing the right flooring for older family members can be difficult. You need flooring that's easy to keep clean, humidity-resistant and durable.


In this post we'll consider different flooring options to help you decide which one works for your home and your family. Some of these flooring types are available at Unique Flooring so be sure to visit the showroom for the full selection.


Carpet is warm and soft. It makes for a kinder landing if your older resident slips or falls. On the downside, it takes a lot of work to keep carpeting clean and sanitary. Carpet is also difficult to maneuver with a wheelchair or walker. 


Laminate flooring comes in an enormous selection of styles, colors and plank sizes. You can even find laminate that perfectly captures the hand-scraped, distressed looks that are currently in demand. Durable, easy-care laminate can take a beating and still look as good as new. 

Laminate can be slippery, so make sure you install railings and use area rugs for older family members and guests.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) gives you all the elegance of genuine ceramic tile or hardwood at a fraction of the cost. You can install this durable, low-maintenance flooring anywhere, including in damp basements and on concrete subfloors.

LVT can stand up to heavy use and it's easy to clean. LVT is also much softer than ceramic tile, laminate or hardwood, making it a great choice for older residents. 


Nothing matches the timeless elegance of hardwood flooring. Flooring trends come and go, but natural hardwood will never go out of style.

That said, hardwood flooring is high-maintenance and requires a steady humidity level to prevent cracking. Area rugs are a must if it's being installed where older residents are living.


Vinyl has come a long way. It's available in a huge array of colors and is a stylish, low-maintenance choice for bathrooms, kitchens or any damp area, 

The downside to vinyl is a tendency to tear when it's under pressure, making it less than ideal for areas with heavy wheelchair use.

Always the Right Choice

Whichever flooring you choose, count on Unique Flooring to have the best selection at the best prices. Visit the flooring in San diego today to see all the great-looking selections to find a solution that will be durable and beautiful for years to come