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Carpet, Hardwood, And Vinyl Flooring

  Revive Your Floors With New Carpet, Hardwood, and Vinyl Flooring

Your floors take a beating every single day. It doesn’t matter if you live alone or with five kids and seven pets, the everyday wear and tear on our floors makes them look dingy, dirty, and old over time.

We can help you look at all of your options, whether you are looking at carpet, hardwood, vinyl, or tile. There are so many new products out on the market it can sometimes feel overwhelming. The showroom at Birch Hill Interiors & Co has a wide variety of options for you can see and feel. The hardest part is choosing the right flooring for your home, but that is where our design experts help.


Carpet has been one of the most commonly used floorings for decades. It is soft to walk on and feels warm underfoot even in cold weather. It is also a pretty affordable choice and there are a lot of colors and style options to choose from, making it very versatile. Carpet also helps mute noise and can is softer in the event of a fall.

Carpet today is NOT your Grandma's carpet!  Technology and innovation have revolutionized carpet to a place where some warranties include stain protection. They are better for the environment and are pet-friendly. 



Hardwood is still the number one desired flooring. The natural look of hardwood floors can add to the beauty of any home and can increase the resale value tremendously.  However, it is usually a higher price point, requires some humidity control, and of course, is susceptible to scratches and dents. 


Many hardwoods now come as engineered hardwood which has a natural hardwood layer bonded to a plywood substrate.  This makes the hardwood less susceptible to humidity, cupping, checking, and gaping.  Engineered hardwoods can be installed in the traditional nailed down system, glued in, or even "floated" like laminates and LVT click planking.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF or LVT) is a vinyl flooring material that is fabricated in long planks with a modified tongue-and-groove connection system, usually called "click-lock."  LVT is almost always 100% waterproof and will not curl or swell or open up and gap when it gets wet. ​

Click type Vinyl plank and tile flooring offer easy-care convenience is pet and scratch-resistant and almost always has an integrated acoustical pad under it making it quiet and comfortable to walk on.

And don't forget about the "drop" style of vinyl plank and tile. There is no click system, it can be perimeter glued and then dropped into place. (some limitations apply), however, it does require more subfloor work to ensure it is flat with no ridges, knot holes, seams, etc.

Linoleum and sheet vinyl

Linoleum and sheet flooring is soft and comfortable underfoot and tends to stay warm even in cold temperatures.

Linoleum flooring is waterproof, resistant to scratches however it is softer and as such, heavy furniture dents the surface of the material, and sharp edges can tear it. The hues and patterns found in linoleum flooring actually extend down through the wear layer, so you do not see fading and marring in the surface of the material over time.

Linoleum naturally inhibits the growth of germs and microscopic organisms, which makes it a popular material in schools and hospitals. If properly installed and regularly maintained linoleum flooring application is impenetrable and resistant to damage from water and moisture, making this material suitable for use in bathrooms and kitchens.


Laminate flooring emerged on the residential flooring scene decades ago as an easy-to-install, attractive, and durable alternative to solid hardwood flooring. Its technology has advanced by leaps and bounds since that time, with sharper high-definition imaging, deeper embossing, better seaming mechanisms, and a host of other innovations.

Laminate flooring manufacturers have been working hard on improvements. Micro bevels, deeper texturing, and better graphics reproduction have brought laminate flooring closer to the cachet enjoyed by solid hardwood and engineered wood flooring, but this remains a budget flooring material in performance, appearance, and reputation. Because product quality differs greatly, the life expectancy can also vary.

However, we do have a new waterproof laminate now that looks so much like hardwood you can hardly tell them apart.  The waterproofing also prevents them from swelling and coming apart. 

If you are still uncertain of the type of flooring to choose for your home, give Birch Hill Interiors & Co a call so we can help you determine the best option.

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