What every best Flooring has:
- Consider the usage of your space.
- Factor installation costs.
- Consider the costs.
Consumer Reports is one of the few sites that compares actual products and recommends brands as well as types of flooring. A subscription is required to view the ratings, however. There's also good information here on the pros and cons of flooring types, and a good discussion of green flooring options.
Nationally syndicated newspaper columnist Tim Carter explains various types of flooring in response to readers' questions. Virtually every kind of flooring is covered, including wood flooring. There's an excellent section here on whether installing hardwood floors is a job novices can accomplish.
This retailer website offers a basic look at wood, laminate, tile and vinyl flooring. It is written and organized in a user-friendly format, with lots of pictures and links to products.
Although not comprehensive, this report describes basic flooring options and includes a guide to choosing and maintaining floors and a quick reference guide to flooring costs.
Which? is the British equivalent to Consumer Reports. This article compares real wood, engineered wood and laminate options. There's a glossary of terms, plus information on installation and costs.
This brief but helpful free report covers hardwood and laminate flooring. The paid report describes the offerings of various manufacturers but does note rank them. Still, the $3 report is a good introduction to what's out there.
This is the website of a trade organization, but it's helpful because there is an enormous amount of information on various kinds of wood, and there is no attempt to steer the reader toward buying wood from a particular vendor.
This retailer website obviously wants to sell you flooring and thus is not unbiased. But there are useful descriptions of what to expect from wood and other types of flooring.
This website seems to exist in part to direct readers to sellers of flooring, but there is still plenty of worthwhile information about various flooring types, including wood.
This website directs readers to manufacturers and retailers. Still, there's helpful information on just about every type of flooring.