We know that our Concord, CA customers are busy. That’s why we have some recommendations for floors that can keep up with your lifestyle. We evaluated these popular flooring materials based on the average installation time, durability, and style options available. Let’s get on with the list!


First on our list is carpet! It’s a popular flooring material for homes with children or the elderly as it offers support and warmth. Carpet is great for busy families as it involves a fairly painless installation process. Depending on the size of your job, most carpet can be installed in a day or two. Many do-it-yourselfers even choose to install carpet themselves. To insure the highest quality installation, without any odd lumping, don’t be afraid to leave it to the professionals. Be sure to choose a high-grade of carpeting if you’re worried about stains and durability, especially if the carpet will be installed in high-traffic areas.


Another classic flooring option, hardwood is sure to stand the tests of time. Many hardwood species are very durable and rate high on the Janka hardness scale. Whether you have energetic pets or busy teens, hardwood will perform extremely well. Choose hardwood if you want a durable flooring solution that also looks stylish. Hardwood is a great way to bring a natural element and warm up a space. Try a distressed wood plank to help conceal possible scuffs and scratches, while adding a rustic charm to your space.

One downside with hardwood floors is that they can take a considerably longer time to install. If you want a more complex flooring pattern that involves parquetry, or a custom stain, expect to have a longer project timeline. An engineered pre-finished wood floor is great for busy families, as the strong factory finish will do well with heavy foot traffic and installation will be made easier with interlocking joints.

Luxury Vinyl

Vinyl has dramatically improved in the last few years and is an increasingly popular choice for busy families. It provides a great look and feel that rivals more luxurious flooring options, while providing the easy installation of a vinyl. If you are on a budget, but are still seeking a stylish floor covering, luxury vinyl should be one of your top contenders. Installation is pretty straightforward and can even be placed on existing floors, so you won’t have to deal with the same lengthy installation process as with a hardwood, ceramic, or stone tile. Luxury vinyl tiles and planks are also extremely easy to clean so if accidents do occur, you won’t have to be scrubbing your floors for half of your day.

At Floor Coverings International, in Concord, CA, we want to help take the hassle out of shopping for new floors, which is why we offer free, in-home estimates. You are able to view a wide selection of samples in the same setting it would be installed with the help of our mobile showroom. Give us a call today to schedule your free estimate!