2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 10+ Best Home Flooring Ideas
By Ciana Gitre
| Fact Checked By: Ashley De Zeeuw
Published: October 26, 2021 | Updated: April 29, 2022
You probably know someone who’s always starting a renovation project, or maybe someone who flips houses and is always in search of quality, affordable flooring. To wow them with a thoughtful gift this holiday season, give the gift of the perfect home flooring!
There are tons of options to choose from for a home flooring gift, from waterproof vinyl to laminate and even carpet and tile. Get inspired by checking out these home flooring options!
Vinyl is a classic option for anyone looking for stylish flooring that’s ultra-durable, affordable, and maintains its beauty for years. There’s something for everyone with minimal maintenance and various sheet, plank, and tile options. Explore our most popular vinyl flooring below!
- Wood-look: You’ll find an abundance of attractive vinyl flooring with authentic-looking wood grains. It’s by far one of our most popular styles.
- Stone-look: Upgrade your home with stylish and luxurious stone-look vinyl in tile, plank, and sheet options.
- Decorative: Decorative vinyl is perfect for homeowners looking to make a unique statement in their home. We’ve got a wide selection of intricate vinyl patterns to suit any style, including modern, bohemian, retro, and more.
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Rigid Core Waterproof Vinyl Flooring
Rigid Core Waterproof vinyl planks are one of the most heavy-duty flooring options on the market. Firstly they’re made with a 100% waterproof core, so you do not need to worry about moisture seeping into your subfloor, preventing damage, bacteria, and plank lifting.
Next, the combination of a high-quality print layer and resilient wear layer provides you an effortlessly beautiful wood-look floor for the home, with minimal maintenance to keep it looking great. Additionally, many of our options are even DIY-certified so that you can install your new floor without extensive experience or tools. You can find a vast selection of plank options suited for residential and commercial settings.
- TritonCORE Pro 7” Rigid Core Vinyl Planks
- COREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl Planks
- Shaw Endura 512C Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl Planks
Luxury Vinyl Planks
Vinyl planks are highly sought-after for their realistic wood-look styles. Also, the easy-to-clean, scratch-resistant surfaces often feature enhanced textures to mimic the feel of natural hardwood, all protected by a durable wear layer. DIY-friendly installation is an essential factor as well.
These days, most luxury vinyl planks use an interlocking tongue and groove installation system so that you can lay the floor yourself without the need for a professional. These features make vinyl planks one of the most stylish, user-friendly flooring options on the market.
- Mannington Adura Max 6” Waterproof Plank
- COREtec Pro Plus 7” Rigid Core Vinyl Planks
- Adura Max Apex 16” Waterproof Vinyl Planks
Luxury Vinyl Tiles
For the latest in stone-look styles, nothing beats vinyl tiles. You can choose from the ultra-luxurious look of marble, and other stone looks, all without paying the price for natural stone. Like vinyl planks, luxury vinyl tiles often feature realistic textures for a more convincing appearance and feel.
Vinyl tiles are warmer than natural stone floors and more comfortable to stand on. Plus, they are easier to take care of than natural stone since they don’t need special sealers or cleaning products to look their best. Installation is also a breeze, so you can always install the flooring without the need for a pro.
- Stone Flex Tiles – Classic Collection
- Margo Flex Tiles – Modern Mosaics
- Stone Flex Tiles – Gemstone Collection
Do you know someone looking for vinyl flooring that’s stylish, easy to install, and budget-friendly? Give the gift of vinyl sheets!
These days, many vinyl sheet flooring options come with a durable fiberglass backing that provides extra stability, so you can install it by simply spreading it out and securing the edges with double-sided vinyl tape. Easy to clean and maintain, sheet vinyl won’t trap dust, pet dander, or other allergens, and it practically takes care of itself.
- Shaw Great Basin 12’ Wide Vinyl Sheet
- Mannington Revive 12′ Luxury Vinyl Sheet
- Shaw Great Plains 12’ wide Vinyl Sheet
This season, give the gift of stunning laminate flooring! It’s a fantastic alternative to natural wood that is durable and easy to clean and install. Available in an extensive array of wood species, waterproof options, and thicknesses, you can find laminate planks to suit any residential or commercial space.
- Distressed: Distressed laminate planks offer a rustic, aged look without having to distress the flooring yourself. The distressed laminate look and texture are wildly popular with farmhouse interiors and are the perfect way to add charm.
- Embossed in register: This is one of our most hyper-realistic laminate textures. You will feel the fine grains and indentations that match the laminate wood look. In addition, with the indentations aligning perfectly, it achieves a three-dimensional appearance and experience underfoot.
- Smooth: If you’re looking for beautiful wood-look flooring that has a satin finish, we’ve got just the right options for you. You’ll find with smooth laminate flooring that the texture is soft and more subtle than other options.
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Water Resistant Laminate
Laminate planks create a warm, welcoming feel in any space, with incredibly realistic wood looks and a durable wear layer to protect it from wear and tear. Waterproof laminate takes the durability one step further, allowing you to install it in more moisture-prone areas.
Waterproof laminate can be a lifesaver for a busy home with kids and pets, requiring little maintenance and always looking effortlessly gorgeous.
- 14mm KronoSwiss Origin Wide Plank Laminate
- 13mm Tuffcore Estate WaterResist Laminate
- 12mm Mohawk Boardwalk Waterproof Laminate
USA Made Laminate
If you love supporting American manufacturers, we have a selection of stylish laminate planks for you to choose from. Sourced and made right here in the USA, this flooring is made with the highest quality materials and is durable enough to withstand everyday wear and tear. Shop our different laminate plank colors, species, and surfaces to find the perfect one for you!
- Hillside Hickory Waterproof Laminate
- Arcadia Waterproof Laminate
- 12mm Mohawk Elderwood Waterproof Laminate
Wide Plank Laminate
Wide plank laminate flooring is a fantastic choice for large areas of the home. With extra-wide planks, you can install much faster and visually fill the space rather than with traditional-sized laminate planks.
Additionally, you can add depth and visual interest by installing it in different patterns. We recommend diagonally installing your laminate for a unique take on the wood flooring look.
- 14mm KronoSwiss Origin Wide Plank Laminate
- 12mm Whisky Mill Waterproof Laminate
- Rare Vintage Laminate Flooring
- 12mm Mannington Palace Waterproof Laminate
Engineered Wood Flooring
Upgrade your home with engineered hardwood floors, and enjoy the increased property value. This alternative to solid hardwood flooring consists of layers of high-density fiberboard (HDF). It’s a solid investment in your home that will end up paying dividends as time passes.
Made with a real wood veneer, each plank of engineered hardwood showcases an authentic wood grain and texture. You can pick from various wood species, including hickory, walnut, maple, oak, and more. You’ll never see any repeating patterns or unconvincing looks because it’s the real thing!
Engineered hardwood comes in several textures for a real wood feel underfoot.
- Wirebrushed: Wirebrushed textures often have a uniform texture and a semi-matte finish, which creates a lived-in, antique look.
- Distressed: You’ll find burns, knots, and scrapes with distressed engineered wood flooring.
- Handscraped: This beautiful hand-honed texture shows long scrapes throughout your engineered wood planks. To give it that natural, rustic character, the surface will vary plank by plank.
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Waterproof Engineered Wood
Waterproof engineered hardwood takes all the benefits of traditional engineered wood, plus 100% waterproofing capabilities. Also, because of its increased moisture resistance, you can install it in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and even in basements.
No section of the home is off-limits with waterproof engineered wood flooring! Explore our beautiful wood tones, from light oak to deep hickory.
- Mohawk Ultrawood Crosby Cove Engineered Wood
- Sebastian Isle Engineered Wood
- Ulrawood Westport Cape Engineered Wood
Multi-Width Plank Engineered Wood
Leave a unique statement in your home with multi-width engineered wood planks! This look is incredibly trendy right now for homeowners who desire a more natural, authentic look for their space. If you’re feeling adventurous, this one’s for you!
USA Made Engineered Wood
Looking for premium quality engineered wood? Our American-made engineered wood flooring is a fantastic choice you can trust, as it’s sourced and manufactured right here in the USA. Feel assured your purchase is coming from top American manufacturers that pride themselves on providing the highest quality wood flooring that will uphold for years to come.
- Mohawk Ulrawood Westport Cape Engineered Wood
- 12mm Mannington Park City Oak Engineered Wood
- Shaw Brushed Suede Engineered Wood
Tile is an effortless way to dress up every room of your home! Explore the unbeatable tile options and choose from floor tile, wall tile, or even backsplash mosaic tile to add a special touch to your space.
Tiles are one of the most versatile options to spruce up your walls and floors. Today, you’ll find dozens of unique shapes to accent your style. Check out just a few of the most popular shapes below.
- Hexagon: This attractive shape is taking over the interior design scene. Hexagon tile is often referred to as honeycomb tile. You can often see large hexagon-shaped floor tiles and wall tiles for the bathroom.
- Subway: Subway tile offers a modern, clean aesthetic to your backsplash or walls. It’s a classic rectangular tile look that remains one of the most popular options for the home. If you want an even more unique style, there are a variety of marble, glass, and stone subway looks to choose from.
- Rectangle: You’ll find the most variety of tile colors with this pleasing tile shape. You can install them in several ways, such as diagonally, straight, or parallel to the wall, resulting in a completely different aesthetic.
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When you give floor tile, what you’re really gifting is a huge flooring upgrade. More than any other flooring, tile is durable, waterproof, and designed to stand the test of time.
Tile also holds the distinction of being the most versatile flooring in terms of style. You can find porcelain and ceramic tile in virtually any size, shape, and color. That includes popular wood-look and stone-look designs. Plus, installing tile doesn’t have to require a professional anymore. The new RevoTile click locking tile is designed for DIYers of all skill levels.
Time for an accent wall! Wall tile is a great option when you want to update the style in your living room, bedroom, or kitchen. With so many bold colors, shapes, and patterns, you’re sure to make a statement.
Another benefit of wall tile is durability. Unlike paint or other wall treatments, tile is waterproof, won’t dent, and resists scratches and stains. This is a huge plus for hectic households or areas where the furniture always seems to bump into the wall.
Backsplash and Mosaic Tile
No kitchen or bathroom is complete without mosaic tile behind the sink to protect the walls from moisture – not to mention the style! With everything from genuine marble and limestone to bold metallic-look tiles, it’s easy to find a backsplash that will be the centerpiece of the room.
Backsplash tiles come in DIY-friendly mosaic sheets, so half the work is done for you already, but it gets even better. These days, you can find peel and stick backsplash tiles made from natural stone. It looks gorgeous, and no one will believe how easy it is to install.
Nothing beats the softness, comfort, and warmth of carpet. Plus, these days, carpet is a lot more versatile, and you can choose from carpet tiles, broadloom carpet rolls, area rugs, and even outdoor carpet.
Today, you’ll find a massive selection of stylish carpet patterns. Whether you’re into a traditional, subdued look or a show-stopping design, we’ve got something for every aesthetic.
- Floral: Elegant and classy. Floral patterns are the perfect addition to any room of the home. We have various muted options and more vibrant floral patterns to add a pop to your interior.
- Geometric: Liven up your home or business with geometric carpet patterns. With bold shapes, colors, and patterns, this option is sure to bring attention to your floors.
- Decorative: Thinking of something abstract? Check out our decorative carpet for unique designs you won’t find anywhere else.
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Broadloom carpets, also known as carpet rolls are a gift that keeps on giving. As the most comfortable flooring option, carpet creates a place in your home to relax, play with the kids, or enjoy some coziness.
From bedrooms to living rooms and even home theaters, carpet rolls are the ideal flooring. Plus, they provide warmth, sound absorption, softness, and style.
Carpet tiles are an excellent option for a quick and easy flooring update. Many carpet tiles come with a self-adhering backing that lets you peel and stick the tiles to the floor, simple as that. They’re ideal for any residential environment, and best of all, they’re affordable, too.
Don’t forget about the appearance either! With carpet tiles, you can mix and match colors and even create your patterns. Your imagination is the only limit.
Home Theater Carpet
Take your home movie experience to the next level with ultra-durable home theater carpet! It’s available in a wide variety of rolls, tiles, and spectacular patterns – including themed and glow-in-the-dark options!
Sometimes, the perfect gift isn’t an entire floor but instead a nice accent rug. Area rugs are making a comeback as more people opt for hard flooring and just toss down a rug, and you get some much-needed softness and warmth.
An outdoor carpet can completely transform spaces like porches and patios. No longer do you have to deal with too-hot flooring or the risk of wood splinters. It’s time to get comfortable in the great outdoors!
Happy Holiday Shopping!
Hopefully, this list of the best home flooring gifts inspired you with the perfect present for that DIYer or house-flipper you know. Are you excited to surprise them with the flooring of their dreams? Get started!