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Floor Coverings vs. Structural Installations: What’s the Difference?

Pretty much all flooring fits into one of two categories, floor coverings or structural installations. There are pros and cons to each, and as someone who’s been providing our commercial flooring services to Maryland for years, we wanted to take some time today to talk about the differences between floor coverings and structural installations.


What is Structural Installation Flooring?

Structurally installed floors are floors that are actually a part of your home or business’ structure. These floors provide structural value to your home and can’t be removed without adjusting your home’s infrastructure. Considered permanent floors, solid hardwood, ceramic tile, and stone flooring are the most common forms of structural installation flooring.

What are Floor Coverings?

Floor coverings are not part of the home’s structure, and instead only add aesthetic value. Some of the most common kinds of floor coverings homeowners opt for are engineered wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tile, luxury vinyl planks, carpet, and vinyl. Floor coverings are less expensive than structural installation flooring and are easier to install.

Know What Kind of Flooring You Have

If you’re planning on renovating your home or business, you need to know what kind of floor you have. Structural installation flooring is stronger than floor coverings and will last longer, so if you’re interested in a floor that’s able to accommodate heavy commercial use you probably want a structural installation floor.

Work with a Professional Maryland Commercial Flooring Company

Here at Dragonscale Flooring, we’ve been providing Maryland with our commercial and home flooring services for years, and we’ve learned a lot. Whether you need a new floor for your home or commercial space, we’ve got you covered. Our team of Maryland commercial flooring experts is standing by ready to assist you, give us a call today.