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Flooring Product Comparison

Trying to choose the right type of flooring for your home can be a hard decision to make. This flooring product comparison is a cheat sheet designed to be a quick reference for listing the differences and benefits to the different types of flooring that are available. Having a better understanding of each product can help you make decisions to questions like: How resilient do you need the floor to be? What style, look or feel do you want the room to have?

If you need narrowing down your options to a select few, feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable Flooring Advisors at your nearest End Of The Roll Flooring Centre.


  • Many different styles, colours, patterns, and textures can dictate any look you would like to achieve
  • From traditional to contemporary, new materials have come a long way in changing the look of carpet
  • The softest floor to walk on, and naturally warmer than any other flooring
  • Muffles sound and most show little-to-no footprints
  • Stain-guard treatments in fibres mean some carpets can survive even bleach with no damage
  • Carpet is graded by ounce-weight: heavier weight means the carpet is of higher quality
  • Berber is a looped carpet, known to stand up well, making it a favourite for landlords
  • Shag is back and better than ever - no raking required and guaranteed to stand up on its own


  • An environmentally friendly product that feels soft underfoot
  • A good sound barrier, making it ideal for basements, and mancaves
  • Cork is a natural insulator


  • Can be made to resemble ceramic tile, stone, slate and even wood!
  • Thickness and finish dictate its quality and durability over time
  • Excellent for the high traffic areas of your home
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • A great assortment of style options to fit any budget

Luxury Vinyl Tile or Luxury Vinyl Plank

  • The largest growing category in flooring, it's been a game changer!
  • Many of the same benefits as sheet vinyl flooring
  • More resistant to moisture and humidity than hardwood
  • Similar appearance to ceramic tile or stone but it's softer and warmer
  • Perfect for do-it-yourself installation


  • Almost all tiles are impervious to wear, standing up to high traffic areas
  • Perfect for areas with high levels of moisture or humidity, such as bathrooms and kitchens
  • Many sizes, styles, colours and patterns available
  • Tile can be made from glass, marble, porcelain and stone
  • Patterns are limitless, you can mix and match most tiles
  • Grout comes in a number of colours and adds even more possibilities to customize your look
  • Beautiful around fireplaces, bathtub surrounds entryways and kitchen backsplashes


  • Very budget-friendly, with the look of solid hardwood without the hardwood price
  • Great for do-it-yourself projects as pieces simply click into place
  • Does not scratch easily
  • Repairs are easy, you can replace one board if necessary
  • Can be installed over concrete or most other surfaces
  • Allergens can be kept to a minimum


  • Luxurious styles and appearance
  • Available in many exotic woods, stains, grains and patterns
  • Will increase the value of any home
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable bamboo hardwood is now available
  • Engineered hardwood can be installed on concrete
  • Different hardwood species vary in durability, with oak, maple and hickory being the most scratch/dent resistant

Area Rugs

  • Endless styles and colours, to suit any room
  • Custom sizes available, from hallway runners to large area rugs to even round rugs
  • Carpet can be cut and bound to be made into a custom area rug
  • Adds warmth and comfort to hard surface floors
  • Outdoor area rugs are available for decks and patios to style your outdoor living area

Visit your local End Of The Roll Flooring Centre today for all your flooring needs.

Flooring And Allergens – A Quick Guide

We all love our fur-friends. Our pets are a part of our family. However, with them comes a host of airborne allergens which can become trapped in carpet and area rugs, and even swept into corners with hardwood and laminate.

Outdoor Living

While there are indoor/outdoor area rugs that you can lay down, there is also more traditional carpeting that you can glue down or install for year-round use.