Flooring Contractors Hawaii

Experienced flooring contractors in Hawaii for quickly and affordable installation of tile, luxury vinyl planks and tile, laminate, and hardwood. 

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Flooring Installation Oahu

Are you considering new flooring installation in Oahu? Although carpet is still the most popular flooring installation due to the cheaper price, it is the least advantageous. That is due to a high level of maintenance, low durability, lower value for sale, and susceptibilities to allergies. If you are considering installing a new floor in your Hawaii home we are happy to give you our recommendations and assistance in the process. Our team of Honolulu flooring contractors has been working with different floor vendors over the years. That allows them to genuinely pick the best floor for you and your lifestyle, and not to be attached to a couple of brands just because they are the distributor. We have high experience with hardwood, engineered wood, laminate, tile, and luxury vinyl planks or tile. 

If you are building a new home or considering to demolish an old home to custom build, check out what our design build contractors in Hawaii can do for you. That includes building an accessory dwelling unit and multigeneration homes in Hawaii. 

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Hardwood Floor

Solid hardwood floor is sold unfinished or pre-finished. A great thing about hardwood is that it can be refinished multiple times over the course of its lifetime. Hardwood is not waterproof and therefore only recommended for living rooms, hallways, offices, and bedrooms. We don’t recommend it if you have pets or small children. If this is the style you like go with engineered hardwood.

✔ Most durable
✔ Most expensive
✔ Attractive to Hawaii home buyers
✔ Not waterproof
✔ Not recommended if you have pets
✔ Not resistant to scratches, although they tend to blend due to wood appearance.

Hardwood floor in living room of a home in Oahu. Looks luxurious and rustic at the same time.
Hardwood floor in living room of a home in Oahu. Looks luxurious and rustic at the same time.

Hardwood Floor

The final project Solid hardwood floor is sold unfinished or pre-finished. A great thing about hardwood is that it can be refinished multiple times over the course of its lifetime. Hardwood is not waterproof and therefore only recommended for living rooms, hallways, offices, and bedrooms. We don’t recommend it if you have pets or small children. If this is the style you like go with engineered hardwood.

✔ Most durable
✔ Most expensive
✔ Attractive to Hawaii home buyers
✔ Not waterproof
✔ Not recommended if you have pets
✔ Not resistant to scratches, although they tend to blend due to wood appearance.

Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood planks are sold pre-finished. Planks are wider and therefore fewer planks are needed to cover the same area. As a result, installation is easier and faster than solid hardwood. Not only this floor is more stable, but also less subject to moisture. It can be used for kitchens upgrades and laundry rooms.

✔ Better than solid hardwood when it comes to resistance to water and scratches
✔ You can choose a rustic floor in which any scratch can blend in naturally
✔ More desirable adds value to your Hawaii home.

Hardwood floor installation in Oahu, Hawaii

Hardwood floor installation is always very desirable in Oahu and Hawaii. It is associated with luxury, elegancy, and value. Our Oahu flooring contractors find a high ROI when it comes to installing a hardwood floor for a home for sale. However, a lot of people in Hawaii have a dog and practice outdoor sports (beach, hiking) which makes them likely to bring sand, water, and mud to their home. If that is you and you really like a wood floor, we recommend you go with wood-like floors such as vinyl planks or engineered hardwood at least. Finally, you should consider the amount of sunlight your home faces in Hawaii. Prolonged exposure to sunlight causes wood to fade. 

Laminate Flooring

Laminate floor can be installed in any type of room. It has the most variety of colors, textures, and styles. Laminate is easy and quick to install. It is more slippery and only some varieties are waterproof. If you are looking for installing a floor in an area with frequent spills or pets, we recommend luxury vinyl planks instead.

✔ Elegant and desirable
✔ The most scratch-resistant
✔ Water-resistance for up to 70 hours, in general

Laminate flooring in Honolulu

Although still common, laminate flooring in Honolulu has been less popular since vinyl planks evolved. You should also reflect on where your room is located and how much sun it is exposed to. Certainly, some laminate can also fade with the sun.

Laminate Flooring in Honolulu home. Room is empty just showcasing the floor.
Laminate Flooring in Honolulu home. Room is empty just showcasing the floor.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate floor can be installed in any type of room. It has the most variety of colors, textures, and styles. Laminate is easy and quick to install. It is more slippery and only some varieties are waterproof. If you are looking for installing a floor in an area with frequent spills or pets, we recommend luxury vinyl planks instead.

✔ Elegant and desirable
✔ The most scratch-resistant
✔ Water-resistance for up to 70 hours, in general

Laminate flooring in Honolulu

Although still common, laminate flooring in Honolulu has been less popular since vinyl planks evolved. You should also reflect on where your room is located and how much sun it is exposed to. Certainly, some laminate can also fade with the sun.

Example of a Luxury vinyl plank flooring in Honolulu. Picture taken at a Honolulu Home.

Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and Luxury vinyl tile (LVT), are two popular types of vinyl currently. Basically, there are four different types of vinyl: peel and stick (cheaper, appears like tile), sheet, vinyl planks, and vinyl tile. Vinyl planks flooring has been growing in popularity over the past years and is even considered one of the best floorings for 2020. That is due to having the look and feel of real wood while is cheaper, water-resistance, and easier to clean. Vinyl tile has the same features, but resembles stone or ceramic tile instead. Some vinyl are even waterproof. They come in different thicknesses anywhere from 2mm to 8+ mm. As you can imagine thinner vinyl will be more prone to damage such as from furniture. All in all, vinyl planks check all boxes of most common homeowner’s concerns.

✔ Great for pets and kids
✔ Water-resistance, some waterproof
✔ Easy to maintain and to clean
✔ Long durability
✔ Soft underfoot for a comfortable walk barefoot.
✔ One of the trendiest floors in 2020

Vinyl Plank Flooring Honolulu

A great part of the high raise condos that have been recently built in Honolulu have vinyl plank flooring. It is also a popular choice for homeowners who are doing home renovations in Oahu. When it comes to waterproofing, durability, and attractiveness at an affordable price, we find vinyl flooring a great choice for Honolulu.

 

Tile

Tile is popular for bathrooms and kitchens. The most common type is ceramic tile. Ceramic is the most affordable tile and can be used in floors, walls, and countertops. Porcelain is similar but is denser and more durable. It is water and cold resistant which means it can be used indoors and outdoors. Its durability is also better for high traffic areas when compared with ceramic. For the best design and personality, a natural stone tile is the way to go. It is indeed the most expensive and requires more care to maintain their beauty. Examples are granite, marble, slate, travertine, and limestone.

✔ Water-resistant
✔ Ceramic and Porcelain are easy to maintain
✔ Durable
✔ Cold and hard if you walk barefoot

Tile installation in Honolulu, Oahu

Our tile installers in Honolulu are seeing a good amount of people who continue to prefer tile for their home, especially the tile that looks like wood. Another thing to consider for flooring in Hawaii is that tile is the most durable when it comes to sunlight damage.

Ceramic Tile floor installed in a bathroom in Honolulu. Done by our tile installers.
Ceramic Tile floor installed in a bathroom in Honolulu

Tile

Tile is popular for bathrooms and kitchens. The most common type is ceramic tile. Ceramic is the most affordable tile and can be used in floors, walls, and countertops. Porcelain is similar but is denser and more durable. It is water and cold resistant which means it can be used indoors and outdoors. Its durability is also better for high traffic areas when compared with ceramic. For the best design and personality, a natural stone tile is the way to go. It is indeed the most expensive and requires more care to maintain their beauty. Examples are granite, marble, slate, travertine, and limestone.

✔ Water-resistant
✔ Ceramic and Porcelain are easy to maintain
✔ Durable
✔ Cold and hard if you walk barefoot

Tile installation in Honolulu, Oahu

Our tile installers in Honolulu are seeing a good amount of people who continue to prefer tile for their home, especially the tile that looks like wood. Another thing to consider for flooring in Hawaii is that tile is the most durable when it comes to sunlight damage.

Our Process

Step 1. What Are You Looking For And What Do You need?

There are several questions we need to ask you to understand which is the best floor to suit your needs. First and foremost, where are you planning to install new floor? Is this your home, for sale, or for renting out? For example, while hardwood seems to be attractive for sale, we would not recommend you to install it if your plan is to rent out the home. Second, and assuming your family will be the one enjoying the new floor: Do you have kids and how old are they? Young kids play rough with toys, spill food and drinks, and track dirt indoors. Third do you have pets and what are they? With pets the concerns are similar, i.e. scratches from nails, dirt from outside, liquid spill or drooling, and off course odors. Finally, we will explore your style and goals for look, feel, and maintenance level.

Step 2. Select The Right Floor For You + Free Quote

After understanding your goals and what type of wear the floor will be subject to, we analyze all the options in the market to make you the best suggestion and recommendation. The advantage of picking us for flooring installation in Oahu is that we know many vendors and options and are not tied to any vendor or distributor. That way we truly can recommend the best options for you. Not only that, but we are the ones installing it, so we have the hands-on experience in all aspects. We will provide you with a free quote including the material and labor for the square footage you need.

Step 3. Pick The Color And Style

This is a fun part! After knowing what floor you choose, we can dig deeper into colors and styles. More traditional, more rustic, or more modern? Some types allow for a combo of styles too.

Step 4. Floor Installation in Oahu

Our flooring installers in Oahu will finally get to what they do best. They will let you know what to expect regarding time. Basically, it depends if the old floor needs to be removed (carpet for example), how much is there to be installed, and if the room/house is vacant. If you are getting new custom cabinets, that is definitely a good opportunity for flooring too.

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Our general contractors are talented and knowledgeable at flooring in Oahu.  Let’s work together to take your floor to the next level!