The floor in your home or business plays an essential role in the overall function and look of your space. With so many flooring options to choose from on the market, it can be difficult to narrow down the right choice—but our team wants to help.

YCI INC. has used our industry knowledge to break down the most popular flooring options available and explore their uses and benefits. We hope this guide will shed some light on what flooring could best suit your residential and commercial spaces.

To learn more about flooring installation and remodeling more broadly, please don't hesitate to reach our experts at (757) 871-8691. Until then, happy reading!

Residential Flooring

Every home is unique, and the right flooring option won't look the same for every property. Whether you're looking to create a cozy, comfortable space or a sleek and elegant one, floors play a major role and we're sure you'll find the right material in the list below.


Carpet flooring has long been a homeowner favorite and for good reason. Not only is carpet homey and comfortable underfoot, but it also provides sound insulation and energy savings in addition to being versatile and durable.

Carpet is mostly found in living spaces, particularly bedrooms, living rooms, and basements - areas that aren't as prone to water and spills.

When choosing carpet for your home we recommend keeping the color quite neutral. This base will allow you to switch up your style over time. If your style is quite simple, however, a patterned carpet can make a great focal point, it all depends on your vision.


Vinyl flooring is also a homeowner's favorite. In addition to being highly affordable vinyl floor come in a range of style and texture, is highly resistant to water, and is super easy to install.

Don't want to rip up your current flooring? Vinyl can often be placed over the top of existing floors. Give YCI INC. a call to learn more.


Similar to vinyl laminate is also a highly versatile option. It can be made to look nearly identical to hardwood, natural stone, and ceramic floors. Additionally, it has a moisture barrier that withstands spills and stains, making it a great option in laundry rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens too!


If you want a flooring option that will truly stand the test of time, you can't go wrong with hardwood. It will continue to look beautiful for years and it's easy to restore as well. Hardwood floors can be created using various woods, come in a range of colors and thicknesses, and are a timeless choice for any room or hallway in your home.


Tile is one of the most popular flooring options on the planet and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Both porcelain and ceramic tiles come in a wide range of sizes, colors, and patterns for maximum design versatility. We always recommend tile flooring for areas of your home with heavy foot traffic.

Commercial Flooring

The most suitable commercial flooring for your space will depend on the nature of your business. While retail stores and offices may have similar flooring needs to residential homes, warehouses, kitchens, and other more industrial areas could require something more specific.

Let's explore a few commercial flooring options in depth.

Carpet Tiles

If you've spent time in an office building or two you may have come across carpet tiles once or twice. This easy-to-install, affordable flooring option is very popular, especially in areas that require a bit of sound reduction, like conference rooms. Carpet tiles are also easy to maintain and replace and come in a wide range of colors and designs to suit any business space.

Rubber Flooring

If you are looking for a flooring option that prioritizes safety, rubber floors are for you. Offering slip resistance, noise reduction, and shock absorption, rubber floors are suitable for healthcare facilities, educational facilities, gyms, restaurants, and more. Rubber floors are available in various thicknesses and colors, allowing for design creativity to boot!

Luxury Vinyl

If you're looking for a more sophisticated option for your commercial space, look no further than luxury vinyl. Versatile and durable, luxury vinyl also has unmatched aesthetic appeal and can be made to resemble realistic wood and beautiful tile. Luxury vinyl is also very easy to clean and maintain making it the perfect option for high-traffic zones.

Concrete Flooring

Concrete flooring has regained popularity in recent years. Not only is polished concrete resistant to scratches and everyday wear and tear but they also require minimal maintenance and can be customized to match your style. Concrete flooring also delivers a more industrial aesthetic, which is popular among up-and-coming business owners. Whether you're flooring a warehouse, a retail space, or a modern office, concrete could be a great option for your business.

When deciding on commercial flooring we always encourage our clients to consider how much maintenance they wish to commit to, how the space will be used, what kind of foot traffic they can expect, and the kind of impression they want their design to make.

Remember, that clients and business partners will be looking at your business closely, and making a good impression is essential.


The flooring in your home or business space sets the tone. The design of your property can be built around a beautiful floor and YCI INC. wants to help you make the right choice. We have years of experience working in the industry and are proud to offer our clients the best in both residential and commercial flooring options. Not only can we help you choose the perfect floors, but we can get them installed quickly and seamlessly so you can get back to enjoying your space sooner.

To learn more about the services we offer or for more guidance in choosing the right flooring, get in touch with our team by phone or email today! We'll schedule a no-obligation consultation at your earliest convenience.