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6 Types of Flooring to Choose from While Building a Home

Building a new house means new possibilities, a blank canvas, and the opportunity to build your dream home from the ground up. 

For some, floors are an afterthought when it comes to building a home. For others, it’s an integral component. When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your home, there is no shortage of options on the market. With so many options and possibilities, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for your home.

To make your life a little easier, the team at John Munro Builder have compiled a list of 4 types of flooring that should be on your shortlist when building a home.

Different Types of Floor Systems to Consider

1. Concrete Slab

Easy to keep clean, stylish, and ideal for high-traffic areas, concrete slab floor systems are the perfect solution for the modern home. Concrete slab floor systems suit a wide range of homes, offering a modern, sleek, and industrial feel to the property. Beyond aesthetics, concrete slab floors can improve thermal design and reduce energy use within a home. 

2. Hardwood Flooring 

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful, classic, and easy to care for flooring option that is designed to stand the test of time. Whether you’re going for a classic look with light colours, or something more modern with dark hardwood flooring, hardwood comes in so many different styles and colours that there is sure to be something to suit every taste and style.

Hardwood flooring is a durable, attractive, and easy-to-care-for flooring option for your home. With hundreds different styles available, hardwood flooring is versatile enough to suit most homes and one of the most popular flooring types in Australia.

Different Types of Floorcoverings to Consider

1. Vinyl Planking 

Vinyl Planking is one of the most popular choices for homeowners in Australia. Renowned for its durability, affordability, and ease of installation, Vinyl Planking is a cost-effective way to achieve your desired aesthetic at a fraction of the cost of hardwood flooring.

The durability of Vinyl Planking makes it an ideal choice for young families or households with pets who want to be able to live, without worrying about the consequences of enjoying the indoors. Laminate’s durability also makes it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas like kitchens and living rooms. 

Laminate is also a cost-effective option compared to other flooring materials like hardwood and tiles which can be significantly more expensive to purchase and install. If you’re looking to create a durable and family-friendly surface that can withstand the toughest challenges, then Vinyl Planking is a great option to consider. 

2. Tile Flooring

Tile flooring is a popular choice because it is easy to clean, and it can withstand high-traffic – hence why so many commercial establishments like restaurants and cafes choose tiled floors. 

Available in just about any style and colour combination that you can dream of, tile flooring can be used to create a unique look throughout your home. Some of the most popular materials include ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone. Choosing between these different types of tile materials will depend on your budget and your desired finish.

In addition to providing an endless selection of style and colour options, tiles also help to improve the energy efficiency of your home by keeping it cooler in the summer months, and warmer in winter. If you are in a location that is subject to wild fluctuations in temperature and climates, then tile flooring can be a smart choice for your home. 

3. Carpet Flooring 

Nothing feels quite as comforting as carpet between your toes as you move through your home – particularly in the colder months of the year.

Carpet is exceptionally comfortable to walk on, quiet (think insulation), and can help to insulate a space to cut down on heating and cooling bills throughout the year. Carpet is also available in a wide range of colours and styles that can suit just about any taste.

In addition to providing a quiet and comfortable surface for you and your family, carpet can also be installed, removed, and changed relatively easily. As opposed to hardwood and tile surfaces which require extensive preparation, carpet can be installed and removed relatively cheaply.


When it comes to the different types of floor systems and floorcoverings for your home, there is no shortage of options. When you are ready to choose the flooring for your home, it’s important to consider your budget, lifestyle (think kids and pets), and personal taste to make the best decision for your home. 

Looking to build your dream home in Townsville? Call on the experts at John Munro Builder. North Queensland’s award-winning and leading team of residential builders, we’re here to make your perfect property a reality.

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