Floors are crucial. We couldn’t be more emphatic about it — from creating a certain aesthetic, to adding a feeling of luxury, to different levels of practicality to maintaining warmth or keeping cool — what you choose for your floors will make a big difference. Of course, there are endless options out there, which is why we will be breaking down the pros and cons of each major type of flooring so that we can help you narrow down your options. It’s important to know that within each category there are different quality levels, types, and styles so this guide will most likely assist you in crossing out some options, not in making final decisions.