Building a house is an incredible experience, but one of the most exciting parts is watching the materials you select bring your vision to life. When you’ve dreamed about hardwood floors and crown molding for months on end, it can be incredibly exciting to see it finally come to fruition in the space in your home. With that in mind, it can also be incredibly overwhelming to pick out materials if you don’t already have specific ones in mind. 

Over the years, the team at Carr Homes has seen materials evolve and develop, so we know how intense it can be to select the specific materials for your home. When the time comes, however, we do want to make sure that you have all of the information that you need to understand which materials will be best for your home. That is why, in today’s blog post, we are going to go over a few of the flooring options that you can choose from. Given that the floors in your house contribute significantly to the overall aesthetic, we felt it would be incredibly beneficial to go over three of the most popular options that we see in our designer homes. Let’s dive in.

Hardwood Floors

One of the more popular flooring options that we see is hardwood flooring. Not only do hardwood floors have so much to offer in terms of aesthetics, they also have quite a few options that make it easier for you to find the perfect fit for your home. If you’re looking for something that is durable and can help create a natural look in a room, you are most definitely going to want to go with hardwood floors.

Aside from being naturally gorgeous, hardwood floors are pretty easy to maintain in comparison to other flooring options. Because of the low maintenance and durability, hardwood floors are extremely popular in homes with pets or children. 

While there are plenty of options and so many things to love about hardwood floors, they are one of the more expensive options to choose from. Depending on the size of the space that you want to cover, the type of wood, and the way that you’d like for it to be laid, you may find yourself paying a substantial amount. If it’s something that you’re sold on, it’s good to get a few quotes so that you can properly budget for these materials.


Another material commonly found in homes is carpet. This is a soft, warm option to incorporate into a house, which is what makes it such a great option. Aside from the softness of carpeting, there are countless lengths and colors that you can choose from to really customize your flooring to your style and comfort needs. 

The one thing that many people dislike about carpet is the fact that dust, dander, hair, and fibers can find their way into the carpeting and stay around for a while. With that being said, carpeting does require a bit more maintenance than hardwood floors, especially if you have a pet or have bad allergies. 


This may sound like a strange flooring material to bring up, but we’re actually seeing it used more and more in luxury homes — and for a good reason. Concrete floors used to be bleak and boring, but there are now countless treatments that allow you to customize this flooring and, truthfully, they leave you with some beautiful floors! If you’re looking for a way to make your house feel as luxurious as possible, concrete floors are worth considering. 

Not only are concrete floors beautiful and allow you the opportunity to play around with colors and designs, but they’re also incredibly easy to maintain. Given that there isn’t really anything for dander or dust to stick too, it’s as easy as a quick sweep and a mop to keep these floors looking good as new. 

The one downside that many homeowners bring up is the coolness of concrete. There are few things as awful as stepping onto a cold floor first thing in the morning, but the good news is that you don’t have to! There are countless contractors that can provide you with heated concrete flooring throughout the home so that you not only have beautiful floors, but you’re completely comfortable walking on them. 

Let Carr Homes Build Your Luxury Dream Home

If you’re wanting to build a custom home with luxury written all over it, look no further than the team at Carr Homes. Our team has been dedicated to creating designer homes in the Hamilton area for decades. Contact our team, and fill us in on the vision that you have. We would be more than happy to schedule a meeting to go over numbers, a timeline, and answer any questions that you have. We can’t wait to help you build your dream home.