The Best Flooring Type for your Unique Home

New Jersey is full of a variety of residential dwellings that cater to the individual needs of those living in them. New Jersey is a densely populated state. Here is an information on New Jersey’s Census information between 2011-2015.  Whether you are single or you have a large family, there’s something for everyone. Picking the right home for your individual needs is a big decision.

It is important to understand the different types of homes in New Jersey and the pros and cons of each, and what is the best flooring type for your home.


Condominiums, also known as condos, are single unit homes within a larger building. All units in the building share at least one wall with another condo. Because of this, each unit is structurally dependent on each other and building maintenance is a communal responsibility all the residents share.


When you live in a condo, you will become part of a homeowners association (HOA) and be required to pay a fee. Depending on the HOA, the amount of the fee and what services it includes can vary. Typically, it will cover routine property maintenance such as lawn care, trash removal, and general property maintenance. In some cases, it can also include certain utilities such as water and sewer. With condo ownership, there are also special assessments for major building repairs such as a new roof. The cost of the repair is shared equally by all the residents.  

Due to the nature of Condo, the most suitable type of flooring could be Luxury Vinyl Plank. Luxury Vinyl Plank simulates hardwood floors, and it is famous for its durability and usability. The luxury vinyl plank can sustain high traffic in Condo, and you can always find out an appropriate color and texture to match up with your condo style. FERMA provides 14 different types of Luxury Vinyl Plank, and there will be more coming in on 2017.   


Townhouses are another option to consider when buying a home in New Jersey. They are narrow multi-floor units and, like a condo, townhouses will share at least one wall with another unit. The major difference is townhouse owners usually own the land that the residence is situated on as well as the home’s exterior. Townhouse communities may or may not have a homeowners association. Those that do will have similar restrictions to that of a condo.


There could be a lot of flooring choices for townhouses. The solid hardwood or engineered hardwood can bring luxurious feeling into your rooms. If you are looking for inexpensive flooring with similar color as hardwood, luxury vinyl plank could also be a great choice.

Single-Family Homes

Another option when buying a home in New Jersey is the detached single family house. With a house, you will also own the land. It is the option that will give you the most freedom when it comes to upgrading or remodeling your home. Single-family homes offer more privacy as you do not share a wall with the neighboring unit and the yard will provide some distance.

Owning a single-family home means that you have little to no restrictions on the remodeling you would like to do. Structural changes or additions require building permits and inspections from the county or the township, but, generally, there is no association restriction you must adhere to. Inside your home, your remodeling choices are completely yours.

However, some single-family home communities may still have a homeowners association. If they do, it is usually to ensure everyone is maintaining their property in a way that benefits the value of every house in the neighborhood.

If it’s high-end single-family homes, then solid hardwood is the best choice.  Full of abundant character and color variation, solid hardwood brings beauty to your unique tastes. With proper match-up, bamboo, engineered hardwood, the luxury vinyl plank can also fit well into your home. 


Hopefully, this post gives you some understand of condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes.  Locations, mortgage payment, tax, homeowners association fee are usually the uncontrollable factors for buying a home. However, one of the easiest things you can control is the flooring type for your home. FERMA is always ready to help you with the flooring type in your home.

Ferma Flooring is a trusted name in the flooring industry for 14 years, we review our entire line every year and develop new products, wood species, and colors that are in fashion and demand. We keep in touch with market trends to be sure we offer what the consumer desires.

Ferma Flooring serves more than 1,000 flooring retail stores nationwide from our distribution warehouse located in Edison, New Jersey. Visit a retailer near you for flooring medallions and a variety of top quality floorings, such as solid wood, engineered wood, bamboo, laminate and luxury vinyl.


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