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Best Flooring

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Flooring

Best Flooring

We tested 57 flooring to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Flooring based on the following criteria:

  • Resists dents
  • Resists stains
  • Resists foot traffic
  • Resists sunlight (UV)
  • Sq. ft. per box
  • Resists scratches

Below lists the Flooring that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Flooring is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Flooring

Best Flooring for Resists dents

Shows resistance to blunt and pointed weights dropped from various heights.


This Flooring which tested best for Resists dents has the following features: Installation.

Best Flooring for Resists stains

Indicates how resistant the floor is to staining from various products such as coffee, bleach, grape juice, motor oil, tar, and ink.


This Flooring which tested best for Resists stains has the following features: Installation.

Best Flooring for Resists foot traffic

Denotes how quickly surface wear was noticeable after repeated passes with an abrasion machine.


This Flooring which tested best for Resists foot traffic has the following features: Installation.

Best Flooring for Resists sunlight (UV)

Indicates how well the flooring stood up to exposure to high levels of ultraviolet light for roughly two weeks.


This Flooring which tested best for Resists sunlight (UV) has the following features: Installation.

Best Flooring for Sq. ft. per box

Sq. ft. per box, as claimed by the manufacturer.


This Flooring which tested best for Sq. ft. per box has the following features: Installation.

Best Flooring for Resists scratches

Indicates the ability to withstand dragged-object simulation.


This Flooring which tested best for Resists scratches has the following features: Installation.