Every floor material adds an attractive element to room decor, so it’s hard to choose a favorite. Wood, stone, and ceramic floors are ideal for many applications. Porcelain, a type of ceramic, is available in styles that imitate wood and stone. Laminate and luxury vinyl also mimic natural materials. Brian’s Flooring & Design is a flooring company in Birmingham, AL, that offers a large selection of hard surface and carpet floors. You can find our Birmingham stores at Valleydale Road and 6th Avenue South. We have a store in McCalla, too.


Solid hardwood is available in unfinished and prefinished planks. Engineered wood is a good alternative. The top hardwood layer is attractive, and the plywood base tolerates moisture. Applications are many since it’s also designed for floating floor installation.


Wood-look laminate and luxury vinyl flooring are available in planks and tiles. Laminate floors have a fiberboard core, so it is always warm underfoot. Waterproof luxury vinyl is not damaged by standing water. Laminate brands labeled ‘waterproof’ resist water for up to 30 hours.

Natural stone

Limestone, slate, quartzite, and other natural stones are often installed in kitchens, entryways, and sunrooms. Since each quarried tile is different, your floor is unique to your home. Most stones are porous, so periodic resealing is necessary.

Stone look

Stone look laminate and luxury vinyl tiles imitate a wide variety of stones, including marble, granite, and slate. While wood-look floors are usually designed to connect and float above the subfloor, many stone look flooring brands can be glued down.

Locally owned Brian’s Flooring & Design provides a ‘see our products in your space’ online tool that comes in handy when you begin your project. We are a flooring store that carries high-quality products from top manufacturers like Mohawk and Shaw. Besides residential and commercial installation, we offer design consultation, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and more. We serve Birmingham, McCalla, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, and nearby areas. Visit one of our three showroom locations and our friendly specialists can help you get started with your flooring upgrade.