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The Best Flooring Types for BTO vs. Resale HDB

15 January 2024

By: Floorrich Singapore

When it comes to selecting the perfect flooring for your home in Singapore, whether it’s a Build-To-Order (BTO) or a Resale HDB property, the choices you make can significantly influence both the aesthetics and functionality of your living space. With our expertise within the professional flooring industry in Singapore, we recognise the importance of choosing the right type of flooring. 

Let’s delve into the most suitable options for these two distinct types of homes: vinyl flooring, laminate flooring, and Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) flooring.

Vinyl Flooring for BTO Homes

BTO homes, being new and unoccupied, offer a blank canvas for homeowners. Vinyl flooring stands out as an excellent choice for BTO flooring for several reasons:

Durability and Resilience:

Ideal for the fresh start that BTO homes represent, vinyl flooring is known for its durability. It withstands heavy foot traffic, making it perfect for families and frequent hosting.

Moisture Resistance: 

Singapore’s humid climate necessitates moisture-resistant materials, and vinyl flooring excels in this aspect, making it a practical choice for areas like kitchens and living rooms.

Design Versatility: 

With a wide range of designs and patterns available, vinyl flooring can easily match the interior design of your new BTO home, be it modern, minimalist, or traditional.

Easy Installation and Maintenance: 

For the efficient timeline of BTO home setups, vinyl flooring is a time-saver due to its ease of installation and low maintenance requirements.

Laminate Flooring for Resale HDB Homes

Resale HDB homes often come with a need for renovation and a personal touch. Laminate flooring is particularly suitable for these types of properties:


Laminate flooring is an affordable option for homeowners looking to renovate their resale HDB homes without compromising on quality.

Scratch Resistance: 

Especially beneficial for homes with pets or high foot traffic, laminate flooring is resistant to scratches and wear.

Ease of Cleaning: 

Its ease of maintenance is a boon for busy homeowners, making it a practical choice for the often fast-paced lifestyle in Singapore.

SPC Flooring: A Versatile Option for Both HDB and BTO in Singapore

SPC flooring, or Stone Plastic Composite flooring, is a robust option suitable for both BTO and resale HDB homes:

Extreme Durability: 

SPC flooring is known for its strength and ability to withstand heavy traffic and high impact, making it a long-lasting choice.

Water-resistant Properties: 

The water-resistant nature of SPC flooring is a significant advantage, especially in areas prone to moisture, such as kitchens and laundry rooms.


SPC flooring is often made from sustainable materials, aligning with the growing eco-conscious trend in home design.

Stain-resistant (SPCPlus only): 

Our SPCPlus flooring has a special coating  that is stain-resistant, which could have an advantage over conventional HDB BTO floor tiles.

Aesthetically pleasing: 

Thanks to cutting-edge printing technologies within our Synchronised Textured range, the wood-embossed flooring offers the luxurious look and feel of real wood.

In conclusion, selecting the right flooring is pivotal in creating a comfortable, stylish, and functional home. Whether you’re setting up your new BTO home or renovating a resale HDB property in Singapore, vinyl, laminate, and SPC flooring offer distinct advantages that cater to diverse needs and preferences. Understanding the specific benefits of each can help you make an informed decision that aligns with your lifestyle, budget, and aesthetic aspirations.