There’s a wire or cable that’s best suited for any application that you need. The challenge is determining which cable or wire to use and when. You should start with a basic grasp of your home’s electrical system and forge a plan of action for what you need to accomplish ensuring all safety standards and codes are followed.
Here’s a basic glossary of the different types of wires and cables and how they are used. If in doubt call in an electrician, it could save your life.