hardwood flooring refresh madisonDo you floors need a refresh?  Today on the blog, Floor Coverings International Madison experts share some of the surefire ways to update your flooring! Get started on those flooring projects before the fall and winter are back!

Change Material 

Sometimes it’s time to say goodbye to one flooring material and hello to new flooring! Often homeowners will remove wall-to-wall carpeting and refinish the hardwoods below.  Or sometimes you may find you’re tired of having tile in the basement and would rather have a warmer, plush carpet underfoot.  When you’re really to make the most radical flooring change possible, it’s time to totally switch flooring materials.

Re-stain or Refinish Your Hardwoods 

Hardwood floors offer a plethora of style options over the years.  Some homeowners may opt for a glossy finish when the floors are first installed, but go for a more rustic, hand-scraped look years later.  You can also re-stain your hardwoods to a darker hue to give the room more depth and an aura of luxury.  Refinishing hardwoods is a great way to breathe new life into your hardwood floors as they will look like new once again.

Add in Area Rugs 

Sometimes you have an area rug that you’ve had forever and it’s hard to let go.  But getting that old, outdated rug out of your living room or dining room may be just what your floors need!  You can replace it with a fresh, new rug.  Or, you can explore what the space is like without a rug there. Maybe there’s another space in the room that could benefit from an area rug.

Replace Worn Flooring

Maybe you don’t need to refresh the flooring in every area of your home, but it may help to get the flooring that endures the most traffic replaced.  Perhaps you need new flooring on your stairs. Maybe you could use new flooring in the bathroom or near the entryway.  When you think of your home now you can probably picture which area is crying out for help the loudest.  Tackle a smaller flooring project and just update the worn flooring in your home.

Add in Accents 

Maybe you’re looking to up the style in your flooring design in your home. You may want to consider adding in some flooring accents to your home’s design.  Many homes feature stone flooring inlayed into hardwoods for the entryway, for example.  In the bathroom you can add in new shower tiles, a backsplash, or some new colorful floor tiles. Other places to add in accents include fireplaces and room transitions.  The great thing about adding in stylistic accents: you save on materials since you’re not replacing the whole floor.

Ready to get started?  The experts at Floor Coverings International here in Madison can help. We are proudly locally owned and operated here in Madison and we offer free design consultations.

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