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It’s official. Fall is here. And with it, often comes an effort to make our homes cozier this time of year. While you might be grabbing some extra throw blankets to keep on the couch and using your fireplace a bit more, there’s also a lot you can do to make your home cozy with the right flooring! Here are five of our favorite cozy flooring options for you to consider with winter just around the corner here in Madison!

Wool Carpet

Wool is incredibly warm to wear, but it also provides its insulating power when it comes to flooring! Carpets made from wool are naturally stain-resistant, flame-resistant, and incredibly soft and warm underfoot. Not in the mood to add wool carpet to your home? There are several nylon carpet varieties that offer a plush, warm option as well.  Bottom line: carpet is for sure top on the list of cozy flooring options!

Area Rugs

Maybe you have gorgeous hardwood floors that you don’t want to cover up with carpet. That’s fair, and it’s also the perfect time to turn towards area rugs. Adding a few small area rugs or one large area rug will make your hardwood flooring much cozier this time of year. If you decide in the spring and summer months that you don’t need the rugs, feel free to store them for the season and bring them out next fall! That’s the beauty of area rugs; it’s not a permanent decision!


Cork is often overlooked when it comes to flooring materials, but if you’re looking for a surface that is softer and warmer underfoot, cork is a great option to consider! It’s best to see a cork flooring sample in person to understand the durability that you’ll be getting with cork. When cork is installed correctly and sealed properly, it is very durable while still providing a softer and warmer alternative to say stone or hardwoods. Cork is also eco-friendly if you’re working to make your home more green!

Tile with Radiant Heating

Tile is notorious for being cold in the winter! However, if you opt for radiant heating with the installation of new tile, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find your tile can be the warmest flooring in your home with the flip of a switch! No more stepping out of the shower or tub onto cold tile floors. Porcelain tile, ceramic tile, or even natural stone flooring can be installed with radiant heating. For the bathroom, consider wood-look tile, which has been getting more and more popular in the Madison area.

Luxury Vinyl

Vinyl is a flooring option that more and more Madison homeowners are turning to. When you see and feel a vinyl flooring sample, often it’s hard to believe you’re looking at vinyl! The textured vinyl flooring options available really can mimic the look of hardwoods and stone. However, vinyl is also much warmer than those options! Vinyl, you’ll discover, is also surprisingly affordable which is really nice if you’ve got a lot of square footage to cover!

Ready to take the first step and get some new cozy flooring this fall? Give the experts at Floor Coverings International a call or book online today! We look forward to helping you get your dream floors!

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