Have you fallen out of love with your floors? Are they scratched, faded, stained, or just plain old? Often we don’t notice our floors need attention or even replacement.  When you decide it’s time for new flooring in your Madison home or business you may not know where to start. The experts here at Floor Coverings International Madison have compiled five flooring options to consider!

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Laminate flooring has come a long way in the last decade. There are now higher quality options that provide texture in addition to simply the image of hardwood flooring. And laminate is available in every species of hardwood you can think of; so you won’t be limited with your options. When you see a laminate flooring sample you’ll find it’s quite the convincing hardwood alternative. If you’re replacing flooring in a large area you’ll save on materials by choosing laminate, too!

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Actual installation of Alterna tile in Madison home.

Alterna Luxury Vinyl Floors

Vinyl flooring is another option that may not be at the top of your list. However this flooring is warmer than tile, it’s incredibly durable, and it also has come a long way style-wise since the retro look from the 1970s. Consider vinyl floors in your laundry room, kitchen or bathroom as this flooring handles moisture well.

Wood-Look Porcelain Tile

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Recent installation of wood-look tile at Super 8 Hotel lobby

Wood-look tile has been popping up all over the place. Why? Homeowners love the look of wood, but sometimes they don’t want to worry about refinishing and upkeep. Tile hardwoods are an excellent floor if you have pets or kids. Additionally, wood-look tile can provide a great backsplash or shower option. It comes in classic browns but also greys and lighter varieties to achieve any style or aesthetic.

Berber Carpet

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Berber works especially well in hallways and stairs.

Carpet is often one flooring material that screams to be replaced the loudest. When homeowners are looking for new carpet in their home they often are looking for durability and to avoid wear patterns. That’s why Berber carpet has become so popular. The loop-pile in Berber carpeting means the carpet fibers are uncut. The result? A much stronger carpet that can stand up to higher traffic.

Oak Hardwood Madison

Actual solid oak installation in Madison

Solid Hardwoods

As flooring trends come and go, and even as new materials innovate the flooring industry, there’s just no replacing hardwood flooring. The classic look of hardwood flooring works perfectly in living rooms, kitchens, and even bedrooms. While solid hardwood flooring is a greater investment than other options, it can last a lifetime when properly cared for. We’ve found Madison homeowners turn towards oak, hickory, acacia, mahogany, maple and cherry hardwoods in their home. If you plan to sell your home, hardwoods are a very wise choice as you’re not the only one who loves hardwood flooring!

Get Your Dream Floors

It’s time to get the flooring you want in your Madison home. Floor Coverings International is here to help. We offer free design consultations so you can see and touch actual flooring samples in your own home. Once you’ve selected your new flooring our team will take care of the rest. Get started today!


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Photos:Gary Glaser;David Hughes