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In Madison WI flooring ideas are everywhere. You may find the perfect flooring in a magazine, a showroom or the living room of a friend’s home. When shopping for new flooring, keep in mind that what’s ideal for one location may be less ideal for another. The right material, color, and style depends on a variety of factors, including traffic patterns, room décor, the presence of water and even allergies.

Living rooms, for example, tend to be high-traffic areas that require a durable flooring that will withstand heavy use. This makes hardwood species such as white oak and Brazilian cherry popular choices. Engineered hardwood can also be a good option, because it can be lightly sanded to remove scrapes and scratches.  Many homeowners desire to have carpet in the living room, and it’s increasingly popular to get the best of both worlds and install hardwoods and an area rug.

Kitchens and bathrooms require special consideration because they’re often prone to humidity, moisture, and spills. Kitchens also have heavy appliances that must be kept in mind when reviewing flooring ideas. Tile and pre-finished vinyl flooring repel water and grease, making them a popular choice for modern kitchens and bathrooms.  However, don’t count out natural stone flooring either.  Stone has been a popular flooring choice for centuries and it’s easy to see why.

There are also many options such as wood-look tile, gray hardwood floors, and cork that will give your home its own unique style.  It’s often best to start your search online to see what is out there.  Then, it’s best to call in the experts at Floor Coverings International in Madison WI to find flooring ideas that fit each room of the house. Schedule your free in-home consultation today!

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