Carpet offers homeowners more warmth, softness and is much quieter than any other floor covering. Today’s carpet styles, colors and textures blend well with any room decor as well with a variety of other flooring products. From casual to formal you can always find a carpet style that will enrich any interior setting and your lifestyle.
It is hard to beat the warmth and charm of hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors have been around for centuries and never seem to go out of style. Many American homeowners today have turned to hardwood floors to add elegance and beauty to various rooms in their home. Not to mention how east hardwood floors are to maintain.
Whether you are remodeling or building a new home, laminate floors have become a popular choice for active areas in many homes. Originally from Europe, laminate flooring has quickly become a major flooring category in North America. Laminate floors are incredibly durable, easy to care for and come in a wide variety of realistic stone and wood flooring designs. If you love the look of real hardwood but are concerned with the upkeep, then laminate floors are the answer.
Today’s residential vinyl floors (also called resilient floors) are more durable and stain-resistant than over before. Many of the designs and colors are inspired by nature and will add style and color to any of your rooms. Vinyl floor designs are extremely realistic looking, patterns range from simple contemporary designs to beautiful weathered stones to rich hand scraped hardwoods. If you haven’t explored vinyl floors for a while you will truly be amazed at the newer vinyl floor offerings.
Ceramic tile has been around for centuries and with today’s technology manufacturers have created new design and application possibilities that were not available a decade ago. If you have never used ceramic tile before or it has been a long time since you have done so, you will be amazed at the wide selection of colors, sizes, shapes and new textures that are now available.
Today, bamboo floors are becoming a popular alternative to the traditional hardwood-type floors. Although bamboo is really a type of very long, hollow grass (not wood), once it goes through the manufacturing process it is difficult to tell a bamboo floor from a hardwood floor. Bamboo is a fast growing, renewable resource that is a very hard and dimensionally stable. Floors made from bamboo are a great choice for many areas of the home where you might use hardwood. Bamboo floors are installed and maintained in the same manner as the better grade hardwood floors and are available in both solid bamboo and engineered bamboo planks.
There is nothing that compares with the look, feel, and style of a beautiful oriental rug in the middle of the room. Today, there are many companies that provide machine made and hand made rugs. Many of these companies offer a wide variety of rug styles, colors and sizes, including: runners, round area rugs, oval rugs, contemporary rugs, braided rugs, sisal & wool area rugs, southwestern area rugs, bath mats, throws and even hand-made imported rugs.