Choosing the right flooring surfaces for your home can be overwhelming. Guess what? It’s a big decision, but you’ve come to the right place. Our flooring professionals at Floor Coverings International North Chicago carry just about every type of flooring you can think of. We’ve listed our most popular styles below.
Hardwood flooring is the tried and true choice for millions of homeowners across the U.S. It’s beautiful, durable, and easy to clean. Perhaps most appealing, the installation of hardwood floors can seriously increase the value of your home. In fact, there’s a good chance that the rise in your home’s value will exceed the cost of materials and installation.
You can think of laminate flooring as the artificial sibling to hardwood flooring. It can look virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. The advantage? It can be easier to install and less expensive. Laminate flooring can also emulate just about any surface out there, including any kind of wood, stone, and tile.
Carpet has several positive characteristics that set it apart from harder flooring surfaces. It’s safer for children and elderly people. Carpet also brings warmth and color to rooms. It can be easier to clean as long as you avoid major spills.
Tile and Stone Flooring
Tile and stones are the bread and butter for kitchen and bathroom floors. With a much lower water absorption rate than other floor types, tiles and stones are often necessary for high moisture areas to prevent water damage and potential molding. Common tiles are ceramic and porcelain. Some of our most popular stones are granite, travertine, marble, and limestone.
Vinyl flooring is categorized as “resilient flooring,” meaning it’s not as hard as most floors, but not as soft as carpet. It has a little “give” which is why you see vinyl flooring in recreation rooms and schools. It’s also one of the most inexpensive flooring types.
Other flooring options include cork flooring, bamboo flooring, and linoleum flooring. Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International North Chicago are equipped to identify the best flooring type for your home. Give us a call today! We proudly serve the Chicago, Lake View, Ravenswood & Lincoln Square areas.
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