Selecting flooring for any room in your Columbia house is a big decision. If you need some help narrowing the choices, read on for the top flooring picks for every room in the home from our team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East.

kitchen hardwood flooring in columbia, scKitchen

Hardwood flooring in the kitchen is worthy of some debate. Standing water can damage wood, and the floors can be dented and scratched by dropped objects or heavy traffic. That said, hardwood is still a favorite flooring for the kitchen for a number of reasons.

Unless the dishwasher floods while you are away from home, standing water shouldn’t be too much of a problem in the kitchen. Spills are typically cleaned up quickly for the safety of the family, and any moisture from cooking or drying dishes won’t be enough to damage the wood surface. Hardwood flooring is also more forgiving underfoot than tile, another popular flooring option for the kitchen.

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Hardwood is our favorite flooring for all the living rooms in your home, too. Whether it’s a formal room, entertainment space or home office, hardwood flooring brings a feeling of sophistication to the space while also being durable and easy to clean. Hardwood flooring is also highly desirable among homebuyers, which makes it worth the investment up front. If you are concerned about comfort, area rugs quickly warm up a room and add an element of personal style.

Dining Room

Hardwood flooring. Sensing a trend here? Hardwood flooring is a great option for all the common areas in your home for all of the reasons listed above. In addition, installing hardwoods throughout these areas will bring continuity to the entire space, something that will add a lot of style to your home and appeal to potential homebuyers down the road.

bedroom carpet in columbia, scBedrooms

Carpet is the best option for bedrooms for a variety of reasons. It provides a soft and comfortable surface for bare feet, which is perfect when getting out of bed in the morning. It is also warmer underfoot than hard surfaces and will help keep the bedroom at a comfortable temperature. Finally, carpet is noise dampening. Whether you are sneaking into the room to check on a sleeping child, or trying to fall asleep while other members of the family are making noise, the insulating properties of carpet will be much appreciated.


Tile is the ideal option for bathrooms for so many reasons. It is impervious to water and high humidity. It is available in a variety of finishes. Select a honed tile to avoid the chance of slipping and falling on a wet bathroom floor. It is easy to clean and maintain, which is important in a room that can quickly succumb to mold and mildew. And, finally, it’s available in an endless variety of styles and colors, allowing you to achieve the spa-like bathroom of your dreams.

Utility Rooms

Whether it’s a mudroom, laundry room or simply the front entry, the utility rooms in your home are at their best with tile flooring as well. For the reasons listed above, tile will provide a durable, low maintenance and safe floor covering for the hardest working rooms in your house.

If you need help selecting the right flooring for any room in your home, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East. We’ll come to you with our mobile showroom for a free in-home design consultation.

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