flooring in columbiaColumbia homeowners are always looking for flooring that is comfortable, durable and easy to maintain. But sometimes you just want your home to impress the guests. Luckily, there are many types of flooring that will wow your company and be a practical investment for your home.

Learn more about our favorite flooring with big impact from the team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East.

Fumed Wood

Hardwood flooring is popular these days, and that isn’t likely to pass. People love wood for its elegant yet rustic look. They love the way it feels when they walk on it. And they love wood’s durability. When properly cared for, wood can last for several generations. One of the wood styles that is trending up these days is fumed wood flooring. Rather than staining, the wood is fumed to get its rich look. While every fuming process usually leads to a different color, usually this process produces dark, rich tones.

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)

LVT, or luxury vinyl tile, is stylish, durable and ideal for the likes of kitchens, foyers and even bathrooms. Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, LVT really shines when it comes to its durability, making it a perfect flooring style for homes with pets or young children. LVT flooring is also easy to maintain – all it really requires is regular sweeping and damp cleaning. Get the look of any wood or stone flooring with this material.

Granite Tile

Though granite tile tends to be a more expensive option, it’s certainly a beautiful one. People love the look of granite for its unique mineral speckling. Essentially there are no two designs that look the same. Granite also comes with several different finishing options, and is both durable and scratch-resistant. This is a perfect material for a small area of the home, such as the entryway or a hall, where you want to make a big statement.

Cork Flooring

Cork is becoming an increasingly popular type of flooring because it’s eco-friendly, resilient and long lasting. Cork also has anti-slip properties and is hypoallergenic, which can be an important factor for those who regularly host elderly guests or small children.


You can never go wrong with carpet in the living room or family room as it makes for a comfortable, inviting living space. High-pile, plush carpets can especially make a room seem more inviting while also providing a comfortable surface to walk on. For a bonus tip, head to your local hardware store and purchase a carpet rake. Use this to fluff the pile before your guests arrive to make things look extra nice. Also, consider luxurious fibers, such as cotton or wool, to really make an inviting space that will impress the neighbors.

If you are ready to get started on new flooring for your home or office, contact the team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East for a free in-home design consultation. We’ll come to you with our mobile showroom!

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