Kids on hardwood flooring in Oak ParkA busy family in Oak Park needs a floor that’s capable of living up to the task. This means a material that cleans up easy, is resistant to scratches and stains, and is durable enough to withstand the heavy foot traffic that comes with kids, pets and an active lifestyle. If you’re in the market for such a floor covering, several options fit the bill. Here are some picks from Floor Coverings International Oak Park:

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl has come a long way in the last 150 years. Available in sheets, tiles and planks, there’s a luxury vinyl option to fit every lifestyle. Affordable and easy to install, luxury vinyl flooring wipes clean with a damp cloth, making it a favorite option for busy moms and dads. Best of all, it can be manufactured to mimic an endless array of upscale materials, including wood, marble, slate and more.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate is a gorgeous addition to any space, even below-grade rooms where hardwood can’t go. Providing the look of wood or tile at a fraction of the cost, laminate is resistant to scratches and dents. It’s also easy to repair if a plank or tile becomes damaged. Simply pop out the bad tile and lay a new one in its place.

Family and dog in Oak ParkHardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is the choice of many families who don’t have time to spend cleaning carpet. Hardwood adds a charming, cozy appearance to your space, and it will add to the resale value of your home. Hardwood tends to be more expensive than vinyl or laminate, but it’s a sound investment that will pay for itself if you ever decide to sell.

Tile Flooring

Tile lends an upscale feel to a space, and blends well with both modern and traditional designs. Available in a nearly endless variety of colors and patterns, there’s a type of tile to fit every design scheme. Colored grout adds another dimension to today’s tile, and can be used to customize any installation into a one-of-a-kind flooring design that’s unique to the homeowner.

If you’re interested in exploring flooring options in Oak Park, be sure to schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our Design Associates. Floor Coverings International Oak Park is proud to serve homeowners in Near West Chicago Suburbs and beyond.

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