House in FlemingtonThe style and era of your home are important design elements in the way you want to decorate it. You wouldn’t place mid-century modern wallpaper in a 19th century colonial or install a vintage clawfoot tub in a sleek, modern apartment, and the same goes for flooring!

Matching elements such as tile, carpet, and hardwood flooring to your home’s unique design is important if you want to retain its stylistic integrity and resale value. For example, older homes lend themselves to rustic materials like hardwood and stone, while newer models can adapt to modern materials like laminate, vinyl, and linoleum.

Here are a few tips from Floor Coverings International Hillsborough to help you select the right flooring for your home in Flemington.

Rustic hardwood flooring in Flemington


The colonial style home predates many of today’s flooring styles. In colonial days, homeowners used what they had, including natural materials like wood, stone, or brick. Steer towards these classic and traditional floor coverings when renovating your colonial-style home. Add patterned area rugs for additional comfort and visual interest.


The historic English Tudor style is common in New Jersey, and often features dark brick and hardwood on both the exterior and interior. Keep to this cozy aesthetic by selecting a dark, hand-scraped solid hardwood floor or textured natural stone tile.

Ranch home in FlemingtonRanch

Ranch homes are much more contemporary, popular from the 1940s on. Simple, open floor plans lend themselves well to nearly any type of flooring material, including carpet, hardwood, tile, vinyl and laminate. If you want to truly take advantage of your ranch’s open floor plan, consider a wide plank hardwood or large-scale tile.

Cape Cod

Original Cape Cod homes date back to 1700s New England and were designed for longevity. Built to last through the toughest, most fickle New England winters, homeowners built this style of home out of durable materials, including natural stone and clapboard. In staying with the spirit of your Cape Cod home, consider a durable hardwood or natural stone (or a product like laminate or engineered stone that mimics these materials).

Receive personalized recommendations and advice when you schedule a free in-home consultation with Floor Coverings International Hillsborough. We look forward to helping you find the perfect floor for your Flemington home!

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