Short days and cold nights can only mean one thing: the holiday season is here! Whether you are hosting friends and family this season or you just want your home to be a beautiful haven, having the right floors is a huge part of the job. Here at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough, we have listed some of our favorite holiday options for your Hillsborough home.
Hardwood for the Holidays
Hardwood floors are timeless, and right now may be the perfect time to bring them into your home. With so many different types of woods and stains to choose from, finding the perfect aesthetic fit for your home is easier than ever. During the colder months, many Hillsborough homeowners tend to go with darker woods such as walnut, but it is important to choose an option that you will love year-round. Wood floors are also long-lasting if installed and cared for properly, meaning the floors you install this holiday season will be enjoyed for many winters to come.
If you are looking for the beauty of hardwood but would rather spend your parties topping off drinks and sharing stories than worrying about scratches and dents, laminate flooring may be perfect for you. Laminate floors can replicate nearly any type of hardwood with some extra benefits. In addition to being a more affordable option, laminate is also more durable, making dents, dings, scratches, stains and cracks a distant afterthought. It is also a bit softer underfoot than hardwood, making it that much more comfortable, too!
Carpet may be the floor we most closely associate with the holiday season at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough. We picture scenes of siblings wrapped up in blankets in front of the fireplace, forgoing the couch and lying on the comfortable high pile frieze carpet. Of course, we would not recommend carpet for your kitchens or any room where food is prepared, but they are an option of comfort, warmth and coziness for nearly any other room. And while you may be worried about installing a carpet now and having it ruined with dirt by the new year, that shouldn’t be a concern! The yarn in frieze carpets tends to fold over itself, hiding footprints or dirt. Just be sure to vacuum regularly to prevent dirt from building up – and be careful with the red wine and cranberry sauce!
Get Your Holidays Started With A Flooring Upgrade!
The holidays are fast approaching, but there is still time to transform your home and upgrade your floors before the family comes over. Schedule a free in-home estimate with our experts today to get one step closer to the home of your dreams.
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