Thinking About Replacing Flooring in Living Room Spaces? Things to Consider


Is your living room carpet looking a little worse for wear? Or is the color just not doing it for you anymore? Whatever the reason, you have gotten to thinking that it is time to consider replacing flooring in your living room.

Updating your flooring is almost always a good decision–most people don’t do it nearly frequently enough. Old flooring can harbor allergens and generally bring down the appearance of any room. A fresh floor can take a boring room to a whole new level.

But before you dive into looking at flooring samples, there are a few key things you should consider to help you choose the perfect new floor for your living room.


When you finally decide that enough is enough and you need new flooring, you might be tempted to simply choose the first thing that strikes your eye and get it over with. But while many don’t realize this, flooring is actually one of the most essential aspects of a room. The flooring you choose can make or break a room, and it is not nearly as easy to undo as a coat of paint! So before you make any decision about replacing flooring in your living room, take these factors into consideration.

  1. Color coordination: Think of your flooring as the foundation around which your living room is built. Flooring will dictate color coordination for years to come. You are likely to go through several coats of paint and maybe a new furniture set or two before you replace your flooring again. So think carefully about the color and texture of the flooring you choose and how it will impact your other decorating decisions in the future.
  2. Atmosphere: What kind of atmosphere do you want your living room to have? Sleek and modern? Or warm and cozy? For a cozy atmosphere you may want a plush carpet in warm tones, for a more sleek design you might want to go with smooth, clean looking tile or laminate.
  3. Functionality: This is a key one. Do you have kids? Pets? Heavy traffic in your living room? You may want to reconsider that gorgeous white carpet, or even that more functional dark tile. Either bright whites or dark solids will show every speck and stain. Choose flooring with multiple shades, colors, or patterns to give yourself a little grace.

Replacing flooring in your living room may feel a little overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! With Floor Coverings International replacing your flooring can be both exciting and rewarding. Get started on improving your home and contact us today!

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