Your living room is an important area of your home: a room to relax in, a gathering point for friends, a place to spend quality time with family. The best flooring for your living room should be both beautiful and durable. Below, Floor Coverings International Austin has compiled our favorite living room flooring options!


Hardwood is a stunning and classic option for your living room. The natural beauty of hardwood will provide a welcoming vibe to your home, while its strength and resilience will prevent damage from daily wear-and-tear. For added comfort, we recommend pairing your hardwood floors with area rugs. This will also keep your floors protected against scratches and dents from heavier furniture.

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Luxury Vinyl Planks

Hardwood is beautiful, but it might be unsuitable for your home. Price, maintenance, installation, and water damage are all concerns. Fortunately, there a variety of wood-look alternatives to choose from! One of our favorites is luxury vinyl planks. Durable, low-maintenance, and visually appealing, luxury vinyl planks could be the perfect addition to your home. With a photorealistic print layer and textured wear layer, luxury vinyl planks expertly mimic real hardwood. Luxury vinyl is also more comfortable underfoot than hardwood: it’s slightly softer, and retains heat better.

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Wool Carpet

For the ultimate cozy, welcoming, and warm living room, carpet is your best choice! We recommend wool carpeting for its exceptional softness and durability. Wool is more comfortable than nylon, polyester, and olefin, while still being resilient to daily wear-and-tear.

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Laminate Planks

Laminate planks are another wood-look flooring that could be ideal for your living room. Wood-look laminate uses a photographic applique layer overlayed with a clear protective layer, which gives it remarkable similarity to hardwood. Laminate is more affordable and more water-resistant than hardwood. Consider stylish hand-scraped laminate plank flooring for your living room.

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Get Started in Austin Today

To learn more about your various flooring options, give the team at Floor Coverings International Austin a call! We’re happy to bring samples straight to your home. Book a free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve Austin, Westlake and surrounding areas.

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