Flooring choices are as varied as the way we choose to dress. Tile floors are casual favorites while marble and travertine are more formal. Wood is for those of us who want to be reminded of the north. Area rugs are accessories like shoes and handbags – they can pull a room together, anchor dining tables and define conversation areas.
There are few rules, such as to remember to use the same flooring throughout great rooms and adjacent rooms. If you do change the type of flooring in visible rooms, stay in the same color family.
Here are some fashionable flooring options.
BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB