As any Loveland homeowner knows, our climate can be pretty tough on carpeting. The hot summers and cold winters take their toll, leaving carpets looking worn and matted long before their time. If your carpet looks like it’s beginning to show its age, you may be wondering what your options are. Here are a few comfortable alternatives to traditional carpeting that will stand up to our climate and keep your home appealing and beautiful for many years to come.


If you love the look of hardwood floors but are worried about the wear and tear they’ll suffer in our climate, engineered wood flooring may be the perfect solution. Engineered wood is made of real wood layers that are bonded together with adhesives and pressure. The top layer is a hardwood veneer, so it looks just like solid hardwood but is much more durable. Engineered wood comes in a variety of wood species, so you’re sure to find one that matches your style.


Laminate floors are a much more budget-friendly option when compared to hardwood floors. They’re made of multiple layers of material that are fused together under high pressure. Laminate floors come in an extensive assortment of colors and styles, so you can find an option that matches your décor. Laminate floors are also easy to keep clean, and they’re resistant to scratches and scuffs.

Vinyl flooring has advanced significantly and is now available in realistic wood-look styles.


Vinyl flooring has progressed a lot in recent years. It’s now available in a wide range of styles, including realistic-looking stone and wood grain patterns. Vinyl is also reasonably durable and easy to care for. It’s a great choice for high-traffic areas or areas where moisture might be an issue, like kitchens and bathrooms. Like tile, vinyl flooring is also easy to repair; if a piece becomes damaged, you can simply replace that section without having to replace the entire floor.


Okay, this is technically still carpeting. We’ve included it in this carpeting alternatives list because it’s durable and extremely comfortable. It really stands apart from other more traditional carpeting materials like nylon and polyester. Wool is a natural fiber that’s very resistant to wear and tear. It also has natural moisture-wicking properties, so it’s ideal for Loveland’s wetter climate in the winter and early spring. If you decide to go with wool carpeting, be sure to choose a low-pile option. The shorter fibers will stand up better to foot traffic and furniture.

These are just a few of the many flooring options available to Loveland homeowners. If you’re not sure what type of flooring is right for your home, we suggest talking to a professional. A flooring specialist can help you choose a material that will match your décor and stand up to our climate.


These are just a few of the many comfortable alternatives to traditional carpeting that are available today. When choosing comfortable new flooring for your home, it’s necessary to consider both your personal style preferences and the durability requirements of our climate. With so many great choices available, you’re sure to find the perfect flooring option for your home. Contact Loveland’s Element Design today!