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New flooring trends underfoot

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Wood floors with wider planks and a worn, distressed look have grown in popularity.

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In recent years, many customers have opted for a darker stain on their wood floors.

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Wood is often the flooring of choice for first-floor living spaces, while carpeting rules in the bedrooms upstairs.

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Many homeowners select a classic pattern carpet that hides traffic patterns and gives the room a little bit of interest, said Lisa Carlson Nelson, owner of Carlson's Flooring in Geneva.

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    • Wood floors with wider planks and a worn, distressed look have grown in popularity.
    • In recent years, many customers have opted for a darker stain on their wood floors.
    • Wood is often the flooring of choice for first-floor living spaces, while carpeting rules in the bedrooms upstairs.
    • Many homeowners select a classic pattern carpet that hides traffic patterns and gives the room a little bit of interest, said Lisa Carlson Nelson, owner of Carlson’s Flooring in Geneva.
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