A list of the best of creative floor coveringsContributed by Denise McGill, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru

Creative floor coverings make any room in the house worth giving a second glance.

When looking for the floor covering of your choice, consider durability, classic good looks, comfort, and ease of maintenance. Light colored flooring with simple patterns creates the feeling of openness in a crowded living area. Darker colors and dense, intricate patterns bring the feeling of intimacy to a room.

Whether choosing flooring for an entire room or adding a splash of color with an area rug, these five online stores will make your floors a focal point in the room.

Natural woods

Oak or bamboo?

One of the best of creative floor coverings

Lumber Liquidators dresses up your flooring with rich hardwoods, reclaimed antique flooring, and even cork! Whether you are designing your own home or remodeling your existing home, Lumber Liquidators has flooring solutions to fit your taste. Ever hear of a bamboo floor? Well … Lumber Liquidators has that too. It is eco-friendly and a long lasting alternative to traditional woods.

Mosaic glass

Unusual colors and texture

One of the best of creative floor coverings

For those looking for something a little different than wood or vinyl flooring, tile can add some spice and color to a room. From mosaic glass tile to natural pebbled designs, Tile Depot offers creative floor coverings for any room in your home. For bathroom floors, they even have radiant floor heating that keeps the chill off after stepping out of the bath.

Hand hooked rugs

By the seaside

One of the best of creative floor coverings

Claire Murray is the online store choice when shopping for seaside and country living themed rugs. All area rugs are handmade and “hand hooked” to give your feet some extra comfort from hard floors. For a quick theme or design change to a bedroom or living area, a Claire Murray rug can have you in a country or ocean-side setting in no time. This Nantucket rug is a serene setting along the water, full of color, and brightens a room.

Kid-themed rugs

Playful and imaginative

One of the best of creative floor coverings

If you can’t find the area rug you are looking for then you haven’t seen what a dedicated rug store has to offer. With literally thousands of designer rugs to choose from, they will have the themed rug you are looking for. For a kid’s room, add a little comfort to floors and lots of vivid color to match a girl’s imagination. For any room in the house, choose from traditional style rugs to contemporary flokati area rugs. (Yes, shag is still alive and well, but in modern designs!)