Invest in Space Beneath your Feet: A Guide to Flooring

Image: Surya’s Athena Collection (ATH-5150) 100% Wool Hand Tufted


From the lush comfort of broadloom carpets to the timeless elegance of hardwood, there are countless options on the market to meet the needs of our clients’ households. Seamlessly blending style and functionality is our expertise, and we are confident that at Patrick Street Interiors, we can guide you through the decision process to land on flooring design that balances style and functionality.

When choosing the flooring that is best for your living spaces, consider the use, demands and desired comfortability of each space. There are benefits to choosing soft or hardwood flooring. Soft carpets offer coziness and noise control, while hard floors like wood and tile are durable, easy to clean and hypoallergenic.

In this guide, we are going to dip our toes into the world of flooring, highlighting some of our favorite vendors and providing essential tips to help you make the right flooring choices for your home.

Kaleen Peter Island Stripe

Broadloom Carpets 

Let's start with a classic—broadloom carpets, or tufted carpets, are created on large looms and installed in a single piece or cut and bound for custom dimensions. We highly recommend wool carpets for their durability, ease of maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. Plus, with various edge options like machine surged or decorative bandings, you can tailor the carpet to suit your unique style.

We always advise our clients to invest in a quality carpet pad to prolong the lifespan of the flooring and enhance comfort underfoot.

Shown here: Kaleen Rug’s Peter Island Stripe Collection

Surya Anatolia Collection

Area Rugs

Area rugs are a versatile flooring option for living spaces because they can add texture, color, pattern and comfort. Similar to furniture, area rugs have an outsized impact on the overall design of a space. We guide our clients in choosing the correct size for their spaces (yes-- there is a science behind the art of that gorgeous rug!) and ensure that the material will live up to the demands of the room.

Don’t forget a rug pad! It will help keep your area rug in place and add extra comfort under foot.

Shown here: Surya’s Anatolia Collection (ANY-2310)

Preverco's Reactive Colors


Hardwood Flooring

For timeless appeal and natural warmth, nothing compares to the beauty of hardwood flooring. Working with many homeowners who live in historic homes, we are spoiled when it comes to designing around original hardwood flooring. However, we also know that at times, homeowners need to renovate or redesign, and they may need to replace original hardwood. Or, other homeowners are ready to make the investment in upgrading outdated floors to natural hardwood. Our owner and lead designer, Lydia, understands how to seamlessly blend the old with the new, and can recommend flooring options that complement each other throughout your entire home.

Image: Preverco’s Reactive Colors


Emser Tile Bauhause



Ideal for high-moisture areas like kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms, tile flooring combines practicality with style. Tile flooring is known for its exceptional durability and can withstand heavy foot traffic, spills, and stains without losing its beauty or integrity. It is also heat resistant and can be installed over an underfloor heating system, which transforms a space into a sanctuary or extends the use of 3-season rooms. With proper installation and maintenance, tile floors can last for decades.

Shown here: Emser’s Bauhaus collection in “Arrow”

Nova Floors Serenbe


Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury vinyl plank flooring, often referred to as LVP, is valued for both its style and durability. It offers the look of hardwood, but is more durable and offered at a more budget-friendly price point. Because it is resistant to moisture, scratches, and dents, it is an ideal option for high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms or commercial spaces.

Shown here: Nova Floor’s Serenbe's English Walnut - Oxford


At Patrick Street Interiors, we will guide you through the design process for any room in your house. Stop by our showroom to browse fabric choices, learn about the different options for flooring and the best products to achieve your preferred style. We would love to meet you and join you on your design journey!

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Collaborating with us goes beyond aesthetics; it's an investment in transforming your space into a beautifully curated and functional home that aligns with your lifestyle. Whether you're a busy professional, a new homeowner, or someone seeking a fresh perspective, choosing Patrick Street Interiors as your interior designer firm is a worthwhile decision. We’d love to meet you—stop by our showroom or call us today!

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