Wood, tile and various smooth surfaces may seem like a great idea in high traffic areas like stairs and hallways, but the same areas can then echo and be heard all over the entire dwelling. You might not want to hear every footstep going down the hallway if you were in a bed room getting to sleep.
Just before purchasing completely new wood floors in Lake in the Hills, contact a professional regarding checking out the existing floor coverings inside your home. Many times you may have wonderful, natural hard wood hiding beneath layers of carpeting or linoleum which is just waiting to be refinished. You will wind up with a better looking, higher quality hardwood floor cheaper.