The Best Flooring for Each Room
February 20, 2015
When building a new home or renovating an existing one, a popular way to redecorate is to install a new floor. With so many flooring options to choose from, it can be difficult for a homeowner to decide which will fit their needs. The best flooring for the job depends on the room in which the flooring will be installed, as many flooring options are suited for some rooms and not others.
Kitchens and bathrooms can share the same flooring type, for a sense of unity in the house. Because these rooms’ floors are often exposed to water, carpeting, hardwoods, and laminate flooring are best left to other rooms in the house. Linoleum and vinyl flooring are both water-resistant and cost-effective, but many homeowners prefer the more expensive tile flooring. Tiling offers nearly-endless customization options and is very durable, although they are more prone to staining. To prevent stains to your tile floor, simply wipe up spills as soon as they happen.
Formal dining rooms, hallways, and studies are all good places to install hardwood flooring. Its rich luster finish lends the room an air of sophistication. While hardwood floors are beautiful, durable, and low-maintenance, they can also be loud to walk on, and expensive to install.
Carpeting is one of the most popular flooring options for living rooms and bedrooms. Soft, comfortable, and warm, carpets can be purchased in a variety of colors and patterns. Carpeting is more comfortable to sit on than other flooring types, even if you buy a closed-loop type. Carpet can be less durable than other flooring types, and is prone to staining, so it may not be the best choice for rooms frequented by children.
Renovating or building a home is a great time to showcase your creativity and customize your living space to your family’s individual needs. Installing the best floor for each room will ensure that you will love your new home for years to come.