The right floor can make your home beautiful, functional and safe. Not all flooring is right for every room. The materials you choose matter. Flooring that’s great in the kitchen won’t necessarily work in the Living Room. You also have to consider wearability. Areas such as hallways and entryways require high-traffic flooring options. Think about safety and avoid flooring that amplifies slip and trip hazards.
The Best Flooring for Every Room in the House
You want bathroom floors that are highly durable, water and slip resistant, and can stand up to most anything.
The top choice for washroom flooring is porcelain and ceramic tile. These are durable, waterproof, and stain resistant with many styles to choose from. The downside is that it is hard and cold to the touch. Perhaps not the first thing you want on your feet when stepping out of the shower in the morning.
Another option is natural stone. This provides a luxurious look to your bathroom. Natural stone tile does require more maintenance than ceramic with regular cleaning and resealing.
Modern technology has come along way in creating durable, kitchen floors that withstand the high traffic of kitchens.
WPC vinyl comes in waterproof vinyl planks or tiles. This flooring is durable, low maintenance, and trendy. It has in many styles to choose from.
If you want hardwood look in your kitchen, consider engineered wood. This features a high-density fiberboard base under a layer of solid wood coated with veneer. Engineered wood is designed to stand up to the demands of your busy kitchen.
Modern homes often have living areas and dining rooms that all flow into one another. A single flooring type creates a seamless style between spaces.
Hardwood offers a timeless and beautiful look that suits the demands of all your main-level living areas. It’s easy to clean. Many styles come with a premium protective finish that resists scratches, spills, and stains for life.
Engineered wood also provides gorgeous style and long-lasting durability. Other good dining room flooring ideas include luxury vinyl tile or ceramic tile.
Your bedroom flooring is the first thing your feet touch in the morning. Focus on warm, welcoming flooring for a luxurious retreat.
Many people also love solid hardwood floors in the bedroom. It’s timeless and providing a beautiful backdrop for any color pallet. Finish with an elegant area rug.
Premium, plush carpet creates a warm, cozy atmosphere. It dampens noise, perfect for a quiet master bedroom. Key considerations when selecting carpet are durability and stain resistance.
Family Room / Living Room
The living room is a place for gathering with friends and family. With that in mind, the flooring should feel comfortable and welcoming.
The living room is a place where solid hardwood shines. This type of flooring creates a high-quality look. It’s also a great long-term investment that boosts the resale value of your home.
Also, consider engineered wood which mimics the look of solid hardwood. Engineered wood has some advantages and disadvantages compared to solid hardwood. It’s less expensive and less susceptible to seasonal shrinking and swelling. It’s also less durable over the long term.
You want to make a good first impression in the main entryway of your home. Also, this high-traffic area requires durable, easy-to-clean flooring.
Stylish porcelain, ceramic, or natural stone tile in your entryway makes a lasting first impression on your guests. Tile flooring is fashionable, durable, and easy to clean. It stands up to the rain, snow, and mud that gets tracked into your home.
Cork flooring looks similar to wood flooring. It absorbs sound and shock rather well. Also, it’s water resistant and easy to clean which are great features for any high-traffic area like the entryway to your home.
Laundry / Mudroom
Much like in the bathroom, durability and water-resistance are a must in laundry rooms and mudrooms. Avoid any flooring that will be damaged and warped by standing water.
These rooms may be utilitarian, but you don’t have to sacrifice style. Porcelain or ceramic tiles are great in the mudroom due to their durability and water resistance.
Vinyl sheet is also great for laundry rooms and mudrooms because it is a single sheet with no seams for water to seep through. This type of floor is scratch and stain resistant.
Which is be the best floor for your home? It depends on your budget, the style you want to achieve, and the level of durability you need.
At Far Hills Design Build, we have the experience and know-how to help you renovate your home or build a new addition. Schedule a time to talk by calling 908-781-0777.