Which Flooring Should I Use in My Home?

The room makes the difference when it comes to picking the right floor. Choosing the right flooring throughout your home may seem like a tough decision. It’s a long-term purchase that you’ll use and see every day. You and your family will walk on it, play on it, and even spill on it. That’s why it’s important to understand which flooring options work best for different spaces.

Generally speaking, homes are comprised of four main rooms, regardless of how many of each your home has: the living room, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. We’re going to explain which flooring options work best in each room of your house.

Bathroom

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When was the last time you’ve seen a bathroom with carpet flooring installed? Probably never. That’s because there is quite a bit of moisture that builds up in your bathroom. Carpeting may be soft and comfortable to the touch, but in a bathroom setting, moisture would accumulate under the carpeting and could lead to mold and other issues.

For your bathroom, we recommend linoleum, ceramic tile, stone, or the up-and-coming industry favorite, luxury vinyl tiles. These options provide resistance so that moisture doesn’t build up under your floors. Luxury vinyl tile provides the look of marble, stone, or even hardwood floors, but with the added durability to stand up against the everyday wear and tear of entering and exiting the bathroom.

Kitchen

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There’s probably not a day that goes by when you aren’t in your kitchen. Your kitchen is a space that gives you that “homey” feeling. The kitchen floor is a high-traffic area that sees quite a bit of wear and tear and should be able to stand up against spills, drops, scuffs, and the wearing from simply walking on it.

We recommend finished hardwood, ceramic, luxury vinyl tiles, or linoleum. Again, your kitchen floor should be able to withstand quite a bit. A popular option for kitchen flooring is a type of hardwood. Remember though, if you decide on hardwood floors, make sure to give them a nice finish so that they are protected against the inevitable moisture.

Living Room

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Your living room should make you feel comfortable. It’s a place in your home where you can just kick back and relax. Flooring for the living is usually a matter of personal taste. There are really no wrong answers here. Some people enjoy carpeting while others prefer hardwood. Other options such as stone, ceramic or luxury vinyl tiles are popular choices as well.

Your living room is another high-traffic area of your home. It can be a place of relaxation as well as play. If you have children you may want something that may be more child-friendly such as carpeting. Maybe you don’t have children, or they’ve moved out. Now might be a great time to freshen up your living room with a nice hardwood flooring.

Bedroom

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You are in your bedroom every day. It’s the first room of your home you’re in when you wake up, and the last room you’re in when you go to bed. Of all of the rooms in your home, this should be the one that is the most relaxing and stress-free.

The two most popular options for bedroom flooring are carpeting and hardwood. Carpeting is usually softer and feels better to the touch which can help create that relaxing environment we all enjoy. On the flip side, hardwood flooring is generally better for you while standing on. Again, the flooring in your bedroom is typically a matter of personal taste. This part of your home doesn’t receive as much traffic or wear and tear as your other rooms, so you won’t necessarily need to be concerned with durability.

We hope you have a better idea for which flooring work best in the various rooms throughout your home. We’re always happy to provide further information and assistance. Stop by our showroom floor in Madison, Wisconsin today and check out our variety of flooring options!

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Floors for Less

1017 Applegate Rd., Suite 200

Madison, WI 53713

Phone: 608-442-1200

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