When choosing the right flooring for your home, there are a lot of factors to consider. It’s important to think about a room’s function, as well as the flooring style, durability, and budget. This week we are sharing insider tips to help you make an informed decision on what type of flooring to choose based off of where it will be installed in your home!
BEDROOMS: Carpet or Wood?
- Provides Warmth and Comfort
- Quiet and Reduces Noise
- Soft on Feet
- Durable and Long Lasting
- Easy to Clean and Maintain
- Great Alternatives to Hardwood Exist at Lower Price Points
- i.e. Engineered Wood, Luxury Vinyl, Water Proof Laminate
BATHROOMS: Tile or Vinyl?
- Water Resistant
- PRO TIP: Opt for Matte Tile on Floors for Slip Resistance
- Durable and Long Lasting
- Easy to Maintain and Clean
- Water Proof
- Softer of Feet
- Can Help Maintain a Continuous Flooring with a Wood-Look Vinyl
- i.e. Great for Areas Like Powder Baths and Laundry Rooms to Avoid Transition Strips
KITCHEN: Tile or Wood?
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so choosing the right flooring in crucial! You want an option that will withstand heavy foot traffic, spills, and even potential stains. Tile and Wood are both popular options, with tile being easy to clean, and wood adding comfort and warmth to a space. Remember, these attributes hold true for wood-look alternatives and not just hardwood. Choose the option that best suite your lifestyle and budget!
LIVING ROOM: Tile or Wood?
The living room is where you entertain guests and spend quality time with family. Tile and Wood both offer you durable and easy to clean characteristics that are perfect for high traffic areas.
PRO TIP: Less is more. While this holds true for most life scenarios, it also holds true to the number of different floors in your home. Multiple flooring types can make a space feel choppy and small. Find a floor you love for your main areas and carry it throughout. Bedrooms can be an area that you continue with flooring from the main area or add in carpet for softness and comfort. Bathrooms are a fun place to add pattern or change things up on the floor. If you have a powder bath or laundry room off the main area consider using the same flooring vs tile to eliminate one more flooring transition in the house.
INSTALLATION: DIY or Hire a Pro?
- Less Expensive
- More Control Over the Process
- Flexibility in Scheduling But Often More Time Consuming
Hire a Pro
- Professional Installation = Quality Work
- No Stress or Hassle Over Installation
- Faster Completion Times
Well, friends, there you have it! While, of course, there are additional flooring options that we did not list here, the types provided give you the most practical solutions for these particular spaces. I hope this guide leaves you educated and inspired to confidentially make a flooring change in your home. Ready to make a change but don’t know where to start? Reach out to us and let’s chat about your project goals!