Having the right style of flooring in the right place is an often underestimated aspect of interior design. For every room in the house, there are specific qualities that lend the flooring space more to one flooring type than another. This guide will help you decide where you should install which types of flooring.
In your kitchen, you need a flooring that is utilitarian and stylish at the same time. Something stain and water resistant that also makes an aesthetic statement. There are really only two, maybe three options to choose from. The third option is hardwood flooring. Though they are certainly bespoke, water and scratches tend to damage hardwood fairly easily.
You are left with the decision between ceramic floor tiles and vinyl. Tile is more aesthetic, while vinyl shows marginally higher durability and much lower cost. The decision is really up to you, but always consider durability and aesthetics in the kitchen.
A formal dining room also only has two choices, but one is the clear winner. Marble or hardwood?
Marble commands presence, thoughts of affluence, and beautiful attention-grabbing imagery. It also costs an arm and a leg.
Hardwood isn’t cheap by any means, but it certainly costs less than marble. Besides, you can think of it as an investment. The National Wood Flooring Association has data that shows 99% of realtors believe homes with hardwood floors are easier to sell. Considering the traffic of the kitchen and the informality of other areas, hardwood flooring is an excellent investment for your dining room.
This is the domain of carpeting. Living rooms are meant to be comfortable, cozy, and welcoming. No flooring says comfort like a soft carpet under your feet. As a side note, if your living room is attached to your dining room, you could install hardwood floors in both rooms, but get a plush area rug for your living room.
Choosing the right flooring for each room in your home can be tricky. The right decision can depend on the layout of your home, or on simple personal preference. The only way to know for sure is by visiting your local flooring store and seeing for yourself. Stop by our flooring store today to see our selection of carpet, hardwood, tiles, and more.