How to Choose Bedroom Flooring

When it comes to your bedroom, the flooring needs to serve two important purposes: enhance your furnishings and “greet” your feet first thing in the morning. Before you had out to the showroom or schedule an in-home consultation, spend time thinking about the best bedroom flooring for you and your lifestyle. Here are the three most popular options:

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Carpet

The most popular choice for bedroom flooring is carpet. It provides a soft, warm surface that’s perfect for bare feet. It also adds insulation, which is welcome in winter and can help drown out noises from outside as well as lower levels of your home. Carpet is one of the most cost-effective floorings, plus it’s easily installed.

A potential drawback to carpet is that it doesn’t last as long as some of the hard surface flooring options. You also have to consider maintenance. Carpet can be stained. You will need to have it professionally cleaned at least once a year. And carpet can attract dust or germs, which can negatively impact those with allergies or asthma.

 

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Hardwood

The second most popular choice of bedroom flooring is hardwood. While it’s not soft, it adds beauty and warmth through its beautiful grain. Available in a wide variety of finishes and plank sizes, it complements any style décor. It can be warmed up with the use of rugs, which not only add texture to the floor; they can add impact and design. And hardwood can last for years and is low maintenance.

The drawbacks to using hardwood in bedrooms include the noise factor. You will likely hear footsteps, especially if your bedroom is on the second floor. Hardwood doesn’t offer insulation against drafts, either, which will make using rugs in winter almost a necessity. Finally, hardwood is among the most expensive flooring option.

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Laminate

Laminate flooring is another choice for the bedroom, giving you the look of hardwood without the price. The underlayment padding softens the surface and insulates it.

Laminate flooring does have drawbacks. It’s not as resilient as hardwood, and it can fade over time. Unlike hardwood, you cannot refinish the surface to restore it.

Which is your favorite bedroom flooring option?

Choose the Right Flooring for Your Living Room

Nothing in your home gets as much wear and tear as your flooring. You walk on it, stand on it, and sit on it. Your kids and pets might even run across it. And it’s where the dust settles and spills happen. While flooring is the structural foundation for your room, it’s also the foundation for your décor. Choosing the right materials combines personal taste with practicality. Art Van Flooring has several choices of living room flooring. Here are three options that are perfect for a family-friendly space:

Wood Floors

Wood floors are a timeless choice, offering natural beauty as well as versatile style. Durable and easy to maintain, wood floors are also a great long-term investment because they can be sanded and refinished. You’ll have a rainbow of options when it comes to finish; from light oak to deep walnut, the color of your wood will set the tone for the room.

You can also choose the size of the wood. Strip flooring is a narrower cut of woods – about 2 3/4 inches. Or choose plank flooring, which has a more informal look with wider boards up to about 7 inches. Rooms that might be exposed to moisture, such as a basement family room, should avoid wood as it can warp or bubble in humid conditions.

Laminate

Today’s laminate floors offer the look of wood or stone at a fraction of the price, making them a good option for living room flooring. Like wood, laminate flooring is available in planks and strips. Traditionally, it is glued in place over your existing flooring, although manufacturers have recently introduced glueless and pre-glued formats that can be installed in half the time.

Unlike wood, laminate flooring cannot be stripped or refinished. However, it’s more resistant to dents and scratches, and offers a layer of cushioning that can be more comfortable than wood or tile.  Laminate is also a great option for a finished basement as it stands up to moist or humid conditions.

Carpet

Finally, carpet is a popular living room flooring choice because it offers the highest level of comfort. Carpet is also one of the easiest ways to personalize an environment; its color can provide a neutral foundation or a more vibrant shade can become a focal point.

Unlike wood and laminate, carpet provides an added measure of warmth and insulation against extreme heat or cold. It’s available in a wide variety of fibers and textures, giving the room a casual or more formal feeling. Carpet also helps provide safety from slip and fall – an important consideration for families with young children. Many carpets have been treated for stain resistance, but they aren’t stain-proof. Regular maintenance, including vacuuming and professional cleaning will help protect and prolong the life of your investment.

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