How you start and end the day is important, and since your bedroom floor is the first thing you step on every morning and the last thing you set foot on every night, you need flooring that will support, energize, and comfort you. A hefty task!
What Are The Best Types Of Flooring For The Bedroom?
Continuing our Best Flooring Series that highlighted the best flooring for bathrooms, basements, kitchens, and mountain cabins, today we’re going to talk about the best flooring for your bedroom! We will cover several factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing flooring for a bedroom, like comfort, ease of upkeep, acoustics, and warmth.
When choosing a floor covering for the bedroom, people often boil it down to interior design considerations, but we also recommend choosing a floor that is both sturdy and affordable. Additionally, the bedroom should be a calm escape, so you want it to be a relaxing environment. Carpet, hardwood, laminate, and vinyl plank are the top flooring options for these reasons; and after you’re done reading, you’ll understand why.
Hardwood might be king in the rest of the house, but carpets still accounted for 51% of floors in U.S. homes in 2017, and its popularity has been increasing. Though carpeting seems less popular in the shadow of the vast array of styles and colors of hard floors, it is still a top choice when it comes to bedrooms. “Most people don’t like getting up in the morning and placing their warm feet on the cold, hard floor,” states Apartment Therapy; and we agree.
Carpet is going to be the most inexpensive floor covering out of our selections, though prices range. There are countless design options. And they are quite easy to keep clean, maintaining a carpeted floor is as easy as picking up the vacuum a couple of times a week and steam cleaning once a year or so.
A decent carpet is very comfortable and feels amazing under your toes.
Carpets are quite easy to keep clean, but make sure to vacuum regularly. Also, for people concerned about the longevity of carpeting—bedrooms have less foot traffic, so there’s less to worry about!
Carpet is good on upper levels because it muffles noise and footsteps.
The top choice for a warm touch is carpeting, by far. If you enjoy waking up and stepping onto a cushy floor, carpet is the way to go.
Installing solid hardwood floors in your bedroom will dramatically boost the value of your property, without being too difficult of a task (or take it easy on yourself and hire a flooring expert!). Flooring with tongue and groove boards is easy to install as they click together. Hardwood also has design versatility with the many different wood types and finishes.
It will nearly always give a space a sense of warmth and natural beauty, and hardwood is quite soft and easy on the feet.
Pre-finished, solid hardwood is the most durable choice. To care for your hardwood floor, you’ll want to clean up spills quickly, sweep often, and seal them every 1–3 years to help them last longer. To increase the life of your floor, consider refinishing them every 10–12 years.
Hardwood is a noisier surface, but it may be covered with throw rugs and area rugs to dull the sound.
There is an idea of warmth with the hardwood floor, but it is actually quite cold in cool weather. It is on the level with laminate, vinyl and ultimately carpet being the warmer options.
When you install laminate in a bedroom, it adds an air of sophistication and simplicity to the space. Laminate flooring is made up of layers of synthetic material bonded together. It has grown in popularity over the years because of its low cost and variety of design options, including a realistic hardwood appearance.
Laminate flooring is softer than hardwood or premium vinyl flooring. If you want a wooden look with a gentler sensation on your feet, this is a fantastic option.
This flooring is extremely low-maintenance. To care for laminate flooring, simply vacuum regularly and mop with a damp cloth when necessary. Don’t forget to clean up spills quickly!
Like hardwood, this material is likely to be noisier than carpet. There is padding underneath that can reduce the sound of footsteps.
The temperature of laminate flooring is affected by the temperature of the room, as it is temperature absorbent. If it is warm in the house, the flooring will be warm, and if it is cold in the house, the flooring will be chilly to the touch.
4. Vinyl plank
Vinyl plank is a terrific choice for your bedroom since it is so adaptable. This flooring can be customized to fit practically any style you want to achieve. Floating vinyl plank flooring is also simple to DIY. This floor covering is easy to maintain and will last a long time with the proper care, saving money in the short and long term.
Though vinyl still isn’t as soft as carpet, it is very comfortable underfoot.
This flooring is very easy to clean. Simply sweep and mop vinyl flooring to maintain. Additionally, vinyl’s waterproof properties may be advantageous in regards to spills and in bedrooms with linked bathrooms.
Vinyl actually reduces the noise level better than laminate or hardwood.
With vinyl tile and sheet vinyl, you can get the look of stone or tile in your bedroom while being warmer and softer. In fact, vinyl with the proper underlayment can be quite cozy in the winter.
What Do You Choose?
Picking any sort of decor for your home is very personal, especially for your bedroom! Hardwood has a timeless appearance and the biggest impact on your home’s value. Laminate is a cost-effective way to achieve the look of hardwood. Vinyl plank is one of the most durable and comfortable flooring options. However, carpet is the most common flooring choice for bedrooms because it is soft, easy to maintain, sound muffling, and toasty warm—not to mention it won’t break the bank! Whatever you do, DON’T USE TILE! It is cold and unforgiving on those toesies. Not the right material for a snuggly sleeping space.
Now, What Can We Do To Help?
If you are having trouble deciding, we can assist you with our flooring and design expertise! Graham’s Flooring & Design is more than just your Northern Colorado carpet specialists, we are dedicated to honest and fun home design and can’t wait to make your buying experience a great one! Contact us today for a Free Design Consultation.