When it comes to the floor of your bedroom, you have many options and lots of considerations. Bedroom flooring should, of course, be comfortable to bare feet, but also needs to be attractive, durable, and complementary to the bedroom’s decorating style.
There’s a wide variety of bedroom flooring ideas and options: wall-to-wall carpeting, hardwood flooring, tile, even concrete. The best choice depends on the look you want, the size and layout of your bedroom, the climate where you live, and your budget.
So, with that in mind, here are top flooring options for your bedroom, as well as for the rest of your home.
Warm and soft to the feet, available in a nearly endless range of colors and even patterns, budget-friendly and helpful in dampening sound and controlling room temperature: it’s no wonder carpet is the hands-down favorite flooring choice for the bedroom.
Although they can be layered over carpet, area rugs are typically used to soften hard flooring, such as wood or laminate. Your personal preference is the best guide to the right rug for your bedroom.
It’s hard to match the natural appeal of real wood flooring; it has a depth and warmth that adds beauty to any style of decor. The two basic types of wood flooring are solid and engineered wood.
Laminate flooring looks like real wood but is a printed photo of wood covered with a protective plastic coating. Laminate holds up quite well to daily wear-and-tear but is susceptible to scratching and can also buckle if water or other liquids puddle on it.
Bamboo floors are made of grass and are stronger and harder than hardwood floors. This is an eco-friendly flooring choice due to bamboo’s rapid harvest time and regeneration process.
Rubber flooring is made of virgin or recycled rubber. It comes in a wide range of colors, patterns, and styles. This type of flooring is very durable, sometimes lasting for more than 30 years. Besides its durability, it’s also easy to clean and maintain.
It’s most often used in kitchens, thanks to its durability and comfortable support when standing for long periods, but cork is also a suitable choice for bedroom use, as it absorbs sound.
CERAMIC TILE AND STONE FLOORING
Ceramic tile and stone are rarely used in bedrooms, as while they are very durable and beautiful in other areas of the home, they are usually considered as too cold, hard, and noisy for the bedroom.
Inexpensive and almost indestructible, concrete bedroom flooring is a forever-chic option for modern homes and transitional ones alike thanks to its subtle design imprint that’ll let all of your furnishings do the talking.
Vinyl is hard wearing, easy to clean and can be well-insulated for both noise and warmth. Use vinyl tiles to add impactful color and pattern to your bedroom that can also be easily replaced when the time comes.
Since the floor in your bedroom is the first thing you set foot on when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you set foot on before you sleep, it’s pretty imperative that you are confident in your final choice.