It’s the first thing your bare feet touch in the morning once you leave the comfort of your bed and it should be comfortable. If you’re building a new house or renovating an older one, the choice of bedroom flooring should be a thoughtful one or you may end up needing a pair of slippers every time you shuffle out of your bed.
Carpet is obviously one of the most popular options for many reasons. It’s warmer and softer on the feet, and it offers cushioning when you walk across it. It’s available in a wide variety of piles, designs, and textures. The possibilities are endless.
Bedroom flooring options to consider
- Do you prefer a soft surface across the entire room or area rugs around the bed?
- When you envision your dream bedroom, what do you see – hardwood flooring, bamboo or other eco-friendly flooring, wall-to-wall carpeting, or do you prefer in-floor heating?
- What is your budget?
- What is the type of décor and how will your flooring choice fit in?
- Is the bedroom the master, a child’s floor, a teenager’s floor or a guest room? In other words – how much and what type of wear is the floor expected to handle?
- Do you need flooring that offers other benefits such as sound reduction, ability to handle pets, high amounts of sunlight streaming in?
Types of Bedroom flooring
Once you’ve decided on the needs of the particular bedroom you can begin to weigh up the different flooring options. Aside from carpeting, there are also these popular flooring choices:
- Hardwood flooring is a popular choice, not only for its visual appeal but because it adds warmth to the room.
- Laminate flooring offers many of the same benefits as hardwood, without costing as much, and at the same time giving much more choice in wood type and lower cost
- Tile, whether it is ceramic or stone can be a beautiful option, especially in warmer climates. The design styles and colour options are endless and can be easily chosen to fit your décor.
- Bamboo flooring is another option that looks beautiful in a bedroom. There is some give to the floor, and it offers a softer feel on the feet, while still supplying a warm feel.
- Linoleum is another option, especially when you’re thinking about a child’s room. It’s easy to clean, and can easily be decorated with an area rug for a softer surface to play on. Many linoleum flooring options exist today with designs that look like everything from wood to stone.
- Cork flooring is another eco-friendly option, and comes in tiles or planks that look beautiful once installed and also give off a warm feeling and cushioning to the feet.
Regardless of the type of bedroom flooring you choose, if you are careful to take into consideration the amount of traffic, look, design and feel that you want, cost and maintenance required, you’ll likely make a wise decision and end up with a floor you will enjoy for many years to come.
Please remember the above is just a guide and you should seek professional advice.