When it comes to choosing the right floor for your bedroom, there are many options to consider. From carpet, luxury vinyl plank to hardwood, you want something that is comfortable to bare feet but also attractive, durable and complementary to the room’s style.
Here are 3 of our favorite options for your bedroom floor:
Soft and warm to the feet, carpet is extremely popular in bedrooms. It comes in a rang of colors, is budget-friendly and helpful in dampening sound and controlling room temperature.
There are four major types of carpet: loop, pattern, texture and frieze. Textured cut pile carpeting is the most popular type for bedroom floor. It’s soft, has a casual look, and resists dirt fairly well.
It’s hard to match the appeal of hardwood. While there are dozens of types of wood used for flooring, some of the most popular are ash, walnut, oak and maple.
The two basic types of wood flooring are solid and engineered wood. Solid wood floors are a solid piece of wood from top to bottom, while engineered wood floors are manufactured using three to nine layers of different wood veneers.
For bedroom use, strip and plank are by far the most popular. Both are traditional appearing, linear pieces of wood, but plank is wider than strip, giving it a more casual vibe.
LUXURY VINYL PLANK
Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) looks almost identical to hardwood, but is often more durable and costs less. The floor easily compares to the color and species of virtually any hardwood on the market, and can be installed in sophisticated patterns like brick, diagonals, herringbone and more.
LVP is also high durability and scratch-resistance, holds up against kids, dogs and is water resistant flooring which makes it perfect for a functional, yet beautiful bedroom floor.
DESIGNER TIP: ADD AN AREA RUG
Area rugs can be added to soften hard flooring, such as hardwood or LVP. There are countless options of size, color, pattern, weave, and material when it comes to choosing an area rug for your bedroom floor. It’s important to choose one that feels soft and cozy to your feet, has a nonslip backing (if not, you can place a nonslip pad underneath) and complements the overall decorating theme.
While there’s no need to break your budget on an area rug, it’s also true that a good quality rug will generally last longer, look and feel better, and shed less than a cheap bargain brand. In terms of size, if the bed is placed on top of it, the rug should be large enough to extend out at least two feet from both sides and the bed’s foot.
Smaller rugs used at the base of the bed or along its side should be large enough to fill up most of the space.
If you are interested in learning more about replacing your bedroom floor, call 252-726-8326 or email us today!