If you’re remodeling your home, you may be considering what type of flooring to put in each room. It can be a daunting task having to decide what type of flooring is best for which rooms. Here are some suggestions on how to choose the ideal flooring for each room in your home.
The kitchen is neck and neck with the living room for the ‘heart of the home.’ If you have a family, you probably spend a significant amount of time in the kitchen – preparing food, helping your kids with homework, cleaning things up after dinner. When it comes to choosing flooring for your kitchen, you need to think about how easy you’ll want to clean things up. Kitchen floors will take a beating over the course of several years – so pick something that is durable, such as hardwood flooring or granite tiles. You may not want to spend so much on flooring at first, but if you only use vinyl, you may need to replace your kitchen floor sooner than you had expected.
Carpeting your kitchen is never a good idea. Floors in the kitchen are guaranteed to get spilled on – so keep this in mind.
As with the kitchen, you may spend a significant amount of time in your living room. Family gatherings and parties are frequently held in the living room so if you’re considering carpeting, you’ll want to look for a durable but easy to clean carpet.
Another great option for living room flooring is hardwood. Hardwood flooring is a great option and it will also increase the resale value of your home. Bamboo flooring is relatively inexpensive, and it’s an eco-friendly alternative to traditional hardwood floors. So, you’re increasing your home’s value and helping save the environment at the same time!
When it comes to bedrooms, most people prefer carpets. Generally, the only significant amount of time you spend in your bedroom is at night while you are sleeping. So you’re not tracking a lot of dirt around in your bedroom. If you want to splurge on luxurious carpet, the bedroom is the place to do it – you won’t have to worry about guests dirtying the carpet and it won’t require as much cleaning as your living room.
Ceramic, granite or other types of tile are absolutely ideal for bathrooms. Carpet is generally not recommended because it can collect water and cause mold. Also, hardwood flooring is not a good idea for bathrooms because it can expand and contract severely from the steamy showers and water. Plus, tiling a bathroom is fairly inexpensive because you’re tiling a fairly small area of floor – so you can afford to splurge on higher quality tile.
Choosing the correct flooring for rooms in your home will help you increase the resale value of your home. By choosing proper flooring, you won’t need to replace the floors as often, thus saving you money over the years.