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Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Room

Flooring | 30 June 2016

Hardwood, carpet, laminate, vinyl or tile. When choosing new flooring for your room, whether it’s for at home or at work, there are a variety of options to consider. Many factors will influence your final decision on flooring in order to achieve a long lasting, comfortable and stylish fit. Your choice will be largely affected by the main purpose of the room you are choosing flooring for. Here are some main rooms and flooring factors to consider.

Flooring for the Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry room

In a house, the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room are all high traffic spaces. These rooms are where you will find people and perhaps pets spend most of their time, constantly walking through or hanging around. With these rooms in particular you are also going to find water lines for taps, the dishwasher, bathtub and toilets. Any source of running water puts your flooring at risk with the common issue of water lines leaking from time to time. That’s why choosing durable hard surface flooring such as tile flooring or vinyl flooring would be optimal for protecting the space, as any leak or spill can be cleaned up instantly with towels or a mop. These types of floors are also durable enough to stand up to the high foot traffic. Vinyl and tile are available in hundreds of colour or texture choices to easily compliment your design and style preference.

Harwood and laminate flooring, being known for durability and diverse functionality, is often found in these areas as well. With these choices of flooring you are at slightly greater risk with an accidental water leak because if the spill is not properly dried within a short amount of time, the flooring can become warped and require replacing.

Flooring for the Family/Living Room, Bedrooms & Rec Room

In a home, we are all after a high level of comfort and warmth: in a bedroom for sleeping and a family room or rec room for visiting and sitting back to watch TV. Carpet is often the choice for a softer, warmer feel and it naturally absorbs sound within a room. Hardwood and laminate flooring with a large area rug can be commonly found in these spaces and in many of the newer homes today. The reason for this is that hardwood or laminate provides easier cleaning and an allergy free environment. When choosing between carpet or hardwood flooring with an area rug, it could come down to budget. Hardwood can cost more per square foot, but offer a longer lifespan than other flooring types. If you are looking to invest in your home and have a healthy budget to work with, hardwood flooring is a great option.

There are many other factors that could influence your final selection of the flooring. Atmosphere Flooring has the experience and product selection to help you make the best decision for your home. Stop by our Chilliwack location and one of our staff would love to help you weigh the pro’s and con’s of each type of flooring and work with you to find the best for your scenario. You can also try out our handy Style Guide or contact our office by phone 604-795-5577 or online for quick help now.