Choosing Flooring for Bedrooms
Choosing Flooring for Bedrooms
Your bedroom should both look great and feel cosy as it is the place you spend the most time resting. Creating an aesthetically beautiful space can be expensive, however just changing the flooring can create impact without the need for a full redecoration.
Currently herringbone engineered wood flooring is become the top choice of interior designers in the UK for all rooms, including bedrooms. It is both stylish and contemporary, creating a real design statement.
However, there are other quite a few ideal flooring options for your bedroom, such as solid wood flooring, carpet flooring and laminate flooring. Whatever type of flooring you choose, all can provide a wide choice of styles and colours to match your design requirements.
Solid wood flooring can add warmth, beauty and style to your bedroom. It is considered an excellent flooring option for any space, including bedrooms. Hardwood flooring is also very durable and eco-friendly.
A variety of types of wood are available, including ever-popular oak flooring, plus others such as maple, walnut, ash & mahogany. Whichever wood you select, it will create a traditional, natural feel to the space, plus it is resistant to wear and tear. One additional benefit of hardwood flooring is that if you ever want to change the colour you may get it refinished rather than replacing it, saving you money, time and effort.
Hardwood flooring can also increase your property’s overall value as it is widely recognized as a premium flooring option.
Some of the disadvantages include the fact that it is expensive both to buy and install as sub-floor preparation is key. It is not as soundproof as other flooring materials and also can be prone to warping & swelling if in contact with damp areas, such as an en-suite bathroom.
Engineered wood flooring combines the best of solid wood flooring with a more robust structure and at a more attractive price, making it an excellent & ideal choice among homeowners.
The top layer is solid wood, so you get all the aesthetic benefits of solid wood as well the ability to refinish with new colours at a later date. It also has a multi layered core made out of plywood which lends additional stability and strength to the flooring and makes it less prone to getting warped due to temperature or moisture changes.
However, although it is less susceptible to water damage than hardwood it is still not waterproof and if you do have an ensuite bathroom you may want to consider an alternative. You should also ensure you buy high quality engineered wood flooring with a thick top layer to enable you to refinish and also for guaranteed lifespan.
Laminate has continued to be one of the most popular flooring choices available for some decades now & there are various type of laminate flooring options to choose from. It is relatively low cost and easy to install even for novice DIYers. It is also quite durable, scratch resistant and longer lasting than any hardwood flooring – plus it is also stain and moisture resistant, making it easy to clean and maintain.
On the downsides, if it gets damaged, it has to be replaced and it cannot be refinished like solid wood. Although modern laminate flooring mimics natural wood finishes to a remarkably high standard, it is not genuine wood and can look and feel less natural.
Although a relatively new entrant to the UK flooring market, engineered vinyl flooring, also known as luxury click vinyl, is already becoming a popular choice. Similar the laminate, the planks are constructed from a range of different materials designed to provide strength, durability and a design to mimic other natural flooring types.
Not all brands are the same though and generally the thicker the flooring the better it will be. Check also that you find a brand with a 100% waterproof guarantee, a must if you want to use the same flooring in your bedroom and ensuite bathroom for continuity.
Carpet is always popular for bedrooms, especially for the warm feeling underfoot it provides in the winter months. However, a good rug on a hard floor will also give that benefit, plus it’s cheaper and easier to change when you want to update your colour scheme!
The price of carpets can vary hugely depending on the materials and fibres used, but it can be a very cost-effective option for smaller budgets. One of the benefits of carpet is the sound absorption quality, plus also thermal insulation. Disadvantages include the level of maintenance needed as it can attract dust and stain easily. Plus it can trap allergens making it less of a good choice for people with any sensitivities.
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