Flooring plays an important role in the home. Not only does it add an aesthetic appeal to certain styles of decor, but the floor you choose will determine the functionality and durability of a room. For example, you may not want to install shag carpet in the hobby room considering the potential for stains and extra wear. Instead, a laminate or tile may work better.
At Carpet To Go, our highest priority is to help homeowners find the best flooring for their house, and we realize how difficult it can be to choose the right one. Solid flooring in particular can seem even more complicated, with so many different types of laminate, hardwood, and tile to choose from.
However, by researching the function of different flooring before going shopping, you can ensure that your flooring purchase is an educated one. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of hard flooring types and the room in which they work best.
Kitchen and Dining Room Flooring
Finding the right flooring for your kitchen can be tough. After all, you want something that is durable enough to handle spilled foods, dropped pans, and anything else that may occur during meal preparation. But you also want something that is pleasing to the eye and matches your current decor.
The dining room falls under the same category; you are looking for a sturdy, long lasting material that looks great against the table, cupboards, and counter.
Thankfully, the kitchen/dining room area can look great and function with a wide range of flooring materials.
If you’re looking for a style that won’t look outdated in a few years, hardwood is the way to go. Between dark, sophisticated and light, cheerful colors, as well as a wide variety of wood types, you are almost guaranteed to find one that fits your decor. And, seeing as hardwood is extremely durable and low maintenance, it will continue to look great for years to come.
Laminate is a more affordable option than hardwood, thanks to advances in flooring technology, it is on par with the real deal in durability and stain resistance. It is usually easier to install, and comes in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and styles. It is ideal if you’re working with a small budget. Installation is relatively easy, and it can be put in over most subfloors.
Bathroom/Laundry Room Flooring
The bathroom or laundry room may not see as much foot traffic as the kitchen, but it is nonetheless demanding when it comes to durable flooring. In this case, the risk of scuffing and wear is almost entirely replaced by the risk of stains and moisture. Generally speaking, you don’t want to purchase fancy hardwood for the bathroom. You’re looking for something resistant to liquid and grime, and that can be cleaned easily. For many, the answer is tile.
Tile flooring is one of the best options for a bathroom or laundry room. It is designed to resist moisture and staining materials, and last a very long time. In fact, most tile replacement services are performed because the homeowner has decided they want a new look, rather than the tile having become worn out. Whether it’s a water leak or a bleach spill, tile will stay strong and vibrant, allowing you to simply wipe away the liquid and continue on with the day.
Entryways and mudrooms need to be extremely durable. Just consider the amount of dirty boots and shoes being kicked off onto the floor! You want something that can handle more than just a dining room spill—you need something that can handle serious mud and grime.
While laminate is a viable option here, tile is often considered the best choice. Although laminate is resistant to dirt and liquid, tile can handle the heavy wear of an entryway.
Find More Flooring Options at Carpet To Go in Bellevue or Seattle
If you are currently shopping for new flooring, the team of flooring professionals at Carpet To Go is here to help. We offer a wide selection of vinyl, laminate, hardwood, tile, carpet, and area rugs that will improve any room in your house.
With two convenient locations in Seattle and Bellevue, we can help you become familiar with the different types of flooring and where they work best in the home. From there, we will introduce you to all the styles, colors, patterns, and prices of flooring so you can match your own personal tastes and budget.
For more information or to request a free estimate, fill out our contact form or call 206.382.1253.