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Best Flooring Options for Bedrooms

Description of Most Common Types


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There are many flooring options you can use in your bedroom; some are more common and popular, while others are not. If you are remodeling your bedroom and stumped as to what type of flooring to use; here is a list of the most common flooring options from the most popular to the least found in bedrooms.

1. Carpeting

Carpeting is the most common type of flooring found in bedrooms because of its warmth, color options, and many alternatives. There are four common types of carpeting found: pattern, texture (and/or texture plush), loop (Berber), and frieze (twist/shag).

Textured carpeting is the most common type used by homeowners in bedrooms because of the many color options, types, low cost, and moderate durability. Looped carpeting, also known as Berber, is great for basements, most durable and expensive. Pattern carpets come in many designs, patterns, and color options but often found in large spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms, and basements. Finally frieze, shag, or twisted carpeting is the most popular carpeting type used in bedrooms because it’s casual, durable, cozy, and offers many traditional, contemporary, and modern options.

2. Area Rugs

Area rugs are very popular in bedrooms to add warmth and décor on bedroom floors and walls. They can be used to cover carpeting, wood, laminate, or any other flooring option. There are many different types of rugs; the most common are woven, tufted, needle felt, embroidery, braided, knotted, hooked, and flat weave. Besides the different types of rugs there are as many different selection based on where they’re from or made like Persian rugs, which also determines the quality, color, and design.

3. Wood Flooring

Wood floors are just as common, if not as popular as carpeting in bedrooms. There are two types of wood floors used: solid and engineered. Solid wood floors are a solid piece of wood from top to bottom. While engineered wood floors are real wood floors that are manufactured using three to nine layers of different wood veneers. These types of wood floors are found in three common styles: strip, plank, and parquet. Strip is considered “traditional” wood flooring that creates a linear effect in a room making it appear larger. Plank is linear like strip; its wider width creates a more casual look. Parquet is the most expensive and formal using geometric designs.

4. Laminate Flooring

Laminate floors, also referred to as “Pergo” flooring, is another option to wood floors and perfect for homeowners with pets and children due to its durability. This flooring option is made of a plastic type composition applied to the core using heat and pressure, the core is usually made of high density fiber or particle board, and the backing can be a paper or another layer of laminate. The patterns are printed; therefore all of the boards can appear identical in appearance. This flooring comes in strips and planks and is normally easy to assemble for a do-it-yourself project.

5. Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo floors are made of grass that is stronger and harder than hardwood floors. This flooring option is eco-friendly choice due to its rapid harvest time and regeneration process. Bamboo flooring comes in strips and planks, like wood and laminate flooring, that are fit together and boasts a tight grain and uniform color options.

6. Rubber Flooring

Rubber flooring is made of rubber and excellent choice for rooms with heavy furniture and extremely high traffic. This type of flooring is very durable, sometimes lasting for over 30 years, and can be a great alternative for a child’s bedroom or playroom. Besides its durability, it’s also easy to clean and maintain.

7. Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is a soft sponge-like option that is commonly found in kitchens due to their durability and support to ease back and foot pain from standing long periods of time. When stepping onto cork flooring with heels, your shoe will make a quick indentation into the cork. But as soon as you release your shoe from the floor, the cork particles automatically resume their original positions. Cork flooring is not traditionally found in bedrooms but can be a great option because they absorb sound and keeps a room quieter.

8. Ceramic Tile and Stone Flooring

There are many different types of ceramic tile and stone flooring options, which are made of clay, marble, and other natural stones and materials. This flooring option is more commonly used in kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, or any outdoor living space. It’s not commonly used in bedrooms but can be found in certain bedroom decorating styles, such as Mediterranean-Spanish style, which uses patterned tile floors.

This list of flooring options will have you choosing the best style, texture, and finish for your bedroom. Now that you have your flooring figured out; find out more great information on the different types of wood floors and carpeting.

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