Bedroom Flooring Ideas
Bedroom floors put a finishing touch on the most personal room in your home
By Robert Ferguson
Any type of flooring is suitable for installation in a bedroom. Things to consider are comfort, beauty, cost and durability. Will it add value to the home? Is the product pet friendly? How long will it take? Can I do this myself? As with any home improvement project, planning is an important first step.
A common flooring choice for bedrooms, carpet adds a warm, cozy feel to the room and is comfortable on the feet. Carpet, available in many colors and textures, is a versatile product when decorating. The drawbacks are that it is not pet friendly and can develop odors and stains in high-traffic areas.
Laminate flooring comes in a wide variety of colors. It is easy to install with a moderate skill set in home improvement. It is easy to clean, durable and cost effective when compared to hardwood flooring. The laminate's core is made of high-density wood fiberboard. The top layer is made of several layers of paper that are covered with transparent melamine resin.
Hardwood flooring is a beautiful addition to any home. The disadvantages are higher material and labor costs, as it is nailed down during installation. Use hardwood on wooden subfloors only. Concrete subfloors retain too much moisture, which can cause the hardwood to warp.
Three or more layers composed of hardwood, plywood and veneer make engineered hardwood a durable product. Its beauty matches that of traditional hardwood but at less cost. This product can be glued down, nailed down or installed as a floating floor, which has an underlayment. Due to its outstanding moisture resistance, it is suitable for master bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms.
Ceramic Or Stone
Stone and ceramic tile's material and labor cost run the highest of the flooring choices. With its many styles and colors, the creative range appeals to interior designers. It is durable and easy to clean. Its downsides are that it is a hard, cold flooring that is not friendly to the legs and/or feet. However, stone can also give the appearance and ambiance of a spa, which is fitting for some contemporary bedroom styles. Use a cement-based product called thinset to install this product. Stone should be sealed after installation to protect its appearance.
About the Author
Robert Ferguson is a licensed building contractor with more than 30 years of experience, focusing primarily on residential remodeling, repair, renovation and construction.
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