Designing a custom home involves making many decisions, and the flooring you choose throughout the house is a huge decision that should not be overlooked. Each room is used for specific purposes, so there are certain things to keep in mind when looking at material options. Continue reading for a few tips on choosing the right flooring for each room in your custom home.
The kitchen will be one of your most-used and messiest rooms, so you need a floor that is comfortable, easy to clean, and low maintenance. While wooden floors look beautiful, keep in mind that they are not the most durable material for kitchens as they are prone to denting. Between the risk of dropping utensils and dinnerware and heavy foot traffic, your kitchen floors need to be resistant to stains and dents. Porcelain tile or vinyl floors are excellent choices, as they are low-maintenance, long-lasting, and durable.
Bathroom floors will inevitably get wet from the shower, toilet, or sink, so your floors must be extremely water-resistant. Similar to the kitchen, porcelain tile and vinyl floors are your best options, as they hold up best to wet conditions. To avoid slippery floors, a textured floor is safer than a highly polished surface, especially for young kids or elderly adults getting in and out of the bathtub.
Dining and Livings Rooms
As for the common areas in your home where your family will eat, entertain, and relax, hardwood floors are always an excellent choice. Solid wood floors will always be in style and will add value to your home if you ever decide to sell it, but wood floors also make a space feel like home. If you are considering carpeting, keep in mind that carpets must be replaced every few years, while hardwood floors can last 100 years or longer! If you’re worried about the hardness of wooden floors, you can always add a few area rugs to make the room feel warmer and more comfortable.
Basements are prone to flooding, so it’s crucial to choose a flooring material that remains dry and doesn’t absorb water. Also, basements tend to be colder than the rest of the home, so if you plan to spend a lot of time in the basement, it’s best to choose a material that will provide warmth. Vinyl is the top choice for basement flooring, as it can stand up to moisture and even flooding. The material comes in a wide range of formal to informal styles, so you can choose the right floors for your basement, whether it is used as a playroom, an office, or anything in between.
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