Your bedroom is an important room in your home. Although you may not spend much time there during the daytime, it’s the room that you begin and end the day in. The right flooring choice will add comfort to your space and make it a relaxing place. At Floor Coverings International of Waukesha and Brookfield, our Design Associates are full of tips for choosing the right flooring in any room of your home. Here are a few popular options for flooring in the bedroom.
Possibly the most-used option, carpet is an excellent choice for a bedroom. Carpet is comfortable underfoot, making it great for bare feet on cold mornings. In addition, carpet acts as an insulator; this means that it will keep the room warm and also will dampen noise, making for a good night’s sleep. Because it is available in many colors and varieties, you’re sure to find a good fit for your space.
Even if you decide on a different flooring option, you can still get some of the benefits of carpet by using an area rug. Placed under, in front of, or alongside a bed, a rug can provide the comfort and warmth of carpet without needing a full-room commitment.
Hardwood is another good choice. This style of floor provides great looks and traditional elegance. Similar to carpet, hardwood is available in many different types so you can find the perfect one for your space. Hardwood is resilient, making it a great long-term investment. One downside is that its firmness means that it can be hard or cold underfoot, especially in chillier weather. Adding rugs or heating can alleviate this.
Inexpensive and versatile, vinyl is also a great option. Because of its artificial construction, vinyl flooring can be made to resemble other flooring types like hardwood or tile. It also is relatively resistant to damage, especially liquid spills. In addition, it’s softer and warmer underfoot than hardwood.
Although it’s not used as much as the other options, cork is rapidly gaining in popularity. Made from the bark of the cork tree, this is an eco-friendly flooring choice with some unique properties. Cork is naturally filled with many tiny air bubbles, this makes is soft underfoot and an excellent insulator of heat and sound. It’s also anti-microbial and hypoallergenic. However, although it resists light damage its relatively weak construction means that it can be damage by sharp or heavy objects.
If you’re looking for new floors for your home, be sure to give Floor Coverings International of Waukesha and Milwaukee a call. Our design experts will set you up with a free in-home consultation, helping you find the perfect floor for your bedroom!
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