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What Is The Best Flooring For A Bedroom?

When redecorating a bedroom, most people think a lot about what colour to paint the walls and where to put their wardrobes. However, it is also important to consider what flooring you would like in your bedroom, as this is the first thing you’ll step on to when you wake up every morning. 


Unsurprisingly, carpet is still as popular as ever, as it is soft and can make the room feel cosy. During the colder months, it can feel warm as it helps to trap heat in the room. As well as preventing heat loss, it is also cushioning and comfortable to walk on, especially if you choose one with a tall pile height. 

Young children or older adults, who are more likely to fall, will not injure themselves as much on carpet. At the same time, the flooring can keep the room quieter, as it absorbs sound, so you can have a more restful night’s sleep. 

Though long pile carpets tend to wear over the years, this does not typically happen in bedrooms as there is not much foot traffic. This means you can enjoy a cosy carpet without it wearing away for a considerable amount of time. 

Luxury vinyl

Although a luxury vinyl floor would not have been the first choice for a bedroom flooring a few decades ago, it is becoming increasingly popular as the quality has vastly improved over time. 

There are many benefits to vinyl flooring, including the fact it is easy and inexpensive to install. 

It is also simple to keep clean, as it only requires a sweep or a quick mop. On the other hand, carpet can be difficult to maintain, as spillages cannot be wiped up and dust and dirt can get trapped in the fibres. This can be a problem for those with hayfever or dust allergies. 

What’s more, carpets develop wear patterns where heavy items, such as a bed or drawers, have been placed on it, whereas this does not occur with vinyl. In fact, a good-quality vinyl floor can last up to 20 years if well maintained. 

Indeed, luxury vinyl can withstand considerable changes in the environment, so you don’t have to worry about humidity, temperature differentiations or heavy traffic causing it to deteriorate. 

This is also because they are water resistant, which is ideal for bedrooms with an en suite. It is also useful if your children are prone to spilling drinks, you are nursing a child and breast milk drips regularly occur, or you or your partner like a cup of tea in bed in the morning. 



Laminate flooring is popular, as it can pass for wooden floors, while ones that look like stone or metal are also available. Many homeowners choose to install laminate flooring if they want to create an authentic wooden floor look, but don’t have good-quality floorboards underneath. 

While not a traditional choice for bedrooms, wooden-looking floors have increased in popularity in recent years, as more homebuyers looked for period features in their home. Even in relatively modern homes, people have fitted laminate flooring to recreate this aesthetic and add character to their house. 

There are also other benefits, including being easy to install with a typical tongue-and-groove locking mechanism and they are also not expensive to buy, particularly in comparison with real wood. 

They are easy to clean; spills can be wiped away; and they come in a huge variety of styles so you can choose one that suits your bedroom best.

However, they can be susceptible to scratches and scrapes; they do not offer sound insulation like carpets do; and they are not as cushy if you happen to fall.

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