Best Floors for the Bedroom
The most important thing in choosing a floor for your bedroom is comfort.
This is not a room where you need to worry about impressing people who visit. This is your sanctuary.
The biggest concerns for most folks are comfort underfoot and sound
insulation. Ease of maintenance probably isn't as important as in other rooms in your house, since bedrooms receive less traffic, and they're not near entrance doors (muddy feet don't usually make it back to the bedroom floors).
Good Floor Choices
- Carpet remains the most popular choice because it's warm and cozy underfoot (however allergy
sufferers might want to avoid wall-to-wall carpeting, since it can hide pet dander and dust mites, even from a vacuum's reach).
- Hardwood flooring is also popular for its warm look and a price range that
varies to match most pocketbooks.
- If you want true luxury, check out leather flooring. It's expensive
but feels wonderful to bare feet.
Middle-of-the-Road Floor Choices
- Laminate is practical but isn't particularly comfortable underfoot.
floors are environmentally friendly and can work well in bedrooms.
Bad Choices for Bedroom Floors
Vinyl is pretty artificial, which makes it unpopular in bedrooms.
Rubber is probably a little too "clinical" for your sanctuary.
Hard floors like Terrazzo
suck the warmth out of a room and aren't comfortable to the bare foot (though
they can be pleasant in climates that are hot all year around).
Source: The Flooring Handbook: The Complete Guide to Choosing and Installing Floors
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