This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Shaw Floors. All opinions are my own.
Getting your home just right can be a tedious task. Today we are going to tackle one of the biggest items in homes – the flooring. I’m going to walk you through the different options and some questions you need to ask yourself when it comes to choosing flooring for each room in the house. Shaw Floors has a vast array of flooring options and inspiration you can browse through to get your creative juices flowing.
First let’s take a look at what our options are:
The Living Room
A lot of different things happen in the living room. There are movie nights, family game nights, babies learning to crawl, and much more. It’s a room that needs to be versatile. The flooring you put in this room is an important decision. Much of what determines flooring for me depends on the what part of life I’m in. So when you are considering flooring for your living room (or any room) ask yourself how this flooring will be used. Do you have small children who will likely spill food and drinks? Are your kids learning to crawl? Which style do you prefer? Overall, what do you do most in this room. Don’t feel like you can’t have style and practicality in a room.
- A carpet may be a wise decision if you have babies and small children who will spend a lot of time crawling and learning to walk.
- If you have young children who will likely spill drinks you might want to consider a luxury vinyl for durability and easy clean up. Don’t forget if you choose a flooring other than carpet, you can always add a rug if you want to soften it up and give your feet a soft place to land.
Kitchens are often the “most used” room in the house. It’s where everyone eats and guests gather. It’s the watering hole of the house. Kitchens definitely require durable floors, but you can still have a gorgeous flooring without having to baby your floors.
- Laminate flooring offers beauty without the upkeep of hardwood.
- Tile is very easy to clean and maintain.
The Dining Room
A dining room is typically a formal room in the home, and often the room reserved for the “nicer” things in life. We pull out the fine china in this room. It’s where people put upholstered chairs. The dining room welcomes class and sophistication. This room is usually the least used and the “safest” room in the house. Use this room to have a little fun with the flooring and splurge.
- The dining room is the perfect place to use hardwood floors. With the beauty that surrounds them the dining room will be your show stopper!
- If you don’t like the upkeep of hardwood, consider a beautiful laminate with a rug for a classic look.
Water damage is most likely to occur in a bathroom. You definitely want to choose the right flooring in a bathroom.
- The most obvious choice for a bathroom would be tile. Tile responds best to different water issues.
- If you don’t prefer tile, a luxury vinyl is a perfect choice given it’s waterproof qualities.
After you wake up in the morning, the first thing your feet touch is the floor. Do you live in a cold climate where you would prefer your feet to touch something soft that holds in a little heat? Or do you live in a hot climate where you would prefer cool floors? Will your children be playing on their floors often?
- Carpet is a classic flooring for the bedroom offering comfort and ease.
- If you prefer the look of hardwood, the bedroom is a great place to display those floors. Add a rug if you want a balance of softness.
Advice, Tips, and Ideas
Shaw Floors offers tons of information that will inform you of even more detail equipping you to make the best decision for your family. Here are a few articles:
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shaw Floors. The opinions and text are all mine.
Want more tips from Ashley?
Subscribe to receive home decor ideas, furniture plans, and DIY tips delivered to your inbox!