Bedrooms are safe spaces for most people. It’s where they can relax and unwind after a hard day. Flooring plays a big role in setting the tone for any bedroom. When designing a custom home you’ll have a lot of options to pick from for your bedroom flooring, so what are the best materials to pick? Our custom home builders have laid out the best and worst flooring options for bedrooms!
Best Floors for Bedrooms
Carpet is by far the most popular flooring choice for bedrooms. While it’s not always viewed as the most luxurious, there are tons of plush carpets these days to install in your custom home. Carpet has a ton of benefits besides just being soft. It provides thermal insulation and dampens sound. It’s also the most economical option, although there are higher-end options for luxury custom homes.
Hardwood flooring is the second most common option for bedrooms. This is a popular choice for master bedrooms in particular. Hardwood floors are classic and can bring warmth to any room. They’re easy to clean, durable, and also add home value. The one downside is they can be a bit pricey, so you may want to only run hardwood into the master bedroom and skip kid’s rooms.
Vinyl & Laminate
Hardwood floors are great, but they are expensive and require maintenance. If you’re looking for a more durable and less expensive option consider running a faux wood such as vinyl or laminate into the bedrooms. You’ll still get the look of hardwood without the hassle or price tag.
Worst Floors for Bedrooms
Unless you live in a hot environment, tile doesn’t belong in a bedroom. It’s especially a poor choice in wintery environments like Canada. There’s nothing more unappealing than rolling out of bed on a winter morning and stepping onto freezing tile. It’s also an extremely hard material, which can make it uncomfortable for children. Leave tile for the bathrooms and kitchen.
Concrete flooring has been popping up in modern custom homes. When polished it actually looks stunning. However, not only is it expensive it’s also hard and cold. Overall, it’s a poor choice for a bedroom, even an ultra-modern one. Many buyers would also be turned off by it, as it’s not an easy option to change out.
Marble is one of the most luxurious materials. Many people use it not only in their kitchen and bathroom designs but also use marble tiles for their living spaces. As beautiful as this material is though, it doesn’t work well in bedrooms. Marble is a very high-maintenance material that stains very easily. It is also cold, which can be unpleasant to walk on in a bedroom.