Choosing the Right Flooring for Each Room of Your Home

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There are plenty of flooring options to consider when building or remodeling a home. Sure, you’ll want to consider aesthetics, and what will fit in best with the overall design scheme of the room. But it’s also important to consider what kind of flooring is most appropriate the actual use and purpose of that particular floor in that particular room.

A front entryway, for example, sees a lot of traffic. There is a lot of going in and out of the door, whether it’s adults on their way to work, kids tramping in from playtime, or a dog exhausted after a visit to the dog park, there are a lot of footprints in the front entry. Oftentimes, those footprints leave behind dirt and grime and water and salt and who knows what else, and it is a tough task to keep it clean, this is why tile flooring in the best option in a space like this. Hardwood flooring or carpeting would be difficult to clean, and would begin to show wear and tear pretty soon.

The living room, on the other hand, often sees a different kind of traffic. The living room is a place of comfort, where the family often curls up on couches in front of the fire or in front of the TV. People walk around in sock feet, sometimes even sit or stretch out on the floor. Living rooms are best suited for carpeted floors, for optimum warmth and comfort.

Kitchens are another room where tile flooring is the best choice. There are a lot of spills and splashes that happen every day in a kitchen, which could quickly render carpeting completely ruined (unless you’re a fan of tie-dye flooring.) Tile floors are able to hold up to frequent splatters and spills, and are easily swept and cleaned.

Tile flooring is almost universally used in bathrooms, for one very simple reason: water. Well, more specifically, moisture. Whether it’s wet footprints fresh out of the shower, dripping wet hair, or just steam from a nice hot shower or bath, bathroom flooring is often home to a lot of moisture, and with carpeting or wooden flooring, mold and mildew can quickly become a problem.

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