5 Types of Flooring to Consider for Your Livingroom
The contract is signed, the team has been assembled, and now you're in the process of choosing materials for your home. This might seem like an easy decision, but you would be surprised at how many people overlook their flooring options (thinking they only have one or two). The fact is, there are plenty of suitable options for flooring, and different types of flooring will work differently in each room of your home. Today, we're covering all things livingroom and we hope that you find this helpful! Let's jump into the 5 Types of Flooring to Consider for your Livingroom.
This is probably the most obvious one out of the bunch because it's the most popular. Hardwood floors are a classic choice that will make any home warm and inviting; it's available in a ton of different colors and they're aesthetically pleasing for a wide variety of decor types and settings.
Price: $3 per square foot for unfinished oak to $12+ per square foot for exotic wood.
Adds significantly to the resale value of homes
Requires periodic refinishing
Who doesn't love a cozy carpet? Two thumbs up from me! It doesn't have hardwoods charm or rustic detail, but what it lacks, is quickly made up in versatility.
Price: $1400 – $4000 for an average sized living room
Easy maintenance (regular vacuuming)
Provides insulation in winter and summer = energy saving!
Can aggravate allergies
Water contact can create mold
Stains can be hard to remove
Tile, like hardwood, is great for someone looking for an easy clean. It's water and stain resistant and is highly durable! This would be an option for someone who has a lot of people coming in and out of their house and needs something to last them many years.
Price: $5 – $10 per square foot
Durable and can last you years if you take care of it
Easy to clean and maintain
High price tag
Tiles can crack
Concrete is becoming more and more popular in homes. It's common in industrial loft style spaces and is mostly seen covering countertops (thank you, Joanna Gains for showing us that concrete isn't just meant for the floor!). Concrete offers a simple, yet ascetically appealing surface for you to decorate to your hearts content. It's really versatile and is offered in an array of colors.
Price: $2-$6 per square foot for polished gray slab concrete and $5-$8 per square foot for other options.
Hard surface might be a hazard for children
Requires periodic resealing to keep moisture out
Vinyl has a rep. of being the cheap alternative to hardwood, and while it may be significantly less per square foot, there are also other things to consider. It's water resistant, scratch resistant, kid-friendly, and durable enough to hold up with a lot of foot traffic.
Price: $.50 to $10 per square foot
Very affordable to install and replace
Comfortable for your feet
Higher levels of toxins can be released during the installation
Not environmentally friendly.
Difficult to repair
Yellows with age
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We'll see you back here, next week for another blog! Be on the lookout for: 5 Types of Flooring to Consider for your Kitchen!