The Best Flooring Options for Your Bedroom
Choosing a suitable flooring for your bedroom is a crucial design decision, as it has both physical and psychological effects on a person. Your bare feet touch it first thing in the morning and last thing at night, making it a particularly intimate surface. So, your flooring choice should be comfortable, durable, easy to maintain, and complement the bedroom’s decor. Whether you’re redecorating your bedroom or building a new home, here are some of the best flooring options for your bedroom.
Solid Timber Bedroom Floors
Solid timber flooring is a popular and timeless option for bedrooms and can add value to your home. It’s durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean, making it a popular bedroom choice. Hardwood is usually regarded as one of the best flooring materials by real estate professionals.
Timber floors in the bedroom are versatile and can be coordinated with just about any decor. Solid timber comes in a range of shades and finishes, from light and natural to rich and dark. If you want to create a traditional, sophisticated look in your bedroom, hardwood flooring is an excellent choice.
Timber flooring doesn’t have the same softness as carpet, but it does have a bit of give that makes it more comfortable than many other flooring types. This is an important consideration in the bedroom as joints can be stiff in the morning, and a hard floor can exacerbate this. Wood is also a warmer underfoot option than some other flooring, which again will be a blessing first thing in the morning.
Finally, sustainably grown timber, like the brands sold by Back to Timber, is an environmentally friendly and recyclable flooring option.
Have a look at the solid timber flooring options available at Back To Timber.
Engineered Timber Bedroom Floors
Engineered timber maintains most of the benefits of solid timber flooring. It’s warmth and comfort is a real plus in the bedroom. Visually, it is identical to solid timber, making it perfect for a versatile and timeless interior.
Engineered timber flooring is made of three to nine layers, including a veneer of real wood on top of a plywood core. This means it is more stable than solid timber, resisting moisture and environmental changes. Because the top layer is timber, the visual effect is the same as solid timber floors.
Browse through our latest selection of engineered timber flooring.
Bamboo Bedroom Floors
Bamboo flooring is an excellent eco-friendly option for your bedroom. The bamboo plant is actually grass, not timber, and grows very quickly, making it a completely renewable material. It can be grown without pesticides or fertilisers, making it an excellent choice for environmentally conscious consumers.
Bamboo flooring is also incredibly durable and easy to maintain, making it ideal for bedrooms, particularly children’s rooms. It’s essential to choose your bamboo flooring from a reputable manufacturer as it varies widely when it comes to quality.
Cork Bedroom Floors
Cork is a unique and eco-friendly flooring option that is growing in popularity for bedrooms. It’s sustainable, hypoallergenic, and provides a soft and comfortable surface to walk on. Cork flooring is also resistant to mould, mildew, and bacteria, making it a healthy choice for those with allergies or respiratory issues. Cork comes in various colours and patterns, and its natural texture and warmth can add a cozy and inviting feel to any bedroom.
A key feature of cork flooring is its ability to insulate, providing soundproofing and temperature regulation. Another advantage is the little bounce you get walking on cork floors. Be cautious, though, because over time, heavy furniture, like a bed, can leave permanent indentations. However, this softness also makes it great for children or people with joint pain.
Vinyl Bedroom Floors
Vinyl flooring is a versatile and affordable option for the bedroom. It’s waterproof, scratch-resistant, and easy to maintain – making it an excellent choice for busy homeowners or rental properties. Vinyl flooring also comes in a wide variety of styles, colours, and patterns, including options that mimic the look of hardwood or tile. If you’re looking for an affordable and low-maintenance flooring option for your bedroom, vinyl flooring is a great choice.
Vinyl flooring is water-resistant or waterproof (check with the manufacturer); this can be a significant benefit if you have an ensuite that could result in water overflowing or being walked into the bedroom. It’s also popular in children’s rooms where spills are inevitable.
The biggest downside of vinyl is that it is a synthetic material that can release harmful chemicals and also cannot be recycled.
Check out Back To Timber’s top-quality vinyl floors.
Carpet Bedroom Floors
Carpet is a traditional choice for bedroom flooring. It provides a soft and comfortable surface to walk on, which helps reduce noise and insulate the room. The plush feel of carpet is an obvious advantage in a room, like a bedroom, where people often have bare feet. Carpet also comes in various colours, styles, and materials, allowing homeowners to choose a look that complements their décor.
Carpets can be more challenging to clean and maintain than other flooring options, which leads to possible allergen concerns. If you or a family member suffers from allergies or hay fever, carpet is not the best choice.
Another disadvantage of carpet is that it can off-gas chemicals, like vinyl, and it is usually not recyclable.
Bedroom Flooring Colour Choices
Bedrooms are intimate spaces where we retreat to rest and rejuvenate. Choosing the right floor colour helps to create the foundation of your bedroom design. With this in mind, you want to create a calm, organised space that reflects your style and creates a relaxed and soothing ambience. Muted blues, greens and neutrals are soothing shades ideal for the bedroom. According to a study by the University of Sussex, dark blue is considered the most relaxing colour. While most people don’t have blue flooring, it’s important to think about how your flooring will fit into your overall colour scheme. For instance, if you did opt for the bold choice of dark blue walls in your bedroom, a light ash blonde floor would compliment this perfectly. However, if you opted for white walls, you might want rich brown flooring to add some warmth to the room.
In general, lighter bedroom floors are associated with feelings of cleanliness and freshness. In contrast, darker bedroom floors are perceived as bold and intimate. However, this depends on how you style the rest of the room.
Rugs and Mats for the Bedroom
Adding a rug or mat to your bedroom floor is an excellent way to add warmth and comfort and emphasise the design style. When choosing a rug for your bedroom, there are unlimited variations of size, colour, patterns, and materials. Swapping out an area rug is an easy way to change a room’s style, colour, or tone.
When choosing a rug for your bedroom, it’s important to consider your personal preference. Opt for a rug that feels soft and cozy underfoot and has a non-slip backing (or use a non-slip pad underneath).
When it comes to the size of the rug, if it is placed under the bed, it should be big enough to extend at least half a metre from each side and the foot of the bed. If smaller rugs are used at the base or along the side of the bed, they should be large enough to fill most of the space.
Rubber mats are a great alternative to a rug, especially for children’s bedrooms. They are easy to clean and can provide a soft, warm play area on the floor. They also come in many different patterns and colours, perfect for imaginary play. Unlike fabric rugs, rubber is fire-resistant and is non-toxic when burned.
In conclusion, when choosing the right flooring for your bedroom, consider factors such as your personal style, budget, and maintenance preferences. Whether you opt for the classic comfort of carpet, the timeless elegance of solid timber, the versatility of vinyl, or the sustainability of cork – there’s a flooring option that’s perfect for your bedroom. With careful research and consideration, you can find a flooring solution that complements your décor, provides the functionality you need, and creates a warm and inviting retreat for you to enjoy.
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