Bedroom flooring should communicate a sense of warmth, safety, and coziness. Hard flooring options such as ceramic tile are recommended only in areas that experience high humidity and moisture. Otherwise, think in terms of soft floors that are friendly to bare feet, such as wall-to-wall carpeting or an area rug over wood or laminate flooring.
Engineered wood flooring, a hybrid of dimensionally stable plywood and a hardwood veneer, can be installed with feet-soothing radiant heat coils underneath. Wide plank flooring, available in solid hardwood, engineered wood, and laminate, adds an air of dramatic grandeur to any primary bedroom.
Favorite bedroom flooring options for warmth and comfort include wall-to-wall carpeting, wood or quality laminate flooring with area rugs, and cork flooring.
Another upcoming bedroom flooring choice is a vinyl plank. Vinyl traditionally has been a thin, cold material best reserved for kitchens or bathrooms. But thicker vinyl plank flooring with a solid core feels warmer. Plus, it’s friendlier to bare feet than ever before. Deep embossing also gives some types of vinyl plank flooring the look and feel of real wood.
Quality bedroom flooring sets the tone for relaxing evenings in bed, followed by deep, restful sleep.