Best Flooring for a Dining Room
The dining room is a place where the entire family along with friends come together to have their meal. It is also a place where kids mess up regularly with food and juice. If your dining room is separate then you might want it to be beautiful and attractive.
This Dining Room Flooring guide provides you with the best options for your dining room flooring.
Hardwood flooring – you can make your choice from engineered hardwood flooring, bamboo flooring or solid hardwood flooring. Whichever one you choose would still give you the good looks you want and at the same time it is durable and very easy to clean and maintain.
Laminate flooring – this one is less expensive when compared to hardwood floors but it also a good option you might want to try out for your dining room flooring.
Carpeting – the advantage of this flooring material is that it keeps the room warm and insulated from outside noise. You could make use of attractive Berbers and some other available weaves if you want the carpet.
Natural Stone flooring – natural stones would be just perfect if you want your dining room to look really great and give you that feel of luxury. It can be easily maintained and it adds more value to the house when it is installed.
Cork flooring – if you are yet to discover the current cork flooring available then you are really missing out. Cork has a soft nature on the foot and as well has the capacity to meet up with the requirements of dining room floor.
These different dining room flooring options come in various styles and patterns that would be perfect for your decorating plan.
Top Dining Room Floors that Meet Your Needs
Let’s have a second look at those flooring options that were mentioned above and try to understand the advantage and disadvantage of each of them in relation to your dining room flooring needs. It would be much easier for you to choose a floor type that suits your desires and your home if you are able to understand the differences between them all.
Hardwood – as we said earlier, wood floors add beauty to your dining room. They are long lasting and easy to maintain however they cost more when compared to other flooring options and might not be an option if your budget is limited. But you need to also know that if hardwood floors are well maintained and of good quality they last for a very long time, in the end being very cost effective. The best places to install hardwoods are in regions where the climate is not severe. They should not be used in regions with severe humidity or places where there is the possibility of bringing things like beach sand into the house.
Laminate – laminate wood flooring is a good alternative if you are unable to afford hardwood. It is quite affordable compared to hardwood but still gives your floor that rich wood look. It is durable and does not require much time or effort for installation. We usually advice buyers to go for the best flooring materials they can get especially if their dining room is one that is always used. However any laminate product would be okay if your dining room isn’t used often.
Carpet and Rugs – carpets and rugs have a warm feeling beneath the foot and they are ideal for cold regions but they are restricted to certain living situations. It wouldn’t be a good option for your dining room if you have little children and pets in the house. They would also not be good for your dining room if you are always hosting dinner parties. But they are perfect for a small household on a budget.
Tiles and Stones – using ceramic tiles or natural stone for a dining room would create a good impression but there are certain things that must be considered. Stones and tiles are quite expensive (tiles can be less cheap but it also means being less attractive) as well as the installation. Stones and tiles are best for a formal dining room in a region with warm climate. Note that if your home has a spacious dining room and is located in a cold region it could always produce unpleasant echoes but rugs and underfloor heating can help with this.