From luxurious to practical, choose from various kinds of flooring!
Wondering which material to choose for your bedroom floor?
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The top bedroom flooring materials
Choosing what the floor should be made of may not be the decision that seems to be very important when you’re planning your bedroom interior design…
But it IS an important choice that you will have to make, nevertheless.
Well, if you think about it, the bedroom floor is the first surface that your feet will come into contact with when you wake up in the morning – and it’s also the final surface your feet will feel before you go to sleep at night.
Not only does it need to be practical (easy to clean and maintain) and durable, but it should also be something you feel comfortable with, and reflects your personality.
On the other hand, with so many options ranging from comfortable carpets to luxurious hardwood to choose from…
Making your choice can prove somewhat overwhelming.
To help you, we will take a look at the most popular flooring ideas for your bedroom, so you can make an informed decision and proceed with designing your dream bedroom.
You can guess why carpet is one of the most popular bedroom flooring ideas – it feels comfortable under your feet. This is important as many of us walk barefoot in the bedroom.
Also, it can retain some warmth and also reduces sound, acting as a natural sound proofer.
The main advantages of carpets are its softness, warmth, sound-dampening nature and being relatively affordable.
The main disadvantages are that they can be difficult to maintain (liquids can soak into the material), and low durability – you’ll need to replace them periodically.
Pro tip: Wool carpets are luxurious and cosy but they are a little expensive too. If you want a cheaper option that resembles wool, go for a synthetic fibre carpet.
You can also use carpets to cover your living room floor. Here are the top living room flooring options.
Area rugs are a good alternative to carpets. They share most of the features and benefits – like being cosy and sound-dampening – and can be a little more affordable.
In many cases, you’ll find that a large area rug gives your bedroom a better look than wall-to-wall carpeting.
When getting an area rug, please remember that as it’s not wall-to-wall, it can slip. So check whether it has non-slip backing underneath.
Vinyl is a synthetic material which can be manufactured in a variety of prints and patterns. It can be made to resemble materials like ceramic, stone and hardwood.
On the other hand, it is much more affordable than all those materials.
Vinyl as a material is available in two main forms – sheet vinyl and plank vinyl.
As far as comfort is concerned, vinyl is somewhere between carpets and rugs and wood and tiles – that is, not as soft as carpets or rugs but not as hard as wood or tiles either.
The main advantages of opting for vinyl floors in your bedroom are that it’s relatively affordable and easier to install and maintain.
The main disadvantage is that it’s a completely synthetic material and can emit hazardous gases and chemicals for several weeks after being installed.
Tip: Luxury vinyl is a thicker material than plain vinyl, and it normally comes in plank form. It’s a more luxurious material than plain vinyl (cosier and more elegant), but costs more as well.
From the synthetic material that is vinyl, we jump straight to the completely natural and eco-friendly material that is bamboo.
Many people associate bamboo with wood however that is not correct as bamboo is technically a grass and not a wood.
That being said, bamboo can be very tough, even harder than some types of wood.
The main advantages of bamboo as a flooring material are its warm and natural look, its versatility (combines well with a variety of rugs), and its durability.
Its main disadvantages are that it can get scratched and that certain bamboo types can be relatively expensive.
Pro tip: Bamboo is the best choice for people with allergies of any kind.
Pro tip: If you are environmentally conscious, opt for bamboo flooring. It is renewable, and harvesting it is mostly done in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Bamboo is among the “greenest” (most natural) of all flooring materials.
Cork is also a “green” material, however turning it into flooring includes resins and adhesives, making the end product less green than bamboo.
That being said, cork floors are said to have an insulating property, providing a degree of sound-dampening and helping maintain an ambient temperature.
The main advantages of cork flooring are its softness, its insulating properties and its ease of maintenance.
The main disadvantages of cork are that it can get scratched and that it’s on the more expensive side among flooring options.
Laminate flooring is a popular choice for bedrooms due to its durability and affordability.
Made of compressed wood and coated with a protective layer, laminate flooring is resistant to scratches and dents making it an ideal option for high-traffic areas.
Additionally, laminate flooring comes in a wide range of styles, colours, and textures, from natural-looking wood to stone and tile patterns, so you can find the perfect match for your bedroom decor.
Another benefit of laminate flooring is that it’s easy to install and maintain, as it doesn’t require any special tools or cleaning products.
Did you know that laminate is a good choice for office floors as well? To find out the other materials suitable for the office, check out our blog post on the top office flooring options.
Remember we mentioned bamboo flooring being a good choice for people with allergies.
Well, rubber has similar advantages – it’s resistant to mould and bugs making it a good choice for people with allergies.
On the other hand, rubber certainly isn’t the first idea that comes to mind when thinking about bedroom flooring but it is soft and comfortable.
This is an obvious advantage if you expect to have children in the room, as they won’t be hurt if they fall.
Also, rubber is easy to clean and maintain and is available in a variety of colours and patterns including premium ones like wood and stone.
Ask any interior designer in Bangladesh, and they will tell you that hardwood is a classic and timeless luxury flooring material.
Authentic hardwood adds a character to a room that almost no other material can. In fact, you can expect hardwood to boost your home’s value as real estate.
Hardwood’s most crucial benefits are that it is easy to clean and maintain (just sweeping or vacuuming will do)…and that it’s long-lasting and can be sanded and refinished multiple times.
Which means that you can not only maintain the same flooring for years, but that you can also change its colour and appearance through a simple refinishing.
In conclusion, with many wood species to choose from, hardwood flooring is a sophisticated option for any bedroom.
Next to options like carpets/rugs, vinyl, bamboo and hardwood…
Concrete is an uncommon choice for a bedroom floor.
However, in our experience concrete can offer a unique look that can be customised according to your preferences.
One of its defining features is that it can be polished to a high shine, giving the floor a sleek appearance. Of course, you can stain them too if you wish.
Finally, they are relatively low-maintenance, especially compared to some of the other popular bedroom floor choices.
Tip: Concrete flooring looks best when you are going for an overall modern look for your bedroom.
Like some of the other materials we’ve discussed, ceramic flooring is a versatile option for your bedroom.
Ceramic tiles are a hard and dense material that can withstand heavy traffic and loads, and also resist scratches.
They are available in a variety of shades and patterns which gives you a lot of choice to fit into your overall design idea.
This flooring type is also moisture-resistant, making it an excellent choice for more humid areas.
Finally, they are easy to clean and maintain – regular sweeping and/or vacuuming will suffice.
Finally we come to stone, another classic floor idea.
Stone can add a natural and earthy feel to a bedroom.
You have numerous options like granite, marble, limestone and slate.
Most stone types are durable and long-lasting and can resist both foot traffic and scratches.
Most importantly, it can keep the room cool which is very important in a country like Bangladesh where it can get very hot at times.
Like concrete, stone floors can be polished to a high glimmer, or they can be left in a naturally rustic state.
Easy to clean and maintain, stone flooring can add real value to your bedroom.
Bedroom flooring options – conclusion
In conclusion, choosing the right flooring for your bedroom can have a significant impact on the overall look and feel of the space.
With so many options available, it’s essential to consider your lifestyle, design preferences, and budget when making a decision.
From classic hardwood to trendy concrete, there are many popular flooring ideas to choose from.
Laminate, rubber, and ceramic flooring offer durability and practicality, while hardwood, stone, and cork add warmth and character to the room.
Each type of flooring has its unique benefits, and it’s up to you to decide which one will work best for your bedroom