Your bedroom is your nirvana, a place of relaxation and down time. The focal point of a bedroom tends to be the ‘bed’, but we think there’s another element that’s key in the bedroom and that’s the floor. Most people play it safe in the bedroom and opt for carpet. Whilst there’s nothing wrong with that, we truly believe that there’s more to flooring than beige carpets.
The role of the floor is pretty important in coinciding with the decor of your bedroom, and the colour, pattern and texture of the floor can affect pretty much all aspects of your decor, so it’s important to get it right.
Luxury bedroom flooring
If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your bedroom (and why shouldn’t you?!) then why not consider real wood flooring?
When it comes to this type of floor there are two options available, solid or engineered. Although both types bear similar properties and do include solid wood, they have a significant difference. Solid wood as the name suggests is made using one thick piece of solid timber. Engineered wood on the other hand is made up of layers of man made wood and then topped with a hardwood wear layer.
Although the way that they are constructed is different, both wood options offer a stunning appearance and are renowned for adding warmth and character to a room. Aside from their beauty, they’re also incredibly practical with wood flooring being one of the most durable floors available, just in case of any mishaps!
Faux bedroom flooring
If you love real wood but aren’t too keen on the price tag then why not look into the best imitator available – laminate! This type of flooring offers the same beautiful appearance as solid and engineered wood, but at almost half the price it’s a lot more friendly on your wallet.
If you aren’t too keen on the real wood look then it pays to know that laminate is available in a host of colours and styles, it can imitate pretty much any material so you won’t be stuck for choice. Laminate is a very apparent figure in homes across the world and since it’s arrival in Europe in the 1980s it has remained a firm favourite, with many manufacturers focusing on producing various designs and styles of the floor.
Laminate flooring is also really easy to clean and maintain, mostly to do with the fact that it is so resilient to dirt and dust, especially in a room like the bedroom. It is also known for being one of the easier floors to install, so whether you’re a seasoned DIY professional or a bit of an intermediate then you should be confident in installing it. Of course there’s always the option to hire someone to do the dirty work for you too.
Eco-friendly bedroom flooring
There’s a lot of pressure on people to make their lives as environmentally-friendly as possible, when you put this into practice around the home a lot of people think of solar panels, recycling etc. But most people wouldn’t necessarily considering flooring to fall into the eco-friendly category, however most people haven’t considered bamboo flooring.
Technically speaking it isn’t even wood, bamboo is grass, which is why it’s so good for the planet! The production of bamboo flooring has grown massively over the years and the popularity has had a positive impact on the designs that are being produced by manufacturers. Bamboo flooring is really similar in appearance to real wood, but is more solid. It’s particularly good for a bedroom floor as it’s soft to stand on.
With these floors all bearing different qualities what’s not to love? Your bedroom deserves the best so it’s important to invest properly in it!
(Collaborative post; images courtesy of Pixabay)