Bedroom flooring needs to be pleasing and cost effective

Making your bedroom into something that brings you pleasure all comes down to the choice of flooring.

Most people ignore their floors and then wonder why, when they have done the painting, papering, changing fixtures and matching accessory routines, why the bedroom (or other locations), just does not quite “do it” for them. Look at your flooring. More often than not, the floor needs to be upgraded to match the rest of the modernized room. You just can’t have a glamorous bedroom with silk, satin and lace, and an old lino floor. It looks like a mish-mash and detracts from the rest of the room.

For the bedroom, you want something that says comfort, elegance and is pleasing to the eye, something with warmth and character and easy to care for over time. Many of the options on the market are expensive, and if you have the budget to go that route, more power to you. However, many people just don’t have that kind of money these days, and are looking for something less expensive, but still elegant.

Some of the more popular options are hardwood flooring, wood laminates, vinyl and ceramics. Which is the best choice for you? That depends entirely on the look you want to achieve and the amount of money you have to spend. Hardwood for instance, is hugely popular, but also a bit on the expensive side. In its defense though, it is one of the longest lasting flooring options you could possibly choose; a choice that will not let you down as time goes by. In short, it is quality flooring.

Wood laminates are also a good choice, and somewhat more reasonably priced. They look and feel like wood, are relatively easy to install, easy to clean (provided you get a good quality laminate) and retain their appearance quite nicely if cared for properly.

Another option, vinyl, is also quite popular and many homes these days have it installed for the ease of maintenance it offers. It comes in sheets and tiles, and depending on the look you want, and where it is to be installed, you have choices that would work either way. One neat trick to remember is that vinyl sheets (or tiles) are a great foundation for laying wood laminate. So if you want, you could lay both.

If you aren’t sure what would work in your environment, start asking around and checking with Tampa flooring contractors to see what the latest rage in flooring happens to be. You may like it. You may not. However, either way, any good contractor will have plenty of other ideas and options to show you. You’ll never leave a Tampa flooring outlet without tons of great alternatives to upgrade your home’s flooring.

Dean Dupre is with Champion Tile, a Clearwater Flooring, Tampa Flooring, and tile installation company. To learn more, visit

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