The most common flooring projects and decisions regard the kitchens, living rooms, and entry areas. Many people want to create the perfect look and functionality of the areas that they and their guests will see most. Bedrooms are often placed on the backburner with this decision making but are equally as important of an area to make sure you make the right flooring decision. After all, the bedroom is the place you will spend many hours in and it is also the place you will typically start and end your day. Factors that should affect your bedroom flooring decision are: aesthetic (look), tactile (feel), functionality (purpose), and care (maintenance).
Obviously, carpeting is the most commonly seen flooring option in bedrooms. This is for a few different reasons. First of all, carpeting is a great insulator for keeping rooms warmer during chilly winters. It can be a sharp surprise to wake up and place your feet on the ground to the chill of a cold floor. Another great reason to have carpeting in the bedroom is for noise reduction. Not only is the room a bit more soundproof from the inside, but it also helps reduce outside noise from coming in.
For another option, hardwood flooring is also popular for bedrooms. Hardwood is a great accent to most décor themes due to its natural variations in design. Depending on different types of wood or stain used, there are beautiful differences in every plank of wood that make for quite the spectacle when laid out in a large space. Then, of course, there is the obvious factor of less maintenance and likelihood to stain that also make it a popular choice. The use of rugs can also help get the feel of carpet in select areas of a hardwood floored room, giving it the best of both worlds. It is common to see rugs placed strategically underneath beds or to the sides of beds to allow for that less cold “first step of the day.” This can be a décor addition as well as a compromise for those who do not want carpeting but want certain areas of hardwood not exposed. Many people wish for their bedroom to have a luxurious feel from hardwood that some carpeting does not seem to provide.