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If you’re building a new home or remodeling, much time will be spent considering your flooring options. Floors are a focal point of any home, and you’ll want flooring that works well for each room. We’ve got 5 things to consider when choosing dining room flooring.
First, cohesiveness. If you have an open concept home, your dining room flooring may be dependent on your living room or kitchen flooring. You probably will choose to have one type of flooring for all three spaces, or at least for 2 of the 3. This means you’ll already be thinking about a durable, water resistant flooring for your kitchen and something cozy and inviting for your living room.
Consider your own style when thinking about ALL of your flooring. This is your home and your special space and it needs to feel that way. Whether you prefer something very elegant, or something very casual, we’ve got a style that will fit!
Second, consider your family. If you have small children who are just learning to eat on their own, you may decide an easy to clean luxury vinyl plank or tile is best for your dining room. On the other hand, if only adults live in your home, a combination of hardwood and a lovely stain-resistant area rug might work well too. The finishes on hardwood flooring have improved dramatically. No longer do you need to wax them periodically. Typically, today’s hardwood floors offer numerous coats of durable urethane sealers that not only are hard, but are scratch and scuff resistant.
Third, similar to the above, consider your guests. Do you often host parties? If so, again, a durable and easy-to-clean flooring option like Laminate, Tile or Luxury Vinyl Plank will work best. When maintained properly, a laminate floor will provide years of service. The product itself is extremely durable. Coupled with the melamine surface, your floor should withstand most of use and abuse that an active family can do to a floor. Low cost, low maintenance, and a long product life all make laminate floors a great value.
Fourth, think about other uses for this room. If this room often gets turned into a play area or can double as an office space, you may want to consider something that is going to provide a welcome and soothing feeling. Again, this can be where an area rug might work over a hard surface like hardwood, tile, luxury vinyl plank/tile or laminate.
Last, consider your budget. Above all the budget for your flooring can affect the choices you make.  Carpet will typically be less expensive to install where tile or hardwood will be a little more expensive.  Laminate and LVP tend to be more in the middle.
We hope our tips for choosing dining room flooring can help you make a decision that works for your family and lifestyle. Come see us out on North Avenue and we can help you pick out a beautiful look for your home!