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Choosing a Laminate Floor for the Bedroom

July 6, 2011 3:51 pm    Posted by Kim Lefever    Comments (3)

Install a laminate floor in the bedroom? Of course! Many homeowners are choosing laminate for the bedroom because they’re looking for an alternative to carpet or because they prefer the look of hardwood or ceramic tile for a fraction of the price. Laminate is also a popular choice for DIYers who prefer to handle the flooring installation themselves. In addition, it’s an excellent flooring option if you have kids and pets.

Let’s talk about the considerations you need to think about when choosing a laminate floor for your bedroom.

Your Style. Are you an urban trendsetter or an ultra-modernist? Do you prefer French Country to country? Do you favor romantic styles with soft colors and small prints? What style makes you happiest? Floor shopping is not the time to break out of your style comfort zone. A good way to avoid a case of “flooring buyer’s remorse” is to order laminate flooring samples from our flooring website or from an independent retailer or home center.

Lighting. How many windows are in your room? Do you get direct sunlight through any of them? If your bedroom gets a lot of sunlight, you’ll have to find a way to protect your laminate floor, since the areas of wood exposed to natural light may fade over time. One way to prevent fading is to use heavy drapes or place area rugs where they’re needed.

Size of your room. Large? Small? Mid-size? Narrow-width wood planks can add length to a “boxy” room, while wide-width planks work better in mid-size or larger rooms.

Budget. To get an idea of costs for your flooring project, add the cost of the flooring, the subfloor replacement (if necessary) and the removal of your existing floor. We have a flooring cost estimate tool on our website to make it easy to create your flooring budget.

Take the time to consider all of these factors before choosing your laminate floor. We want you to be successful and happy with the final results!