Clearwater, St. Peter and other beach communities are different than much of the country when it comes to flooring in the home. Between the sand we bring inside and the fact that it’s not often terribly cold, carpeting isn’t usually the flooring material of choice in this region. If you’re looking for new flooring in your bedroom, how do you choose the best material? Here are some things to consider.
If you live on the beach and spend time in the sand, you might want to avoid wood flooring. No matter how well you try to remove the sand from your feet and shoes, you will track it in. Sand scratches wood flooring and dulls the finish quickly.
Better choices may include porcelain or ceramic tile, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), and natural stone. All are more resistant to scratches from sand (and everything else). Both tile and LVT come in options that mimic wood if that’s the look you desire.
There are two categories of maintenance — that which you have to do regularly, like sweeping and mopping, and that which you do only occasionally. Rental properties, especially, need flooring that can take just about any cleaning product as you don’t always know the cleaning practices between guests. If it’s your own home, you can better control this.
Occasional maintenance is needed once or twice a year. If you never want to clean another grout line, steer away from tile. If the thought of not being in your bedroom for a week during a wood floor refinishing project is inconceivable, maybe tile is the right bedroom flooring choice for your home.
We tend to spend most of the time in our bedrooms in bare feet. That means you want a floor that’s comfortable to walk on without shoes. We all define comfort differently. If you don’t like how hard and cool tile is, you may not want it in your bedroom. Natural stone is just as hard but it’s often warmer than tile as it tends to hold heat. If you want a flooring material which may be more comfortable for your feet LVT, engineered or hardwood is likely a better choice for you.
Choosing the right bedroom flooring is much the same as choosing flooring anywhere else in your home. Because so much of today’s flooring comes in a variety of styles and colors, finding the right one for you, in the right material isn’t impossible. If you would like help choosing the best bedroom flooring for your space, let Seer Flooring assist. Call us today at (727) 469-7963 for your in-home consultation.