The dining room is one of the most important rooms in your home. It is where your family comes together to break bread, talk about the day’s events, and entertain friends and extended family for the holidays, . You have to give a lot of thought to the best flooring options for your dining room. Often times dining rooms are popular areas for guests and get a lot of foot traffic. Because of this one must keep in mind strong and resilient flooring options that will stand the test of time. Here is an overview of the flooring options you have at your fingertips.
One of the very best dining room flooring options is hardwood. It offers elegance even to the most humble of dining rooms. As well as its beauty, hardwood is also a quite practical dining room flooring option. It is easy to clean, and if maintained well it will last several lifetimes.
If you want all the benefits of hardwood at a fraction of the cost, then you should think about installing laminate flooring in your dining room. Laminate flooring is also very easy to install. Just like hardwood flooring, it is also warm underfoot when compared to tile.
The look of natural stone is extraordinary. When taken just under pure aesthetics, a natural stone floor is hard to beat in the dining room. Stone floors also offer the most durability of any flooring option. Although it is very durable and beautiful, stone does have some drawbacks. It is the most expensive flooring option. It can be difficult to maintain as well. Also, natural stone has more staining issues than any other hard flooring option.
Tile is the easiest to clean of any of the dining room flooring options. This makes it a very strong candidate for putting in a dining room that sees children sitting at its tables. Busy parents will love the ease with which they can clean up spills. On the other hand, tile can be a bit of a pain when it comes to maintaining it. Tiles are easily damaged and grout cleaning can be a pain.
While we have installed carpeting in numerous dining rooms and they have look beautiful, carpet is definitely lacking in the functionality department. Carpet is more troublesome with regards to attracting crumbs, getting stains, and typically wears down quickly when compared to hard floors. However, carpet does has its advantages with warmth, comfort, and cost.
All of the options shared in this article can make for a beautiful dining room experience. Different families and environments have different needs and it is best to speak with your flooring professional about which options are appropriate for your situation. As always, we at Metro Atl. Floors are here to answer any questions regarding your flooring needs and would be happy to share some insight pertaining to your dining room remodel.