Your bedroom is your sanctuary, it is crucial that you nail your decor. This starts with the floor. Whether it is laminate, vinyl or carpet in your bedroom, it is crucial that the floor compliments the rest of the room.
Whether you are searching for a thick, soft carpet in which to bury your toes, or a sleek modern feel of laminate, you must ensure that your bedroom encourages you to feel comfortable and content.
At Affordable Flooring Solutions, we have a wealth of experience in installing flooring in bedrooms. So, our experts have compiled advice on what to look out for when selecting a floor for your bedroom, depending on your requirements. If you have a project you would like help on, then contact our friendly team today on 01892 249066 or email@example.com.
Key Factors to Consider
Comfort: There’s no doubt about it, carpet is the softest and most comfortable bedroom flooring. But that might not be what you’re searching for. If you want a flooring type that will make your feet feel great when you walk on it, carpet is the way to go. However, if you want a room that feels cooling, or modern, then laminate or LVT could be perfect.
Price & Durability: This is where carpet tends to lose out against the other two main types of bedroom flooring. Laminate and LVT are both more affordable than carpet, and also more durable – meaning they can withstand more wear and tear over time. However, depending on how much time you spend in your bedroom, this may not be so large an issue.
Sound Reduction: One of carpet’s key benefits is that it helps to reduce noise levels in a room. If you have thin walls and live in close proximity to your neighbours, this could be a deciding factor in choosing carpet over laminate or LVT.
Maintenance: Laminate and LVT are both fairly low-maintenance types of flooring, but carpet will need regular vacuuming and professional cleaning every few years to keep it looking its best. All floors will need cleaning, but again the amount of cleaning depends on the time spent in the room.
Style: All three types of bedroom flooring come in a wide range of styles, it’s really down to personal preference. Carpet can add a cosy feel to a room, while laminate, vinyl and LVT can create a more modern look. The ideal style really depends on personal preference, as well as the rest of the furniture and decor in the room, so this is up to you.
Our experts at Affordable Flooring Solutions have compiled some tips for colouring your laminate, LVT or carpet in the bedroom.
As a general rule, we recommend opting for either contrasting or matching colour schemes, particularly when it comes to light and dark tones. Contrasting schemes involve using two colours that are opposite one another on the colour wheel, while matching schemes use two colours that are next to each other.
If you’re looking to create a light and airy feel in your bedroom, we recommend opting for wooden flooring in either light or white shades. Our favourites include grey oak, maple, birch, ash and beech – which are all ideal choices to match a range of interior styles. Alternatively, select a beige, cream or light brown carpet in the bedroom.
For those who want a dark and dramatic look, dark wood effect or carpet flooring such as chestnut, walnut, mahogany, ebony or dark oak can create a cosy and inviting feel. However, when paired with light walls, dark woods can still make a room feel large. If you have a small bedroom and are looking for ways to make it feel larger, consider using light carpet or flooring instead.
One thing to consider is colour theory. This theory derives from the view that certain colours work well together, and certain colours don’t. This is particularly prudent when considering carpet in the bedroom as there are many colour options to select from. At the end of the day, you can choose whatever colours you want, but this guide considers which colours complement each other well and helps us decide the vibe of the room.
An analogous colour scheme uses three colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel. This is a subtle approach that can be used to create a relaxing and restful feel in your bedroom. To do this, select a carpet or flooring in one of the three colours, and then use two shades of paint for the walls. This will create a cohesive and harmonious look in the room.
If you want to make a statement in your bedroom, we recommend opting for bold, complementary or split-complementary colours. Complementary colours are two colours that are opposite one another on the colour wheel, and when used together, they create a high contrast effect. For example, blue and orange, red and green, or purple and yellow.
Split-complementary colours are similar to complementary colours, but instead of using two colours that are opposite one another, you use two colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel and then select a complementary colour for the third. This approach is less harsh than using complementary colours and can be a great way to add interest to a room.
In 2022, we find that shades of blue, grey, ochre, yellow and white are very fashionable and on-trend. Many people want to create a calm, yet sleek vibe in their bedroom, and these colours provide that.
Carpet in the Bedroom
The benefits of carpet don’t need introduction. It is comfortable underfoot, relatively inexpensive, and it has a wide variety of colours and textures to choose from. If you’re looking for carpet for your bedroom, you’ll want to consider a few factors before making your final decision.
Carpet is the ultimate comfortable flooring. It’s ideal for bedrooms because it’s soft and welcoming. Furthermore, in the cold months, it provides that extra warmth that harder floors cannot. If you have young children, carpet is also a good choice because it’s softer than hard floors and less likely to cause injury if they should fall. Carpet is also a good choice for bedrooms that are adjacent to living areas because it can help reduce noise levels.
Factors to Consider
First, think about the level of traffic your bedroom gets. If it’s a high-traffic area, you’ll want a carpet that can stand up to regular use and won’t show wear and tear too quickly. If the bedroom doesn’t see much foot traffic, then opting for something a bit more plush and luxurious can be a great way to use carpet in a bedroom.
Secondly, you need to think about cleaning. Although stains and spills are less likely in a bedroom, a carpet still requires regular vacuuming to collect dust and dirt. Furthermore, carpet is less adept at dealing with moisture. Therefore, rooms with ensuites may pose an issue.
When choosing the carpet itself, you’ll need to consider a couple things. First, you’ll want to consider the pile type. There are two main types of carpet pile: cut pile and loop pile. Cut pile carpet has individual fibres that stand up straight, while loop pile carpet has fibres that are looped together. Cut pile carpet is generally more durable and easier to clean, while loop pile carpet is more comfortable and luxurious
The next thing to consider is the carpet fibre. The most common type of carpet fibre is nylon, which is known for its durability and resilience. However, other options include wool, polyester, and olefin.
Whatever type you choose, be sure that your carpet makes you feel relaxed and comfortable, this is the most important thing in any bedroom.
Laminate in Bedrooms
In recent times, homeowners have opted for sleek, hard-wood floors to create a modern chic. However, this comes at a price. Enter, laminate.
Laminate flooring is a popular choice for bedrooms because it provides the best of both worlds. It’s available in a huge range of styles, finishes and feels, so you can find the perfect option to match your existing décor. Laminate is also softer and warmer than real wood. This makes it more comfortable to walk on and less likely to cause allergies. It’s easy to care for, too – just sweep or vacuum regularly and damp mop as needed. And best of all, laminate flooring is much more cost-effective than hard-wood floors.
Due to its versatility, homeowners can use laminate to bring a multitude of designs into a bedroom. Laminate flooring is available in a huge range of styles. Furthermore, Laminate can emulate the appearance of wood, with styles such as hand-scraped and distressed woods available. Moreover, due to the way that laminate flooring is made, you can opt for a range of patterns including tiles, mosaics, parquet, herringbone or even striped. This will give your bedroom a unique look that you won’t find in any other room in your home. Laminate flooring provides homeowners with the ability to create modern, sleek decors in the bedroom.
Factors to Consider
When choosing laminate for a bedroom, it’s important to consider the level of traffic the room will see. For example, homes with young children, likely to be running around or playing on the floor – a more durable option with a higher wear layer would be a better choice. If the room is used mainly for relaxing and dressing, then a softer, lower-traffic laminate would be fine.
It’s also important to take into account the level of humidity in the room. Bamboo and cork laminate flooring are more resistant to moisture than other types. This makes them a good choice for bedrooms with en-suites as you can continue the design into the bathroom.
Additionally, consider how warm you want the room to feel. Whilst laminate is warmer and softer than hard-wood, it can still feel cold in comparison to carpet. This may be perfect for you, especially if you live in a warmer climate. However, if you require a bit of extra heat, why not install underfloor heating? This may add a bit to the cost as the laminate underlay must be compatible with underfloor heating. But it could be worthwhile.
Finally, think about how easy you want the flooring to be to install. Some laminates simply need to be clicked together while others need to be glued or nailed down. If you’re not confident in your DIY skills, it’s always best to opt for a floating floor that can be easily installed by following the manufacturer’s instructions. That being said, you can always call in the professionals at Affordable Flooring Solutions to make sure the job is done right.
Vinyl and LVT in Bedrooms
Vinyl and LVT are both great options for flooring in a bedroom because they’re durable and easy to clean. They come in a variety of colours and styles, so you can find the perfect fit for your space. If you’re looking for something that will add a touch of luxury to your bedroom, LVT is perfect.
Much like Laminate, Vinyl and LVT is excellent at mimicking the appearance of hardwood and stone floors. This ensures homeowners can create a classy and stylish bedroom, for a fraction of the price.
Many people associate vinyl with kitchens and bathrooms. However, with advances in technology, modern-day vinyl is of such a high quality, it can be perfect for a bedroom. Once again, its versatility in style and design means homeowners have a multitude of designs to choose from. Vinyl and LVT can replicate stone floors, wood parquet, and many other styles. Much like laminate, it is key to consider both the colour and design of the tiles when making a decision. These can create texture, as well as incite the comfort and calmness that a bedroom needs.
Due to their versatility, Vinyl and LVT encourage homeowners to express themselves. There is slightly more room to customise vinyl, than there is with laminate. Many people incorporate mosaic, Victorian and many other styles with vinyl. This really allows for you to make your mark with the flooring and set the tone for the room.
Factors to Consider
When considering cleaning and maintenance, vinyl and LVT have the same benefits as laminate. It’s easy to clean and require very little effort to maintain. These types of flooring are also extremely durable, making them perfect for high traffic areas in the home such as bedrooms
When it comes to underfoot comfort, vinyl and LVT are softer than laminate, making them more comfortable to walk on. This is an important consideration for bedrooms, as this is a space where you want to be able to relax and unwind.
Moreover, vinyl and LVT are almost completely waterproof. This makes them a perfect option for rooms with ensuites as there is little concern over mould and water damage. Therefore, creating continuity throughout the bedroom and bathroom is easy with Vinyl and LVT tiles.
Vinyl is great with underfloor heating. Therefore, the cold feel of slate or wooden floors is removed due to its ability to provide warmth.
If you are starting a project in your bedroom and do not know where to start, then contact us at Affordable Flooring Solutions. Our experts are highly experienced at selling and installing laminate, vinyl, LVT and carpet in bedrooms. We are also on hand to provide advice on what flooring type is best for you depending on your situation and preferences.