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How to Choose the Best Flooring for Your Space

This post is sponsored by Landmark Interiors

I have been not so patiently waiting to ditch the ugly cream carpet in our primary bedroom. It's old, beat up, and courtesy of the dogs, it has so many stains. When we decided we were ready to start giving our bedroom a makeover, choosing our new flooring was the first thing on my list!

A peek into a room with a wooden floor and chandelier.

What kind of flooring is best for bedrooms?

Being a lower traffic area, hardwood or engineered hardwood are great choices for bedrooms. Wood offers a luxury look and warm wood tones instantly make a room feel cozier.

A bedroom with a patterned rug and checkered curtains.

Luxury vinyl would be the next best thing with a durable water resistant coating and lots of beautiful color options.

A cabinet on the left hand side and checkered curtain

Our goal for our bedroom was to choose high quality flooring that will last for years while still being able to remain within our budget. We ultimately chose engineered hardwood from Landmark Interiors because they offer the best of both worlds with gorgeous high quality flooring options at extremely affordable prices!

A wooden floor with a window casting sunlight.

Our flooring, City of Oaks in the color Hazelnut, has an anti-scratch coating, a 35 year warranty, and is FloorScore Certified, meaning it has been rigorously tested to ensure it has a low VOC emissions.

A room with wooden flooring.

Beyond all of those important features, this flooring is absolutely stunning in person. The wood grain is so beautiful and our bedroom feels like a completely different space!

A room with a cabinet mirror and wooden flooring with blue walls.

I thought it would be helpful to put together a core list of factors to keep in mind when you're ready to install new flooring in YOUR home!

A room with a floor cleaner

What you need to know about choosing the right flooring

1. What is the function of the space?

Is your space a high traffic area? If so, it might be prudent to select a luxury vinyl planking which will be more scratch and water resistant than selecting hardwoods. Installing new flooring in a bathroom? You're going to want to choose tile, laminate, or luxury vinyl that will withstand moisture

2. What is your home color story?

If you're only replacing the flooring in one space of your home like we did in our bedroom, you want to consider the rest of the flooring and décor in your house. While it doesn't all have to match, you want to hold up new flooring samples against your existing flooring to ensure they pair well.

When looking at flooring samples from Landmark Interiors, we made sure all of our options paired well with the laminate on the first floor. While you can't see our bedroom from the kitchen, the 2 spaces are connected by hallways and stairs that have yet to receive a flooring upgrade. As we continue to replace flooring in our home, we want to make sure it all flows well together.

3. Do you have pets?

If the answer is yes, carpet is never really going to be your friend. Hardwood, engineered hardwood and luxury vinyl planking are all going to be more pet friendly. If you crave softness under foot, consider area rugs as they help ground the room and add richness to any space!

4. What's your style?

You know your style the best. Take into consideration your current decor. Unless you plan on redecorating the entire room, it's definitely best to choose flooring that complements the furniture and accessories you have now.

primary bedroom with wood flooring
using the floor visualizer tool in our bedroom

Landmark Interiors has a really cool tool called the Floor Visualizer that lets you "try on" their different flooring options in a photo of your space! Try it for yourself here!

5. Are you choosing self-installation?

Once you have your budget established, make sure you know if you need to factor installation into your price point. We chose to install our new engineered hardwood on our own and found it very user friendly!

We have experience with laying tile, LVP, and laminate flooring. This engineered hardwood was very similar to the tongue and groove installation of LVP and we're happy we were able to save so much money by doing it ourselves!

A man in a blue shirt installing new wooden flooring.

Thank you to Landmark Interiors for sponsoring this blog post! If you'd like to check out Landmark Interiors yourself and find a dealer local to you, start here!

xoxo, L


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