Redoing the flooring in your home is a big decision. New flooring can give your home a facelift and increase its value, but first you have to figure out what will be the best choice of flooring for each room.
Luckily, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you choose the perfect floor covering. Whether it’s for your kitchen, living room or bedroom, we’ve got the advice you need.
Take it from us! Straight from our Montreal carpet store, we’re ready to guide you through your options and make it easy for you to make a good decision.
Best flooring for kitchen
The kitchen is a room with a lot of traffic, and where there’s a good chance of spills and potential stains on your floor. It’s important to use a hard-wearing, durable floor covering for your kitchen. Here are a few options:
Tile flooring is the most popular choice of kitchen flooring. With a wide array of colors and patterns to choose from, tiles can dress up any kitchen. Tile flooring is easy to maintain and durable, and choosing this type of kitchen flooring is never a mistake!
Vinyl or laminate flooring
Although tile is the most common kitchen flooring, vinyl flooring is a good alternative. Vinyl flooring is more economical and versatile than tile, and can imitate materials such as wood and stone to accommodate your style.
While vinyl and PVC floors are generally water-resistant, this is not necessarily true of laminate flooring. Always make sure that the flooring you choose for your kitchen is impermeable.
Polished concrete flooring
Depending on your decorating style, polished concrete flooring can be an excellent alternative. Polished concrete creates a modern, industrial look. It’s extremely durable and suitable for contemporary spaces. What’s more, it can be tinted in a variety of colors to match the style of your kitchen.
Best flooring for living room
Customers who visit our Montreal boutique are usually looking for the same thing for their living room: to create a feeling of comfort and elegance.
Here are several types of living room flooring we recommend to make this room the most elegant area in your home.
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Living room carpeting
There’s nothing more comfortable and plush than a rug. Would you like to make your space more comfortable? With living room carpeting, you can’t go wrong!
There are several ways to install a carpet or rug in your living room. You can either install wall-to-wall carpeting, put a large rug in between your furniture, or install a smaller rug under your coffee table.
There are no general rules for installing living room carpeting, as your choice will largely depend on the layout of your room. If you’d like more advice, we have a dedicated article explaining how to install a carpet in a living room.
Solid wood flooring
If you’re looking for elegance, a solid wood floor is one of your best options. Solid wood flooring will directly add character and authenticity to your home.
When choosing a solid wood floor, it’s important to choose the right species of wood. There are many different types of wood, each with its own unique character and properties.
Laminate or vinyl flooring for a living room
Parquet flooring can bring character to a living room and has a natural feel. However, this comes at a price, and that’s where PVC flooring comes in.
Vinyl or laminate flooring can imitate wood almost perfectly, allowing you to create a natural-feeling environment at a lower cost. It’s a highly versatile floor covering that’s easy to install.
Best flooring for bedroom
The bedroom is one of the most often renovated rooms in a house. It’s an intimate place where we prioritize our rest, so comfort is of the utmost importance.
Wall-to-wall carpeting is the ideal choice if you want to make your bedroom comfortable. Bedroom carpeting will also improve the room’s insulation. There are many colors and textures available, so don’t hesitate to visit a store and feel the product with your own hands before making a choice. If you’re in Montreal, you can visit us at 1333, rue Fleury Est Montréal (Québec) H2C 1R4. We’ll be delighted to listen and offer custom advice.
As mentioned above, vinyl flooring is an extremely versatile floor covering and an excellent choice for a bedroom. Easy to maintain and economical, it’s perfect for dressing up your bedroom.
Best flooring for bathroom
There’s one essential element to consider when choosing bathroom flooring: water.
Bathroom moisture creates a risk of slipping and, above all, your bathroom flooring must resist moisture well to avoid rotting. Here are some good bathroom flooring choices:
Ceramic floor tiles
Tile is the classic option for bathrooms because it is durable and waterproof. It’s available in a variety of styles, patterns and colors, so you can personalize your space to suit your preferences.
Interlocking PVC floor tiles
Interlocking PVC tiles are easy to install and offer excellent water resistance. As with regular tiles, there are many colors and patterns to choose from to adapt to your unique bathroom décor.
Vinyl bathroom flooring
Once again, the versatility of vinyl flooring makes it an excellent option for your bathroom floor. However, make sure the product you choose is water and moisture resistant. Like tiles, vinyl floors are easy to maintain.
If you want to add a touch of luxury to your bathroom, opt for natural stone such as marble or travertine. You’ll need to call in a flooring professional to ensure that the installation is perfect and that your natural flooring is properly protected against humidity.
Best flooring for basement
For a basement or garage, it’s important to choose flooring that’s durable, hardwearing and able to cope with tough conditions. Here are some solid basement flooring options:
Polished concrete is a sturdy, modern option for basements and garages. It’s durable, easy to maintain and offers an attractive industrial look. You can also add tints or patterns to personalize its appearance.
Epoxy flooring is a durable solution for basements, as it resists moisture and provides a smooth, waterproof surface. It also offers protection against stains and, like all modern floor coverings, can be fully customized.
A durable and economical choice, vinyl flooring is an extremely viable option for covering your basement. Vinyl flooring offers real value for money and is easy to install. In the event of damage, you can easily replace a damaged plank.
Depending on how you use your basement, it may be possible to install wall-to-wall carpeting. In addition to offering real comfort, basement carpeting can also provide excellent insulation.
We recommend that you choose a carpet made from a hypoallergenic material. Basements can get dusty, which can become a real nuisance in the long term.
Do you need carpet or vinyl floor covering? Tapis André Viau can help.
Well, that’s it! We’ve outlined all the possible types of flooring for each room in your home. Note that our Montreal carpet store sells rugs, carpeting and vinyl flooring.
For personalized advice based on your specific situation, come and talk with us! We’ll be delighted to welcome you and help you find the best choice of flooring for your room.