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Which floor covering to choose according to the room of your house?

Are you about to renovate your home, or any room in it? Among the different elements to consider, flooring is very important. It affects the feeling of space, the aesthetics and the final result.

Tapis André Viau, carpet store in Montreal, advises you on the different floor coverings appropriate for the different rooms in your home.

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Factors to consider when choosing the right floor

Choosing the right flooring for each room in your home can be difficult. There are several factors to consider, including wear resistance, stain and water resistance, soundproofing, ease of cleaning and maintenance and aesthetics.


Flooring should be long-lasting to handle daily use, especially in high-traffic areas like hallways or living rooms, for example. Depending on the type of room, you’ll want to prioritize this aspect over another.


Flooring that is easy to clean and maintain is always a good option, especially for homes with children or pets. We can recommend materials like vinyl, tile or carpet, which are known to be easy to clean and maintain.


Aesthetics are very important when choosing flooring because they can have a huge impact on the overall look of a space. Flooring is a key element of interior design and can help create a specific mood in a room.

Choosing a floor that suits the aesthetics of a space is therefore crucial to creating the desired mood. Flooring is available in a variety of colours, textures and patterns, allowing you to match the existing décor of a room or create a whole new look.


Depending on the room, you may want to focus on soundproofing with your flooring. This could be the case for a baby’s room or an office if you work there regularly.

What flooring is best for kitchen?

When it comes to choosing flooring for a kitchen, durability and ease of maintenance are key considerations. Ceramic tiles are a popular option for kitchens because they are durable, water resistant and easy to clean. They are also available in a wide variety of colours, patterns and textures, making them an aesthetically appealing option.

Vinyl flooring is also a popular option for kitchens because it is economical, quick to clean and is also water resistant. It can also mimic the look of more expensive materials, such as wood or stone, making it an aesthetically versatile option. Vinyl is also easy to install, which can be a benefit to do-it-yourselfers looking to save money by not hiring professionals.

Hardwood floors are also an option for kitchens because they are durable and can add a touch of warmth and sophistication to the space. However, hardwood floors require regular maintenance to avoid water damage and stains. For this reason, we would rather recommend vinyl.

Flooring to remember:

  • Ceramic
  • Vinyl
  • Natural wood flooring

What is the best floor for bathrooms?

Like kitchens, bathrooms are humid rooms, even more so.

Tile is one of the most popular floor coverings for bathrooms because of its durability, ease of maintenance and water resistance. It is also available in a variety of colours, patterns and textures, which makes it a versatile aesthetic choice. Vinyl flooring can also be used to mimic flooring, for example, or tile, while being economical and easy to maintain in a bathroom.

Natural stone flooring, such as marble, granite and travertine, is durable and water resistant. They are also aesthetically appealing and can add a touch of luxury to a bathroom, but they can be expensive to install and require regular maintenance.

Surprisingly, it is possible to install carpeting, but it must be synthetic. However, be prepared to clean your wall-to-wall carpet regularly, because if you spill makeup or shower gel, the stains will have to be removed quickly. You will also need to be very strict about ventilation, the best being that you have a bathroom with a window, such as an awning window.

Floorings to remember:

  • Tile
  • Vinyl
  • Natural stone

What is the best floor covering for an home office?

When it comes to offices, carpeting can be an excellent choice for several reasons. It is known for its ability to absorb noise, which can help reduce footsteps and ground noise, so it creates a quieter, more pleasant work environment.

Wall-to-wall carpet also offers an added level of comfort over other types of flooring, as it is softer and warmer underfoot. When you spend hours at your desk, it’s nicer to be able to put those feet on a fleecy surface.

Carpet can also be a budget-friendly option compared to other types of flooring, such as hardwood or tile, which can be beneficial for small business owners looking to save money while creating a comfortable and professional work environment.

Finally, wall-to-wall carpet can be available in a variety of colours and patterns, which can help create a more inviting and aesthetically pleasing work environment.

Hardwood floors can add a touch of sophistication and elegance to an office, as well as warmth. However, they can be expensive to install and require regular maintenance. So you may prefer vinyl flooring, which keeps the warm look but is much less expensive.

Floorings to remember:

  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Natural wood flooring

What is the best flooring for a bedroom?

It's important to choose the right flooring for the bedroom in order to be comfortable.

When it comes to choosing flooring for a bedroom, comfort is often the priority.

Hard floors can be cold and uncomfortable under bare feet, so carpeting can also be an attractive option because it is soft and warm. Custom carpets are also a great choice because they are easy to install, easy to clean, and can be replaced relatively easily if needed. And they can add a nice touch of colour.

Hardwood floors are also popular in bedrooms because they are aesthetically appealing and easy to clean. Hardwood floors can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room, while offering a level of durability and longevity.

Laminate is also a popular option for bedrooms, as it is cost-effective, easy to install and can be available in a variety of styles and colours. Laminate can also mimic the look of more expensive materials, such as hardwood or stone, which can be beneficial for those looking to achieve a high-end look without the high cost.

Ultimately, the choice of flooring for a room will depend on personal preferences for comfort, aesthetics, and budget!

Floorings to remember:

  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Natural wood flooring
  • Laminate flooring

For vinyl flooring or carpeting, Tapis André Viau will help you

We have been specialists for over 60 years in flooring, whether it be vinyl or carpet. We also sell custom made rugs and stair runners, so we can always offer you the best.

If you need help choosing your floor coverings, please contact us now or visit us at our Montreal store, located at 1333 Fleury Street East!

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