How To Choose Flooring For Every Room In Your House

There are so many options on the market these days that it can be difficult to choose new flooring for your home. Especially once you realize that each room can have a different type to accommodate your needs and the aesthetic of that area. Here are some tips for picking out the perfect flooring for each room in your house:

Living Room

Your living room is a common area that will be used by your whole family and all of your friends. It should be inviting and relaxing, and also be able to stand up to high levels of traffic. Hardwood is a common choice because of its durability, traditional appearance and it is easy to clean. Area rugs make great accent pieces and can really warm up the room, especially underneath a coffee table.

Dining Room

Dining room floors should require less maintenance and be easy to clean. A common issue that you should think about is chairs scraping the floor. Laminate, engineered hardwood, and tile are good choices due to their water resistance, ease of installation, and durability.


The kitchen is one of the highest traffic rooms in your homes. Spills, stains and other types of messes are inevitable. You want something that matches your kitchen style and is very durable and easy to clean. Cork is becoming a popular option for kitchens because it is water resistant and shock absorbent, making it easier on your feet and knees. Engineered hardwood is also popular due to its durability and moisture resistance.


Obviously, the biggest concern when it comes to your bathroom is water. Laminate and tile are great choices because they stand up to moisture, they are very durable, and they clean easily. Choosing a finish with good traction and using mats will help prevent slips and falls.


Bedrooms are the most personal rooms, and your flooring should reflect the style that you’re curating. It should also be functional and allow you to feel as comfortable as possible. Carpet is a popular choice because it is soft and cozy. Hardwood is elegant and durable. There are virtually limitless amounts of choices so be sure to make your decision based upon your needs and desires.  If you have any questions about how to choose the best flooring for each room in your house, stop in and talk to one of our flooring experts at any of Naffco’s 3 locations in Tampa Bay, or give us a call at (813) 254-4066 if you’d like to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.