There are 24 hours in a day, and out of those hours, we spend around 6 to 8 sleeping or resting in our bed. So naturally, we spend a huge chunk of our day in our bedroom, even if we barely notice it.
Bedrooms are safe spaces we can retreat into. It’s a sacred space reserved only for ourselves. Whether we do meditation, journaling, or any kind of relaxing activity after a long day of work, our bedroom is the place to go.
It’s only appropriate that we match our bedroom’s look with our personality or what we are passionate about. There are countless design inspirations on the internet—from drapes to window styles to the color and patterns of your sheets. But if you feel like your bedroom has seen better days and are desperate for some home improvement, the best place to start renovating is the flooring.
You might not think much about how your bedroom flooring looks, but it’s actually a fundamental part of your room’s ambiance. Although it’s subtle, it can lay down the foundation of how your bedroom feels like.
To help you decide what your new floor should look like, check out these bedroom tiles ideas, complete with the estimated cost of getting them.
Bedroom Wooden Flooring (Hardwood)
Hardwood floor is a common choice for any bedroom. It gives the room a rustic feel, and with the right decor, it could transport you to another place altogether. It also keeps the room nice and warm come the cold months because wood retains heat better than stone tile floors.
The best part about hardwood is it looks good even without a bedroom carpet or rug in the room. In fact, light hardwood flooring can add space and light to your interiors. So if you have a rather cramped bedroom, wooden floors are a good call.
Hardwood floors also last for a very long time with proper maintenance. If you don’t let your floors come in contact with moisture or get wet accidentally, you’d have excellent-quality wooden floors for years. But because it is an investment, it can be quite expensive too.
You can get hardwood floors for about $2 per square foot, but the really good ones run at around $3-$10 per square foot. Plus, you'll need to buy other materials for the installation and pay for professional service. You might also want additional laminate flooring to keep the hardwood dry.
However, if you're into rustic vibes for your bedroom and you want floors that you'll only need to spend on once, hardwood floors are a good investment. If your finances can handle it, why not?
Vinyl Tile Flooring
If you want that wood flooring look, but you’re not ready to spend your money on solid hardwood floors yet, don’t worry; there’s a great alternative too!
Vinyl flooring was invented in the early 20th century, but the style really took off in the 1940s. Until today, it’s still a popular choice of flooring, especially for city-dwellers living in apartments or similar housing conditions. Vinyl tiles are some of the most common and best flooring options for bedrooms.
There are many kinds of vinyl floors in the market today, all boasting a common advantage over solid wood flooring—it is water-resistant.
If you’re planning on doing your own floors yourself, you should get vinyl floor tiles because they are pre-cut and very DIY-friendly. It’ll set you back $1-$3 per square foot.
Vinyl Sheet Flooring
Do you have an en suite bathroom? If so, vinyl sheet flooring is the choice for you. Unlike vinyl tiles, this type of flooring comes in sheets and is usually cut according to the space you need to cover.
There is a possibility of moisture getting into crevices between the tiles, which makes vinyl sheets a better choice for high-moisture spaces. For example, when you enter your bedroom immediately after a shower, moisture could accumulate under the vinyl tile floors. This doesn't happen with vinyl sheets.
Although, if you prefer to have vinyl sheet flooring, you’ll need to get it done by a professional because it’s trickier to install in one whole piece. But it’s cheaper and will set you back $0.50 to $2 per square foot, depending on the design.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Also known as Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP), this type of flooring is pretty popular even though it can cost as much as wooden flooring at $3 to $8 per square foot.
The reason this type of flooring is popular is that it can imitate how the wood looks without the risk of getting damaged from moisture or scratches, or other conditions, unlike actual wood. LVP floors are also the easiest to maintain because it doesn’t need any additional polishing.
But the downside is that it can be difficult to replace a portion of the LVP flooring if it sustains damage. Unlike sheet vinyl or vinyl tiles, LVP has thicker, non-flexible material, so the most common installation is not by gluing it to the floor. LVP is often installed with a “floating floor installation,” which is like creating a puzzle where every piece has to fit perfectly.
Contrary to popular belief, linoleum and vinyl are not the same things. Linoleum actually came before vinyl and has been used as a cheap and effective water-resistant flooring for many decades.
If you already have concrete floors and don't want to put engineered hardwood or carpet tiles over them for maintenance reasons, this type of laminate flooring is for you.
Compared to vinyl, linoleum sheets are a lot cheaper. However, the downside is that it needs to be sealed completely once every few years to prevent water damage. But when it comes to longevity, linoleum is your friend. It can last for up to 30 years if maintained properly.
If you have more than one bedroom to renovate, you might want to use linoleum to save money since a square yard only costs around $20 to $50.
Which flooring option is your pick?
We have given you the best bedroom flooring ideas to make your favorite room the most comfortable and the most You. Baring the floor is now in vogue, and those mentioned above are great carpet alternatives. So say goodbye to your old carpet flooring or ceramic tile flooring that doesn’t quite match your personal aesthetic.
Deciding on the best flooring for bedrooms should still include the budget that you have. Don’t overdo it, but don’t stall for too long either. If you have questions, Floor Hero is always ready to help!