When the time comes to refinish your laundry room’s floor, there are several considerations that will help determine the best material to use. Although it might not seem like it, laundry rooms are rather unique: they see lots of traffic, they are multipurpose, and they frequently get wet. Beyond function, it’s also important to consider how large the space is, and what you want the overall design to be. Today, our experts at Floor Coverings International Orange County NY are here to discuss the best flooring materials for your laundry room needs.
For its strength and water resistance alone, ceramic tile is one of the smartest choices you can make for your laundry room floor. It’s easy to maintain and adds an elegant touch to any space. For an even more elevated design, natural stone such as granite and slate are both durable and beautiful options. Just be sure they are properly sealed to prevent etching and stains from detergents and other cleaning products that may spill.
If you are looking for high-performance and affordable flooring, vinyl tile is a great option for your laundry room. Softer than natural tile, vinyl tiles are highly resistant to moisture and hold up well in high-traffic zones. Vinyl tile comes in a wide variety of options, so you can be as creative as you want with your design. They can even be made to mimic the look and feel of natural materials such as hardwood and stone!
Other Materials to Consider
Concrete is not often thought of for laundry room remodels, but it makes a lot of sense why you might choose it. It’s strong, unfazed by moisture, and can be finished in a variety of colors and textures. For basement laundry rooms, concrete slab is often already in place and requires a quick cleaning and refinishing to give your space a new look.
Looking for something a little softer? Consider cork flooring for your laundry room. Although it is a natural wood, cork is water resistant, and proper polyurethane sealing makes it extra durable and an excellent option. For such a busy area, cork has the added benefit of being easy on your feet, knees, and joints. However, due to its softness, we recommend using furniture pads under washers and dryers to protect your floors from scratches and dents.
Call Your Flooring Experts
If you are ready to redo the laundry room floor in your Middletown home, give Floor Coverings International Orange County NY a call today to schedule a free, in-home estimate. We’ll bring our mobile showroom directly to you for a simple, stress-free decision process!
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