What is the Best Flooring For Each Room

Did you know that some floors work better in specific rooms? We want your home to aesthetically and logically look its best. That is why we have this guide discussing the best flooring for each room.


While you can install any type of flooring in your bathroom, there are a few options that work the best. When in doubt, we always recommend people placing waterproof flooring in their restroom. This room can easily flood or come in contact with moisture and water, especially if you have young children who love to splash around in the bathtub. Plus, there are many different pipes thanks to the toilet, shower, bathtub and sinks; therefore, you have even more chances of this room flooding compared to the others. Waterproof flooring withstands excess water and will not buckle, contract or swell. Other flooring options include ceramic tile and luxury vinyl.


Just like your bathroom, you are going to want flooring that can withstand water, spills and messes. Let’s be honest — your kitchen floors get dirty really fast. And no one likes stains or sticky residue lingering around. That is why the two best flooring options in your kitchen are ceramic tile or waterproof flooring. Both can withstand water and are easy to clean.

Dining Room

Dining rooms are the perfect area to gather and enjoy food, but it also a space that sees many messes and spills. If you have children, we recommend installing waterproof flooring. This way your floors are not exposed to moisture even when they spill their drinks and food. If you do not have children, great flooring options include hardwood, laminate and luxury vinyl. Check out our laminate or luxury vinyl samples if you want floors with a little more designs and colors.

Living Room

Your living room will be the area where you entertain your guests or just lounge around. Luckily with this room, there are many different flooring options you can go with. In this space, carpet, laminate, hardwood and luxury vinyl will all look great. We recommend choosing one that works with your lifestyle as well as your cleaning regime.


In the bedrooms of your home, you have way more wiggle room when choosing a type of flooring. In any bedroom, you can install carpet, laminate, luxury vinyl or hardwood flooring. The best one for your house depends on your lifestyle, how much work you want to clean and maintain them and the type of look you want. For example, if you have pets or small children, you may want to go with luxury vinyl or laminate. But if you ask us about our favorite flooring for the bedroom, we would have to go with carpet.

Utility Room

A utility/laundry/mudroom can get pretty messy. That is why you are going to want to install flooring that is easy to clean and maintain. The best option for this room is ceramic tile. It is water-resistant and easy to clean. If you prefer flooring with more designs, colors and styles, the next best option is luxury vinyl flooring. It is waterproof and easy to maintain as well.

Hopefully, this guide gives you a better understanding of what types of floors work for your home. If we did not list off specific rooms that you need help with, please feel free to reach out to us at any time. And, if you are ready to install new flooring in your home, let Valor Home Services help you. We have been installing floors for over 25 years. For more information, to check out our samples or to book a consultation, give us a call today.