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How to Choose Flooring for Every Room

How to Choose Flooring for Every Room

by Lauren Busser The House Designers’ Editorial Director

Flooring is one of the most valuable investments when it comes to decorating your new home. There are so many choices on the market now that it can be hard to decide where to begin. You don't have to use the same flooring throughout the whole house but you can pick and choose your favorites for a particular room and setting.

Before you start selecting flooring it is a good idea to have your interior palette set and from there you can look at all the varieties of flooring available but still make each room unique and Lumber Liquidators® is a great place to look for flooring ideas.

Lumber Liquidators NIRVANA Plus Hot Spring Laminate Flooring

If you want a beautiful floor that is also easy to maintain consider a laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators®. Pictured here is Hot Springs Hickory flooring from the NIRVANA Plus collection by Dream Home.

Living Room

A family room should invite you to take off your shoes and relax with furnishings that reflect a warmth and neutrality. When it comes to flooring one of the most popular options is hardwood. We love hardwood for its warmth and traditional appearance.

Lumber Liquidators Lisbon Cork Silves Cork

Lumber Liquidators® carries a beautiful selection of cork flooring This Lisbon Cork Silves Cork Flooring features direct print technology that gives this floor the look of tile.

Dining Room

Dining rooms get a moderate amount of traffic. They tend to get less traffic than the kitchen but more than the bedrooms. One of the biggest issues you will encounter are the dining room chairs scratching the floor, so it is a good idea to protect the legs of chairs or make sure the floor is covered by an area rug. Desirable traits for a dining room floor include high durability and sealed protection from spills and stains.

Ideally you should consider a floor that requires less maintenance and is easy to clean. That being said you always want a flooring that is going to look beautiful in your space. You might consider alternatives such as engineered hardwood or laminate. Laminate is a great option because it is not only easy to clean but also easy to install and moisture resistant. Given today's current options and manufacturing techniques, you can have a real hardwood floor with the increased structural strength that the technology provides.

Lumber Liquidators Schon Brazilian Cherry Engineered Hardwood

Schön Brazilian Cherry Engineered Flooring from Lumber Liquidators® is ideal for moisture rich spaces like the kitchen and bathroom.


The kitchen is another high traffic area of your home and a place where spills are likely to happen. With that in mind, you want very durable flooring under your feet. Cork flooring is an ideal choice for a kitchen because of its shock absorbent nature and water resistance. Cork is a renewable resource as it is harvested from the bark of trees every seven years, making it a great choice for those looking to reduce their footprint on the environment.

Engineered hardwood is another great option. Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood is made from several layers that are bonded together. Once installed this flooring has increased structural strength and can effectively withstanding moisture damage.

Lumber Liquidators Bellawood Natural American Cherry Prefinished Hardwood Flooring

Add beautiful Bellawood® Natural American Cherry Prefinished Hardwood Flooring from Lumber Liquidators® to your bathroom and take pride in the fact that it is made in the USA.


Water is the obvious concern in a bathroom and that’s why floors like laminate and engineered hardwood are great in most cases. They offer high durability and soil resistance with the added benefit of being low maintenance for easy cleaning. You can prevent slips and falls by choosing a finish that has good traction when wet and using properly secured area rugs.

Lumber Liquidators Schon Hickory Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Get a floor that will last a lifetime with Schön Hickory Engineered Flooring from Lumber Liquidators®. With a 30-year warranty these floors will still look great long after the kids leave.

Children’s Bedroom

When it comes to children’s bedrooms you have the freedom to let the color of the flooring feed off the room’s décor. However, you should also remember that kids and teenagers are known to drop and spill things. For these reasons we recommend something that is very sturdy. Something in the engineered hardwood or laminate range is always a good choice.

Lumber Liquidators Bellawood Rustic Maple Prefinished Hardwood Flooring

Bellawood® at Lumber Liquidators® offers Rustic Maple Hardwood with a 100-year transferable warranty. This beautiful maple flooring adds a warm touch to this master bedroom.

Master Suite

All the flooring in the master suite should coordinate but, just like the children’s bedrooms, you don’t have to be limited in your selection. As long as your bedroom flooring matches the hall you can select a flooring that is truly you.

As far as the types of flooring your options are endless. You can go for the handsome look and grain of a solid hardwood or you might choose a beautiful light bamboo. Just like in the living room, you can break up a large expanse of flooring with area rugs for an extra decorative touch.

When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your spaces, consider how these areas are used and how much time you will spend in them. There are a couple of considerations in creating a cohesive design. We recommend following the “Rule of Three” meaning if you are using several different flooring materials you shouldn't be able to see more than three while standing at any point in your home. You should also consider your hues. Making sure your hues complement each other will result in a floor plan that flows.

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