Den Flooring Ideas and Options

What’s the best flooring for a Den?

Above all else, a den should be warm and inviting and den flooring plays its part. Typically a den is a smaller family room for watching TV, playing games, or hanging out, so warm and comfortable flooring like carpet is ideal. An alternative is to install another flooring type that fits your budget, think hardwood, vinyl, or laminate, and to place area rugs strategically around the room.

Last Updated: February 22, 2023, by: Jamie Sandford

Your den is where you seek to unwind and relax. It can also be the location for a gathering if you’re entertaining guests. Flooring for these rooms needs to be versatile, durable and attractive.

Cosy den with area rug over carpet

This Home Flooring Pros guide lists the most popular den flooring options you’ll want to consider for your remodeling project.

  • Carpeting – It’s warm beneath your feet and wonderful if you enjoy stretching out on the floor. Kids love it for playing on too, but you may want to consider a Green Label low-VOC carpet for kids. Carpet also absorbs noise and is a great choice if you use the space for home theater.
  • Hardwood Flooring – Solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring are ideal for dens. They come is a wide variety of wood species and styles, from very traditional to country to transitional to contemporary. You’ll find several great options for your home remodeling plans.
  • Natural Stone Flooring – Especially nice for a small den with an upscale feel to it, add a few leather chairs, Persian rugs and a well-stocked humidor, and your den is perfect. Stone, along with tile, offer you the most durable floor options for a den that gets a lot of traffic.
  • Vinyl Flooring – While not as elegant or cozy as the above choices, it is practical, easy to clean and very affordable. Vinyl or linoleum flooring is a very good choice for those with allergies or asthma because allergens are easily removed.

What have you installed in your den? Use our comments section to let us know what you chose and how it worked for you. Or, you can take a moment to contact us. Feedback from you will help other readers choose a kitchen flooring option they can be happy with for years to come.

About the Author: Jamie Sandford

Jamie Sandford, Chief Editor, Lead Writer and Reviewer at Home Flooring ProsJamie Sandford is the Owner and Chief Editor of Home Flooring Pros (find out more). After 12 years’ experience in screen and stage set construction, followed by a further 15 years working in the home renovation/remodeling business, he now writes and curates online home improvement advice.

“Buying and installing home flooring should be a fairly straightforward process, but often it isn’t. After more than 15 years experience in home flooring and remodeling, I started Home Flooring Pros in 2013 to help homeowners navigate the often-over complicated process of choosing, buying and installing a home floor. The aim is to save you time and money by helping you to make better floor buying decisions.”

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