The living room or 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.
This Home Flooring Pros guide lists the most popular living room and 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 living rooms and 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 living room or 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 living room or 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.