Let’s be honest, you’re probably not going to choose the same exact flooring for the entirety of your home. With each room serving its own function, it makes sense that they would have different flooring, but you’ll want to ensure the different flooring choices don’t clash. Before selecting your home’s flooring, take a look at our tips below for choosing different flooring in different rooms, while still creating a unified-looking home.
Pay Attention to Color
The single uniting link between all of the different flooring throughout your home is going to be color. While your tile doesn’t have to be the same exact color as your hardwood or carpeting, you’ll want to select each flooring option with the same color pallette in mind. We recommend that you start your color palette from the front of your home in the foyer; whatever color flooring you have in your foyer should set the mood for the floor coloring through the rest of the home.
The Rule of Three
The flooring “Rule of Three” states that from any point in the home, you should see three different types of flooring, or less. So if you’re in the kitchen, you might see tile and as you look into the living room, there might be wood flooring and as your eye travels to the bedroom, you might see carpet, but nothing else. You shouldn’t see more than three flooring types at once, or else the home starts to look cluttered and eclectic.
Choosing the Appropriate Flooring
As you choose your flooring throughout your home, ensure you’re paying attention to the function of each room before you make your final selections.
Foyer: As we mentioned above, the foyer should set the tone for the rest of the house, so choose your foyer wisely. We suggest choosing a tile, stone, slate, wood or mosaic to mark the entry of your home. This flooring can continue into the living room, or you can choose a different living room flooring option.
Living Room: Your living room is going to be one of the most highly-trafficked areas of your home, so the flooring should be durable, yet still blend well with the foyer. You can choose from hardwood, laminate, vinyl, or carpet whatever makes the most sense for your lifestyle and budget.
Kitchens & Bathrooms: These highly-trafficked rooms need to have water-resistant flooring that will look good even with wear and tear. We recommend darker colored stone, wood, title or laminate as flooring solutions that will last the longest and make the most sense for their functionality. Once again, ensure you’re selecting a color or variation that matches with the rest of the flooring in your home.
Now that you have an idea of the flooring choices you want to make, are you ready to confirm your final selections? Give our flooring experts at Millennium Hardwood a call today for a complimentary consultation for your flooring project!