What Flooring Type Is Best for a Laundry Room?
Jun 27, 2022
With so much to consider and so many options, picking out flooring for your laundry room can make you want to throw in the towel. Here’s a list of flooring options that are durable, affordable, and fashionable to fit your laundry room.
You will need to pick out something that can stand firm against chemicals, water, and heavy foot traffic while meeting your personal design style, budget and cleaning needs. We will be evaluating each flooring option based on:
Given these factors, we recommend straying away from hardwood and carpet for your laundry room and instead deciding between Luxury Vinyl Flooring or Tile.
Why is Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF) perfect for my laundry room?
As a thicker type of flooring, this option is 100% waterproof, which makes it our best flooring option for wet areas like the laundry room, kitchen, and bath. You can choose from a variety of styles that replicate the look of hardwood, stone, and tile in an array of colors to help complement your existing home design.
There are mainly two types of luxury vinyl: Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP). The key differences are the design and shape. Each is designed to mimic either tile or hardwood planks. They are waterproof and can handle a lot of foot traffic since they are made of plastic layers. Engineered Vinyl Flooring (EVF) is a type of LVP that is more expensive—but with that extra cost comes extra strength and durability. Additionally, EVF is designed to look the most like real hardwood floors.
Installation can be low-cost, as some luxury vinyl floors are peel and stick. It’s recommended to sweep your luxury vinyl flooring once a week to keep it in mint condition. Most spills and stains can easily be taken care of with a quick swipe of a washcloth. If you care for your luxury vinyl properly, it can last up to 20 years or more.
Overall, if you are looking for a modern feel with a modern solution that can handle the trials and tribulations of your laundry room, look no further than luxury vinyl. Browse different LVF options today to find the best fit for your home here.
Why is tile perfect for my laundry room?
For a timeless, beautiful finish for your laundry room that is moisture-resistant, consider tile. There are several types of tiles, each with a different look and feel. Tile can be broken down into two main categories: porcelain and ceramic.
Porcelain tile is more expensive than ceramic; however, it is also more waterproof and scratch-resistant, making it superior in durability overall. Both are designed to be non-absorbent, easy to clean, and can last between 20–50 years. They also come in different patterns, textures, shapes, and sizes. Their diverse and custom nature can help ensure that you have flooring in your laundry area that makes sense not only from a long-lasting standpoint but also a stylistic one.
If you’re interested in not having to update your laundry room floors every time the trends change, stick to a reliably classic tile floor. Check out the many options for tile, from ceramic to porcelain and even natural stone.
Both luxury vinyl and tile would work well in my laundry room. What should I do?
While you can’t go wrong with either option and only you can make that ultimate decision, we can connect you with one of our Flooring America experts who will work directly with you to guide you towards what flooring is best for your laundry room. Let us share the load of responsibility and iron out the details—you’ve got dirty clothes to wash!
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