Laundry Room Flooring
A laundry room is the place where you get the dirt off your clothes so they can be fresh and clean. When you’re building from the ground up, renovating or relocating an existing laundry room, one of the first considerations is the floor. Get that right and you save yourself extra maintenance, inconvenience and expense. A well-thought-out laundry room begins at shoe-level. There are several good laundry room flooring that you can choose. First choice is vinyl flooring. The characteristic of vinyl flooring that makes it most suitable for the laundry room is its impermeability. More than any other room in the house, the laundry room is likely to be subjected to standing water, which can permanently damage wool carpeting as well as hardwood and even laminate flooring. Vinyl is also highly durable, and that’s important in a high-traffic area like the laundry room. The original type of vinyl flooring, like its linoleum predecessors, comes in 6- and 12-foot widths, and you can either glue it to the sub-floor or buy a product with a padded backing that lays flat without glue.
Another choice for your laundry room is ceramic tiles. Ceramic tiles are appropriate for laundry room floors. They’re durable and waterproof, but they aren’t as easy to install as vinyl flooring. The job requires a thorough subfloor preparation that usually includes installation of a layer of backer board to prevent tile movement and cracking. If you need extra insulation and texture in the laundry room, you don’t have to avoid carpeting altogether.