What is the best flooring for a living room?

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Choosing the perfect flooring for your living room is essential as it sets the stage for your entire design style. The right flooring creates an inviting and welcoming environment, whether you prefer a traditional or modern look. Options like carpet, wood, vinyl, laminate, tile, and stone each offer unique benefits. Some options offer enhanced durability and comfort, while others are easier to maintain, better suited for high-traffic areas, and help keep your space looking pristine.

Consider the environmental impact by opting for sustainable materials like recycled options in vinyl and laminate. Allergy sufferers will benefit from hypoallergenic choices like Laminate and hardwood (both Engineered and Solid Wood). In the colder climate, underfloor heating adds extra warmth and comfort, especially with Luxury Vinyl, Laminate and Engineered Wood. Stay updated with the latest trends like Luxury Vinyl (LVT & SPC) and Engineered wood for stylish and practical solutions. By choosing flooring that balances aesthetics and functionality, you can create a beautiful, functional living room tailored to your needs.

Our Recommendations on Flooring Types for your living room


Each flooring option has its advantages and disadvantages in terms of durability, maintenance, and cost. For instance, Laminate and LVT are more affordable and easier to install yourself, while Engineered and Solid Wood requires professional installation. These flooring types also come in a variety of designs, styles, and colors, allowing you to choose based on your aesthetic preferences and budget.

Engineered Wood Flooring for Living Rooms
Engineered wood flooring combines the beauty of real wood with enhanced stability, making it ideal for the variable climate. Its multi-layered construction resists warping and swelling, providing long-lasting durability. Engineered wood also works well with underfloor heating, adding a cozy warmth to your living room.

Advantages: Authentic warm wood, stability, durability and compatible with underfloor heating.

Explore our top picks of Engineered Wood Flooring, known for its timeless beauty and resilience:

Engineered Herringbone Flooring Options:
Worn Brushed Hardwax Oiled Oak Herringbone Engineered Flooring
Pale Invisible Oak Herringbone Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered Straight Board Flooring Options:
Invisible finish Oak Engineered Wood Flooring
Brushed Natural Oak Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered Chevron Flooring Options:
Cotton Invisible Oak Chevron Engineered Wood Flooring
Natural Oiled Oak Chevron Engineered Wood Flooring

Luxury Vinyl (LVT & SPC) for Living Rooms
Vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for living rooms due to its durability, ease of installation and maintenance, comfort, and affordability. Resistant to scratches, scuffs, and moisture, vinyl is ideal for busy households and homes with pets or younger children. It provides a comfortable and quiet surface, available in a vast range of colors, patterns, and designs to match any decor. Vinyl’s ability to mimic high-end materials like hardwood and stone at a fraction of the cost, makes it a versatile and budget-friendly option. Overall, vinyl flooring offers a practical and stylish solution that enhances both the functionality and aesthetics of your living space.

Advantages: Realistic appearance, water resistance, durability, easy maintenance and waterproof.

Explore our top picks of Luxury Vinyl Tiles which brings a warm, natural feel to any room:

Herringbone Luxury Vinyl LVT & SPC:
Smoked Lime Oak Luxury Vinyl
Rustic Country Oak Luxury Vinyl
Warm Oak Luxury Vinyl Click Flooring

Straight Plank Luxury Vinyl:
Harbour Grey Luxury Vinyl Click Flooring
Malmo Luxury Vinyl Click Flooring
Honeycomb Luxury Vinyl Click Flooring

Laminate Flooring for Living Rooms
Laminate flooring is an excellent choice for any living room, offering a perfect combination of affordability, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Its high-density core board ensures exceptional resistance and longevity. One of the key advantages of laminate flooring is its ability to mimic the appearance of natural wood, providing a stylish look without the high cost associated with real wood. Advanced designs have enhanced its visual appeal, closely replicating the texture and grain patterns of hardwood. Additionally, laminate flooring is easy to install, allowing for DIY projects, and requires minimal maintenance, typically needing just regular sweeping and occasional damp mopping to keep it looking pristine. Its scratch-resistant and stain-resistant properties further contribute to its practicality, ensuring it maintains its attractive appearance over time. This makes laminate flooring a practical and cost-effective solution for homeowners seeking a beautiful, low-maintenance floor that enhances the style and functionality of their living space.

Advantages: Affordability, easy installation, low maintenance, scratch resistant, mimics the look of wood really well.

Explore our top picks of Laminate Flooring, which offers the perfect blend of style and durability, ideal for busy living rooms:

Herringbone Laminate Flooring:
Malmo Herringbone AC5 Laminate Flooring
Bergen Herringbone AC5 Laminate Flooring
Desert Oak Herringbone Laminate Flooring

Straight Board Laminate Flooring:
Light Pale Oak 4V Groove Laminate Flooring
Oak Robust Fumed Classic Laminate Flooring
Weathered White Oak 4V Laminate Flooring

Tile Effect Laminate Flooring:
Dark Fumed Oak AC5 Aqua Laminate Flooring
Lisbon Tile Effect Laminate Flooring
Concrete Tile Effect AC5 Laminate Flooring

Chevron Laminate Flooring:
Lincoln Oak Laminate Flooring
Bakewell Oak Laminate Flooring
Natural Rustic Oak 4V Laminate Flooring

If you’re looking for more information on the best types of flooring for your kitchen or would like a free consultation please contact us today:

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