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Best Flooring for Bedrooms

Your bedroom is where you sleep, and therefore, where you spend (or should be spending) 8 hours or more a day. As such, you require a bedroom floor, amongst other things, that caters to your comfort as much as possible, to ensure that you can relax enough that you can get a well-rested sleep. It makes sense, then, that the best flooring for bedrooms would be one that is not only highly comfortable but one that can create a relaxing atmosphere that makes it easier to sleep. 

The options at your fingertips are vast. Here are the bedroom flooring ideas that we will go over in this blog:

  • Carpet
  • Engineered Wood Flooring
  • Laminate Flooring
  • Porcelain and Ceramic Flooring
  • Vinyl Flooring
  • LVT Flooring
  • Cork Flooring

In this article, we will go over several options, including their pros, cons, and suitability for bedroom floors.

But first, let’s talk about what you should look for in bedroom flooring

What Makes for a Good Bedroom Floor? 

When thinking of bedroom flooring ideas in the UK, keep the following in mind: 


Comfort, as we previously mentioned, is at the top of the list when thinking of what makes good bedroom flooring. When you step out of bed, you probably don’t want to have your comfort sharply affected by the sudden bite of a chilly floor. 


If you share your sleeping space with pets or another person, the last thing you desire is disrupted sleep or rest due to noisy bedroom flooring. Fortunately, numerous flooring choices not only minimise the noise generated by footsteps but also actively absorb and reduce sound disturbances.


Whilst having flooring that’s easy to clean is preferable in all areas of your house, it’s outright mandatory in bedrooms. The last thing you want is to walk into a room with a sticky, dirty, unwelcoming floor when you want to relax. A floor that requires a simple broom, or is resistant to stains, is ideal.


This is an underrated factor in getting good bedroom flooring. A bedroom is a reflection of yourself, a place that is just yours, that you can relax in. The aesthetics of your room will play a large part in cementing this feel, and as such, it’s a good idea to do a bit of soul-searching and find a style that suits you. 


You spend a third of your life sleeping and must ensure the place you are is as healthy as possible. For example, having bedroom flooring that is antibacterial, and can fight off elements such as allergens and fungi might be worth considering. 


Although heat management can be determined through other factors, bedroom flooring that can insulate your room is highly beneficial. It’s not only cost-effective, but it also protects you from overheating, as it will keep heat out in summer, and heat in during winter.

What is the best flooring for bedrooms? 

The following is a breakdown of the different and most common types of bedroom flooring ideas available.

Carpets in Bedrooms

Carpet has many benefits that make it a fairly decent choice for bedroom flooring. It is warm, soft and can absorb sound. They come in a massive variety of piles (such as cut pile carpets and deep pile carpet) styles and colours, and dry dust and debris is easy to clean when using a vacuum. 

Most natural fibre carpets, however, are not hypoallergenic. Meaning, that it doesn’t cater to allergic people by protecting them from possible allergies, such as dust, mites and pollen which can be held onto by the fibres. Over time these elements will catch and build unless you have a strict and regular vacuuming routine. Shorter pile, of synthetic carpets, although not as comfortable would be a better option.

Carpets can vary in terms of warmth depending on thickness and material, with a pure wool carpet being the best insulating flooring choice for carpets.

Over time, carpets will show signs of wear and tear, depending on the material. The big tradeoff when it comes to carpets is luxury versus durability. Softer, more comfortable carpets are typically weaker, meaning they will become flattened, or piles will come loose, much faster. Carpet is typically harder to clean than solid floors and any staining may be difficult to remove.

Carpets have a massive range when it comes to cost, and it’s entirely possible that spending high amounts of money results in materials that are of much higher quality, and are far more resistant than the average carpet. 

Porcelain and Ceramic Flooring in Bedrooms

Whilst popular in the bedroom in warmer climates, Porcelain and Ceramic flooring types are often seen more in areas such as the bathroom and kitchen in the UK due to their high anti-moisture abilities. In a bedroom, this strength is less pronounced and useful, but they are an option. They have an attractive range of finishes, have high durability and are incredibly easy to clean. 

The problem comes with comfort. For one, they are incredibly hard. On top of that, porcelain is usually really cold. This can be mitigated in hotter seasons, but in colder seasons, it’s nearly impossible to feel anything but the cold – unless you invest in underfloor heating. 

Laminate Flooring in Bedrooms

Laminate flooring is appealing and cost-effective, and shares many similarities with LVT. For example, it can mimic wood and is much cheaper than true hardwood floors. It is easy to maintain, attractive and fairly durable. 

However, laminate flooring is generally hard and cold against bare feet, and can be noisy to walk on. When you compare laminate floors to LVT, it is not nearly as comfortable. 

Hardwood Flooring in Bedrooms

Wood flooring is an elegant and classic option for your bedroom and many rooms in the house. Engineered wood flooring has been a part of home construction for so long that we believe it wouldn’t look out of place in many rooms in your home. The weakness of wood flooring is moisture, something that is not common in the bedroom. 

Hardwood flooring can be anything from bamboo flooring to solid hardwood. Real wood flooring is considered by many to be among the best flooring materials on the market.

That being said, there are some considerations to take into account. For one, it’s expensive. Secondly, hardwood floors may need resealing often and are susceptible to scratches and dents. They can also be cold to touch.

By selecting wood flooring that is compatible with underfloor heating, you can get around the cold, but there’s not much you can do about how expensive the floor is, and underfloor heating will only add to that.

Cork Flooring for Bedrooms

Cork Flooring is made of natural materials, offering natural beauty. They are not engineered wood floors but are instead harvested from Cork Oak trees. They are soft, insulate sound, and are biodegradable, being a healthy option for those who have respiratory issues.

That being said, they are fairly high maintenance. Similar to hardwood floors, they need resealing often and are susceptible to scratches and dents.

Sheet Vinyl in Bedrooms

Before we go on to Luxury Vinyl Tiles, we should take a look at sheet vinyl flooring. Vinyl floorings have a printed picture top layer that can host a wide array of different graphics and patterns and can mimic wood, tile and stone purely in terms of look. On top of that, they are incredibly cheap and have moisture resistance. 

That being said, standard sheet vinyl flooring is susceptible to wear, especially in doorways or frequently used routes around the corners of furniture. It quite easily dents and rips, and often goes out of shape over time. 

Luxury Vinyl Tiles in Bedrooms

Luxury Vinyl Tiles, also known as LVT, should not be confused with standard sheet vinyl as it has several major differences. For one, it’s a lot stronger. In tile form, it’s very easy to replace any tiles that are damaged, and it’s just as easy to clean. It also has a wide variety of aesthetics that sheet vinyl can’t match such as the quality of the finish that mimics natural wood or stone and is much higher resolution.

Two other benefits stand out when it comes to luxury vinyl flooring, and that’s the comfort and warmth that they provide. In a bedroom, this is king, as it sets up the atmosphere of cosiness that you want in a bedroom. This warmth can be enhanced further with underfloor heating, which can take over as your primary heat source. 

Luxury Vinyl Flooring products also have many variants. Some SPC for example, can increase the level of sound absorption the floor has, meaning that you can sneak off to the bathroom without waking your partner. It’s also very easy to install, with a “click” option that allows you to put your floor together like a jigsaw. 

It also comes in different shapes and sizes, such as luxury vinyl planks, tiles or herringbone.


We hope this article has given you a few ideas that you may not have considered previously. But, of course, every person is different, and the best bedroom flooring options often come down to personal choice as well as your budget. But there’s no denying that LVT has several advantages over other flooring types on the market. 

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