Vinyl Flooring In The Bedroom – Does It Work?
Vinyl flooring is a durable, affordable and stylish type of flooring that is commonly used in high traffic areas including living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, but if you’re keen to continue your favourite vinyl flooring into all rooms of the house to achieve a seamless look and finish, then you may be wondering about vinyl flooring in the bedroom and does it work?
Yes, vinyl flooring in the bedroom 100% works. Installing vinyl flooring in the bedroom provides all of the benefits that you know and love about vinyl flooring, including its slip resistance, moisture-resistant and hard-wearing properties, with the addition of being able to source this family favourite flooring in a style and colour that perfectly compliments your bedroom decor and colour scheme. What’s not to love? To get the benefits of vinyl, the simplicity of laminate installation, and the aesthetics of real wood or tiles at an affordable price, you should consider luxury vinyl flooring for your bedroom.
Ready To Add Vinyl To Your Bedroom?
If you’re looking for brilliant bedroom flooring, that doesn’t need an engineering degree to fit, is beautiful, hardwearing, cost-effective, looks great, and can be delivered quickly wherever you are in the UK, then you will want to take a look at Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring.
Considered to sit between traditional vinyl flooring and high-end real wood flooring, luxury vinyl flooring or LVT as it’s commonly referred to boasts the affordable price point of vinyl, the ease of installation of laminate and the beautiful aesthetic of real wood or tiled flooring. When looking for quality flooring Luvanto has created one of the nation’s increasingly popular LVT brands which are manufactured exclusively by QA Flooring Solutions.
This premium vinyl flooring is available to buy from nationwide independent retailers throughout the UK and Ireland and is one of the best vinyl flooring solutions available for your bedroom with styles and ranges to suit every taste and budget. Order your free sample to see how it looks in your room today!
Read on for your simple guide to luxury vinyl flooring in the bedroom, how to estimate the amount you will need, styling options to consider and how this flawless flooring stacks up against carpet, hardwood and laminate alternatives.
What Is Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring is a durable synthetic flooring material that can be laid over plywood, screed, concrete and other types of suitable level subfloor in any room in the house, and comes in two distinctive forms. Luxury vinyl tile comes in manageable planks or tiles that can be glued to the subfloor directly or clicked together to form interlocking strips and patterns when installed.
How To Style Bedroom Vinyl
Whether your bedroom is a cosy cave full of cushions and nick-nacks, or an area of cool, calm minimalist tranquillity, the flooring in the room can have one of the biggest effects on its overall look and feel, and atmosphere. For this reason, your flooring is a great place to start when contemplating how to get the look that you want to achieve in your bedroom.
Vinyl comes in a huge variety of designs to choose from. Take a look at these wood effect vinyl in browns, blacks, whites and greys, this crisp tile effect vinyl creates an effortless, clean look resembling ceramic tiles, slates and stone, or the traditional Herringbone patterns for that classic parquet flooring look.
Whether you want to create a country cottage, shabby chic, high-end luxury, modern apartment or townhouse vibe, vinyl flooring comes in a wide variety of shades, styles and installation methods to ensure that your bedroom delivers the design aesthetic that you want.
Worried About Warmth?
There is nothing worse than getting out of bed and putting your feet onto a cold, hard floor but this isn’t something to worry about when using vinyl in the bedroom. Luxury vinyl flooring like Luvanto feels warm and cushioned underfoot and is also suitable to use with underfloor heating if you want to add even more toastiness for your tootsies in the morning or cool winter evenings.
If you don’t want to invest in underfloor heating and still want the feel of carpet under your feet in the morning, then you can still enjoy all of the benefits that vinyl has to offer, combined with carpet, by using rugs as a design statement in the bedroom. By using rugs on top of your vinyl flooring, you can easily change the colour scheme of your bedroom and with clever rug placement, you can even make the room look bigger if space is an issue. The best way to position a rug is to get one large enough to go under the bed so it has a good metre all around each side or to place two smaller rugs on either side of the bed.
- View the Luvanto Design Range suited to underfloor heating
- View the Luvanto Endure Pro Range suited to underfloor heating
Water Is No Match For Vinyl
Unlike hardwood or laminate, luxury vinyl flooring is not affected by water. This means that if your bedroom has an en-suite, a sink in the corner or you simply tend to knock your bedside table water over, you won’t have to worry about the flooring being damaged by moisture, swelling or rotting if it gets wet.
This is great news for those who want to use the same flooring between their bedroom and ensuite bathroom as you can simply continue the vinyl into both rooms, or choose contrasting designs in the same material to mix things up.
- View the ultimate LVT waterproof test in action
One of the best things about vinyl in the bedroom is the hardwearing properties that this flooring has to offer. Due to its generous wear layer, slip resistant properties and 100% water resistant features, the clever engineering of luxury vinyl flooring stands up to high levels of foot traffic while still looking good and remaining safe underfoot. This means it can be used in areas of high footfall without degrading or losing structural integrity.
These features make vinyl an excellent choice of flooring for your bedroom, especially if it’s used as a thoroughfare to other rooms in the house, for example, a bathroom, or back garden if the room is on the ground floor. These hardwearing properties also mean it will also stand up to the pressure that heavy bedroom furniture can place on flooring. For additional protection, it is recommended to use felt pad furniture sliders or protective feet under wardrobes or chests of drawers to protect the floor and ensure they can be moved easily across the floor without damaging the surface.
If you’re working on a tight budget, you may be looking for flooring options that you can install yourself. LVT can be clicked together like laminate which makes it a DIY installation dream and suitable for competent DIY enthusiasts without the need to hire a professional floor fitter.
Consider The SubFloor
Whichever room you are laying new flooring in, the condition of the subfloor is something that you will need to consider when reviewing the time and cost involved in installing new flooring.
The subfloor is the area where you will lay your new vinyl bedroom flooring and it can be made from a variety of materials and can also be in all kinds of condition depending on the age of the house, the previous flooring laid and any issues such as damp or woodworm to contend with.
Vinyl flooring can be laid on smooth and level:
- Self-levelling compound
- Flooring grade plywood
- Flooring grade chipboard
It isn’t recommended to lay vinyl directly onto exposed floorboards as they are generally uneven, can expand and contract with changes in temperature which could cause your vinyl flooring to bow or lift in places. For this reason, it’s always recommended to lay vinyl flooring onto concrete with self-levelling compound applied, plywood or screed flooring to ensure a smooth and level surface.
How Much Vinyl Do You Need?
To estimate the cost of your vinyl flooring for your bedroom, you will need to measure the room where you will be installing it. Simply follow the easy steps below to work out how much LVT is needed.
Measuring the size and shape of your room
- Measure the width of the room at its widest point in metres
- Measure the length of the room at its longest point in metres
- Multiply the width and length measurements together
- Add 10% to this number to allow for cutting mistakes or damage caused top lanks.
- Divide this number by the coverage rate per pack of your chosen LVT. Round the number up to the nearest full pack, and you have worked out the amount of flooring that needs to be ordered.
The method above works well if your room is of fairly standard square or rectangle shape with only a few alcoves but if you have an unusually shaped room, lots of alcoves or an en suite, the trick is to break the room size down into smaller square or rectangle sections. Simply draw a rough sketch of the room on paper, then box off any alcoves or rooms leading off from the main floor plan. Then use the width x length calculation method shown above for each section of the floor and add the total of each section together.
Where To Buy Luxury Vinyl Flooring?
If you’re sold on the idea of laying vinyl flooring in your bedroom, then you’re not alone and will want to find a reputable supplier that specialises in vinyl flooring and fitting with a wide variety of styles, colours and installation methods to find the perfect fit for your home.
Classic Herringbone, plank and tile vinyl flooring from Luvanto flooring is designed to create stylish and elegant interiors for your whole home. This flooring will look good in the bedroom for longer due to its tough, durable finish and generous 0.55-0.7mm wear layer which makes it perfect for busy families and also has the benefit of not needing any expensive floor polishes or lacquers to preserve the appearance like real wood would.
When considering if vinyl flooring in the bedroom can work, we are 100% convinced that it does and not only does it work, we hope this article has shown vinyl flooring to be a great option for the bedroom that comes with lots of benefits that means it will meet the needs of the room whilst satisfying every taste and budget.
The flooring you choose needs to make a beautiful and practical addition to your home, and when choosing to use luxury vinyl flooring, you can create a high-end look that has the ease of installation associated with laminate, and the aesthetic qualities of real wood and tile, at an affordable price.
To recap, when adding luxury vinyl flooring to your bedroom, you should consider:
- The installation method – options include click or glue-down. Your choice will affect whether you can install yourself or need to get a fitter in.
- Adding rugs or underfloor heating for additional texture and styling options.
- Use felt pads or sliders to prevent your heavy bedroom furniture marking the flooring.
- If you want to achieve a decorative pattern with the flooring such as herringbone, or bordered effects, or if you will use one style throughout.
- How to measure up.
- The condition of the subfloor.
Luvanto vinyl flooring is perfectly suited to bedrooms so if you’re looking for vinyl flooring that comes in realistic wood or tile designs, is beautifully practical and surprisingly affordable then Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring can provide everything you need. Call our friendly team on 0151 495 3434 to order your samples and discuss your project today.