Bedroom Flooring Ideas and Options

Choose from a variety of flooring options to find the perfect look for your bedroom.

Master Bedroom With Extended Gray Oak Flooring

Master Bedroom With Extended Gray Oak Flooring

Weathered gray oak flooring extends up the wall and overhead to create a captivating treatment. The look, says design consultant Linda Woodrum, is easily replicated with wallpaper, paint or mosaic tile.

Photo by: Eric Perry

Eric Perry

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There's a wide variety of bedroom flooring ideas and options: wall-to-wall carpeting, hardwood flooring, tile—even concrete. The best choice depends on the look you want, the size and layout of your bedroom, the climate where you live, and your budget.

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Tile

This bedroom's Old World charm is accentuated with neutral hexagonal tile flooring. Easy to install and clean, this floor is also a durable choice. Tile is an ideal flooring option for warm climate areas to keep cool in harsh heat. Design by Lori Venner and Thom Oppelt

Two-Toned Wood

The contrast of the light and dark hand-scraped maple flooring adds drama to this masculine space. Design by Woodley Architectural Group

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Animal Print Rug

A small animal print rug on the floor of a bedroom adds an sophisticated pop of pattern to liven up the space. Design by Lori Dennis

Laminate

Using laminate is a low-cost, yet stylish flooring option. Made to resemble hardwood, stone and tile, laminate gives inexpensive options for texture, style and color. Photo courtesy of Mohawk Flooring

Plaid Carpet

A classic plaid-patterned carpet fits beautifully with this Americana-themed bedroom. Design by Rimrock Constuction and Corey R. Solum

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Going Green

Add color and pattern with a large rug. This rug is not only stain-resistant, but its fibers are made from recycled soda bottles. Design by Kemp Hall Studio

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Linoleum

A lively choice for children's bedrooms, linoleum flooring is available in a range of bright colors as well as soothing neutrals. Easy to install and clean, these floors can stand whatever kids dole out. Photo courtesy of Forbo Marmoluem

Vinyl

Made to mimic hardwood and other elegant flooring options, vinyl is a less expensive, yet very durable choice for the bedroom. Photo courtesy of Tarkett

Concrete

Concrete is an eco-friendly and low-maintenance bedroom flooring. These concrete floors are solar-radiant heated, taking this room from industrial cool to warm and cozy. Photo courtesy of Fawn Art Photography

Star-Pattern Carpet

Soft and durable, carpet is always a sensible option for a bedroom, especially a child's room. Choose a classic pattern to make the room easy to update as your child grows. Design by Kelley Proxmire; photography by Erik Johnson

Bamboo

This woven-strand bamboo flooring ranks high in sustainability. Not only is it beautiful, but it is high-quality as well.

Hardwood floors are a classic choice for bedrooms, as they add both beauty and value to a home. In a master bedroom suite, hardwood can be used throughout the entire space, including the bathroom. Wood is also a good choice for kids' bedrooms, because the floor will age with your child and isn't likely to need replacement. In the guest bedroom, a beautiful wood floor can make your guests feel like they are staying at a bed and breakfast.

In addition to oak and other traditional hardwoods, many homeowners are now choosing bamboo and eucalyptus for their durability, sustainability and affordability. If luxury is what you're after, a Brazilian koa wood floor is both beautiful and extremely durable; however, it's among the most costly wood floors available.

Many homeowners choose carpet for their master bedrooms. You can have wall-to-wall carpet installed, or choose a large carpet with bound edges that will let some of the underlying floor show around the perimeter of your room. Carpet provides both warmth and noise absorption, and it can make a large room feel cozy. You can choose from a wide range of colors in either a loop or cut weave. If you're considering wall-to-wall carpeting, a reputable dealer can help you determine which type of carpeting is best for your room, depending on your tastes, traffic level and budget. You can choose from several synthetic fibers, or select a natural wool or silk for a touch of luxury.

Tile may not be a type of bedroom flooring you've considered, but it's worth taking a look at. Whether or not it's right for your bedroom depends on your decorating style and the climate in which you live. If you live in a warm climate and like a Mediterranean style of decorating, tile may work for you. There are many choices, from ceramic to travertine, and you can carry the same tile throughout your suite, including the bathroom. Tile is also a good choice in children's rooms, because it is tough and easy to clean.

Concrete is a very durable floor for any room in the house, including the master bedroom. But concrete takes on color and a polished sheen very well, and it's a good choice for warm climates and more modern styles of decorating. It is also durable and low-maintenance, making it a good choice for kids' bedrooms.

If you choose a hard surface for your flooring, you may want to add an area rug under your bed. As an alternative, consider placing smaller rugs on either side of the bed to give your feet a warm place to land on cold winter mornings.

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