Living Room Flooring Ideas

Your living room is one of the most important spaces in your home. It is your hub, where you and your loved ones spend the most time, enjoying simple comforts and exciting activities. Choosing the right type of flooring for the space is crucial.

To help you in your search, we have put together a list of living room floor ideas for you to choose from or feel inspired by while redesigning the heart of your home.


What to Consider When Choosing Living Room Floors

Before you start considering your options, it is important to think about the various ways you plan to use your living room, as well as the unique features you may require for its floor. Some of the most important factors include:

  • Lifestyle: If you have children or pets, you may want to choose a flooring material that is durable and resistant to scratches or stains, and if the living room is a high-traffic area, you will need to opt for a flooring option that can withstand heavy use.
  • Aesthetics: Flooring plays a significant role in the overall look and feel of your living room. Consider the style and dĂ©cor of the space and choose a flooring material that complements the interior design.
  • Maintenance: Consider how much time and effort you are willing to invest in cleaning and maintaining your new flooring. Some materials, such as carpet, may require regular vacuuming and occasional deep cleaning, while hardwood or tile may need occasional sweeping and mopping.
  • Longevity: Resistance to wear, stains, and fading are handy for any kind of flooring type, but especially for living room floors. Ultimately, the flooring you choose is an investment, so opt for materials with a lengthier lifespan.
  • Budget: Depending on the type of flooring you go for, prices are going to naturally vary. Establish your budget beforehand and weigh up the qualities you would like in your living room floors before browsing in order to find the most cost-effective solution for your home.


Our Top 3 Living Room Flooring Ideas

1. Engineered Wood Floors

Real wood floors are a go-to option for living room floors. They are durable, attractive, and resistant to most everyday pressures and messes. So why should you choose engineered wood over solid wood? 

There are a number of reasons people favour engineered wood over solid wood flooring, but the most common include:

  • Price: Engineered wood is often much cheaper than solid wood, simply because it requires much less hardwood per plank to create – making it a brilliant choice for larger living rooms and tighter budgets.
  • Strength: The way engineered wood floors are made lends them a little extra resilience than solid wood. The multi-ply base and thinner layer of hardwood allow for flexibility under heavy footfall and temperature fluctuations. 
  • Style: Engineered wood is almost indistinguishable from solid wood, and our range is specifically crafted with quality in mind – for example, our micro-bevelling and robust oil finishes. 

We have a gorgeous selection of European oak and American walnut flooring, cut into classic planks or more ornate parquet designs, and in a whole host of colours and shades including light, mid-tone, and dark.


2. Laminate Floors

Not only are laminate floors an affordable option when compared with solid wood or tile, but it also boasts exceptional durability and resistance to everyday messes. The wood-effect design of our laminate flooring adds a touch of elegance and warmth to any living room it is installed in, creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere that requires very little upkeep.


3. Cork Floors

Cork poses a unique alternative to traditional living room floors, but embodies much of the same qualities as front-runners such as engineered wood and carpet. Cork is just as durable as real wood but also offers some of the softness of carpet, providing extra comfort underfoot.

What sets cork apart from other flooring is its environmental-friendliness. The Portuguese cork we source for our Cortejo range is a renewable resource, harvested from bark that has the ability to regrow. Cork is also resistant to mould, mildew, and allergens, making it a healthier choice for those with respiratory sensitivities.


What About Underfloor Heating?

A lot of homes utilise some form of underfloor heating system, and the good news is that all of the flooring ideas we have mentioned above are fully compatible. In fact, our range of floors works incredibly well with all modern systems, actually aiding the even spread of heat and adapting the subsequent expansion and contraction. 


Preview Your New Living Room Floors Today

We hope you have found some inspiration here for your living room. Reflooring any space in your home is a time-consuming and delicate process, but with our ideas, you could be one step closer to cracking the code. To make the decision process a little easier, we have developed a state-of-the-art Room Visualiser, which will allow you to see your selections in real time.


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