Vinyl flooring has been a popular flooring choice for kitchens and bathrooms for many decades. However, in the past few years, more and more people have been using it throughout other rooms in their homes as well. Here are three things you need to think about when selecting vinyl flooring for your home.
1. The size of the room.
If you looking at vinyl flooring that has a design, you will want to consider the size of the room you are putting it down in before making your decision. In most cases, the smaller the room is, the larger you want the vinyl flooring design to be. Why? Because the larger design will help make the room appear to be much larger than it actually is. Of course, you don't want to get a design so large that you can't really see much of it once it is down in the room. Just don't go with a tiny or small design for your vinyl flooring in a small room.
2. The color of the walls.
When shopping for vinyl flooring for a particular room, you should also take along a swatch with your wall paint on it. This will help you match up the color of the wall paint with the color of the flooring.
There is nothing more frustrating than to think a particular vinyl flooring color will look good in a room, only to find out it clashes with your wall paint. If that happens, you are left with one of two choices: either see if you can return the flooring or repaint the room in a color that will match the flooring better. Either of those can be a huge hassle. It is best to just take the paint swatch with you to pick out the vinyl flooring.
3. How each room flows to the next.
If you decide to put vinyl flooring down throughout your home, but want a different design in each room, you will need to think about how each room flows into the next. If you have an open arch leading from the kitchen to the dining room, for instance, you don't want to select two different vinyl flooring designs that will look hideous side by side. Instead, you will want to select two different flooring designs and colors that will complement each other, as well as their wall colors.
If the room is blocked by a door, you actually have a little more freedom since you don't have to worry about the vinyl flooring in the next room always being seen. A good example of this is in the bathroom. A lot of people like to decorate bathrooms in novelty themes, and like to reflect that fun theme in the vinyl flooring if possible. Since the bathroom is closed off by a door, you don't have to worry about that flooring choice not matching the floor in the hallway or room leading to it.
For more flooring tips, contact a company like Attractive Floorings Carpet One Floor & Home.