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Living room flooring ideas: What to put on your living room floor

Posted: 25th February 2020

Living room flooring ideas: What to put on your living room floor image

Choosing which type of flooring suits your living room the best is one of key decisions homeowners can make when it comes to home décor.

Here are some of the best living room flooring ideas which can help you making that all important decision about your living space.

What to consider when buying living room flooring

The living room is at the centre of your home – that means it’s  important to ensure you choose the right flooring. It’s the room that will receive the most traffic, and generally where we will spend the majority of our time during the day.

Look - Regardless of budget, we all want to get a living flooring option that looks good and matches the style of our home. Rustic designs are popular at the moment, while more modern styles remain popular as well. Solid wood may suit a more rustic design, while laminate may be the better option for more modernity.

Maintenance - Some flooring options may require more maintenance than others, particularly solid wood which may require higher levels of maintenance.

Durability - One of the most important factors when considering your living room flooring ideas should be how durable the floor is – your living room tends to get more traffic than the majority of rooms in your house. If you add children or pets to the mix the floor could be subject to more thrills and spills!

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a fantastic alternative to solid wood if you are looking for cheaper flooring alternatives, so is likely to suit those with a budget. However, new technology and better production has allowed laminate floors to create the most authentic look, especially for your living room.

Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is traditionally more expensive than laminate or vinyl, but for good reason. It’s one of the most attractive and durable options for installing flooring to your living room. Wood flooring will take more effort in terms of maintenance but the style it can bring to your home may well be worth it.


Commonly used in bedroom or kitchen floors, vinyl features a durable layer that can withstand heavy footfall from a busy home so can also be an option for your living room.


Carpet has been long seen as a good option for living room floors, despite its popularity declining quite a bit in recent years. Carpet is more often now found in bedrooms and staircases for example, but it could still prove a useful option for some living rooms.

The Sale Flooring Direct range of laminate, solid wood and vinyl flooring includes a variety of styles and finishes to suit any budget and look. Browse our product range now to find something to suit you.

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