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As experts in flooring, we at Hopkins Carpet One want to provide a basic guide for the best types of flooring for each room of your house. Whether you want to update one room or multiple rooms, this can help you know where to start.

Living/Family Room

For this room of the home, you want something that looks nice, is comfortable and is durable. There are several options that meet these criteria. Carpet, hardwood, laminate and luxury vinyl are all great choices. Each of these comes in a variety of styles and colors to match your décor and withstand frequent use and heavy furniture.


The kitchen is often the hub of activity. With cooking, congregating, eating and more, you want a flooring that can stand up to heavy use. Laminate, luxury vinyl and hardwood can all handle the job. Another important aspect for kitchen flooring is that it be waterproof or at least water resistant. Luxury vinyl is definitely the best choice here as it is waterproof. However, there are water resistant options in laminate and engineered hardwood.

Dining Room

Similar to the kitchen, you’ll want flooring that is durable and easy to clean in the dining room. Luxury vinyl, laminate and hardwood are all good options. You can easily clean up spills from the table while being able to effortlessly move your chair.

Bathroom/Laundry Room

Luxury vinyl is the best type of flooring for the bathroom or laundry room, since being waterproof is the most important thing. You want to make sure your floor can withstand water from the shower, tub or even a leaking washer.


In the bedroom, comfort becomes the leading factor for choosing flooring. Carpet is definitely at the top of the list when it comes to coziness. In addition, hardwood and luxury vinyl are acceptable options. For hard surface floors, these are softer and quieter than laminate.


If you want one type of flooring for your entire home, luxury vinyl is the way to go. It’s durable, low maintenance, quiet and waterproof. It also comes in various visuals including wood and tile looks. However, you are free to use different flooring for each room depending on your preferences. In addition, you can add an area rug for added comfort and style to any room not carpeted.

We hope this guide and our infographic above provide a starting point as your search for the best flooring for your home. As always, you can visit with our flooring experts for one-on-one advice and recommendations. Stop in to see us at our store in Hopkins or contact us if you have questions about flooring.

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