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Elevate Your Floor Play: Choosing The Right Flooring For Your Family

July 14, 2023 1:19 pm Published by

The flooring in our homes is more than just a surface to walk on; it sets the foundation for the entire ambiance and functionality of your space. For a family home, selecting the right flooring becomes even more crucial, as it must cater to various needs and activities of all its members. In this blog, we’ll guide you room by room, helping you make informed decisions to elevate your floor play and create a family-friendly haven.

Living Room:

As the heart of the home, the living room is a space for relaxation and entertainment. Consider options like carpeting or hardwood with area rugs. Carpeting provides comfort, noise reduction, and a cosy feel, perfect for family gatherings. On the other hand, hardwood floors add an elegant touch and are easier to clean, making them ideal if you have young children or pets. Rivendell also offers the option of natural flooring, such as bamboo (a great wood alternative), sisal, seagrass or jute. Not only are these an environmentally friendly option but they add texture and character to your room.


The kitchen is a high-traffic area prone to spills and stains. We’d advise to opt for durable flooring materials like marmoleum or vinyl LVT. These options are not only easy to maintain but also come in a wide array of styles, enabling you to achieve the perfect balance of aesthetics and functionality. Not forgetting being highly cost effective. Rivendell works with a wide variety of suppliers such as, Polyflor, Karndean, Moduleo, Forbo and Amtico


Comfort and warmth are essential when choosing bedroom flooring. Carpeting or hardwood with soft area rugs can add a plush feel to the space. If anyone in your family suffers from allergies, consider hardwood, vinyl-LVT or laminate as top options and can offer the look of stone or wood without the price tag. It’s also warmer and softer underfoot and can be a great option for childrens bedrooms with the waterproof element.


Bathrooms require flooring that can withstand moisture and frequent cleaning. In our experience there are two strong options, one is bamboo and the other is vinyl LVT. We would lean more towards the latter, which gives more options in designs, allowing you to create a stylish and functional bathroom space. Historically carpet was the go to for bathrooms, however recent trends are moving away from this to more contemporary options as outlined above.

Kids’ Playroom:

For the ultimate floor play experience, the kids’ playroom needs a durable, comfortable, and safe flooring option. Consider carpet tiles, they offer excellent shock absorption, and enable you to create your own design making playtime fun and safer for little ones. The beauty of carpet tiles is if there is a big spill that stains, you only need to replace one tile instead of the whole floor making for a more cost-effective option. Another great option is Marmoleum; highly durable, hygienic, easy to clean and has a wide choice of styles available.

Home Office:

If you have a home office, you’ll want flooring that promotes focus and productivity. Hardwood or laminate flooring can create a professional and inviting workspace. Add an ergonomic chair mat to protect the floor and ease movement in your office chair.

Hallway / Utility Room:

The hallway or side entrance to a house, usually a boot or utility room, is the first line of defense against dirt and debris. Choose resilient flooring that can handle the heavy foot traffic and is easy to clean, like luxury vinyl planks or wooden floor tiles. Adding a durable, absorbent doormat can further protect your flooring and keep your home cleaner.

Before making any flooring decision, always consider the specific needs and lifestyle of your family. Take into account factors such as allergies, pets, children, and the level of maintenance you are willing to undertake. Additionally, choose flooring materials that align with your environmental values, opting for eco-friendly and sustainable options whenever possible.

In conclusion, elevating your floor play starts with selecting the right flooring for each room in your home. From comfort and durability to style and maintenance, there’s a flooring solution that perfectly suits your family’s needs. By investing time in thoughtful consideration, you’ll create a harmonious living space where your family can thrive and make cherished memories for years to come.  If you are still unsure where to begin, Rivendell offers a free no-obligation home consultation. Give us a call on 01179 637979 to set up yours today.


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