Renovating your laundry room? Changing your laundry room flooring can make a big difference in your space. Being such a frequently used room in the home, it’s important to choose the right laundry room flooring for your needs. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your laundry room flooring.

How To Choose Your Laundry Room Flooring

Water Resistance

The most important factor you need to consider when choosing your laundry room flooring is whether it’s water-resistant. Just like kitchens and bathrooms, your laundry is considered a ‘wet area’ of the home. Not only are there frequent splashes and spills, but due to the nature of the laundry room, your floors need to be able to withstand high levels of moisture in the air. For this reason, water-resistant flooring is essential in your laundry room.

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Laundry rooms see heavy foot traffic. Especially in a family home, you’ll find that your laundry room can be one of the most used rooms in the house. On top of all the foot traffic, you also need your laundry room flooring to stand up to the movements and vibrations of your washing machine, as well as frequent temperature changes in the room as you use hot washes and dryer cycles.  


When you’re changing the flooring in any room, it will have a big impact on the look of that room. Make sure you factor in your design preferences when choosing your laundry room flooring. These preferences can not only be aesthetic, but also functional. If, for instance, you want a floor where you can easily see wet patches, incorporate that into your design.


With any home renovation, the cost is usually a deciding factor. Laundry room flooring has unique needs due to the high traffic and wet nature of the room. Choosing a less expensive flooring option that will last and can easily be replaced will save you money and headaches in the long run.

The Best Laundry Room Flooring

The flooring that we believe checks all of the above boxes is without a doubt vinyl. While tile may have been the laundry room flooring of choice for years, it can be expensive, susceptible to damage, and isn’t as easy to replace as other flooring. Vinyl flooring can now mimic the look of real tile or even hardwood effortlessly and is easy to install, cheaper than many tiling options, water-resistant, and incredibly durable. It’s also easy to replace damaged areas of vinyl without having to rip up the whole floor, making it a great option for your laundry room flooring.

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