A mudroom is a vital room in modern day homes, acting as a middle ground between the outside and inside of your home. The overall look and function of this room can be determined solely on the type of wood floors your choose. In this week’s blog, we’ll go over how you can incorporate wood floors in your mudroom.
Wood floors CAN be in your mudroom
An incorrect assumption is that wood floors cannot stand up to heavy traffic in certain rooms, including mudrooms. When comparing the durability of hardwood with other floor options for your mudroom, hardwood floors are one of the most low maintenance. Also, if you have hardwood floors in your kitchen or hallway, you may want to also extend it into your mudroom.
Consider the wood species
Certain wood species are more durable than others, and can stand up to more traffic and moisture. To help figure out which wood you want for your mudroom, look up the Janka Hardness Scale, which rates wood floors on their durability. Woods at the top of the list include Brazilian Cherry, Hickory, and Hard Maple.
Add a high-quality rug to trap the moisture
A high-quality rug in your mudroom cuts down on the routine maintenance of your flooring and extends it’s life. Put the rug at the entrance door, and make sure your designate a spot for shoes. Shoes can be put on a plastic mat which can be cleaned easily and quickly in case of dirt or water.
Consider luxury vinyl plank
Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring has become a popular flooring choice in homes. The planks can mimic the look of hardwood floors, and are extremely sustainable and durable. If you are nervous about water in your mudroom, LVP is a waterproof, stain-proof, and dent resistant flooring choice. LVP can also be installed to match the hardwood floors in your home, so everything stays looking consistent.
Remember to follow these tips during your next renovation project to ensure a beautiful and durable mudroom. Our team at Signature Hardwood Floors will do all the hard work for you. We not only offer beautiful hardwood floors, but LVP and LVT options, too. Contact us for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!