Dining Room Flooring Ideas & Guide

Flooring for your Dining Room

A dining room is a place to enjoy beautiful meals, great company and is often the main spot for any family party or gathering. Therefore, it’s vital that you choose the perfect dining room flooring so that you truly relish hosting events at your home. Let’s go over some dining room flooring ideas for your home.

What Should I Consider when Choosing a Dining Room Floor?

When choosing dining room flooring, consider how you will use the space. Some people use their dining room just for special occasions whereas other people will use their dining room as often as they use their living room. How often you use your dining room will affect what flooring you choose, as you will need something much more hard wearing if you’re going to be using your dining room every day. The best dining room flooring depends entirely on how you use it.

Dining Room Flooring Options


Dining Room Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is a popular choice for a dining room flooring, as there is such a beautiful range of products available, you’re sure to find a design and style which would suit your personal taste and needs. Not only does vinyl look beautiful in your dining room but it’s also easy to clean and maintain, so if you intend to use the dining room daily then this could be an ideal option for you.

Dining Room Laminate Floor

Laminate flooring is a popular choice for a dining room as it’s a cost-efficient way of bringing the wood effect into a space. Laminate flooring looks sensational against any wooden furniture, such as a large oak dining table. Plus, it’s also easy to clean and stain resistant, so it could be the perfect option for big families or if you intend to host a lot of parties.

Solid & Engineered Wood Flooring

You can choose solid wood flooring for your dining room if you don’t have under floor heating as the solid wood floor won’t be able to cope with the rises and falls of temperatures. If you do have under floor heating or the dining room experiences a lot of humidity, then it could be a wise choice to choose engineered wood flooring or laminate.

View our range of engineered wood flooring here.

How do I Know Which Flooring is Right for me?


Laminate Flooring

Real wood looks beautiful in a dining room, especially if you have a large oak table or wooden furniture, however it can be costly. Laminate flooring is the perfect alternative if you like the look of real wood but don’t want to pay the price for it. There are so many different styles available so you’re sure to find the right design and colour of laminate flooring which suits you and your needs.

Laminate flooring is timeless as it won’t go out of date unlike some carpet styles will. It will arguably last a lot longer than a carpet would and therefore save you a lot of money. If you’re seeking something which is easy to clean, won’t absorb smells or spillages and obviously won’t encounter rips or tears then laminate flooring could be the ideal option for you.

They are also considered as neutral flooring as laminate flooring will go with almost any interior and décor style, so if you’re unsure on how you want to decorate the rest of your room laminate flooring could be a good option.

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Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl isn’t just for bathrooms and kitchens, as some people may think. It can be a fantastic option for any room in the home, including the dining room. This is because it has the look of a wooden floor, which works perfectly in a dining room, but without the cost and upkeep of a one. It’s considered as a practical and functional choice of flooring whilst also adding style to a room, it can be the best floor for dining rooms if it’s constantly in use.

You will also be pleasantly surprised by the range of options available for vinyl flooring so it’s certainly worth looking through the selection we have on the website to see if you can find something to suit your taste.

View our range of Luxury Vinyl Flooring here.

How do I Care for my Dining Room floor?

If you intend to use your dining room daily and have a large family, then it’s crucial that you take very good care of your floor to ensure that your floor lasts.

How you take care of your dining room flooring depends on how often you use the room and what flooring you’ve chosen.

With laminate and vinyl flooring it’s important that you clean up spillages immediately and don’t allow the water to just sit on top of the surface. Not only is the safety hazard but it could also ruin the floor and cause long term issues. As well, make sure to sweep the floor and clean the floor weekly with warm water and detergent using a damp cloth or mop.

Find the range of floor care products dependent on the flooring you decide to go home with  here