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What Kind of Floor Is Best for Mudroom?

The mudroom all but replaced the more traditional foyer in American homes throughout the 1900s. Today, a mudroom is a valuable space in the house, especially in locations where the outdoor conditions and foot traffic tend to make the floor, well, muddy. A mudroom keeps dirt from entering the rest of the house and people walking into the main parts of the home with wet or snowy jackets. Homeowners looking to replace their mudroom floors have a few options, depending on their climate and environmental conditions. But what is the best mudroom floor option?

What Kind of Floor Is Best for Mudroom?

Natural Stone

Natural stone is a classic choice for your mudroom flooring system. The look is entirely unique, and nothing screams rustic and traditional more than a natural stone mudroom floor in a lake or mountain cabin.

You have plenty of options for natural stone flooring materials, including travertine and granite. Natural stone comes cut from quarries in large slabs and formed into tiles. You can choose from conventionally shaped natural stone tiling or something more rough and unfinished.

To keep the natural stone flooring looking its best, it is important to seal it upon installation. Natural stone is porous and absorbs moisture. As a result, it stains, and you’ll never get that stain out. Sealing the floor prevents water from penetrating the stone, avoiding issues with discoloration and stains.

Natural stone tile flooring is a somewhat expensive option but the best choice for ranches, farms, mountain cabins, lake houses, and other getaways or locations where the weather gets wild.

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are by far the most popular choice for mudroom flooring. Tiles are available in hundreds of colors and designs to match any home’s décor tastes. Many homeowners choose tile because it is easy to clean, durable, and suitable for any time of the year.

The kilning of the tiles (heating the tiles) makes them extremely solid and water-resistant. So, ceramic tiles are a good choice for locations where you’re dragging water into the house. Ceramic tiles are great for beach houses and cities, with an all-around versatility in styling and visual aesthetics.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is reliable and has a classic, rustic, warm feel, bringing more personality to a mudroom than other types of flooring materials. Like natural stone, you’ll need to seal the wood upon installation to avoid issues with water damage.

Hardwood flooring is available in various materials, from cherry to beech and oak. Some hardwood options are more expensive than others, but all are more expensive than the other options on the list, with the exception of natural stone. Although hardwood floors aren’t cheap, they can last a lifetime with the right care.

Vinyl Boards

The next most popular option after ceramic tiles is vinyl plank. This flooring system is affordable, effective, and modular. Vinyl planks come with various faux-wood veneers, giving you the impression of a hardwood floor. There are also dozens of design and color variations to suit your décor tastes.

Vinyl flooring slots in place in half the time it takes to install hardwood floors. On top of that, luxury vinyl plank floors are also cost-effective. LVP is easy to clean, durable, and flexible. As long as you have the right subfloor under a vinyl plank floor, you’ll find it hard to differentiate between a real hardwood floor and a vinyl floorboard system for your mudroom.

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