Your mudroom gets a lot of action, from high foot traffic to water, dirt and grime, so it needs to be durable, water-resistant and stylish. It may seem like a lot to ask for, but as experienced flooring contractors in the Greater Toronto Area, we can assure you there are many flooring options that are up to the challenge of providing you with both stylish and functional flooring.
Mudroom Flooring Requirements
There’s a reason this front or side entrance is referred to as a mudroom – it comes into contact with four seasons worth of mud or moisture – so it has to withstand the constant trials of repeated use. Mudroom flooring needs to be able to pass these three, key requirements:
Easy to Clean
Mudroom flooring must be easy to clean because it will need to be done quite often, especially during wet seasons, like winter. For this reason, you don’t want flooring that requires a lot of upkeep, like wood (sanding and sealing), to keep it clean.
Because mudrooms will see more than just mud, but also water/moisture, your flooring will need to be waterproof or water-resistant. Thus, porous flooring like hardwood is not a good choice for mudrooms because it will allow moisture in, leading the flooring to lose its integrity.
Thanks to the nature of a mudroom, as flooring contractors, we can’t stress the importance of installing a durable surface so that it will last a long time to come!
The Best Flooring Choices for Your Mudroom
As experienced flooring contractors, these are some of the most popular flooring choices we install in our client’s mudrooms.
Porcelain tile is the ultimate choice for any mudroom as it is all three of easy to clean, waterproof and tough. In addition, porcelain tiles are very stylish and available in many attractive patterns and styles; thus, they match any interior design preference.
However, wet porcelain tile is quite slick, so to help prevent slips, trips and falls, we recommend you buy a textured tile or use a textured sealant to provide traction when the tiles are wet.
Vinyl Plank Tile
Vinyl plank tile or luxury vinyl is another excellent flooring choice for your foyer as it checks off all the boxes — including being waterproof — as well as being affordable. Vinyl is made of plastic, and manufacturers have perfected the look of wood or stone so you can have the wood-look flooring and durability you want in your mudroom!
Vinyl Sheet Flooring
The most budget-friending flooring option for your mudroom is vinyl sheet flooring; it is also perhaps the easiest to clean of all our flooring options. In addition, it is both functional and stylish since it comes in an array of patterns that can suit any style preference.
Finding the Right Flooring for your Mudroom
There is a lot to consider when deciding on which flooring to install in your mudroom, but as flooring contractors, we install many porcelain tiles and vinyl (plank or sheet) in our clients’ homes. The most important thing to remember when installing mudroom flooring is knowing what you need. If you have pets or kids or a strict budget, then assess your requirements against the benefits of the above mentioned flooring options, and you’ll be able to find your perfect flooring!
If, however, you are struggling to find the right flooring for your mudroom, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We offer free consultations, so if at any point you need some flooring advice, as experienced flooring contractors, we’re happy to help answer your flooring questions!