To start, why invest in a laundry room? In many homes a washer and dryer are placed in a closet, in a kitchen, or along a basement wall. So understandably, is dedicating an entire room in your Monmouth County home to cleaning clothes really necessary? Here at Floor Coverings International Monmouth County we feel that a laundry room is a worthwhile investment. We’d also like to emphasize that a laundry room doesn’t need to be large or fancy.
A laundry room presents a number of benefits. It will prevent clean and dirty clothes from collecting elsewhere in a home because they have a place to be. Additionally, it will allow you to complete other household chores efficiently, and will lessen the time you spend tidying up. Here we’ve outlined a couple considerations that you should keep in mind as you design your laundry room.
Keep Location in Mind—Upstairs or Downstairs?
You should begin by determining where your laundry room will be located. An upstairs laundry room offers close proximity to bedrooms and ensures that you won’t have to lug clothes far. However, your washer and dryer could be noisy while family members try to sleep, and there is a possibility that if your washer ever leaks it could damage downstairs ceilings.
A downstairs laundry room will likely be closer to central living areas, which will help you complete a number of related chores efficiently. You will likely have to walk further between you laundry room and bedrooms. Nevertheless, you may be closer to the laundry room right when you walk in the house.
When it comes to laundry room flooring you need something that’s both durable and easy to clean. Laundry room floors are exposed to soiled clothes, dirt, dust, and water on a regular basis. However, just because a laundry room sees intense wear and tear compared to other rooms that doesn’t mean it should be any less durable over the course of several years.
Although there are a number of flooring options available for laundry rooms we encourage you to consider wood-look tile. This style of flooring is manufactured from porcelain and made to mimic the look of traditional hardwood flooring. It will allow you to achieve the look of hardwood without the worry of water damage, and also offers toughness and durability.
Here at Floor Coverings International Monmouth County we’d love to help you create the laundry room of your dreams, starting with the right floors! We offer a wide selection of wood-look tile, which you can view in our product gallery. Our design experts proudly serve the greater Monmouth and Ocean County areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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