Posted by          Flooring    April 10, 2019

One of the most common questions we get is: Do I have to have the same flooring throughout my house?

The answer, of course, is no. It’s rare that a home will have the same flooring from top to bottom, in every room in the house. Most often, you’ll find tile in the bathrooms, hardwood throughout the living space, and carpet in the bedrooms. The Best Ways To Transition Flooring Between Rooms

That’s not saying you can’t mix it up a bit and select flooring based on your taste and lifestyle. Have fun with your flooring – it’s your home!

But once you decide to install different types of flooring throughout your home, it can be a bit tricky making sure it all looks great. Let our design team pull a look together you’re sure to love for years. Read on for a little advice before you shop our store. 

Typically, people decide to transition flooring between rooms for one of these reasons:

  • You decide to install new flooring in one room instead of the entire house
  • You have an open concept floorplan and don’t want the same flooring throughout
  • You want hardwood in the living space and carpet in the bedrooms
  • You love hardwood, but still want something waterproof in entryways, bathrooms, and laundry rooms

When building a transition between rooms, you can do so in many ways. A transition occurs when two types of flooring come together that aren’t the same. This usually happens:

  • With two types of flooring – carpet and hardwood
  • With two types of the same flooring – two separate styles of tile
  • With stairs as they transition into the main living space

You can keep it simple, with a clean look between the two. You can play with patterns, adding definition and personality between the two rooms. You can add details – perfect for tile work that can build intricate details with borders and thresholds. Or focus on patterns – who says transitions have to be straight? We’ve seen some beautiful transitions that zigzag through a room to add creativity and design. 

While you might have an idea in mind, we can help make it a reality. Stop by today, and we’ll help you pick out the perfect flooring choices for your home.