Dining Room Flooring Guide

Dining room flooring needs durability, maintainability, and project a warm atmosphere


The dining room is typically used for more formal occasions when guests are over. However, sometimes its more frequently used on a regular basis. Choosing the most optimal dining room flooring needs to reflect both of these uses.

Dining Room Flooring Option #1: Solid Hardwood Floors

 The dining room is typically used for a more formal gathering. Hardwood floors are the perfect option to give off the feeling of this formality. Solid hardwood truly does set the appropriate atmosphere for such an occasion.

  • Long-lasting: Solid hardwood can have your dining room feel the formality for decades.
  • Sturdy: Solid hardwood is exactly as it sounds – sturdy, firm, and solid. It projects a feeling of strength in the room.
  • Ambiance: It sets the perfect tone for a dining room.
  • Easy Maintenance: In case the dining room is used more often than just for formal occasions, solid hardwood is easy to clean and maintain. 

Dining Room Flooring Option #2: Engineered Hardwood Floors

Engineered hardwood is very similar to solid hardwood, and is another perfect option for your dining room. One of the main benefits engineered hardwood has over solid hardwood is that it is more durable to changing weather and side effects that come from it – such as moisture and heat.

  • Durable: In case of the dining room being exposed to the harsh sun’s rays, engineered hardwood is durable in the heat (and cold!)
  • Tone: Offers a feeling of formality.
  • Firm: Sturdy, firm, and solid material.
  • Beautiful Options: Red Oak, Hickory, and Brazilian Cherry to name a few.

Dining Room Flooring Option #3: Laminate Floors

Laminate flooring is a cost-effective solution to both solid hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring. The best part is that, although it is cheaper, it is widely versatile and customizable to look just like its expensive alternatives!

  • Cheaper Alternative: Laminate flooring is cheaper than our hardwood options.
  • Looks The Part: Although cheaper, it can look nearly identical to the hardwood alternatives.
  • Durable: Great for use in high-volume traffic rooms.
  • Easy Maintenance: Easy to clean and maintain over time.

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