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Mar 1st 2022

Should I Get Carpet or Laminate Flooring in the Bedroom? Pros and Cons

Styling your bedroom is a highly personal process. Designed in the right way, your bedroom can become a haven to relax in at the end of a stressful day. And the flooring you opt for can make a huge difference in the overall vibe and aesthetic of your bedroom.

Choosing between carpet or laminate flooring is a big decision. Both types have their pros and cons. But which one is better? And does one or the other add more value to your property?

In this article, we’ll help you settle the debate between carpet vs laminate flooring in the bedroom by sharing our list of pros and cons.

Pros of Laminate Flooring in the Bedroom

For many homeowners, laminate flooring in the bedroom can be a great choice.

With laminate flooring, it’s:

  • Easy to clean – which can be particularly beneficial in family homes
  • Expensive-looking, without the expense – laminate can look as modern and sophisticated as hardwood flooring, without the high price tag
  • A great DIY project – you can get help from a fitter to install laminate flooring, but it’s often a project many homeowners choose to do themselves

Cons of Laminate Flooring in the Bedroom

Having laminate flooring in the bedroom has its downsides.

For some, laminate flooring can feel:

  • Colder – especially in the mornings!
  • Less cosy – bedrooms are all about comfort and laminate won’t be as soft on the feet as carpet, which can make a bedroom feel less cosy
  • Harder – if you, a family member or child falls on laminate flooring, it’ll be harder and could cause more injury than carpet

Pros of Carpet in the Bedroom

Many homeowners choose to have carpet in the bedroom, namely because it can feel:

  • Cosier – especially on your feet when you wake up in the morning
  • Softer – if the bedroom is for a child, older relative or someone prone to falls, carpet provides cushioning to land on
  • Warmer – carpet retains heat much better than laminate flooring, keeping your bedroom warmer for longer

Cons of Carpet in the Bedroom

Despite its benefits, having carpet in the bedroom can have its pitfalls.

With carpet, you may find that it:

  • Gets dirty – even with regular hoovering, bacteria hides in carpet and regular deep cleaning is needed
  • Collects dust easily – dust mites gather in carpet, particularly in hidden areas underneath the bed, which can aggravate allergies for some people
  • Can be expensive – even though carpet can be affordable, many styles (particularly in-demand colours) can be expensive, especially when paired with the cost of dense underlay and hiring a fitter


Ultimately, deciding between carpet vs laminate flooring in the bedroom is a personal choice. While some homeowners will prefer the modern style and convenience of laminate, others will find carpet the cosier option.

If you’re deciding between laminate vs carpet in the bedroom in preparation for a sale, Resida Property Services are your local property experts and we’d love to chat. Our friendly team of agents are happy to arrange a valuation of your home and help you stage it for a sale in the future.

Give us a call today on 07787243637 or email us at to learn more about our services.

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