Mud season is coming - Entryway flooring options


Mud season is coming - is your home's entryway ready? Entryway and mud room flooring options can mean all the difference between an easy cleanup after a rainy day and ruining your flooring. But what are the best possible options for your home's entryway that can look attractive, be durable and make for easy cleaning? Here are some great options to consider.

Solid Wood Flooring

Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is a timeless option to consider and it helps build your home's overall value. However, you'll want to stick with a dense hardwood, such as maple, oak or similar materials to ensure that it doesn't scratch or dent from the heavy traffic. It may require occasional refinishing or sealing, but is specifically designed for refinishing, unlike the other options we're mentioning below.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring allows you to have the look of softer woods with superior durability. It also gives you the appearance of more expensive wood without the extra expense. It's easy to install and can be very durable, but if it begins to wear, it may need to be replaced if you choose a variety that has too thin of a veneer for the surface layer. It can also be louder than traditional hardwood flooring with a hollow feeling for floating floors.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile has great versatility, durability and longevity with a lower overall price tag, allowing you to get a nice appearance that will last for a long time. It's also relatively easy to maintain and clean by simply sweeping or mopping. However, it can be slippery when it is wet, so it's important to look at the slip resistance rating to make sure it won't become a hazard when it's raining outside. It may be a poor choice if comfort is a factor.

Stone Flooring

Stone Flooring

Stone provides you with a high-quality flooring that is designed to stand the test of time. Available in a wide range of colors, it's very easy to clean and maintain, though you may have more issues with removing dirt from more textured areas. However, natural stone can be extremely expensive and it's not easy to install, making it a poor choice if you want to DIY your entryway flooring. It can also be cold and hard underfoot.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring gives you a wide range of inexpensive flooring options, with appearances from the fanciful to traditional materials such as wood or stone. It has a low price, is simple to install and is easy to keep clean, even in rainy weather. However, it won't last as long, with wear expected to become visible within five years.


Linoleum is available in a wide range of colors and patterns, and is becoming popular again as an earth-friendly flooring. It's more durable than vinyl, very affordable and easy to clean by sweeping or mopping. However, it does require professional installation and will eventually begin to show wear, though it remains very comfortable underfoot.

By having the right flooring in your entryway or mud room, you can ensure that rainy season cleanup is easy while your home retains its beautiful appearance. If you need help finding the right material for your home's mud room or entryway, our experienced associates are always happy to help. Please feel free to contact us today with any questions, to place an order or to take advantage of our special order service.

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