Mudroom Flooring Do’s and Don’ts

Shelves for baskets surround a spot for hooks and bench for comfortably putting on your shoesAs expected, mudrooms have the propensity to get a little messy. This area, found near an entryway, is where dirty or wet footwear are removed and stored. Of course, this makes choosing the right flooring of utmost importance. Here is some guidance from Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner Cross on choosing flooring that will withstand all of the elements.

“When it comes to selecting flooring for a mudroom, it is important to choose something that is durable,” said Jennifer. “Typically, a high quality porcelain tile is always recommended.”

Here are some more dos and don’ts from Jennifer:

mudroom cubbies with colorful interiorsAvoid Natural Stone: Natural stone is porous and needs to be sealed regularly in order to avoid stains. Opting for porcelain, which is an engineered stone, means less maintenance. Additionally, it can better withstand elements such as salt and moisture.

Opt for Texture: While many are drawn to glossy tiles, choosing a tile with a slight texture will help create slip resistance for rain boots and snow boots.

Go for a Darker Tile: Choosing a tile that is darker in color can better hide dirt and everyday wear and tear.

Get some more mudroom inspiration by visiting the Normandy photo gallery.  Or, if you are ready to start your next home renovation project, you can set up with an appointment with Jennifer. Follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more design ideas. You can also visit our events page to see a list of upcoming, educational remodeling seminars.

mudroom with lockers and baskets for storage

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