Top Tips for Choosing Flooring for Your Living Room

Dreaming of a gorgeous new living room? New flooring is the perfect way to instantly update and rejuvenate your living room. When it comes to flooring ideas for living room areas of the home, you need to consider a number of factors. With these top tips, you can find the best flooring for your living room, while also ensuring that your floors look good as new for years to come.

What Type of Flooring?

There are countless options with it comes to flooring ideas for living room. From a soft, cosy carpet to hard-wearing luxury vinyl tiles, you need to consider your options when it comes to choosing your living room flooring. Each type of flooring has its own set of pros and cons, so we have outlined a few of the main ones to help you narrow down your flooring choices.


Carpet is a definite favourite when it comes to living room flooring, and with the best carpets Glasgow has on offer, you will be spoilt for choice at Joe Walker’s Flooring. Carpet is great for sound and heat insulation, keeping your living room warm while blocking some noise from escaping and entering the room. Additionally, carpet is incredibly comfortable and luxurious underfoot, perfect for relaxing! However, it is worth noting that spills are harder to clean off of carpets, making them less ideal if you are prone to spills. While this is a consideration you should make, at Joe Walker’s Flooring, we offer a wide range of stain, water and dirt resistant carpets, allowing you to reap the benefits of carpet, even if you do regularly spill. Have a look at our last article for tips on keeping your family room carpet clean.

flooring ideas for living room - a grey living room carpet.

Wooden Flooring

Wooden flooring is a great way to add charm and character to your living room. They are incredibly long lasting and easy to clean, making wooden flooring perfect for any home, no matter the style of your home. While real wood flooring is a great option for your home, it is worth remembering that it can be noisy, so may not be ideal if you are worried about excess noise in your home.

Laminate and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT)

If real wood flooring is out of your budget, laminate or luxury vinyl tiles are both great options, often looking as good as the real thing. Available in a wide range of colours and styles, including everything from stone and tile to wood, you can be sure that there is LVT or laminate to suit your style. LVT is a great option if you are looking to create the look and feel of real wood, stone or tile for a fraction of the cost. While these are both great flooring options, they do not bring the same levels of comfort as carpet and are not as safe for the likes of clumsy children as no cushioning is provided in the event of a fall.

Style and Colour

Once you have chosen the type of flooring for your living room, you may want to start searching for flooring ideas for living room colours and styles. This will typically depend on whether you are updating the whole room, or simply changing the flooring. If you are only changing the flooring, you should think about the existing style and colour scheme of the room. Alternatively, you may wish to opt for a neutral carpet, beige has long been a popular choice, however, grey is a great modern alternative which will go with any style.

On the other hand, if you are redecorating the whole room, you might want to think about going for bold colours or patterns. Vibrant and eye-catching flooring is the perfect way to add some fun and excitement to your living room.

Flooring Ideas for Living Rooms

The fantastic team at Joe Walker’s Flooring can help you with flooring ideas for living room spaces in your home. Whatever you may be searching for, you can be sure that we can help find the perfect living room flooring for you.

Update the flooring in your living room today.


Amazing carpets for my flat - big thanks to Joe, Danny & their team. Very helpful, great advice and I saved money too. 5 star stuff and have recommended to my friends & family!

Stephen Cole



    33 Dumbarton Road


    G81 1UA

    We are located at 33 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. Visit our showroom to experience the finest flooring Glasgow can offer.

    We stock laminate flooring, vinyl tiles, luxury vinyl tiles, Karndean and Real Wood Flooring.

    Pin It on Pinterest


    Share this page with a friend!

    Open chat
    How can we help you?