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Choosing Flooring for Your Mud Room

Posted by Carpets N More under Flooring

Since mudrooms have the potential to get very dirty, it is essential to choose the most appropriate flooring. After all, the purpose of the mudroom is to put on and remove all of your outside gear, which includes your soiled coats and muddy shoes. Therefore, you will want to install flooring in your entryway or mudroom that is durable, able to withstand moisture and dirt, as well as harmonize with the rest of your home’s interior.

Floor Mats in the Entry Way

If you are indecisive, you can consider placing floor mats in your mudroom. Mats offer a soft transition between the mudroom and the rest of your home while protecting the floors. They trap pollen, dirt, and other pollutants that can easily come into the house. Opt for a floor mat or rug that is made from a wool material. Wool is the best choice because it is naturally resistant to moisture, mold, and bacteria.

Easy to Clean

Flooring for your mudroom should be easy to clean. Select tiles that have a nonporous surface. Some easy-to-clean flooring types include ceramic tile or natural stone. Such flooring materials will last longer and are easy to maintain as well as environmental-friendly. Slate and porcelain tiles are also suitable for the mudroom since this area of the home will get a lot of traffic.

Luxury Vinyl

LVP is another ideal flooring option for your home’s mudroom. It is budget-friendly as well as durable. It can also mimic the look of traditional flooring options like hardwood and tile with added durability and low-maintenance properties.

If you find it difficult to choose the right floors for your foyer or mudroom, one of our expert sales associates would love to assist you. Please do not hesitate to call or visit us with any questions.


Organizing the Mudroom or Entry

Posted by Carpets N More under Hints and Tips

Removing your shoes when you enter the house is a good way to cut down on dirt and allergens that are tracked into the house.  Having a pile of shoes by the door is not the best way to greet guests or family into your home. Corralling clutter in an entry, foyer or mudroom will make the small space feel bigger and create a warm, inviting entry into your home.

Getting shoes and bags off the mudroom or entry floor is a good idea both for traffic and the shoes and bags.  A shoe cabinet or well organized coat closet can clear off the floor.  A built-in bench or coat rack will add storage that keeps the floor clutter free. Even a simple row of pegs can be hung up to manage coats and bags. Being able to see the floor means you can put down a pretty runner or small area rug to give the space a polished look.

Other storage options include a cabinet converted to shoe storage that can also be a place to organize keys and mail.  A console with storage underneath and a place for a small lamp will give the space a well designed look.  You could hang a mirror above the cabinet or bench. The mirror will expand the feeling of the space, and give you a place to touch up your hair and lipstick.

Corralling clutter is a good idea in every room of the home. It is especially important in small rooms and rooms that get a lot of traffic.