Kitting out your Man Cave? Don’t Forget about the Floor!

Find some great ideas for flooring in your man cave.

Over the past few years, the topic of man caves has become increasingly popular. If you are fortunate enough to have the space to set up your man cave, chances are that you want everything to be just right – from the cushy recliner chairs to the awesome sound system. However, choosing the right type of flooring is just as important, and a few ideal options will be discussed below.

Engineered Hardwood

What could look more ‘manly’ in a man cave than some awesome engineered hardwood flooring? These days, this type of flooring is available in several different colors and styles, meaning that you will be able to obtain that classy and masculine look with ease when installing them.

Engineered hardwood is manufactured from several layers of hard and softer woods that have been carefully fused together and then coated with a veneer layer that can have the appearance of virtually any type of wood available.

One of the main benefits of using this flooring in your man cave is that it is able to hold up better than hardwood flooring with regards to humidity and moisture changes – making it especially appealing for use in basements and garages that have been converted to living space. This means that spilled beers will not result in warped or damaged flooring.

Another benefit of using engineered hardwood flooring is that it is cheaper than solid wood, as well as more environmentally friendly.

Berber Carpeting

Some guys prefer to have something a little softer underfoot than engineered hardwood flooring and it’s totally understandable, especially in colder climates. However, they normally don’t want something as soft as plush carpeting because it may not seem appropriate for their man cave space. Berber carpeting can provide an ideal solution for this because it is somewhat tighter underfoot.

This carpeting is manufactured from a series of tight loops, giving it a low pile height. This means that it is easier to keep clean in the event of spills or soiling and it stays looking attractive because the pile does not crush underfoot. Berber also available in several different colors, style and pattern options, meaning that you will be able to get just the right look for your man cave’s floor. In some cases, you can have custom carpeting made as well.

Tiled Flooring

If it’s convenience you’re looking for with regards to cleaning and maintenance, installing a tiled floor will be the ideal option in your man cave.

While regular and slate tiled floors do have the advantage in that spills and food messes can be wiped or mopped away with ease, care will need to be taken if glasses or white ware are dropped on them, as these items will break upon landing. In cases where cheaper grade tiles have been used, these could be prone to breaking if heavier items are dropped on them as well.

If you’re looking for something unique with regards slate it’s a natural stone tile that is highly affordable. It is also known for its unusual coloring and it is quite dark in color – usually shades of gray.

Epoxy Flooring

If the area you are claiming for your man cave has an untreated cement floor, another awesome option for covering it is epoxy coating.

If left untreated, a bare cement floor is prone to cracking and absorbing odors and stains – definitely not something you want to worry about while you are trying to enjoy using your personal space. Having your man cave floor treated with an epoxy coating will not only make it easy to clean and care for; it will also look pretty awesome because epoxy can now be supplied in several different colors.

One of the main advantages of epoxy flooring is that its perfectly smooth finish makes it extremely easy to clean and maintain. It is also resistant to scuffing and scratching, meaning that it will stay looking good for a long time after being applied.

Choosing the Right Flooring

By now, you may be wondering what the best type of flooring will be to use in your man cave. However, this will depend on what your personal tastes are, as well as which part of your home will be used for this space.

For example, if basement space is being used, you may not want to install carpeting, hardwood or any other flooring that will be susceptible to dampness and humidity. However, if another room or even garage is going to be used, you will be able to base your choice on personal preference.

When shopping for flooring, it is essential that you not base your choice on getting the lowest possible price – regardless of the flooring you want to use. Instead, it is recommended that you spend as much as you can comfortably afford. This will enable you to get a good quality product that will last for many years at the best possible price.

Saving Money on Flooring

Although it may be tempting to attempt a flooring installation as a DIY project, this is not normally recommended. Instead, set aside a part of your budget for labor and installation costs and have the job done by an experienced professional. This will ensure that the flooring gets laid correctly and that no damage occurs.

In some cases, you may be able to save money on your man cave flooring by being willing to shop for end of the year discounts or discontinued colors and styles. Some retailers may even offer discount codes or coupons that can be used on some of their products – it never hurts to ask about these.

Before making your final choice regarding flooring, it is good ideas to search for online reviews about the company you are interested in using. This will allow you to make the most informed choice possible, especially if the reviews indicate that customers are not happy about a specific aspect. Always inquire about warranties before purchasing any flooring product, and ensure that this is provided to you in writing.

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