Flooring Buying Guide

Every room serves a specific purpose in your home. Beyond price, form, function and fashion are key elements to consider when considering new flooring.

Kenny's Carpet One has been serving the needs of area residents from Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam Counties for over 40 years.

Kennys Carpet One Flooring Guide

Carpet One Floor Buying Guide

The Kitchen

  • High traffic area that typically leads directly outside (dirt, water from snow, rain, dust etc.).

  • Spills are common from cooking, (must be durable and easy to clean).

  • Non-slip flooring is a safety requirement.  


  • Vinyl is an excellent choice for the kitchen floors (resilient, durable and long life).

  • Tile, laminate and wood are great flooring options (rugs soften critical areas).

The Bathroom:

  • Overflow from the sink, toilet and bathtub is a reality.

  • Ease of cleaning is certainly an important factor.

  • Non-slip surface materials are plentiful in a variety of styles.


  • Vinyl is the easiest to clean with a simple area rug will prevent slipping.

  • Ceramic tile an excellent option (not as slippery as vinyl, but harder to clean).

  • Today's laminates and wood products are now available for bathrooms.


The Living Room

  • As the focal point of the home, considerations for all of the furnishings throughout the house are selected to complement this room.

  • Flooring as always must match the room's purpose.


  • Hardwood flooring is perhaps the most attractive and lasting option.

  • Natural and innovative fibers are now available in many carpet styles

The Dining Room

  • The formality or functionality is the primary driver of who flooring is selected.

  • Form and function dictate choices as does style.


  • Carpet may be a nice option, but understand that light colors show stains.

  • Traditional wood, laminate or tile flooring always is a good choice for the dining room.

The Bedroom

  • Consider that the bed and window treatment typically overshadow all other elements in this room.

  • Traffic is usually not a problem (stains and durability are not the primary considerations).

  • Neutral flooring and patterns are smart choices for homes that frequently change décor.


  • Carpet is traditionally selected for its comfort and overall tone of the room.

  • Wood or laminate floors work well if decorative rugs are preferred.

The Hallway & Stairs:

  • Heavy traffic, wear and tear as well as outside elements dictate flooring options here.

  • Durable, lasting styles are the best options, however this is the often the first impression visitors have of your home.  Don't be afraid to make a statement.


  • Inlaid patterns of wood parquet or ceramic tile are dramatic, durable, lasting options.

  • Laminate flooring is a good alternative, providing value and long life. 

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