The dining room is one of the most enjoyable social spaces in the entire room. It’s often a place to revel in delicious food, good company and is nearly always the central hub for family parties and gatherings with guests.

This makes it vital to ensure that you choose the perfect flooring, so that you can relish every second hosting events and having family over.

Things to consider when choosing dining room flooring

When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your dining room, it is important to consider how you will use the space. Some people only use their dining room for special occasions, whereas others use their dining space as often as their living room or kitchen.

How often you use the space will determine what type of flooring you require. For example, you will need something hard wearing if you plan on using the dining room every day.

What types of dining room flooring are available?

At Frank’s, our North East-based stores are packed with many different types of flooring suitable for the home. Depending on your budget and taste, we have many options to transform your dining room into a welcoming space.

Find your local store here and read on to find out which flooring types are best suited for dining rooms.


Let’s start with the most expensive option: hardwood flooring. If you are able to stretch your budget that bit further, hardwood is a fantastic option for a dining room.

Despite paying more than you would with other options, hardwood provides an authentic look that never goes out of style and gives an undeniable luxurious feel.

However, one thing you should bear in mind when choosing hardwood flooring is that it is porous. Therefore if you have a busy family household with little ones causing accidents and spilling drinks, hardwood may not be the best match for you.


Vinyl is a popular choice for many rooms in the home these days. At Frank’s we have such a beautiful range of vinyl flooring that you are guaranteed to find a design and style to suit your personal tastes and specific needs.

Not only does vinyl flooring look stunning, it’s also easy to clean and maintain. So, if you intend to use your dining room on a daily basis then this might be the best option.


Laminate is the most cost-effective way of bringing a wood flooring effect into your dining space, if that’s the look you would like to achieve.

It is easily matched to any style of wooden furniture and is extremely easy to clean. What’s more, it is also stain resistant which makes it an ideal choice for big families or if you intend on hosting regular parties or gatherings.

Carpets and rugs

Although you might not think it, carpet works very well in a dining room because it adds warmth and comfort. 

Sometimes due to the lack of furniture in a dining room, the space can feel cold and empty so adding a soft, plush carpet or thick, high quality rug can work beautifully.

Pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect dining room flooring for your home.

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