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Make Your Dorm Room Feel Like Home

Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014
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Portable Flooring Is The Difference

Dorm rooms aren’t known for their comfort and good feel. Old and tiny beds; walls with more cracks than a city sidewalk - one thing for certain is your dorm room definitely does not feel like home. But you can make your tiny space on campus a bit more welcoming for very little cost or effort. No, we’re not talking about a fresh coat of paint or a brand new bed. We’re taking about portable flooring.

Easy to install and take with you when you go.

You may be asking yourself - why in the world would you install flooring into your dorm room? But a good looking (and high quality) flooring can make all the difference in the world. From better sound and heat insulation, to a better overall look, more cushioning, not to mention a fantastic conversation starter, flooring is a great way to add your own personal touch to your dorm room. And, with certain types of portable flooring, the installation and breakdown is as quick and easy as packing up any of your other belongings at the end of the year. Your flooring can then come with you to your new dorm, your new apartment off campus, and, eventually, to your first post-school home.

Which types of portable flooring work well with a dorm room?

The best types of portable flooring for your dorm room will be easy to clean and pack up, while adding some class, style, and comfort to your space. The best options are typically: • Locking Cork • Laminate • Vinyl • Rubber flooring Each of these types of flooring are easy to transport and will help your dorm room stand out among the rest of the co-eds.

During your college years, cost is always a factor

Whether you’re paying your own way, loading up on loans, or getting help from family, one thing’s certain: college is expensive. You can’t afford to spend money like it’s water when sometimes you have to substitute cheese sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Regardless of your budget, there’s a portable flooring for you. Brands and different models will impact the overall cost of your floor, but generally speaking, the cost breakdown for portable flooring, with 5 being the most expensive, is: Laminate: 1-2 Vinyl: 2-4 Rubber: 2-4 Cork: 2-3

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Choose the right portable flooring for your dorm room

Regardless of your budget, you want to make sure that you pick the right portable flooring for you. And these days, being eco-friendly and low on toxins isn’t just on your wish list, it’s a demand.

Here’s a breakdown to help you choose the right portable flooring for your dorm room.

Laminate is one of the most popular types of flooring on the market today, in large part because of its low cost. Don’t be fooled, however, by this cost. Laminate is also pretty popular because it’s durable and versatile. When it comes to portable flooring, laminate is often the go-to. It’s economical and a breeze to lay down. But not all laminate is created equal.There are some laminate flooring lines that are far more eco-friendly, by using renewable resources, and emitting low toxins. Be sure to do your homework before you buy.

Laminate Eco-Score: 2-3

Vinyl will often cost the most on your search, but for good reason. Vinyl (and particularly luxury vinyl) these days comes in all types of styles and feels. You could turn your dorm room into the lobby of a grand hotel - if you really wanted to - for a fraction of the cost of real wood or marble. Like laminate, vinyl is extremely versatile and great in moist environments. But it, too, can completely vary in its eco-friendly qualities. You’ll want to do your homework. And, if you’re looking for the best looking vinyl on the market, expect to pay a little more to enjoy the beauty of luxury vinyl.

Vinyl Eco-Score: 2-3

Rubber’s been a mainstay in schools and hospitals for decades. But that’s also a bane to its existence. Old school rubber flooring didn’t have much going for it in terms of look and feel, and so regular consumers like you stayed away. But modern technology has done more than create smartphones and tablets. It’s also made it possible for rubber flooring to look as beautiful as any other type of flooring on the market. And you’ll struggle to find a more durable product out there. Essentially impervious to spills, scuffs and furniture dings, rubber flooring is ideally suited for the heavy and unpredictable traffic of your dorm room. These days, rubber can very easily be eco-friendly. This includes using recyclable rubber, which is quite common practice in flooring.

Rubber Eco-Score: 3-4

Cork flooring is a pretty amazing product. Made from the bark of trees, it’s just about the world’s most eco-friendly flooring. In other words - no trees are harmed in the marking of this flooring! It can easily lay on top of any existing floor, has natural qualities that fight off bacteria and microbes, and is a pretty tough competitor against moisture. Cork’s been used in sound rooms for decades because of its natural soundproofing, which is great for your dorm room. And, as an added benefit, cork is extremely soft, providing a cushion that you will not find in another flooring in the planet.

Rubber Eco-Score: 4

Your dorm room can look and feel better - with portable floors

Chances are you never thought about the idea of bringing your own flooring to your dorm room. But that’s because you probably thought it was too expensive, and too impractical. With today’s portable flooring choices, however, nothing can be further from the truth. Easy to install, breakdown, and move to a new location, portable flooring isn’t just convenient. It’s also friendly on your pocket. Turn your dorm room into your home the right way, by adding a touch of personal style with portable flooring.

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