For a creative person who makes art on a near-daily basis, your creative space at home has to be perfect. And part and parcel with that road to perfecting your creative space is to choose the right flooring.

You will want multiple things from your creative room floors: something aesthetically beautiful, cost-effective, and easy to clean in case of messes. But with all the flooring materials available on the market, how do you decide?

We’ve made that choice easier for you in this guide. These are the best flooring options for your creative area and their respective pros and cons:

Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring is a two-part mixture of a resin and a hardener that combines to create a remarkably strong surface. It was developed for use in industrial and commercial spaces but has become popular for use inside the home in recent years.

red toy car parked on an epoxy treated floor

 

It is brushed on like paint over the floors in layers to create a strong and thick surface. During the installation, you can choose the color and the desired finish of your epoxy flooring.

Pros

  • Extremely durable surface
  • Has great longevity and can last for decades
  • Many customization options (for both color and finish)
  • Easy to clean with a dry or wet mop
  • Stain-resistant against almost everything
  • Incredibly affordable because it makes use of the existing flooring

Cons

  • Needs to be installed by a professional
  • A fresh coat of epoxy will need to be applied every now and then

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are a timeless and iconic choice for any home. It is perfect for a creative space because of the warm atmosphere it brings.

fancy living room with hardwood floor

Hardwood can come in many types, styles, and sizes and at many price points. Choosing hardwood floors for your creative space is also a matter of choosing the exact type of wood you want.

Pros

  • Extremely durable
  • Classic and iconic look that will elevate your space
  • Can be customized
  • Offers a sturdy surface

Cons

  • It can dent and scratch easily
  • It is not stain-resistant or water-resistant, and spilled liquids will change its shape and leave a mark
  • Can be very expensive

Concrete Floors

fancy bedroom with concrete floor

Concrete floors are a great choice for someone looking for minimal industrialist floors in their creative space. Concrete floors, whether left bare or polished, bring a modern look to a studio and have a great number of benefits for the low cost it takes to install them.

Pros

  • Concrete makes for very durable floors
  • Is usually already present under the existing floors
  • Incredibly low-maintenance and stain-resistant when sealed
  • Can be customized with decorative concrete techniques like staining and stamping

Cons

  • It is prone to cracking over time
  • Will need a professional installation
  • Needs to be resealed frequently to keep its stain-resistance