Best Flooring Material to Bring Your Walk-In Closet Together

Posted: March 17, 2022
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Beyond upgrading your closet storage, one of the easiest ways to spruce up your closet is to update the flooring. You’ll want to choose a material that matches your design style, meets your budget, and is durable and easy to maintain.

To help you choose the right option for you, explore the pros and cons of the most popular types of closet flooring.


Carpet

Modern farmhouse closet with white carpeting
Foster Mom Farmhouse adds rustic charm to her walk-in closet with the 10-Foot Extra Hanging system and plush neutral carpeting.

Pros

Carpeting is one of the most budget-friendly flooring options out there and can be easily extended from the bedroom for a seamless look. It’s also incredibly comfortable and cozy, providing a warm, soft surface under your feet each morning.

With endless material, color, and style options, carpet flooring is a versatile choice for any closet design. Embrace a neutral color that blends in or your favorite pattern to make a statement.

Cons

Keeping carpet floors clean can be a chore. From dirt tracked in by your shoes to pet stains, your carpet is no stranger to regular vacuuming. The material also generally does not appear as upscale as some of the other flooring alternatives.

Hardwood Flooring

Sincerely Sara D. updated her pantry room with the 4-Foot Linen and Pantry system and classic hardwood flooring.

Pros

With a timeless appeal that is both elegant and inviting, hardwood flooring complements all closet design styles. Create a cohesive look that travels from room to room by matching the existing hardwood to the new flooring.

You’ll also stay warm as you walk around barefoot thanks to this material’s natural insulating properties.

Cons

Hardwood does tend to scratch easier than other types of flooring, but the popular material works well in low-trafficked areas like walk-in closets.

Tile

Walk-in closet with closet organizers, stool and framed picture
Hartley Home designs a luxurious master walk-in closet with the 8-Foot Traditional system and gradient herringbone tile flooring.

Pros

Ceramic tile flooring adds opulence and grandeur to your closet, instantly elevating your space. It is also one of the easiest materials to maintain and clean.

Cons

The luxurious feel and look of tile flooring come with a higher price tag when compared to other flooring options, but the elegant appearance can make it worthwhile. Like vinyl and laminate floors, tile can be chilly to walk on. Adding a throw rug or installing radiant heat tile flooring can help keep you comfortable.

Vinyl or Laminate Flooring

Stephanie Watkins replaces old carpet with laminate flooring to create a bohemian-style closet.

Pros

If you have a tight budget, both vinyl and laminate flooring are excellent alternatives to hardwood. They give your closet a classic wood-floor or tiled look at a lower price and with less upkeep. Maintenance is a cinch as these materials will clean easily and hold up to daily wear and tear. 

Plus, a vinyl plank or laminate floor can still pull your closet design together even if the connected bedroom is carpeted.

Cons

These manufactured materials do not provide the same insulation as carpet or hardwood, so you may want to put on slippers during the winter season or add a closet rug to keep your bare feet warm.


Accentuate Your Closet Flooring with Customizable Storage

Once you’ve refreshed the flooring, continue giving your closet the makeover it deserves with flexible storage solutions

Closets by Liberty systems allow you to customize your organizer to fit every space and lifestyle, offering multiple sizes and adjustable accessories. They feature a custom built-in look and classic white finish to coordinate with any design style, making them the perfect addition to any closet. Shop our systems today!

And for more makeover inspiration, consider revamping your closet lighting and closet door to truly personalize your space.