Flooring | McSwain Carpet & Floors

Finding the right flooring for each room of your home isn’t an easy project. You want to find a material that is comfortable and stylish that fits in your budget and will function perfectly for each specific room in your house. Lucky for you, our team has helped thousands of families in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Dayton, tackle their flooring projects with ease. In today’s blog, we’ll share our flooring wisdom with you, so you can feel confident when it’s time to make a decision.

Getting Started

No matter which room you’re replacing the floors in, it’s important to first ask yourself the following questions:

– How much foot traffic does the room receive?

– Will your flooring be affected by your local climate?

– How much cleaning and maintenance are you willing to do?

– What’s your budget?

– How is the space typically used?

Having the answers to these questions in mind will help you narrow down the flooring options available. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s look at the best flooring materials for each room.


When it comes to bathroom flooring, everything is on the table except for hardwood and carpet. However, due to the water and humidity, waterproof flooring and tile are the best choices for a bathroom. Both waterproof flooring and tile come in a variety of colors, styles, sizes, textures, and patterns. Plus, both materials are incredibly durable and easy to maintain – perfect for busy households. So, which should you choose? It’s up to you, your budget, and the look you’re trying to achieve. If you are really trying to achieve the hardwood look throughout your space, we proudly offer a wide variety of wood-like tiles that will help you achieve the look your after.


In most households, the kitchen is the room everyone gravitates to for whatever reason (probably the snacks!). To accommodate for the high foot traffic and the foreseeable spills, consider one of the following floor coverings: hardwood, waterproof, tile, luxury vinyl, or laminate. Again, deciding which is right for your home will ultimately come down to your vision and budget.

Living Spaces

The sky is the limit when it comes to selecting a flooring material for the living spaces of your home. Hardwood and carpet have always been the most popular options, but you’re certainly welcome to think outside of the box. When considering your options, it’s important to think about how the space will be used i.e. will children be playing on the floor, do you have pets, does the space get a lot of foot traffic, etc. From there, it’s simply a matter of narrowing down your options based on your preferences and overall aesthetic to find the flooring that is perfect for you.

As you can see, there is a lot to consider when selecting the right flooring for your home. However, our knowledgeable staff is readily available to help you make the right decision. Simply have the answers to the questions mentioned above in-mind and either visit one of our nine locations or make a Shop @ Home appointment to get started today.