The Best Flooring Options for Teens


If you have teenagers in the house, you know how rough they can be, especially when it comes to your furniture and flooring. Perhaps you have designated a room for them to use with their siblings and friends, such as a finished basement or game room complete with video consoles and pool tables.

You’ll need to choose a flooring that’s durable, hides stains, is easy to clean, and can withstand the heavy traffic it is sure to get. Let’s go over the best flooring options for your kids and teens.


First, you’ll have to consider the size of the bedroom, basement room or game room. Take measurements and know the dimensions: this is the first step. This will determine just how much material you will need, which can be a direct factor in the material you go with. Not only does cost increase with higher square footage, you will pay more in labor to cover larger expanses of space.

Next, think about usage. What will the room be used for? Are your teens gamers, spending lots of time competing with friends in front of video games? Or do they prefer active games, such as billiards, board games, indoor basketball hoops, etc.? Will they be eating and drinking down there while watching movies? If so, you’ll need to consider an easy-to-clean flooring material. If they’ll be active, the flooring you choose should be on the softer side so no one gets hurt. If there will be a lot of heavy furniture, arcade games, couches, TVs and entertainment centers, you’ll want a floor that is extremely durable.

Lastly, think about your budget. If you have a very large game room, you will need more material, which means you may want to go a more affordable route. If you have a smaller space, such as a teen’s bedroom, you may be able to afford a more expensive material such as hardwood.

Floor Options

There are many flooring options you can choose for your teen movie and game room, such as:

  • Carpet: This is an affordable option that provides texture and softness for active kids. It comes in many different types, styles and colors, so it’s easy to match your existing décor. However, it’s not conducive to areas where food and drink will be consumed, as it can stain very easily and it’s hard to clean up.
  • Luxury Vinyl Planks: This material is both teen and budget friendly, resembling the look of tile or hardwood. Luxury vinyl planks resist water and are easy to clean.
  • Hardwood: This makes a beautiful addition to any teen room, plus it’s durable and can withstand a lot of abuse. Just be careful about spills; if you don’t clean them up right away, they could warp the wood. And if you have heavy furniture and consoles that will be moved around frequently, be sure to put sliders or felt pads under the legs to avoid damage.
  • Tile: Not only is tile tough and water-resistant, it’s easy to clean and long-lasting. However, it can be cold to walk on, especially if it’s located in the basement, and it’s not the best option for active teens because a fall could hurt.

The flooring you choose will depend on many factors, but we can help you make that important decision.

Contact Designer Wood Flooring

We can help you choose the ideal flooring for your teens’ rooms, game rooms, and more that can withstand heavy traffic and repeated use. Just contact us today in San Antonio or Southeast Texas and we would be happy to help.