Mar 08, 2021 | Flooring America
Man caves and she-sheds are all the rage as of late. And it’s easy to see why. Having a designated place to unwind—whether it’s for some much-needed alone time, or for hanging out with friends (or both!)—is an awesome option to have in one’s home. But when it comes to what décor and design you might want for your unique getaway room, including what floors, it can be hard to know where to begin. Thankfully, whether you want something sleek or rustic, TV-focused or more library-like, there’s a perfect man cave or she-shed waiting for you.
Does your idea of a man cave or she-shed make you think of the ultimate game-room situation? Think multiple TVs, a place to relax and play cards, and maybe some cool accessories like neon signs? Basements or garages can be two great choices for a re-vamp if this is the vision you’re drawn to. For a basement, carpet can be the perfect flooring choice—it creates not only a relaxing and inviting atmosphere, it also provides top-notch insulation, both from cold and from sound! Think you might be enjoying plenty of food and drink in your game room? Luxury vinyl and laminate are both nice options if easy-to-clean floors are a must-have.
If you’re leaning toward the idea of having a shed in your backyard, and thinking of a more rustic barn-like vibe in that case, beautiful hardwood floors can be a great choice for your hideaway. Or, maybe you’re going for a more DIY greenhouse vibe—think lots of plants, soft colors, and natural light in the room. On that note, ceramic or porcelain tile could be a stunning option. Add in a lovely ceiling fan, flowers, some nice art and pictures—everyone will want to relax and unwind in this special place.
Perhaps instead of a rustic or game-room vibe, you’re actually leaning toward something sleeker and more modern—that sort of Mad Men-style, classic-but-understated, library-type of small room. For this room, timeless and elegant hardwood floors would be a great option. Do you have a bit of a tighter budget but still want that modern feel? Then opt for luxury vinyl—brands like Galvanite now offer floors that mimic the look and feel of hardwood, but at a lower price point. Add in some striking paint colors and an old-fashioned bar, and you’re good to go.
As you continue to think about your ideal man cave or she-shed, have some fun brainstorming online and pulling images that fit into your design dreams. Then reach out to the folks at Flooring America with your thoughts, the square footage you’ll be working with, and your ideal floor plan. Whether in person or online, they will be here to help you find the perfect floors—and vision—for this sure-to-be awesome room.