Man caves and she-sheds are as popular as ever and it’s easy to see why. Whether you want someplace to quietly unwind or a dedicated room for hanging out with friends, your dream space will need versatile and durable flooring suitable for all kinds of activities.
Define Your Theme
The hallmark of any brag worthy man cave / she shed is the theme. Ideas worth mentioning include a gamer’s den, film room, old-fashioned study, and music hall. The key is to create a cohesive space that stays true to whatever theme you choose.
Part of creating a room theme is to include a signature piece of furniture as a focal point. It can be anything that grabs attention, a fully-stocked bar, a pool table or even a leather couch as long as it highlights a reinforces the room's theme. The best part about wood and wood-look floors is that they are versatile enough to exist in any theme.
Solid wood hardwood floors are a great option. They are easy to maintain, quite durable and offer the timeless charm you can't get from other materials. They are an especially good fit if you are looking for a more luxurious man cave / she shed where you can retire with a good book, a glass of fine red wine, and Miles Davis playing in the background. For this more elegant style imagine “private club” rather than “sports bar chic” and you can get a good idea of how solid hardwood can bring the room to life.
Luxury Vinyl Plank
LVP/LVT flooring is a wonderful option for man caves / she sheds and offers many advantages. Style-wise, luxury vinyl also comes in a variety of colors and finishes so it can match any design. Engineered to perform well in high traffic areas; it is incredibly resilient, tough-as-nails durable and most collections are water-resistant. LVP/LVT floors are also easy to clean by using a vacuum or dust mop and damp mop as needed. As well since many man caves are created in basements, many luxury vinyl collections include an attached pad for warmth underfoot and sound-reduction
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
But if you’re going to be flooring your man cave, go for the engineered variety rather than traditional, solid hardwoods. If you aren’t familiar with it, engineered hardwood is made from layers of mismatched hardwoods and softwoods that are fused together and then topped with a veneer layer with the look of the desired wood for your flooring.
Engineered hardwood flooring holds up really well to the moisture and humidity fluctuations you can get in a remodeled basement or garage. They are classic, sleek, and can match any theme while requiring fairly little maintenance. And if you like having guests, you can spill a little beer without worrying! Furthermore, if your man cave is going in the basement engineered hardwood is ideal for use below grade.
As you can see the options and choices for a hardwood floor in your man caves and she shed are only as limited as your imagination. Don't go it alone though, contact us to speak with one of our design consultants and we will help make sure you get the perfect floor for you project.