Updating your flooring will give your room a make over.
If you are planning a make over for your home, you’re probably thinking, de-clutter, fresh paint and throw in some new accessories for instant impact. But why not think about a massive area that is often overlooked and update your flooring?
Its a big task, and sometimes that comes with a big price tag so that’s often why its ignored but nothing has so much influence on the look of your home than the flooring you choose , so why not start at the bottom and work your way up! Take a look at the current trends and get inspired.
Classic parquet flooring has made a comeback, and its definitely too cool for school.
Classic parquet flooring has made a comeback, and its definitely too cool for school. A look that is timeless and is being used on walls and floors. Ranges like Living with 7 x 45cm hard wearing porcelain are small in stature but hugely popular for high traffic areas such as hallways and living rooms. If parquet is a bit formal for your tastes, try larger planks in herringbone, the look is absolutely stunning.
Grey, grey and more grey…
Grey’s have been a big influence on interiors in recent years and the trend looks set to stay for a good while yet.
Grey flooring is more versatile than you might imagine, there are designs that cater to the contemporary and more traditional tastes, and much more besides.
Grey’s are neutral so can give a wonderful canvas on which to add your accent colours, and the range of textures and styles from cement and stone to wood and patterned mean you control the level of impact you want to give your room.
Cement the look with Geometric patterns
Geometric patterns in tiles are a huge trend for 2018.
Geometric patterns in tiles are a huge trend for 2018. If you want to go all out and really get involved, there are some truly amazing geometric designs from multi coloured Victorian inspired patterns, to bold patchwork Moorish style prints and subtle embossed cement impressions.
The design opportunities are limitless and require a bold attitude and a brave heart to really make the design work for you. As a word of caution, think carefully, not all retro looks stand the test of time!
Treading the boards?
2018 sees a radical re-thinking of wood flooring tiles.
2018 sees a radical re-thinking of wood flooring tiles. Planks are no longer uniform in colour and tone like laminate flooring, but have stepped out of the shadows to stand in the spotlight. Digital print techniques make porcelain wood look so natural and manufacturers have played with sizes to give us multiple lengths and widths that allow for a wide range of design opportunities.
Porcelain tiles can get amazingly close to replicating the natural variation, but the real thing will always have the edge, but tiles enhanced performance and durability improve on the real thing without a doubt.