Flooring can be overlooked in the process of designing your home, but it can make all the difference, so let us help you choose some!
Whatever look you are keen to achieve, there is a flooring solution especially for you! From luxe carpet through to stunning, original wooden parquet, there is a whole world of options out there for you to discover. Let us show you some of our favourites, so you can see if any might work well in your dream home.
Don’t forget that it’s not only interior flooring that you need to consider, as exterior will also have an impact on the first impression your home makes! We love these traditional marble checkerboard tiles, which make for fabulous pathways and can happily lead into the hallway too, for a really cohesive style. Cool and smooth underfoot, you could even install underfloor heating to keep your feet toasty.
When only a luxury finish and an eye-catching design will do, you still cannot go wrong with wall-to-wall high-end carpet, such as Axminster, or for a more modern feel, Seagrass. Adding warmth underfoot and insulation to your home, carpet is the ideal flooring solution for period properties, especially those that seek to nod to traditional decorating styles. Available in every colour and tread that you could possibly imagine, it is also a hugely versatile material that can be used throughout your home, cohesively.
We can’t deny that we absolutely adore well laid and perfectly maintained parquet flooring and who can blame us when it looks this spectacular? It really is a showstopper and with a multitude of patterns and laying formations, with this one being a lovely chevron, there will definitely be a style that appeals to you. Most commonly completed in hardwood, for durability, parquet makes for a wonderful floor in any room or high traffic area of the house.
Perhaps a full carpet is not for you, but you like the idea of having a warm and soft material under your feet as your walk around your home. If this is the case, we suggest that you install neutral flooring and decorate it with some well chosen rugs. There are so many styles to choose from that you won’t struggle to find something that is right for your decor and though fluffy and funky is always a favourite choice, we also love the use of traditional Chinese wool rugs to bring a vintage glamour to communal spaces.
Not only reserved for kitchens, as you might think, linoleum flooring is really coming into its own in a time when interior design is looking to industrial influences for materials to repurpose in a domestic setting. We love the practicality and vibrant colours that linoleum offers and think that in a kitchen, hallway or even a play room, it would make for a fantastically easy to maintain floor!
What is your favourite flooring option? Tell us in the comments!