How to: Take Your Floors From Flawed to Floored
Updating your floors is a guaranteed way to bring new life to your home. Although flooring trends are fairly constant, new technology and a move towards environmental responsibility have made way for some new options when it comes to your floors. Here is some inspiration and ideas to liven up your floors this year.
Natural Wood, Stone and Cement.
Whether it’s real or fake, wood, stone and cement looks maintain the top spot in popular flooring styles. New technology has now made it possible to get laminate, tiles and vinyl that mimic these natural products beautifully and affordably.
High variation in colours, mixed width and texture are the way to go. Herringbone, chevron and mixed width patterns are a more subtle way to bring in some interest to your flooring. Hand scraped, wire brushed and distressed wood or wood-look floors are set to be the new staple flooring choice. No matter what you choose, adding a bit of randomisation in texture, colour or pattern are sure to make your floors stand out.
Another great technological wonder that is coming to the fore is waterproof flooring. Waterproof carpets, vinyl and laminate flooring are now available, broadening the flooring options for water-prone areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Making environmentally responsible choices for your home is becoming a must. Reclaimed wood, recycled products such as plastic, carpet or tile are great environmentally responsible options. Eco-friendly flooring options such as marmoleum, cork or bamboo can give you the look you want while being kind to nature.
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