With so many flooring trends and ideas to suit every room of your home, a fabulous floor treatment is often the first item to go on the mood board. When you’re renovating, there are some considerations that need to be made beyond the quality of the floor. Whether its quality laminate flooring, painted floors, or exposing natural floorboards, we discuss all the latest trends for you to use in your home.
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Characterful, comfortable underfoot and highly durable, cork is a relatively modern flooring alternative. Cork tiles come in a range of natural colours and styles and are perfect for adding a touch of luxury to any room in your home. Cork tiles are also a particularly eco-friendly flooring choice, which gives even more reason to bring it into your home!
Walls to Floors
Ceramic tile is a fantastic option for the floor of your bathroom. Bathrooms are small spaces, so it can be difficult to create a feeling of space and light. Particularly effective in bathrooms, continuing your tile scheme from the wall to the floor can be a fantastic way of creating that wow-factor. You might want to consider using contrasting colours on your walls and floor though – this will really make the room feel more spacious! When choosing tiles that are suitable for both the walls and floor, especially in wet areas, be sure to source tiles with extra grip. This will ensure that you avoid any nasty accidents!
Hallways are one of the first rooms people step into before entering your home. They’re often forgotten because they’re not typically used for entertaining guests. To spruce up a hall that might otherwise look sparse, consider using floor runners down the length of the hall. The floor runner will also provide a transition between different floors if you have tiled or stone floors on the outside of the house and wood floors inside.
When choosing a floor runner, it’s important to consider the colour and pattern. You want something that will warm and enhance your scheme. You should also attach rug grippers to ensure high-traffic areas remain non-slip.
Vinyl floor stickers are a great way to add some character and life to your home. They come in a variety of patterns and colors, so you can find the perfect one to match your style. What’s more, modern technology allows you to print anything you want onto your floor… so go crazy!
If you’re looking to add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home, consider installing parquet flooring. These patterns are a stylish alternative to the standard wood flooring, and can make a room look more expensive than it really is. Plus, they’re easy to keep clean and maintain.
Flooring can be a key feature in any room thanks to the recent trend explosion: statement flooring. This could be anything from quality laminate flooring in a bold pattern to luxurious vinyl tiles. Patterns catch the eye and can at a touch of luxury and class to your space. By choosing a statement floor, you can really transform the look of your home without breaking the bank. You can introduce this on a variety of materials: quality laminate flooring, carpet or vinyl.
Although statement floors are popular, sometimes less is more. Your floor is a long-term invesment, so its important that it does not go out of fashion. A neutral carpet will stand the test of time and will continue to subtly accent many new updates to your room.
A Victorian style floor will never go out of fashion. The flamboyant patterns and the quality of flooring available today will guarantee this. The detailing on many of the floors is stunningly intricate and a pleasure to behold. For those with a love for all things Victorian, these floors are an obvious choice. This appearance can also be replicated on vinyl and quality laminate flooring to get the same sheik look for a fraction of the price.
Whether your taste runs to contemporary or traditional, tiles have always been a popular choice for bathroom flooring. And if they match your other décor, all the better! When it comes to quality of living inside your home, quality bathroom flooring choices are paramount. With quality tiles on the floors of your bathroom, you can scrub away dirt without too much effort while also feeling calm and serene.
A lot of homeowners are looking for ways to spruce up their homes. A quick and easy way to do this is by painting your original floors. Painted floors can either look very serene and calm or daring and vibrant which means that it is the perfect choice for those who live in a variety of surroundings!
Ceramic Patterned Flooring
Ceramic patterned flooring is a quality option for homeowners because it is lighter than other materials such as stone and concrete. Darker patterns can be popular for contemporary homes while lighter colours will suit traditional homes better. The patterns used in ceramic tiles create an interesting and versatile look that can spice up any room.
Transitional flooring is particularly effective in open-plan homes which benefit from flooring using different materials and patters. Whether it is quality laminate flooring, leading to tiles, or patterns faded into each other, this can be a very effective method of zoning your house and making each room pop.
Vinyl flooring is becoming an increasingly popular flooring choice, as it is easy to clean and maintain, as well as being water and slip-resistant. It is available in a variety of styles and colours, from traditional tile-effect schemes to bold modern patterns. Whilst it is obviously perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, when used correctly, it can be a perfect solution to revolutionising your living room or hallway.
Concrete flooring is certainly a hot trend and creates an industrial, yet fashionable feel in any room. It can be stained, painted or sealed for a variety of looks. It is also incredibly durable and easy to maintain. Furthermore, it works well with underfloor heating, but gives a cooling feel in the warmer months. While it is traditionally not an appealing material, when used effectively, it can be the perfect floor for your home.
One way to add interest and a personal touch to your home is to install a patterned carpet in your lounge or master bedroom. You could also choose a textured weave option, which will create a unique look for your floor. Not only will this add value to your home, but it will also make it more comfortable and inviting for you and your guests.
Rugs can be a beautiful addition to any room in your home and can really enhance the look and feel of the space. They come in a range of styles, colours and textures so there’s sure to be one that will suit your taste and décor. Be sure to measure your rug and the space its going to go in. You do not want it to look too small, or cover the entire area. A rug is designed to accent the area around it, so be sure that it is the correct style, colour and size for the area.
Engineered wood floorboards have a solid wood top layer and layers of man-made product or plywood underneath. The top layer is what you see and is made from quality hardwoods, such as oak, maple, cherry or beech. The advantage of having an engineered wood floorboard is that it’s more stable than a solid wood floorboard and it can be installed in different ways, depending on the subfloor. Engineered wood flooring is a great option if you’re looking for a quality, durable floor that won’t expand and contract as much as solid wood flooring. This means they’re less likely to cause draughty gaps in your floor, and they’ll look great for years to come.
Laminate Clickboard Flooring
This quality laminate flooring is the perfect faux wood substitute for the real thing. It retains its appearance and is a fraction of the price.
Laminate’s key benefit is its durability. It will not absorb water and will last for years in rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms. Additionally, you can print just about any wood design on quality laminate flooring, allowing you to get the perfect wooden look for your floor for a cheap price.
Striped carpets can add a touch of class and elegance to any room in the house. They can also make a bold statement, and are perfect for making a room stand out. Striped carpets look great on stairs, but can also look really effective in the main rooms in the house too. The floor becomes the focal point of the room and makes a statement, the stripes can also make a room feel larger. Running the stripes along the length of the room make it appear bigger, but appears wider if you run them along the width. Stripes are a perfect way to make a small room feel a lot larger.
If you have original floorboards beneath your carpet, you may have just struck gold. If this is the case, you can expose them for a rustic look that will really add character to your home. Not only do they create a rustic feel, but they can provide a practical surface throughout your home. Whilst quality laminate may be the go-to for a bathroom, when utilised correctly, floorboards can create a more comfortable feel that lasts a long time.
Porcelain tiles are easy to clean, the quality tiles are durable, and they’re both water-resistant and scratch-resistant. These qualities make laminate flooring an excellent choice for high traffic areas like hallways, kitchens, dens, family rooms, laundry rooms, or even offices. You can also select between different sized tiles, which will massively impact the feel of your home. Due to their adaptability, porcelain tiles can be perfect for any room in the house.
Wood Effect Tiles
Wood Effect Tiles are quality porcelain tiles that give the look of real wooden floorboards. This latest digital technology has made it possible to replicate the quality and texture of wood, even down to the knots. Wood effect tiles are a very practical solution for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and entrance hallways. They are easy to clean and maintain and can be installed in a matter of hours. They are also durable and will maintain their appearance for a long time.
Marble flooring is a luxurious way to add some glamour to your home. However, it can be quite expensive. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, try marble-effect floor tiles. These tiles have a similar look to marble but are much cheaper.
Bathrooms are a place where you can treat yourself to a little luxury. Marble flooring in the bathroom, teamed with brass accessories, can help you create a serene and peaceful sanctuary to relax in.
Natural slate flooring tiles come in a variety of colours from dark inky greys through to bronze and copper tones, and there are a wide range of quality grades. Slate is robust and is suitable for kitchens and bathrooms as it is less susceptible to scratches. Whilst slate does require some treatment and care, it can retain a sleek appearance for a long time.
Bring the outside, inside with porcelain stone that flows from your patio to your inside space. This creates a beautiful flow and continuity in the house and makes your garden feel like an extra room in the warm months. This does require some care to ensure that your outside flooring remains the same colour as the inside.
Reclaimed timber boards are a fantastic way of adding instant character to your home. They come in a variety of different styles, colours and textures, so you can really customize your flooring to suit your individual taste. They’re also eco-friendly, as they’re made from recycled materials, and they provide a great way of adding warmth to your home. However, if this is slightly out of budget, quality laminate flooring can be used to replicate this look for a fraction of the price.
At AFS we’re always looking to revolutionise your home, get in touch today to see how we can help you!