How To Choose The Perfect Flooring For Your Home
How To Find A Floor That Suits Your Home
Choosing the right flooring for your home is an important decision, especially when taking into consideration the look at feel of each room.
Discussing Colour, Texture and Variations. We will cover all our favourite looks and tips to make your floor work with the rest of your interior.
The tones and colours of your floor are crucial to the rest of your interior. If you have a fairly dark room, choosing a light or reflective floor can brighten it up instantly. In terms of the tone we would always recommend staying away from orange tones and instead using a taupe or grey wood. Both darker and lighter furniture will go beautifully with these tones.
If you have a fairly dark interior, we would recommend a lighter carpet, tile or wood flooring to reflect the light. Champagne tones always work well with creams and greys such as the beautiful Eichholtz rug we used to tie in our living room interior at our Fairmont development.
Depending on what room you are focusing on, textures play a huge part to the feel of your home. When choosing the floor for a grand entrance, we would always recommend an over sized polished tile. If you were to focus on a smaller snug room, a thick high-quality hand loomed carpet would be perfect.
There is something so comforting about waking up and the first thing you place your feet on is a soft and silky carpet or rug.
If you are choosing a wooden floor, the width and direction of the slat can help make a room feel larger. For example if you wanted to draw the eye line towards the windows in a narrow room. We would recommend a thinner slat with the line following the direction of the windows.
Oversized tiles are an elegant option. They can work beautifully with larger rooms, to draw the eye-line from one end of the room to the other. Having the grout lines further dispersed, focuses the attention to the style of the tile.
Creating beautiful carpeted rooms is a speciality of ours and our top tip would be to use a good quality underlay. This can affect how ‘bouncy’ or cushioned your floor feels. We always choose a thick underlay to accompany our carpets. One of our favourite brands is Jacaranda, with an array of beautiful colours and textures that can be created as fully fitted carpets or rugs.
A trend that has been relevant in 2017 and is carrying on into 2018 is combination flooring. Selecting two contrasting materials such as wood, tile or tarnished metals. The contrast from organic to handcrafted to industrial can subtly tie in interior design schemes.
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