If you are interested in changing the flooring in your home, it’s worth exploring more interesting design patterns and letting your creative expression spread to the flooring and not just be limited to the furniture. Here are some ideas for more creative flooring ideas for your home:
A very traditional style of flooring which can still look fantastic in modern settings is parquet flooring. This classic flooring style is made up of wood pieces arranged in mosaic-like patterns on the floor. Parquet makes an excellent option for hallways and entrance rooms with its warm and welcoming wood. It is also a hard-wearing flooring option so works well for areas of high foot traffic.
When it comes to the patterns that parquet flooring can be arranged in there are a variety of options available. Discussing any design ideas with those installing the flooring will allow you to be creative with the design. Parquet also has been shown to add value to a property so as a long-term investment this flooring can be a real asset to your home.
Tiling is another traditional flooring option but with the huge variety of new patterns on offer the scope for creativity is more significant than ever. Geometric designs and a range of colour make tiles a vibrant addition to your home. As with parquet flooring, tiling is a durable flooring option making it another good choice for hallways. Where tiling is also well suited to areas where water is present, such as kitchens or bathrooms.
Cleaning is more straightforward with tiles compared to carpets as some tiles are glazed or coated in liquid glass. The area where tiles do become difficult to maintain is the grout lines between the individual tiles as grout is susceptible to stains. It is also worth remembering tiles are sensitive to temperature depending on their environment. In colder months tiles will feel cold, but during summer months, if the tiles are away from sunlight, this can be a benefit in keeping your home cool.
Colourful carpets and rugs
While some carpets can be seen as quite boring, there are carpets which are definitely not. Having a brightly coloured carpet can really enhance any room. However, making sure the colour is appropriate and does not heavily clash with furniture is essential.
One way in which you can also add a bright splash of colour, if installing a whole carpet is not for you, is by adding a rug. Rugs come in a variety of colours, patterns and materials and have the bonus of flexibility in that they can be moved between and around rooms. Adding a rug is also a great way to make a room feel a bit cosier and can also protect any flooring from table or chair feet.