Floor Your Guests With These Perfect Ground Coverings

The poor old floor, so often it’s ignored and overlooked for other areas of interior decoration. Maybe because it always seems so much easier to paint a wall, or hang a new piece of art? But this floor neglect should continue no longer, it’s time that they get the attention that they deserve! Read on to find out more.

Tiles

The tiled floor can be a bit controversial in the design world, especially in the US except when they are used in bathrooms or kitchens.  


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However, they do work wonderfully in hotter climates, just think of your feet slapping against a deliciously cool floor in the height of summer.  But they are pretty impractical for folks that are trying to keep the heat in as much as possible. For this read Alaska and the Northerly states.

Of course, if we ignore the practical aspect of tiling for a moment and just look at it from a design perspective they definitely have a lot of potentials. Tiles can work well to give a rustic and farmhouse feel to a home. Especially in materials like stone or slate.

They can also give a residence an exotic look. To do this, choose smaller tiles in ceramic or porcelain and include flashes of blue mosaic for a Turkish Hammam style.

Hardwood

However, tiles are not the only option for flooring that you should consider. Wood floors are super popular at the moment both in hardwood and laminate forms.

Focusing specifically on the hardwood varieties, which tend to be more expensive but sturdier, which material shroud you go for? Well, it all depends on the look that you are going for. If you are looking for a lighter flooring, then pine can work well. As long as it’s treated properly and fully sealed with varnish.


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Oak is also a popular choice and often comes in more finishes such as black, or antique. So you a little more flexibility within your design scheme.

 

Lastly, bamboo should also be considered. In fact, you can get some information on the beauty of bamboo flooring and its ugly side by clicking the link. As its best to research all three options before you decide on the one you are going to go for.

 

Rugs

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Lastly, I’d like to focus on rugs instead of carpets here. Why? Well because a good rug can really knock your socks off, and you guests too! Also, they are way easier to keep in good condition that fitted carpets. As there are no hard to reach edges, and if anyone does have a spill, you can roll them up and send them off for a professional cleaning.

They are also wonderfully flexible because you can get them in so many different shapes, colors, sizes, and patterns. Use them as a focal point in your living or bedroom or to protect your carpet underneath. You can even use them over wooden or tiled floors, as mentioned above to add both warmth and interest.


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