Flooring is an important part of any interior design and can easily make or break your space. The floor in a room can influence how a visitor sees the size, shape, function and feeling of a room.
While our interaction with a space is typically visual, the first actual physical contact a person will have with your space is the flooring.
You need to think about what feeling do you want to have with a room every day you walk into it or the impression you want to make when you invite visitors into it.
As you enter a room and walk on the floor it serves as a foundation to your design and can ultimately impact its overall success.
Regardless of which design style or colour you have chosen, selecting the right flooring for your home or workspace is important.
Whether you are renovating, preparing to move or extending out, the floor you decide to lay will make a statement about your taste and style for many years to come.
As one of the most used surfaces in our home, flooring is expected to withstand and endure the punishment of constant use while retaining its original look and feel.
With the vast variety of flooring options to choose from, it is easy to get carried away and forget about the practical aspects that should be taken into consideration.
Pricing, colour and design are amongst some of the top researched items when purchasing flooring.
While it is possible to save money upfront by purchasing cheap flooring, it will not last. Nowadays, flooring is viewed as an investment and there are a number of options available for every budget and design style, to ensure that you get a return on that investment.
Choosing the right floor product to meet your needs can be quite an involved process, more than just finding the best-looking floor product in the right colour.
There are a number of factors along with design such as, moisture control, durability, sustainability, ease of installation and price to name a few factors to consider before you buy.
Don't settle for the safe option.
When it comes to finding the right floor, you are potentially going to be seeing it for a long period of time, make sure it is something you really love.
Don't be afraid of tiring of something because it's too bold or bright, this is an opportunity to make a real design statement.
Making changes such as flooring can instantly refresh a room, so don't fall into the trap that just because a room is small that it needs to be kept plain. If you really want to make an impact, what could be better than opening a door to reveal a surprisingly decorative space, a real wow factor.
When you are starting out with your first design ideas it is common to have in mind a colour or pattern, that you can use as your central building block in your interior design project.
Colour is always a good starting point. Consider how the colour works with the light and scale of the room.
But don’t forget the function or the point of the room. Where a room is used for different purposes, a change in floor design can help define the space.
The function of a room should also influence some of the properties you need to look for, does it need to be waterproof, anti-skid or anti-static, easy-to-clean or even antibacterial?
You should also consider the amount of time you want to allocate cleaning and maintaining your floors. Most floors will last for 20+ years with a minimum of maintenance and regular cleaning.
A new floor can inspire you to experiment with the layout, how you position the furniture and accessories can have a real impact and change the feeling of a room.
And remember to order a sample or visit the showroom to see the biggest possible sample with your choice of floor.
But don’t worry if you feel there are a lot of things to consider when you are buying your next flooring, because the team at Wood4Floors are here to help. We have been in the floor business now for over thirty-five years so you can trust our advice and expertise.
We pride ourselves on offering a professional service, based on our many years’ experience with the numerous floor products available. We have built strong relationships with many of Europe’s largest floor manufacturers over those years, so we carry the latest product lines at great prices.
If you’re about to buy a beautiful floor with professional installation no doubt you are looking for a floor that must be easy to maintain and durable, especially if you have an active household. Or if you keep pets you’ll want to avoid scratches, water resistant and easy to clean.
How you and your family live and use your home is an important deciding factor in which floor you should choose. If your household has heavy traffic in particular areas, pets to deal with, and kids running around then you should consider resilient flooring, such as vinyl, laminated or man-made wood flooring.
As the exclusive UK supplier for Avatara® MultiSense Flooring from Germany, it seems a good time to remind you of the unique qualities of this man-made wood floor.
Designed to last and add beauty to every room in your home or office, Avatara is a floor collection that combines the latest in design, technology and sustainability shaping a new generation of floors for the 21st Century.
The fact that Luxury Vinyl Planks are easy to take care of and install has made them a popular choice with customers where time is a premium. Continuous innovation and improved production techniques have made Luxury Vinyl Planks a natural choice because of the versatility of vinyl for kitchens, bathrooms, living areas, dining areas and children’s rooms.
With new and improved printing technology, there is a wide range of finishes available, replicating different styles and effects such as oak, pine, stone, slate and even a metal all extremely realistic.
You can view an extensive range of flooring in our London showroom and warehouse, where you can pick up a free sample and talk with our experienced team of floor specialists.