Luxury Flooring That Will Stand the Test of Time
Fitting a Floor Can Be Expensive so You Want One That Will Last
Although not the most obvious of choices when you think about creating that luxury look, but flooring can actually have a huge impact on the finished look of your home. So here are a few flooring designs that can add luxury and finish your look without having to cost the world.
Lots of Choice
As soon as you start searching for flooring, you can soon become all consumed in a never ending worm hole of choice. Sometimes too much choice can make choosing harder so here are my top picks.
Karndean flooring has to be my favourite. We are actually using this in our new extension. I love it because of its quality and the huge range of designs you can pick from. Karndean initially originated 40 years ago in the Midlands as a small family business and now is a leading global brand of luxury flooring.
I quite liked the look of a tiled floor for the kitchen and I was veering towards a tile look. This vinyl floor gives the look I want but more warmth than actual stone. If we don’t go tiled though, I thought about a wood effect. My favourite being the Grano from the Opus range as it looks smart and contemporary with a subtle warmth to it.
However, after much deliberation, we decided to go with Grey Limed Oak throughout the entire front of the house. We welt that having all one floor would make the space feel much more open which is what we wanted. It also has a grain to it so it doesn’t show every crumb. I need something which will look smart but not show every tiny crumb or piece of dust, as let’s face it, kids, cat and immaculate kitchen don’t always go hand in hand!
Ever Considered Engineered Wood?
If you prefer wood, engineered wood might be your perfect solution. We’ve used engendered wood before and the quality was great so I’m thinking something like this Natura Oak Ballymore look would work well. The lacquer finish this floor is ideal for high traffic areas such as the hall and is resistant to wear and tear as well as spills (which I think will work well for wet shoes too!). The smooth, matt finish to this floor means it will suit most rooms and décor.
Previously when we have installed engineered wood, it’s been easy to install with the tongue and groove installation method. And as well as this, the finished look gives you a premium look without the solid wood price tag. I really think this is the way forwards for a super look in your high traffic areas.
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