Good interior decorating starts from the floor up. To ensure you get it right, Shaynna Blaze shares some key flooring insights, to assist you in selecting the right flooring solution for your space.
When you're decorating any space, don't underestimate the power flooring has in setting the mood. Shaynna Blaze shares her top 7 tips for choosing the right flooring solution.
1. Twist and textured designs
Wool sisal was very popular 10 – 15 years ago, as it mimicked jute’s texture, yet provided a plush feeling underfoot. With the innovations in fibre technology, it’s now not the only carpet option that provides texture and comfort for your space. Try looking at twist and textured designs made from nylon or polypropylene fibres, such as those featured in STAINMASTER® TruSoft®, entrend and Eternity Inception carpet ranges.
2. Asthma and allergy friendly
Asthma and allergy sufferers no longer need to compromise on their flooring solution, thanks to the introduction of asthma and allergy friendly carpet range – Brease. Brease carpet is the only residential carpet recognised by the National Asthma Council of Australia’s Sensitive Choice program.
3. Colour palettes
Just like our interiors as a whole, carpet colours have also diversified and in addition to the mushroom and yellow based tones, colour palettes now also consist of grey, green and blue bases. To select the right colour for your space, borrow samples of your favourite carpets and view these in your home at different times of the day.
4. Durability and stain resistance
Durability and stain resistance are key features of most carpets available today. Team these with a twist, loop or textured carpet style for busy areas of the home, providing you with a practical and a stylish solution that will also visually hide footprints and dirt.
Timber still remains a timeless flooring solution, and a great way to add earthy tones into your space. Rather than traditional hardwood, engineered timber flooring, such as Plantino Engineered Oak, is a much more viable option and the perfect flooring solution for open plan spaces.
6. Create the timber look for less
If you want to achieve the timber look for less, the technological innovations in luxury vinyl planks, such as the Genero Collection, provide an easy to maintain flooring solution that can easily be mistaken for the real thing!
The on trend colours in hard flooring at the moment are blonde and grey, so keep an eye out for the different species, colours and designs that encapsulate these tones.
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