Colours to consider
This year has seen a surge in the popularity of grey flooring as homeowners warm to the idea of a clean, classic look throughout their homes. Dark grey is certainly a colour that is popular on social media sites such as Pinterest. Contrast stark greys with bright highlights such as lime, coral or hot pink in your choice of accessories for a modern, dramatic feel.
Other popular flooring colours include blonde and pecan shades that work especially well with solid wood flooring, helping to make your rooms feel warmer, especially when teamed with coordinating rugs. Lighter coloured flooring materials can also make small rooms feel bigger and more spacious.
Materials to make a room special
Solid wood flooring is proving really popular this year. If your home has old wooden floorboards hidden underneath your carpets, consider having them stripped and refinished to bring out their beauty. Hardwood flooring can be painted to complement your interior décor scheme or simply stained and varnished in a natural shade of your choice.
In addition to solid wood floorboards, parquet is also enjoying a renaissance. Parquet comes in a whole range of colours in addition to natural wood, and its angular, geometric designs work particularly well in kitchens, conservatories, and home offices.
Hard on the heels of natural wooden flooring comes eco-friendly flooring, including bamboo and cork. These materials are renewable and biodegradable as well as very stylish. They also come in a whole range of colours and styles.
Porcelain and ceramic tiles are also proving popular, as is slate and natural stone for kitchens and bathrooms. These materials are easy to clean and maintain and are naturally water-resistant, making them perfect for rooms with access to your outside space too.
For more advice and guidance on choosing the right flooring material for your home remodelling project, why not contact the helpful experts at Design Time?