Interior decorators and architects study long and hard to master the art of colour matching. So, don’t feel inadequate if, when choosing the perfect floor colour to complement your interior, you are baffled by the endless possibilities. However, Pergo is happy to offer you a few basic tips.
Are you thinking about getting tiled flooring in the kitchen or hall because it looks so nice and is easy to keep clean? What would you say if we told you that you could get a floor that looks like tiles, but has even more benefits and none of the disadvantages?
Since different rooms have different functions, it is sensible to match the floor to the room. What do you have to consider? Firstly, consider how the room is used: is the floor exposed to lots of wear and tear? People often bring debris into the hall with them and it is subjected to heavy footfall. In the kitchen, people often spill liquids and drop sharp knives, crockery and glass, while bedroom and living room floors receive gentler treatment.
A walnut wood floor can give a room a totally new look thanks to its natural, vibrant wood pattern. Combined with white walls or furniture, it creates a wonderful contrasting effect. The big differences in wood hues are caused by the fact that the core is light brown to dark chocolate brown, while the surface is creamy white. The grains are usually straight but can also be wavy, which gives the wood an interesting variation.
Once you’ve found the perfect tiles for your kitchen, your room will look even better if you match them with the floor. Laminate and vinyl flooring are particularly suited to kitchens. They are hard-wearing and durable, water-resistant, easy to clean and hygienic. They can also withstand most things they are exposed to in the kitchen, such as spills and sharp knives, and dropped glass or crockery.
When choosing your hall flooring, there are a number of factors to consider in order to achieve excellent results. In most homes, hall flooring is exposed to a lot of wear and tear. Read our tips from an expert in interior design! The hall is the first point of entry for everything that your family members, pets and guests bring in from the outside. Shoes, clothes, pushchairs, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades and similar also leave behind a lot of dirt. A hall floor that is robust, scratch-resistant and hard-wearing is therefore essential.
The principles of Scandinavian design are “lightness and freshness”. Pale colours, natural materials, minimalistic form, open spaces and light wood varieties are often used. As early as the 1930s, Scandinavian designers began working with this simple, practical and light style, and now Scandinavian style is known all over the world. Perhaps it was the dark winters that paved the way for this style, in an effort to bring in as much light as possible all year long. Scandinavian style even manages to emphasise the light during the dark winters.
Can you put tiles on the floor? Yes, but you must make sure to use floor tiles: floor tiles, like wall tiles, are ceramics made of clay, but while wall tiles are dry-pressed and fired at about 1,000°C, floor tiles are extruded, have a higher density and are fired at 1,200-1,400°C. Floor tiles are therefore more durable and better suited for floors. However, if you have found wall tiles that you really like, you can easily combine them with floor tiles or with laminate or vinyl flooring with a décor layer that looks like tiles.
In Scandinavia, it has been popular for a long time to furnish your home in light colours, but why not try something different? A dark wood floor lends an elegant and continental feel to a room. Dark floors are common in hot countries, and demand for them is also growing up here in the North. Whatever your style, a dark wood floor has a strong effect in a room and creates a frame that helps to emphasise your furnishings.
Certain rooms require a more hard-wearing floor than others. The hall and kitchen are examples of rooms where the floor is exposed to more wear and tear than the bedroom, and then it is worth considering your choice of flooring more carefully. Plastic flooring may sound a little old-fashioned, but modern plastic floors are a lot more fun than you think.
When you renovate a whole room, there are always significantly more decisions to be made than what you first thought. Where should all of the outlets go, what floor should you choose, what mouldings do your want and how should you furnish it...