We asked to co-write a blog post for UK Flooring Direct. Given the company’s wonderful product and service offerings, we were more than happy to do so.
If asked the question, What is the most important surface in your home or office? What would you answer? THE FLOORING OF COURSE. What you decide to put on the floors literally lays the groundwork for all of the forth coming design decisions. With this design element, FUNCTIONALITY is the most crucial factor to consider. The amount of traffic and type of traffic the floor will need to endure, the exposure to moisture, the care and maintenance for the floors are factors that must be considered. There is an ever expanding array of options in terms of how the floor LOOKS AND FEELS; including eco-friendly options such as Cork, Bamboo and even Teak.
If you are in the United Kingdom,UK Flooring Direct should most definitely be on the list of vendors to work with. They carry an extensive product line for virtually any flooring needs you may have.
“However comfortable and durable your kitchen floor you shouldn’t have to compromise on the appearance and even with all of these great qualities it shouldn’t have to cost the earth.”
Wood, tile, cork, laminate, vinyl and linoleum are all good options to consider for the kitchen floor. Within each of these flooring types, many color and even format options exist. For example, cork is available as tiles or planks.
“While everyone wants an attractive option it is also very important, because it is such a wet environment, to make practicality a priority. This will ensure that you get a product which can cope with the demands placed on it without being damaged.”
Do you have to use tile? NO!! Other good design options include laminate, vinyl and even cork (sealed of course) are great options to explore.
One design note on tile —now increasingly popular in commercial and home environments are tiles that look like wood planks.
Here again many options are available. The branding for the business will guide the aesthetic decisions, while durability factors are the primary concern. Wood, carpet (tiles or wall to wall glue down), tile, vinyl, laminates and even cork should be considered.
A word on CARPETING—
Many people prefer to place wall to wall carpeting in the bedroom spaces so they have soft feeling underfoot throughout the room. Carpet is also a good choice to help with acoustics in a room, especially those with high ceilings. Here again, options for the material, look and feel are plentiful.
Suzanne Lasky, Allied ASID, is the owner and founder of S Interior Design, the exclusive provider of Pawprint Design Services™. Suzanne works with her clients to develop a winning combination of design elements that result in warm, comfortable and functional spaces that reflect each client’s personal style. Suzanne and her team specialize in residential, contract and hospitality interior design, from simple color selections, to office build outs, to restaurant, spa and hotel designs. Suzanne shares her years of expertise through the power of social media. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and at this blog. To speak to Suzanne about your interior design needs, please call 480-220-4659 or visit her website at www.sinteriordesign.com.