What kind of flooring are interior designers buying right now?
Saddleback Carpet and Flooring works with a lot of interior designers. We are helping them install luxury vinyl in mid-priced or high-end homes. The benefit is extreme durability, it is 100% waterproof from the surface, it is a floating floor, and it is extremely pet friendly. Installation is typically half the cost of a tile floor. The maintenance is easier than an engineered or solid wood. Another nice feature of luxury vinyl that we are installing today is it looks and feels like engineered wood due to the enhancement of embossed registry. This means that you can actually feel the grains in the knots in the vinyl just like you would real wood. Many interior designers who were thinking about a porcelain tile are opting for luxury vinyl because there are many tile design options in vinyl. For designers that are looking for travertine or other types of the stone flooring, luxury vinyl is a good choice because the embossed registry technology is also good at reproducing the look and feel of travertine. The bottom line for all the luxury vinyl products is that they are more comfortable to walk on than wood, tile, or stone.
How do I choose an interior design floor?
The most common way is to begin with a color palette. If you are working with an established room design, for example you plan keep the existing paint, wall coverings, and furniture, then start with those colors. The new floor should fit into the existing palette. Some questions to ask to find out if it fits are, what colors, textures, and lighting are in the room? Where is the center of interest for the room? Do you want the floor to be a strong contrasting element, or do you want it to blend in? Do you want to brighten the space, or tone it down?
How does flooring affect interior design?
Expect your flooring to set the tone and mood of your room. A common choice is to select a floor with a neutral look and shift focal points to other elements in the room like paint, furniture, artwork, or other things that can be more easily moved around or changed in the future. This is a good way to approach it if you are selling or renting out the property.
The product featured in this post is Lux Flooring’s luxury vinyl plank called Chestnut. You can visit their website for more information by clicking on this link.