Laminate & wooden flooring tips
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to choose the right flooring for your room, style preferences and budget. Our helpful tips will help you consider the best materials, designs and colours for your new floor, so you can achieve both the visual and practical results that you’re looking for.
Consider how the room is used
Think about the use and traffic of the room. Heavy foot traffic in areas near external doors and pets with muddy paws probably suggest that a light coloured floor that will constantly show up dirt and pet hair might not be right for you.
If you want to make your room feel brighter a light coloured floor will reflect any light and brighten up the space. Couple this with light coloured walls and you’ll create a really light room.
The illusion of space
If you’re putting new flooring in a small room a lighter coloured floor will make the room feel larger.
Create a sense of warmth
If you want make a large room feel warmer then a dark floor that absorbs the light will be your best bet. This will also make the space feel more cosy and intimate.
Contrast with furniture
Your floor is the backdrop to your furniture so you need to think about what colour flooring will work best for the furniture. As a rule it’s good to go either two shades lighter or a lot darker than your furniture as you want to create contrast between the floor and furniture especially if the furniture is wood. For example if you have a lot of pine furniture having a similar colour pine floor won’t create a good contrast.
Create width in hallways
If the space is narrow such as a hallway don’t go for a really narrow board or pattern, as this will only accentuate the lack of width. Extra wide boards will give the feeling of more space.