Keeping Your Flooring Current
The right flooring choice can make or break the appearance of a room, especially if your aim is an on-trend design. That doesn’t mean that fashionable choices can’t complement the look of your interiors for years to come, however, as the following 2017 trends will prove.
If you want your colour choices to be bang up to date with this year’s fashions, go for bold statement tones such as oranges or purples. Multi-coloured rugs and carpet tiles can also inject a trendy twist in any room. If neutrals are more your style, create a classic canvas and then use statement furniture pieces to add some personality and panache to your interiors.
Texture is big in interior design, and mixing different kinds is key if you want some depth to your design. Try teaming wooden floors with luxurious soft furnishings to create a contemporary look. The softer, more luxurious ranges from CMS Downs’ carpets in Winchester are always a fashionable choice, meanwhile, adding texture and comfort in all sorts of different spaces. Carpet is a particularly popular choice for living rooms, bedrooms and dining areas.
Eye-catching shapes are a key element in the top floor pattern choices for 2017. Think circles, hexagons and arabesques on your tiles, for example, or look for geometric patterns to be in line with this year’s carpet trends.
Look towards Saxony for carpeting inspiration this year. Saxony carpets are the ideal choice if you are looking for a stylish option that also offers a super-soft feel and an injection of luxury for any room. They never go out of fashion, meaning that they are perfect if you are inspired by a classic starting point when updating your interior design. Another option is to add a decadent feel to a room with the addition of a beautiful rug. CMS Downs offers rugs made from remnants of Saxony carpet which can be tailor-made to fit any space.
There is no doubt that wooden and vinyl floors have never been more popular, and the easy availability of underfloor heating and product improvements mean that carpet is far from the only choice if you want floors that not only look stunning but also provide the warmth and comfort that you want.
Days and Nights on the Tiles
Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are proving very popular right now, and they are available in a huge variety of patterns and designs which mean you can have your very own custom designed floor. You can use the tile designs in varying patterns, with inset decor strips , or you could even use varying patterns of wood effect flooring, such as herringbone. The choices really are endless! This type of floor choice has now overtaken traditional laminate in terms of popularity thanks to its versatility and style possibilities. LVT floors are created by fixing strips of vinyl in place using either a tile or plank design. Its benefits include the fact that it is extremely easy to maintain and keep clean and is scratch-resistant to ensure its appearance is maintained.
Back to Basics
Despite the popularity of LVT, there is still room in many people’s homes for traditional vinyl during 2017. It is an excellent choice if low costs are a priority. It must be remembered, however, that this type of floor can only be laid onto a surface which is completely level in order to avoid showing any of the undulations or imperfections of the subfloor. If your subfloor is somewhat uneven, it is still possible for it to be levelled, but it is recommended that you only get this type of floor laid by a professional! There are also labour and maintenance requirements to consider if you want to ensure that it delivers the appearance and performance that you want.
Hardwood floors are bang on trend but are also a classic choice that will not look out of date as the years go by. The initial financial outlay may be slightly more for this type of floor, but it is an excellent long-term investment in your home and your interior design plans. They are not as scratch-resistant as the likes of LVT, but one of the best things about hardwood floors is that they can age with style and, like a fine wine, they can become more attractive as the years go by.
Time for a Change?
Whether you are looking for fashionable carpets in Winchester, a beautiful hardwood floor in Newbury or trendy vinyl in Woking, CMS Downs is your one-stop-shop for a wide variety of flooring choices. Make the most of the expertise and advice on offer from an experienced and friendly team, or browse the extensive range of classic and fashionable floors on offer. Once you have decided what you need, you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that your floors will look stunning and that all of the CMS Downs’ floor covering installations offer the protection of a 12-month Fitting Guarantee.