Floor trends have moved beyond traditional timber floorboards and carpet with a vast range of more affordable options available to consumers.
Interior designer Jodie Carter observed there had been a noticeable trend with affordable faux floors.
“I’m seeing an interest in vinyl planks. Because of technology, it means people can buy something which still looks like timber and is so effective at mimicking floorboards it integrates fine detail with grains,” she said.
Another affordable trend is laminate floors.
“A number of clients have also done laminate floors as opposed to the real thing because there is more choice in colour and size,” Ms Carter said. “If you buy actual timber flooring, it could be two or three times the price of laminate.”
Harder surfaces are enjoying a spike in popularity, but the designer prefers a softer floor option in bedrooms “to add warmth and texture”.
Concrete floors, suited for an industrial-inspired interior, are also proving popular.
“If you’re building a home from scratch, a polished concrete base as a floor can be an easier choice rather than if you were renovating to lay concrete over something already existent,” she said.
She said an easier-to-install option, offering similar tones, can be achieved with concrete-look tiles.
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