Jun 30, 2021 | Flooring America
Decorating your home is exciting and fun because it allows you to create your own unique space. When choosing new flooring, wall colors, or even furniture, current trends can easily sway your choices. The truth is, floor trends come and go, but finding a flooring option that is authentic to you means having floors with style that will last a lifetime.
Parquet flooring is elaborate, unique, and beautiful. Parquet flooring is created by placing small pieces of wood together to form a pattern. Hardwood is the most commonly used material to create parquet flooring, whereas laminate is the less expensive option. In the 1960s, parquet flooring patterns like herringbone, chevron, and hexagon were prevalent, but this style of flooring has been around for hundreds of years. Choosing parquet flooring for your home provides all the warmth and beauty of hardwood with a unique spin that will make any room stand out.
If you are looking for a budget-friendly option, painting existing floors will keep costs low while giving you a result that is genuinely one of a kind. Despite popular belief, paint is not just for hardwood flooring. In fact, you can paint subfloors, tile, vinyl, concrete, laminate, and even linoleum. Floors could be painted entirely one color, stenciled, or patterned. Consider painting borders or even a colorful area-rug-like design. Your floors are truly a canvas.
If you currently have wood floors in your home that are sun-damaged, turning an outdated yellow, or appear to look worn down, staining them is a great solution. Refinishing your hardwood is a fantastic way to freshen things up and add a personal twist. Wood stains come in various colors; you can even work with your local flooring expert to mix a completely customized color. Of course, you could go with a traditional wood-colored stain like oak or cherry, but stains also come in colors like blue or purple, which could transform your floor into a never-before-seen masterpiece.
In addition, if you love the look of parquet flooring, but it isn’t realistic with your budget, you could use flooring stains to create a similar aesthetic. Painter’s tape will allow you to outline a pattern on your floors, using different color stains to complete a parquet effect.
Mosaic tiles come in endless styles and can be used to create intricate designs in any room. Also, the tiles themselves can be unique and beautiful. For example, hand-painted or etched stone tiles can give you a one-of-a-kind look. Mosaic tiles can also be laid in colorful patterns and used to create mural-like designs. You can take advantage of small spaces like your entryway or bathroom to inlay a mosaic within your hard surface floors. These tiny tiles can transform your flooring dreams into something magical and unique to you.
Putting down unique floors is entirely personal and will be different for everyone. If you need help bringing your vision to life, speak with one of our flooring experts. Come into your local Flooring America today and get all the advice you need for floors that are specialized to you.