So you’ve decided it’s time to update your floors. But this decision is just the first of many you’ll need to make. What type of flooring should you choose – engineered timber floorboards, carpet, vinyl, hybrid vinyl plank, your options are wide and varied.
So too are your options when it comes to the colour of your chosen flooring. You need to consider the environment of your home and the room or rooms you’re re-flooring, as well as the look you hope to achieve. Factors such as your existing furnishings and room sizes will also come into play.
Your flooring is a room’s foundation and it is a vital element of your interior design. Your chosen flooring will impact the overall aesthetic of your home and you need to make your selection based on how it will complement your walls, furnishings, and decor.
What do you want to achieve?
Lighter coloured flooring will work to open up a room and make it appear larger than it is; a darker floor will have the opposite effect. Also note that unified flooring throughout your home creates streamlined flow, whereas mixing your flooring types (e.g. engineered wood flooring coupled with carpet) has the effect of creating separate zones within the home.
This includes both natural and artificial light. As light evolves throughout the day (especially natural light), the colour of your floors will also alter and gradually evolve. You should compare samples you’re interested in in the morning, at midday, in the afternoon, and at night under your artificial light to determine exactly how it will look. If you have little natural light, choose lighter flooring to brighten your room. On the other hand, if your room gets abundant natural light throughout the day, a darker floor (providing rooms are not small) can evoke a dramatic effect.
Colour creates a mood. Flooring is a very effective tool to create a specific atmosphere within a room or a home.
Don’t make the mistake of considering only an empty room when you choose your flooring. Select your flooring hue to complement rather than compete with your decor.
Ultimately, the colour, style, and finish of your floor will set the tone for your home – so you want to get it right from the outset. That’s why you need to visit Impact Floors.
Come to Impact Floors today and speak to the experts in all things relating to your floors! We have the creative insight, experience, and friendly approach to offer the right advice and guide you on how to best renovate your floors to achieve the look and functional result you seek.
For flooring solutions from timber floorboards to hybrid vinyl, carpet, and more, don’t hesitate to call or visit – we look forward to meeting you and helping you revamp your floors in 2020!
Call us today on (07) 5443 1295.