Floor patterns are an important part of any home interior design. Not only do the materials have to be selected carefully, but you also have to apply them in a way that complements the rest of your ambience. Having a concrete textured floor in a delicate neo-classical atmosphere is a big no-no. Similarly, sleek wooden floors in a shabby chic style ambience don’t have a nice effect. So today we’ll be sharing 5 contemporary floor design ideas to inspire you!
1. Wooden texture flooring
Different types of wooden textures can complement different types of home interiors. The ones with a slightly distressed finish look gorgeous in an industrial or rustic style ambience. On the other hand, the sleek ones look the best in a modern or minimalistic setting. You’ll first have to determine the theme of your home in order to select the right wooden textured flooring for it.
2. Demarcating boundaries
Floor patterns and materials can be used to demarcate the boundaries of certain areas in your layout, especially if your home has an open floor plan. For example, if the kitchen flooring merges with the living room flooring, you won’t have a very nice zoning for your home. On the other hand, you can use different tile colors, sizes and textures to add individuality to each zone of your home.
3. Stretcher bond tile layout
If you’re bored and tired of the same old tile layout, you can spice things up by emulating the ‘stretcher bond’ layout technique. This is basically when the joint grouting of two tiles comes in the center of top and bottom single-piece tile. It’s quite a popular way of designing floors and works only when you’re using rectangular tiles in your home interiors.
4. Old is gold
Sometimes, the old-school way of tiling is the best of them all. This one especially looks gorgeous when the tiles are large – maybe (2’x2’ and more). This style has a way of creating a homogenous environment that makes any space seem like its quite large as compared to other spaces. It works best when the tiles are lighter in color and texture.
5. Light ash and oak style
Going for lighter shades of wooden textured flooring can be a bit tricky. You have to use them in spaces that exude an understated elegance. Tiles in this shade/texture are not quite appealing because of grouting, but vinyl is a great alternate option.