Sustainable flooring, what you should know

People are becoming more environmentally aware, increasingly taking note of the impact they’re having on the world that surrounds them. Nowadays we carefully sort our plastics into coloured recycling bins, vigorously check coffee for the fair trade symbol and buy energy-efficient appliances for our homes. It’s all stepping in the…

Finding the right rug for every room

Often hours upon hours will be spent in the showroom choosing exactly the right sofa – not too high, not too low. Not too firm, but please not too soft. And definitely not that shade of rosehip red. However, how often do people put as much thought into their rugs?…

Flooring tips for small spaces

Small rooms are fantastic. Or at least they can be. By their very nature, smaller spaces are easier to remodel and define – An important piece in the overall look and feel of any home. However, it’s not always easy to know what to do when it comes to choosing…

Why use Engineered Wood Flooring?

Traditional hardwood flooring has long been the go-to when it comes to crowning the dream home. The natural patterns and tones bring a sense of warmth and character to any room, whether it’s a chic scandinavian kitchen or a simply a humble hallway. Indeed, many homes still retain original victorian…

Stone or vinyl flooring in the kitchen?

  Stone. Vinyl. Stone. Vinyl. Stone… The dilemma is very much real. In the good ol’ days the choice was simple: fit tiles or simply stand in the dirt. However, as vinyl has become ever more popular, it’s now extremely difficult to pick between the two; the latter now almost…

Flooring and allergies: tips for an easy life

  If you’re unfortunate enough to have an allergy you’ll be all too familiar to the pain that comes with it. From stray cat hairs irritating your skin to the endless sneezing brought on by a dusty carpet, why is it that we suffer so much? And more importantly, what…

Creative uses for a new rug

  A rug. It’s simple. It goes on the floor, it keeps your feet warm, there’s not much else it can do, right? Actually, as it turns out, the humble rug is one of the most versatile objects in your home. No longer just a square (or rectangle) of fabric,…

How to mix and match different floor styles within your home

  It often seems like a good idea to use a single flooring style for each level of a home. This can be true in many cases, allowing for a simple and clean aesthetic, well suited to smaller apartment buildings in particular. However, there are many reasons to use multiple…

Keeping laminate floors clean and up to scratch

On top of its ability to imitate a range of visual styles and bring colour and texture to your floors, laminate flooring is known for being highly durable and low maintenance. With a base layer designed to resist moisture, a core layer composed of hard wearing HDF, laminate flooring can…

Making your staircase a design feature

The humble staircase isn’t so humble anymore. If you have an upstairs, it’s likely that the stairs are a truly dominant design feature of your hallway. Despite the domineering nature of the staircase, a lot of people seem to forget the stairs when it comes to interior design. We’ve all…