As part of a total refurbishment of the house we combined the look of period flooring with modern technology to meet the client’s practical requirements within a designated time window. Using the latest Amtico products and sourcing carpets for other areas of the house that matched the previous flooring, we provided a solution that would not have been achievable via more traditional products.
"To find a flooring that fits with the period feel of the house yet was suitable for the kitchen, living and dining room. We also have 4 kids and a dog so it needed to be durable yet forgiving! We have had tiles previously but they were incredibly hard to keep clean and the real wood floor in the kitchen and dining areas marked easily."
How did you choose the right type of flooring?
The Hudson Flooring showroom has a great selection of products to choose from so coupled with the fact that they were able to source my current (but worn) carpet, choosing products was a fairly straight forward process. They were also able to offer advice on the pros and cons of Amtico as well as how and when to lay the flooring.
What were the issues surrounding the project?
As per our brief we wanted to keep the period feel of the house but had identified that the current real wood floor and tiles were not suitable. We have a large family so keeping the floor clean was a nightmare. We were also undergoing an overall refurbishment so timing was very important to us.
What flooring did you use?
We ended up using vintage chestnut Amtico which was laid in individual strips so that it looks almost identical to a real herringbone wood floor. Hudson Flooring were able to source our old carpet for us very easily so we used that in other areas of the house and chose Amtico slate effect tiles in the bathroom. The Amtico floors are much easier to clean and do not mark in areas like the kitchen and dining room where real wood floor would. It is safe to say that we are big converts to Amtico!
The carpet runner up the stairs is a real feature when you walk through the front door and the Amtico slate floor in the bathroom looks authentic but is warm, soft to walk on and easy to clean.
How were Hudson Flooring different to other suppliers?
There shop has a huge selection, is well laid out and they are always open! The fact that they were able to offer us the right advice so that we were able to make an informed decision was great. They were also sourced our carpet with no problem and could fit their work into the schedule of our overall refurbishment.