If you want your living area to have a luxurious and sophisticated feel, then first you need to look down. When you arrive in your home and take your shoes off, you don’t want to feel an old, worn carpet beneath your toes – instead it’s time for some eye-catching and sleek flooring.
You can really make a statement and give your home a modern touch without a massive outlay. You certainly don’t have to splash out on expensive marble tiles to make a real difference. Read on to learn about some easy flooring ideas that won’t break the bank:
Vinyl Floor Stickers
If you have already got some linoleum laid on your floor, then adding vinyl floor stickers is an easy way to transform a kitchen or living space. For natural simplicity, go for a slate effect or dark wood effect. Or if you want to make a statement in a large area, then go for a bold 1920s tile design in black and white. You can pick up vinyl floor stickers for as little as $7 per square meter. This makes it a really inexpensive way to make an impact, and you shouldn’t need a professional to help lay your floor stickers either, just a little patience.
If you have good condition, solid floorboards in your home, then rather than laying down covering, make the most of the wood that you have got. Rent a sanding machine for the weekend and give your floorboards a rub down, making sure that there are no splinters. You can then paint your floorboards using specialist wood floor paint. Industry experts J Fisher Interior Design recommend using a neutral color that you can use as a blank canvas for your living space.
Click Luxury Vinyl Tiles
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are an inexpensive but effective way of covering a large area. You don’t have to be an expert in laying flooring to do this – they just click into place, you don’t need any glue. One of the biggest advantages is that they are durable, waterproof and long-lasting. The floor underneath doesn’t have to be completely mirror-flat either, as it would do if you were using glue down vinyl tiles. Some of the most effective patterns to use in a large space are the Spanish mosaic style, which will give a kitchen a sense of fun and color. Herringbone is a great, classic option for a hallway and you can get some very realistic hardwood options too.
Getting new flooring is something that you can do yourself – it shouldn’t have to break the bank. With some interesting, but inexpensive options, you can breathe new life into your living space.