Trend Watch: Stone & Wood Looks for Stunning Floors


Stone and wood looks will always be desirable and fashionable for hardwearing floors, for all rooms in the home. Our beautifully designed real wood floors, as well as laminate and LTV options will help add elegance throughout the home. And if you’re looking for stone looks, we cover that too, with porcelain versions of natural stone and marble. Get that planning notebook out now for your next flooring project …


Herringbone Angles

A shorter plank format makes it easier to create a herringbone pattern – although of course, they can still be installed in standard brick-format. Each of these engineered planks measures 660mm x 110mm, and has a three-layer construction with a real oak top surface. Each has all the natural, lively features of real oak, and they’re a timeless choice for a look that will stay on-trend for years to come.

Above: Gaize Dark Oak Engineered Flooring


Trend to Grey

Grey is very much on-trend for timber flooring; a softer, pale shade becomes a good neutral base for different colour schemes. This is Espina Light Grey Oak Engineered Flooring, once again, laid in a herringbone pattern – which adds a classic look and teams up beautifully with contemporary furnishings in a period setting. Opposites attract! These planks use a click fit system, and have micro-bevelled edges on each edge and a matt lacquer finish.

Above: Espina Light Grey Oak Engineered Flooring


Stylish Slate

Our Belize Beige Wall & Floor porcelain floor tiles are designed to replicate the gentle tones of slate, but are far easier to handle and install. Each tile is 598mm x 298mm, and look striking when used alone as floor tiles, or they can be combined for a wall and floor scheme. This warm beige shade teams well with bright, bold colours, as well as the natural tones of timber – as seen in this kitchen. Oh, those fabulous green tiles are Village Emerald Green, installed vertically.

Above: Belize Beige Matt Porcelain Wall And Floor Tile


Match the Floor to the Wall

Slate-style floor and wall – why not? Matching walls and floors is a great way of streamlining an interior scheme. This bathroom has lots going on, including integral niches and wall-hung furniture, but the stone-style Belize Light Grey Wall & Floor porcelain tiles keep the honed slate look stylishly on-trend. Naturally, these tiles also work in the kitchen, and the honed slate look is perfect for a busy kitchen.

Above: Belize Light Grey Wall & Floor Tiles


Simply Stone

Get the stone look with our Inari Cream Matt Floor Tiles. These large format tiles measure 750mm x 750mm and can be laid straight or, for a more dramatic look, diagonally. The design replicates natural metamorphic rock but needless to say, is easier to look after than natural stone, which may need sealing. A good choice where tiles are needed to run throughout the house from front to back – these are ideal for kitchens and dining spaces, as well as the living room, porch, hall and cloakrooms.

Above: Inari Cream Matt Floor Tiles


Contemporary Kitchen Looks

Combine natural wood looks, such as our Country Nut Floor Tiles in porcelain, which have a grained finish, with contemporary white cabinetry, for a look that will stay on-trend for many years to come. These porcelain planks are suitable for outdoor use, so can be carried on outdoors, creating a deck-style terrace or patio. Each plank measures 900mm x 147mm and can be installed herringbone style or traditional staggered brick style.

Above: Country Nut Floor Tiles


Country Kitchen Style

Our Lucca White Anti-Slip Matt Stone Effect porcelain tiles – which can be used for walls as well as the floor, add that timeless, rustic look to a country kitchen. Choose Shaker-style cabinetry in classic shades – try the Crown Imperial Cotswood collection in pale blue for a similar look. Once again, these porcelain tiles, designed to look like natural, veined, stone, may be used outside, so are a great choice for a scheme that needs to run throughout the ground floor and beyond, to the terrace and pathways. For a dark and dramatic look, consider the Anthracite colour option, or for a more neutral tone, go for Lucca Beige.

Above: Lucca White Anti-Slip Matt Stone Effect


The Happy Hallway

We’re moving on now to show you some Luxury Vinyl Tile options for wood-style floors. This is Londres Mountain Grey Luxury Click Vinyl Flooring – more generally known as ‘LVT’. This design has a realistic wood-grain finish, built in underlay, and is waterproof – so it can be used with confidence for the kitchen and bathroom, as well as all the other high-traffic rooms in the home. Hallways and utilities too – especially if wet and muddy wellies make a regular appearance. For help with measuring up an installation, click here for advice.

Above: Londres Mountain Grey Luxury Click Vinyl


Going for Grey

Another LVT option in grey, this time with a slightly more subtle pattern – this is Mercurio Mist Grey Luxury Click Vinyl Flooring; each plank measures 178mm x 1235mm and can be installed in a realistically staggered pattern. Once again, suited to all rooms, including the conservatory. If you’re looking for a more ‘natural’ wood colour, try the Mercurio Biscuit option, which will hit the right note for anyone who wants an authentic natural colour for their LVT.

Above: Mercurio Mist Grey Luxury Click Vinyl Flooring


Simply Scandi

The trend for Scandi style is here to stay, and is epitomised by white or bleached-look timber style flooring (but be sure to plenty of throws and blankets to keep things looking cosy and inviting!). We’re moving on to show you some laminates now, to show how easy it is to get that look … Our Epoch Scandi White Larch Laminate Flooring comes in 1285mm x 192mm planks, replicates the look of real hardwood, each edge of each plank is bevelled, and like all our designs, it’s straightforward to install. For a detailed guide to laminate installation, click here.

Above: Epoch Scandi White Larch Laminate Flooring


The Dark Side

Dark wood designs stay on trend, especially when teamed with bright colours like vivid orange, citrus yellow and jade green. Bright shades are balanced when paired with darker wood flooring, such as our Dark Rock Oak Laminate Flooring. This shade is bold and positive, and would look good in pretty much every style of home, from a new modern house to a country cottage or loft-style apartment. Once again, our experts are on hand to help with any installation queries, and can be contacted via our Contact page here,  or pop into a showroom to have a look at the entire range. Samples can be ordered online as well.

Above: Dark Rock Oak Laminate


Into the Bedroom

And finally, we had to mention Adelie Iced Latte Click Vinyl Flooring LVT tiles once again, to show you that wood-style LVT tiles can look beautifully at home in the bedroom, as well as the kitchen and hallway. Step out of bed onto a warm floor with the inclusion of underfloor heating; our electric mat system is available here, and as usual, for any advice regarding installation and choice of sizes, our experts are available via our contact page here.

Above: Adelie Iced Latte Luxury Click Vinyl Flooring

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