Whether you’re looking to create the illusion of space or to promote the feeling of feng shui in your home, one of the best ways to create a seamless flow throughout the house is to get smart with your flooring. And with the blurred boundaries between different spaces in open-plan houses, it’s fundamental that homeowners find flooring that suits each area.
With different colours, grains, textures and sizes, the options are seemingly endless when it comes to choosing wooden flooring - and while each type of wooden floor will bring its own aesthetic, ensuring that your floors flow seamlessly throughout the house can be a challenge in open-plan environments. That’s why today, we’re bringing you a handy guide to finding the wooden floor that best suits your open-plan home.
Solid or engineered wood flooring?
From open-plan basements to kitchen-diners, the type of flooring you choose will vary according to the different sections of the house - but you can still achieve the high-quality wood floor aesthetic that you’ve been dreaming of in your interior design. While solid wood flooring is best avoided in cooler areas of the house like the cellar, the structure of engineered wood flooring makes these floors less likely to react to shifts in temperature and humidity. On the other hand, for high traffic areas like the kitchen, opting for long-lasting solid wood floors means that any scratches or stains can be refinished to restore that sought-after shine time and again.
Fashion or function: which comes first?
From wood-effect laminate and solid wood flooring to engineered wooden floors, the visually pleasing aesthetic of these floors will flow seamlessly through every section of the house in an open-plan home. And while these high-quality floors can instantly add value to any home, its the durability and the protective finish that comes with genuine wooden floors that makes them a first-class choice when it comes to functionality. So, whether you treat your home to solid hardwood or engineered wood flooring, by prioritising the practical requirements of your home, the long lifetime of these stunning floors means that your investment is guaranteed to pay off.
Choosing your materials: stick or switch?
In comparison to traditional floor plans, the lack of distinction between different rooms can make an open-plan space seem larger than it is, but this can often mean that homeowners feel obligated to ensure that the same interior design runs through the space. While sticking to a similar theme will avoid abrupt transitions, incorporating variety throughout the house means that your eye will be drawn to the unique aspects of each area. So, whether you choose to clad the kitchen floors with a darker wooden floor or opt for a more intricate grain in your dining area, by making subtle changes, your interior design will stand out for all the right reasons.
Whether you adorn the entirety of your open-plan house in the same style of solid hardwood flooring or create contrast in different spaces by opting for a variety of finishes of wood, treating your home to a versatile wooden floor means that you can inject a touch of class into any style of interior design.
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