There are simple floors – and then there are floors with character. They have visible structures, unevenness, colour deviations or supposed flaws. These are beautiful to behold in their own, unique way simply because they are seemingly imperfect. Yet this is exactly what sets them apart from parquet, laminate, and other conventional flooring types and makes them so unique. After all, not just anyone has these floors at home.
Even in contemporary households, the country house style is currently enjoying great popularity, and rightly so. The motto: The quainter and “older” it looks, the better. Its authentic appearance provides a contrast to any living space, clearly highlighting modern furnishing elements.
A rustic character floor is mainly characterised by its clear grain and visually striking knotholes. This can be the case with parquet flooring as well as with correspondingly designed laminate or design flooring. Suppliers have long since ceased to limit the design of their floors to the way they look alone: The grain, pores and holes are imprinted into the surface, perfecting the illusion. For that special country house character, real wood floors are ideal - such as Meister Lindura in the “natural arctic white” version.
Laminate and design flooring features limitless visual variety thanks to their composition: A high-quality digital print gives them any look you desire. So why not go for something unusual and choose a vintage-look wood decor for your flooring? Discolouration and wipe effects complete the look of weathered wood – and yet the floorings are extremely stable. An exciting contrast is created when the furniture has a modern, colourful design.
Design and laminate flooring with a contemporary look can also feature a striking wood decor. The combination of wood with a light tile impression always attracts attention, and its vividness makes it look extremely modern. To add some warmth to your interior, we recommend furniture made of birch or coloured accessories.
Character floors include designs that are not found in ordinary homes. If you're looking for something uncommon, you should take a closer look at flooring with a stone decor: The trend towards nature-oriented designs does not stop at the material, making the look of stone, concrete and the like increasingly popular for floorings in living spaces. For example, a design flooring in a deep black lava stone look can form the style-conscious foundation for an exotic furnishing style.
Those who prefer living in the industrial style are well advised to choose designs in an authentic concrete look in stone grey. Unlike traditional building material, design flooring has durable surfaces and is much easier to clean than porous building material.
Cosy alternatives to stone slabs and tiles that are warm underfoot prove that comfort is not sacrificed in the process: Many floorings with a stone look, such as the Nadura product range from MEISTER, offer a near-natural decor combined with a wood-based foundation.
Many people immediately associate wood floors with light oak or chocolate brown walnut. But those aren’t the only options: Choosing a wood floor does not mean sacrificing cool tones such as black, white and grey. While design and laminate floorings already offer an inexhaustible variety of graphic designs, it is the especially the oak product variants of real wood floors and parquet flooring that shine with a rich variety of facets. This is because this stable wood can be pre-treated in many ways – oiling, liming, smoking and lacquering influence the colour of the material.
If you want your flooring to stand out from conventional products on account of its unique and unusual features, you should pay attention to the following details:
Wall colours are a decisive factor in the overall impression created by a room. However, the flooring is just as important. And the laying pattern and the colour aren’t the only aspects that matter; the material is vital, as well. Here, we will provide an overview of how different types of flooring can impact a room.
We’re often spoilt for choice when searching for the perfect flooring. The wood pattern in laminate flooring might look too random, and carpeting is no good for people with dust allergies. But what about stone-look flooring? The deceptively real design creates natural ambience, and in terms of comfort and quality, this flooring is tough to top.
Among the woods used for furniture and floorings, oak is particularly popular. Both the stability of the material and its timeless look are appreciated. But it doesn’t have to be real wood: Floors with an imitation oak look can also create a beautiful and comfortable living ambience.