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.
Real stone flooring is a highly exclusive purchase and is often correspondingly expensive. Also, if you often get cold feet and don’t have underfloor heating, real stone probably isn’t the right choice for you.
Design and laminate flooring in an attractive stone look combines the appearance of stone with the benefits of other types of flooring. And you’ll notice the difference from the moment you buy it: Real stone is much more expensive than the wood and wood materials used to make imitation stone. Additionally, laying a stone floor is complex and time-consuming; it necessarily involves hiring a professional and comes along with the associated costs.
Various types of stone have different special properties. Marble may look stunning, but it can’t handle sharp objects or excessive moisture. Stone with a porous surface, on the other hand, is susceptible to stuck-on dirt. At the same time, you have to be extremely careful when using harsh cleansers, as they can damage the material. So, if you are looking for flooring that is easy to clean and maintain, stone-look flooring is an excellent alternative.
Once you’ve opted for stone-look flooring, you will find an incredibly broad range of different styles for your home renovation project: These countless options are available thanks to the decor layer that lends the surface of the panels its design. Imitation concrete and sandstone, slate and marble looks are just a few of the designs available.
High-quality design flooring always lives up to its name. A fine stone pore and mineral structure makes the look particularly authentic. And the fact that it is made of wood and wood materials makes it much warmer underfoot than actual stone. Additionally, its elastic properties make it comfortable to walk on, enhancing your overall feeling of well-being – even if you go barefoot.
Of course, high-quality stone-look hard flooring like MEISTER Nadura does more than just look as good as real stone flooring; it also boasts impressive technical properties. Its wood-fibre and mineral surface makes it as hard as tile, but unbreakable. So dropping things on it poses no problem at all. And even if, against all odds, it does become stained or scratched, the surface can be easily wiped off or scoured.
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.
Do you appreciate the charm of old factory buildings, railway roundhouses or workshops? Magnificent halls full of moulding and statues do nothing for you, but a former factory building with exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and visible cast-iron supports makes your heart flutter? Then the factory style is the right look for your home. We’ll teach you more about this hot interior design style and show you how you can use parquet or design flooring to bring the ‘unvarnished’ look of industrial architecture into your own four walls. Find your inspiration!
What properties do people associated with laminate flooring? The answer may come as a surprise: Although this flooring can be found in most households, it has long had the image of a cheap parquet imitation. That's a shame, because modern laminate is a real all-rounder made of purely natural materials and fulfils almost all the requirements you would expect from a high-quality flooring.