For many of us, our bedrooms are a sanctuary we retreat to after a long hard day. It’s a place to chill out with your favourite book or cosy up to watch your favourite TV. If you’re looking to revamp your bedroom’s décor, both style and function come into careful consideration. It’s a place that requires optimal comfort, without hindering its practicality as a space. As with any room, the flooring is a crucial element to your bedroom’s interior design. Some prefer to go low-key, with flooring that offsets more stand-out features. Others would like a statement floor, which is a main component of the overall style. Whatever your preference and taste, we’ve put together a list of our favourite fashionable floors.
There’s no avoiding the huge waves this style is making in the interior design industry. The pattern itself dates all the way back to 500 BC, specifically Ancient Rome, where over 50,000 miles of roadways were constructed using the interlocking design for practical purposes. It only started to appear in wood flooring as late as the 16th Century, with one of the earliest examples displayed in the Francois I Gallery at the Chateau de Fontainebleau. The gallery flooring’s been a feature there since 1539, and is still there to this day.
Herringbone Parquet has a timeless elegance, one which matches its ability to last a lifetime and beyond. Solid wood blocks provide durability, whilst the design speaks for itself. Available in a wide range of colours, the dynamic style is perfectly at home in both traditional and contemporary bedrooms. Plus, if your flooring shows some scuff marks after a while, you can simply sand down and re-finish your wood flooring to have it looking brand new. Or if your style changes, you can select a completely different finish to give you a different-looking floor altogether!
Laminate Flooring has become an increasingly popular choice for homes up and down the country. It’s created to simulate an authentic wood look by layering wood composite, topped with a strip of vinyl that’s printed to create the desired effect. The top surface has added protection using a transparent overlay, which protects from regular wear-and-tear. This layer also protects from scratches – perfect if you’re a pet owner who allows your cats or dogs to spend time in your bedroom to sleep, or help you relax after a long day.
The brown colour provides a genuine wood look that’s indistinguishable from the real thing. However, as Laminate is printed, there’s no end to the styles you can choose from – so you can decide upon the perfect look for you. There are different thicknesses available depending on your specific needs, and different price points mean there’s something to fit any budget. When it comes to installation, an easy click system means your new bedroom flooring’s installation time is much lower by using a floating installation.
3. Dark Oak
Oak flooring is a popular choice worldwide. Whether it’s unfinished or oiled to achieve a certain look, it’s a dynamic wood that works great in bedrooms. One particular style that we love, especially for the element of class it brings to any bedroom, is Dark Oak.
Using a dark oil on oak flooring highlight’s the wood’s natural grains, radiating elegance no matter its surrounding décor. Stunning in subtle, minimalistic settings, the dark colour provides the perfect backdrop to make white-coloured bedsheets look even more inviting! Available in both solid and engineered wood flooring styles, you can make your decision based on budget and personal preference. Our dark solid wood flooring ranges also come lacquered; a transparent finish which provides added durability and give a beautiful matte appearance.
Engineered Wood Flooring is constructed with multiple layers of timber, topped by a layer of solid wood to create an authentic look. Its design makes it more dynamic than solid wood, due to its ability to deal with fluctuations in heat and moisture. So, if you’re lucky enough to have underfloor heating installed in your bedroom, engineered wood is definitely the way to go.
Choosing a white (or variation thereof) coloured wood works as a blank canvas, without simply fading into the background. It stands out to make your bedroom appear brighter, whilst also allowing you to show off your individual style by accessorising with colourful rugs and furniture. Engineered Wood uses a tongue and groove system, making for simple installation – whether you’re taking it on yourself or finding a flooring fitter to do it for you.