Warm underfoot, beautifully textured and timelessly stylish, wooden floors are an interiors classic. Be it natural and bare, painted bright and white, or varnished for a little gloss, you can’t beat the classic beauty of wood an interiors stalwart in any room. You can even cheat with Karndean, which has all the aesthetics of wood, with none of the practical drawbacks!
So have a look at our Blog to see why we love wooden floors!
Lengthen your room
As a rule of thumb, wooden floorboards look best when running in the same direction as the longest dimension in the room.
This works well in a hallway, as laying your planks lengthways means the eye is drawn to the furthest point, leading you through this transitional space into the main house.
Shake it up with a chevron
At Winchester Kitchens we love chevron wood flooring. It creates a crisper, more contemporary vibe than a classic herringbone pattern.
Chevron design is recognised by its distinctive ‘V’ shape, with angled boards designed to fit together at the ends. These days, it’s a great design trick for smaller spaces, as it will create an optical illusion that your room is wider or longer than it actually is.
Contrast in a kitchen
A wooden floor can have a softening effect in a kitchen, especially if the units are sleek and glossy, as here. Wood has a natural, in-built warmth, making it comfortable and quiet underfoot, unlike most tiles, so it will be a pleasure to stand on while making your morning cuppa. We personally love Karndean, which looks just like wood as seen in this picture.
Fake it with tiles
Wooden floors and bathrooms might look the part, but timber and water isn’t always the most practical combination. However, there is a way to have a ‘wooden’ floor in your bathroom: wood-effect porcelain tiles such as the ones by Karndean (available from Winchester Kitchens). They can look surprisingly similar to the real thing, complete with knots and gnarls, but are dead easy to clean and won’t spoil with the humidity. And you can take your pick of effects, too.