There are natural stone or tile selections for the kitchens and bathrooms; fine hardwoods for dens, libraries or studies; plush carpet for bedrooms or kid’s rooms that provide a safe and cozy surface for bare feet both young and old, or for the acoustic effect in the media room. Then there are the materials that make use of modern technology’s march into the future with digital depictions of tile styles that span the decades. Take a look at these suggestions when considering the next floor plan your renovation project.
Modern tile designs offer a versatile dynamic not only in the types of tiles available, but also in their colors, sizes, textures and prices. Whether traditional or more avant garde, tiles can be organized in mosaic, geometric, art deco patterns and more. Today, designs can be digitally printed on clay slabs as the technology is revolutionizing the way you can claim your unique style. Try a modern twist with designs that mimic concrete, stainless steel or brick. Any room can be completely transformed with only the limits of imagination for inspiration as these tiles can be printed with whatever texture or style that you would like.
Real natural stone including travertine, marble or granite tiles, while more expensive, remain a modern application of enriching materials that transform a home into a palace. Coordinating the entry to carry through the rest of the home, complementing walls, counter tops, back splashes or fireplace often draw elements together for unmatched opulence. A bathroom can be made grand with marble carrying through to the tub and shower. Stone tiles can be a modern choice for any floor plan this year.
Wood remains a versatile material for its ability to be fashioned in a variety of designs. The species of oak, maple, pine, cherry, walnut, ash or bamboo provide colors and characteristics each complementing different decorating themes. If considering any of these take into account the other décor you have around the room and make sure that the color of the wood floor and the rest of the room don’t clash.
There are also classic patterns of hardwood to consider, such as parquet, herringbone, plank or strip as well as the trend for re-purposed wood using reclaimed materials. It is a vintage look that works very well with both modern and traditional design schemes. For those on a budget, laminate and vinyl flooring offer a wide variety of realistic wood finishes.
Whether remaining with carpet for comfort or venturing into the world of modern transformative materials, there are plenty of options to make your suburban home a place of endless enjoyment but if, by some chance, you floor happens to be damaged you can always contact professionals to help fix the problem. Nothing can be worse than getting a new floor plan set up and finding a crack or mistake in the design.