From traditional carpet to chequerboard vinyl flooring we have a stylish and beautiful range of options to suit all the rooms in your home. Good interior decorating starts from the floor up so it is vital that you make the right flooring choice. We have a gorgeous selection of flooring ideas that will have you walking on the wild side and will leave you spoilt for choice.
A hallway has a very high footfall, so stone, or terracotta tiled flooring can be a great option in this area. Use flagstones in a range of sizes for a relaxed look to create a fabulous country-style rustic look.
Victorian tiled flooring is a great option, especially if you own a period home. Limestone, marble, basalt and granite are also ideal for heavily trafficked areas. Stone is porous and can stain, so use a sealant to protect it.
Kitchens need hardwearing flooring that can cope with spillages and stains. Concrete is hardwearing and can be poured onto an existing floor with no need for leveling. It only needs resurfacing every seven years. If youre looking for a modern look to your kitchen, concrete flooring is a great choice.
Nothing can beat real wood flooring if you are looking for a long-term investment and timeless style. It looks better with age and you can transform a dark room quickly be painting existing floorboards white. Add a gorgeous rug to complement the classic country look.
Chequerboard vinyl flooring or ceramic tiles will add vintage charm to any bathroom. Team with traditional fixtures and fittings for a chic country style.
Rubber flooring is a great option for the kitchen or bathroom as it is water resistant and is easy to keep clean. It comes in a wide range of colours, so why not add a pop of bright colour such as bright pink or blue.
Carpet is a timeless and classic option for flooring and provides warmth and cosiness in the home. It is great for absorbing sound and provides insulation, which saves on heating bills.
Limestone, marble, basalt and granite are ideal for heavily-trafficked areas, such as hallways
. Stone is porous and can stain, so use a sealant to protect it.
1/10 Similar flagstone flooring
2/10 Parquet flooring
Parquet is a classic type of wood flooring with a geometric pattern. Its durability means it can be used in any room in the house.
The Wood Flooring Company
Cool and chic, concrete is hard-wearing and can be poured straight onto an existing floor with no need for levelling. It only needs resealing every seven years and is perfect for a modern, industrial-chic kitchen like this.
White & Reid
4/10 Whitewashed wood flooring
Beautiful, renewable and recyclable, wood is sturdy underfoot, and works in any room in the house. Here, a wooden floor has been whitewashed to create a classic country look.
Similar wood flooring
5/10 Ceramic tiles
6/10 Vinyl flooring
Modern, high-quality vinyl can replicate all manner of flooring, from wood and stone to tiles and mosaics. It's also cheaper and easier to maintain than the real thing.
Luxury vinyl flooring
7/10 Rubber flooring
Resilient yet soft, rubber is ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. Its available in lots of colours and textures. This distinctive blue flooring has a smooth finish with low-profile studs for easy cleaning.
Every Floor Direct
8/10 Terracotta tiles
Carpet is great for giving a room a homely feel. Its also perfect for absorbing sound, and provides insulation - which saves on heating bills (as well as being nice and toasty underfoot!).
10/10 Seagrass flooring
Seagrass flooring is great for heavily-trafficked areas as its super hardwearing. Avoid using it in the bedroom as its distinctive texture means it can be scratchy underfoot.
Looking for more flooring ideas? Take a look through our channel pages for inspiring ideas for living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms. And check out our guide to kitchen flooring for top tips and essential advice.
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Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years.
She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.
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