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Trend Spot: Glam Industrial

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Here at Tech Flooring, we are always on the lookout for new trends and emerging popular interior design styles. By staying on top of the latest trends, we can help your residential or commercial property look modern and stylish.

One new interior design style that has been gaining popularity recently is ‘Glam Industrial’. This has been affectionately named by some as ‘GlamDustrial’. This trend works to bring together two styles that are almost opposites- but somehow it really works! Read on to find out how you can bring the ‘GlamDustrial’ look to your property.

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Discover this Unique New Trend in Interior Design

What is Glam Industrial?

Essentially, GlamDustrial is the meeting of elegance and the industrial style. This could mean mixing opulent carpets with rough brick walls. Or pairing industrial style walls and floors with elegant, French style furniture. It is the pairing of the rough with the elegant to create a brilliant equilibrium.

This is the natural progression from the long-popular ‘shabby chic’ style. This was a style that encouraged furniture and surroundings to have a slightly worn look and feel. Elegant furniture was painted with rough, white paint to add texture and interest.

The GlamDustrial movement separates the rough from the elegant and allows them to co-exist.

How to get the ‘GlamDustrial’ look?

The GlamDustrial look is surprisingly easy to create in your property.

To start with, try pairing a classic patterned style floor with industrial metal furniture. You could try a Victorian tile style using vinyl flooring. LVT floors are also a good option and come in lots of different designs. Pairing a classic tile style floor with industrial metal furniture creates a subtle GlamDustrial look.

You could also try it the other way and use an industrial style floor with elegant furnishings. Try an LVT stone style floor in grey or black. Then pair this with elegant furniture. Accenting the industrial features with silver, gold or rose gold metals adds to the GlamDustrial look and ties the room together.

Exposed brick walls pair beautifully with grey LVT stone style floors. You can then add elegant accents like fluffy carpets and comfortable sofas.

What’s so fun about this trend is that you can choose exactly how much you want of it. If you prefer the industrial style, you can just add subtle accents of elegance to bring dimension. If you prefer the glam style, just add accents like an industrial style floor.

The GlamDustrial style can add elegance and warmth to a room that could otherwise be overwhelming or cold.

Interested in getting the GlamDustrial look? Contact us today to find out about re-vamping your home with expertly installed floors. We install vinyl, LVT, laminate and carpet- so there’s something for whatever style you’re after. We are industry experts and can advise on the best floors for your property. Get in touch today to get a free quote or order a sample to try out at home.

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Trend Spot: Bold Colours

Trend Spot: Bold Colours

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Here at Tech Flooring, we love keeping up with the latest trends in interior design. By keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends, you can make sure your property stands out from the crowd. We want to help you find that perfect blend of practicality and style. Here at Tech Flooring, we provide and install top quality floors at affordable prices. Interested in having new flooring installed? Get in touch today to find out more!

Trend Spot: Bold Colours

Here at Tech Flooring, we love keeping up with the latest trends in interior design

Todays trends

Today’s trend that we are going to dive deeper into is the use of bold colours. Over the last year, we have all had to spend more time at home than we usually would. This has caused a wave of people to look at re-vamping their home. Neutral colours are out and there has been a sudden trend for bold, bright colours in interior design. People are looking for their homes to be fun and colourful. Choosing vibrant colours adds personality and gives an artistic edge to your home.

How to get the look

There are many ways to get the bold colours look in your property. The great thing about this trend is that you can choose how much of it you want to go for. There are ways to add subtle colours to your home and other bolder options too. A really good way to get a subtle version of the look is through furniture. Choose brightly coloured chairs, lamps and décor. Then, pair these bright pieces with a muted colour palette on the walls and floor. Why not pair this furniture with a vinyl wood-imitation floor? Vinyl wood-imitation floors are timeless and look great in any home. Browse our selection of vinyl floors today.

Bold looks for floors

If you want to go for something bolder, there are plenty of options available. A popular choice for this trend is having brightly coloured walls. You could do this for all your walls for a punchy look. Want something more subtle, try just a brightly coloured feature wall instead.

These bold wall colours pair well with neutral tones on your floor. If you are decorating a bedroom or living room, why not try carpet? Our wool carpets are luxuriously soft as well as being very durable. If you are looking for something more budget-friendly, nylon carpet might be the perfect option for you. Nylon carpets come in a wide range of colours and patterns. We know patterned carpets can, surprisingly, work well with bold walls and can help tie a room together.

Patterned vinyl floors

Patterned vinyl floors work brilliantly with bright walls. Vinyl is often used in kitchens, bathrooms and commercial applications. This is because it is stain resistant, water resistant and very durable. A black and white checked vinyl floor looks funky when paired with bright walls. Not sure about committing to the look for your whole house? Why not try just going bold for your kitchen or bathroom.

Whatever your style, Tech Flooring has something for you. Loooking for quality floors at affordable prices? We are industry experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Contact us today to book a free, no-obligations consultation.

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Carpets for living rooms

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Living rooms are often the centre of the home. They are where you can kick back and relax but also can be places to entertain friends and family. Because living rooms serve many functions, they have to perfectly combine practicality and style. It can often be difficult to choose the right floor for your living room because of this. We know choosing the right carpets for living rooms is essential in modern day living.

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Top carpet picks for living rooms

The floor must be comfortable underfoot but also able to withstand furniture and foot traffic. You should also be able to relax in your living room without having to worry about the occasional spill or splash.

Looking for the perfect living room floor? Well, here at Tech Flooring, we are the floor experts. If you are looking for a living room floor, you may have already settled on carpet as your top choice. This a great choice! Let’s have a closer look at the other things to consider when choosing a carpet for your living room.

What type of carpet for living rooms?

The most important thing to settle on first is what type of carpet you need. There are several different types of carpet. Of course, different carpets suit different living spaces.

Wool carpets for living rooms

Wool is one of the most popular materials for carpet. Wool carpets are luxuriously soft and very durable. Wool carpets also have the benefit of providing insulation. They lock in warmth so you can stay cosy. Wool carpets also provide sound proofing. This makes them great for busy households. However, wool carpets are not the best choice if you are on a budget. Remember, the comfort and durability they provide makes it well worth it.

Nylon carpets for living rooms

Nylon carpets are another carpet option you could choose. They are not as soft as wool carpets, but they come in a wide range of colours and patterns. They are also super easy to clean. This makes nylon carpets a good choice for households with pets or young children.

Polypropylene carpets for living rooms

Polypropylene is a man-made fibre carpet that is similar to nylon. It is very hardwearing and easy to clean.

There are lots more types of carpets, but these are the main ones. Still not sure which carpet to choose? Here are some of our favourites that we stock and can expertly install for you.

Top carpet picks for living rooms

One of our favourite carpets to install is the Bamboo Touch range from Lano Carpets. These Bamboo carpets feature a high percentage of bamboo. Bamboo actually has natural anti-bacterial and humidity regulating properties. It is also super soft underfoot. This a great choice for living rooms.

Another brilliant carpet from Lano is the Bergamo carpet. This is a polyamide carpet. It is known for its durability. This is because its fibres are super strong and can withstand lots of foot traffic. The Bergamo carpet is the perfect choice for bustling homes and living rooms.

Interested in having a top-quality carpet installed?  Need more carpets for living room ideas? Get in touch today to chat about all the options available. Contact us today to book your FREE no-obligations consultation.

 

 

 

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Best floors for rented accommodation

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Renting out accommodation can be stressful as you are never quite sure what your tenants are going to be like. It’s important when setting up your accommodation to prepare for every eventuality. The flooring that you choose for your accommodation has to be durable and able to withstand the comings and goings of lots of different people. To help you pick the best flooring for your place, here are the top floors we suggest for rented accommodation.

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Renting out accommodation can be stressful as you are never quite sure what your tenants are going to be like

Laminate Floors for rented accommodation

Laminate floors are a really good option for rented accommodation. They come in a variety of styles and can suit any interior design look you’re going for. They can realistically mimic wood or tile and also come in a range of patterns- a popular one being grey slate. Another advantage of using laminate flooring is that it is more cost-effective than hardwood for example. This means you can get the flooring for your accommodation for less!

A good tip for laminate floorings is to choose a lighter coloured flooring for the heavier foot traffic areas. A lighter coloured flooring will disguise dirt and dust and won’t need going over with a hoover as much- making the upkeep of your accommodation easier. Laminate floorings can come in different thicknesses and choosing a thicker flooring can actually help with sound insulation, making it the perfect choice for a flat or apartment. It is also easy to clean and hygienic which can help you cut down on your cleaning time. Want to learn more about the installation of laminate floors? Contact us today at Tech Flooring for friendly, helpful advice and to get a free quote.

Vinyl Floors for rented accommodation

Vinyl floors are known for being durable, versatile and cost-effective. This is a good choice for rented accommodation because it is stain and water-resistant, making it fairly low maintenance. Vinyl floors can withstand a lot of foot traffic and, depending on the thickness, can be good at muffling noise. It’s a good option for rented accommodation as you won’t have to worry too much about it being scratched or damaged by your tenants.

You could also look into Luxury Vinyl Tiling (LVT) if you want something slightly more realistic looking. LVT is vinyl sheets that are cut into planks and placed down. The grooves this creates gives the effect of a wooden or tiled floor and looks stylishly realistic. LVT has a higher density than ordinary vinyl flooring and is not as thick whilst still maintaining a slight sound-insulating quality.

Hopefully, this helps guide you on some of the best floors to choose for your rented accommodation. Here at Tech Flooring, we work hard to bring you the best service and quality products to help make your house shine. Still not sure what flooring to go for? Contact us today to go over all the options available and find the perfect one for you.

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Baby proof flooring ideas

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If you’re welcoming a little one into your life, it’s important to consider how your flooring can work with and not against you. We here at Tech Flooring know how tough it can be to raise a family and we want to help you pick the best floor available. Choosing a child proof floor not only helps ensure their safety but also saves you time so you don’t have to be worrying about every little spill or accident. Here are some flooring suggestions that work really well in a busy, family-orientated home.

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Laminate floor ideas for babies

Laminate floors are a popular choice for families. They are neat, modern and come in a huge range of styles and colours to fit any home. Another benefit of using laminate floors is that they are hygienic and easy to clean- meaning any messes or spills can be wiped away without fuss. If you’re looking for a cost effective floor, they are a good option and are cheaper than traditional wooden floors. A great tip is to use darker coloured flooring in high traffic/busy areas and a lighter coloured flooring in areas of low foot traffic. Using this trick means your floors will disguise dirt and you won’t have to be hoovering all the time. Interested in laminate floors? Get in touch today to learn more and get a free no-obligation quote for child proof flooring ideas.

Top Tip! 

If you’re worried about non-carpeted floors being too hard for your little one, try placing rugs down. This is a great way to give your baby something softer to mess around on without sacrificing the look of ‘harder’ floors like vinyl or laminate. If spills or messes end up on the rug no worries! Just stick it in the washing machine and you’re good to go.

Vinyl floors for babies

Vinyl floors are a great child proof flooring idea and a good option mainly because they are so durable. They are also waterproof so you won’t need to worry about spills. Vinyl floors are good for young children as they are comfortable and slightly soft underfoot. Making them more forgiving of slips and trips. Looking for vinyl flooring? Try Tech Flooring for all your flooring needs. Vinyl floors can withstand a lot of foot traffic, making them the perfect choice for a busy household with children and pets. They also provide a small amount of soundproofing, muffling noise to keep your household more peaceful.

 Top Tip!

If you are installing a carpet in preparation for the arrival of a little one, make sure it is installed a number of weeks in advance. Carpet needs time to air out and settle into its environment. Airing out your carpet will ensure your child isn’t overwhelmed by that lovely ‘new carpet’ smell.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more. We will be with you every step of the way, from choosing your perfect flooring, to installation and after care. Contact us today to order some samples to try out in your home or get a free quote. Don;t hesitate child proof you floors today!

Replacing Your Floor

Floor replacement

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How do I know if my floor needs replacing?

If you’ve been thinking about replacing your floor but are not sure where to start, look no further. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you pick out the best flooring for your home. However, it can be tricky to know when it needs replacing and what options are available. It may not be an obvious question when you ask yourself, how do I know if my floor needs replacing, so we’ve put together a few FAQs to help you decide whether your flooring needs replacing.

There are common signs to tell if your floor needs replacing. These include:

  • If the room smells musty. This could be a sign of water damage to the floor and should definitely be replaced
  • Your floors are uneven or sunken in parts
  • If your floor is squeaking loudly
  • Floors that shift or bounce too much underfoot
  • Your floor is bubbling
  • Excessive stains that don’t scrub off
  • Scratches
Replacing Your Floor

Replacing Your Floor

Of course, there are other reasons to change your flooring. You might fancy a change or you could be re-vamping your house. Replacing your floor is a great way to treat yourself and your home. If you own property that is rented out, a lease coming to an end is a great opportunity to replace your floors.

If you have any concerns or queries, we’re happy to help. Get in touch today.

How do I prepare my subfloor for my new flooring?

The first thing you’ll want to do when prepping your subfloor is to deep clean it. Start by sweeping up any loose debris or dirt. Then go over the subfloor with a hoover. The next step is to mop the subfloor. You can use just water or add a little cleaning solution. A great tip is to use two mops- one for cleaning and one for rinsing.

What new flooring should I choose?

This very much depends on what room you are looking at. Vinyl is very water-resistant and so is often used in kitchens and bathrooms. Laminate is great if you’re on a budget and looks great in hallways and living rooms. If you’re looking for something more similar to traditional wooden floors, luxury vinyl tiling is a brilliant option. If you’re interested in rugs, we offer options that can suit any home.

Take into account style and design as well as budget when choosing your new floor. Need some inspiration? Browse our range today. Contact us today for friendly advice and a free quote.

Should I install my new flooring myself?

Whilst you can install your new flooring yourself, we advise against this. At Tech Flooring, we can take care of everything. From helping you choose the perfect floor, to installation and aftercare. Sit back and relax whilst we expertly install your new floor.

Still not sure about installing a new floor? We pride ourselves on top notch customer service so give us a call today to have all your questions answered.