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Take 3 Floors

PUBLISHED: 08:35 05 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 20 February 2013

Take 3 Floors

Take 3 Floors

Just like a feature wall, stylish flooring can have a major influence on the overall feel of a room.Rather than letting it fade into the background, here are three ways to make your floor a talking point.

Just like a feature wall, stylish flooring can have a major influence on the overall feel of a room.Rather than letting it fade into the background, here are three ways to make your floor a talking point.


Shown here is the Classic 3050 range in Block Walnut Fineline with a Natur lacquer finish. This is a refined, engineered wood flooring from German company Parador who use computer-controlled profiling machines to guarantee perfect click together connections from plank to plank, leading to a perfectly streamlined finish. The lacquer treatment also helps to withstand wear and tear and intensifies the natural colouring of the wood. Available from Fludes Carpets Newhaven 01273 513573, Eastbourne 01323 500537, Haywards Heath 01444 412242,
Hastings 01424 445991, Uckfield 01825 763180.

Amtico is highly durable engineered flooring made of compressed resin and is designed to closely resemble natural materials. Pictured is the LA21 Linear Metallic Steel Cameo. The delicate metallic threads running through it creates a dramatic, industrial but glamorous feel that looks great as part of a monochrome scheme or juxtaposed with chrome fittings. The floor can also be laid with alternating patterns to create depth and movement, available from Mister Smith Interiors, Brighton 01273 605574 and Crowborough 01892 664152.

Fired Earths eye-catching Encaustic tiles are ideal for showing off grand hallways. The tiles are handmade from local Alentejo marble in Portugal and are in a semi-liquid state when coloured with oxides which creates a unique decorative effect. The tiles must be handled with care and sealed thoroughly to help avoid staining and marking. Fired Earth, Brighton 01273 719977 and Chichester 01243 538523.

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