This month, we’re putting the spotlight on flooring. The right choice of flooring can make or break a design scheme's intent, yet is often the last specification to be made. Making the flooring an integral design element and not simply a necessity helps to tie the aesthetic together and bring cohesion to the space.
But how do you balance aesthetics and durability with sustainability when putting together a flooring specification?
Here we take a look at two key flooring materials from our leading partner brands that are perfect for commercial interiors spaces.
It comes as no surprise that designers continue to look toward the natural world for inspiration. The trend for biophilic design has grown from strength to strength, with living walls and natural materials commonplace in today’s commercial interiors. When it comes to flooring selection, wood has long been a popular choice, with its grounding effect helping to increase positivity and promote wellbeing.
Combining sustainably sourced wood and authentic design replications, the Egger PRO Flooring Collection 2021+ offers a range of flooring types, each with their own unique benefits. Coordinating with the Decorative Collection, the Interior Match decor package allows designers to match the flooring choices with a variety of decors for furniture and interior design products, for a striking and harmonious design scheme.
Utilising cork and wood fibres, the PRO Comfort range helps to reduce noise transfer and feels warm and soft underfoot, a great choice for a wellness-centred design scheme. And to ensure that sustainability is at the heart of design, Egger taps into the biophilic design trend with the robust PRO Design GreenTec, using wood sourced from regional, certified forests. As well as its sustainability credentials, the collection boasts a range of realistic wood designs, and premium durability that can withstand the heavy footfall of commercial spaces.
Meeting the need for durability, performance and style, designers are increasingly turning to materials that echo the characteristics of natural stone. A contemporary alternative to wood, stone-effect floor coverings span concrete, marble and terrazzo styles providing a subtle yet soothing connection to nature. From industrial interiors to more opulent design schemes, there’s a stone flooring choice for all aesthetics.
To meet the needs of specifiers and interior designers, looking to create sophisticated decor schemes, Johnson Tiles recently launched an impressive 12 new porcelain tile flooring collections. With each range offering its own unique take on the stone style, designers have an array of choice, from tile size to colour palette as well as choosing from the variety of stone effects found in the outdoors.
Tap into the luxury design movement with elegant marble designs from the Allure and Eden ranges. Each shade features intricate veining for an authentic look that connects space users to the environment. Or for an urban, industrial approach to interior design, the concrete shades in the Status and Essential collections combine striking large format sizing with a contemporary and architectural colour palette.
Looking for more inspiration? Visit the studio to see sample flooring materials.