Flooring is the first physical contact you have with the space in front of you. Your eyes may be taking in a visual first impression but setting foot into a home or another building is equally important. We would go as far as to say the right floor can make or break your interiors.
Building a custom home is all about attention to detail and choosing what is perfect for you. If you are keen on interiors trends, hard surfaces are more popular than carpet flooring in 2021. Our team tends to agree. To get you started, let’s look at some of our favourite trending flooring ideas for your custom home.
Solid hardwood flooring is always a good choice. There is just something special about natural timber floors. Choosing native Australian hardwoods like, Blackbutt, Ironbark or Australian Beech, gives you a chance to truly match your flooring to your environment and it’s a fantastic way of making your custom home feel like an extension of the environment around you.
Granted, hardwood flooring can be more expensive initially compared to cheaper options. However, think of it as an investment. A custom timber floor will simply last a lifetime.
If solid timber flooring does break the budget a bit, here’s an alternative: have you heard of engineered hardwood flooring? This type of flooring is made of layers of plywood topped with a layer of hardwood to create a hardwood visual. Consider it the best of both worlds: installing engineered hardwood flooring means you achieve a premium look without the premium price tag. Plus, your flooring will be nearly as durable as solid hardwood.
Polished Concrete Flooring
If you think concrete creates an ugly look, think again. Another one of our trending flooring idea’s is Polished Concrete. Polished or honed concrete flooring creates a truly modern, custom look and feel under your feet. Decorative, polished concrete is very different from the unfinished concrete look you may have in mind initially. This type of flooring works exceptionally well with modern architecture.
From shiny to matte, polished concrete offers plenty of choice. It is also a budget-friendly, durable option. Assuming the polishing process has been completed professionally, this concrete flooring is as durable as hardwood, if not more so.
Plus, by choosing this type of flooring you can create an option that suits both your interior and your exterior floors. It’s a great way of continuing the internal look of your home in your alfresco area.
Epoxy flooring is another of our favourite trending flooring ideas! And this option is worth considering as far as we’re concerned. To be fair, epoxy flooring is not so much a type of flooring in itself – it is a coating for floors.
Using an epoxy coating can add years to the lifespan of your floors and is well worth considering for high-traffic areas. It’s also easy to keep clean and extremely durable. You can run your car across an epoxy floor without leaving any marks.
If there is one downside to this type of flooring it would be the trickier installation process. It can be messy and time-consuming, so it’s best left to the professionals.
Spoilt for choice when it comes to trending flooring ideas? You should be! After all, building a custom home means that you really do get to make it yours entirely. Saying that, our team at Oceanview Constructions are more than happy to help and advise you.
We’re here to make sure that your new custom home really does make all your dreams come true.