Today’s guest post explores some of the reasons porcelain tile may be a great choice for your home renovation project – try something new!
Interior design is an impossibly rich tapestry, and there are infinity and one ways to decorate a room. Even the smallest spaces give us all kinds of things to think about: the lighting, the furniture, the colours, the styles.
And then there’s the flooring. There are two ways to look at flooring: it’s either the most boring bit of the whole decorating process, or the crucial foundation upon which everything else is built. You can get away with using a bland, bog-standard bit of flooring, but why pass up the opportunity to make your room look even lovelier? When it comes to interior design, every detail counts.
Of course, there are hundreds of different kinds of floor to choose from. Deciding that you’d rather have wood than carpet is one thing, but dig down deeper and you’ll find sub-categories and sub-sub-categories galore. Do you want engineered or solid wood flooring? What kind of wood do you want? Pine, oak, maple, walnut? Then there are different thicknesses, different finishes, different designs, and goodness knows what else. It’s like that bit in Futurama where the alien is offered salad or soup, ranch or vinaigrette, balsamic or raspberry…there’s always another choice to make!
Of course, the flooring for you depends on your tastes. If you want to feel warm and cosy, then a nice carpet will do the trick, but if you want something that looks cool and sleek and modern then some sort of laminate tile is probably more appropriate. The regular redecorators in the audience have probably spent plenty of time reflecting on these issues already, wondering how best to make stuffy living rooms feel spacious and cheap-looking kitchens luxurious.
But have you ever considered porcelain tiles as a feasible flooring choice? These stone-style slabs are often found in the garden, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t bring their appealingly authentic atmosphere indoors. If you are in fact suffering a stuffy living room, some refreshing porcelain tiles could be the perfect antidote – and their association with outdoor spaces is a big part of the reason why.
It’s nigh-on impossible to feel claustrophobic in a room that’s paved with stunning, organic-looking porcelain. This sort of thing is difficult to put into words, but as new-agey as it sounds, tiles really do change the feel of a room, creating space (or the illusion of space) where previously it felt cramped and stifling.
Naturally, this is all subjective; one man’s beauty is another’s unsightliness, and if you’re happy with your current interior design then more power to you. But if you are renovating your home any time soon – whether it’s the sitting room, the bedroom, the kitchen or the loo – remember to think of the flooring before all else. Beautiful floors are conducive to beautiful rooms, and porcelain is one of the most beautiful flooring products of all.
This guest blog post was written by Joel Dear on behalf of Greensquares, a UK-based company with a variety of beautiful porcelain tiles on offer. Joel himself is actually somewhat terrified of DIY and decorating, although writing articles like this has certainly helped.Pin It