20 statement flooring updates

 High end, high tech ideas to create room-transforming floors

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Hotel chic

In the master bedroom, opt for a sumptuous wall-to-wall carpet that’s really soft underfoot.

A subtle, but eye-catching pattern in elegant grey will add instant glamour for that coveted hotel-chic look.

Grey Axminster carpet in bedroom

Simply striking

Patterned carpets look really contemporary if you opt for simple designs in modern colours, and will add warmth and depth to modern furnishings.

Egypt cotton beige patterned carpet

Contemporary cool

The Big Jute Collection is the new carpet range from cool brand Alternative Flooring. They call it the comfort food of carpeting as all the styles are named after foods, and is a stylish solution for those who want a natural wall-to-wall-carpet to look more contemporary.

Jute boucle carpet table and chairs

Seagrass Herringbone red weft carpet

Stair carpet in Sloane Steel carpet

Stone flooring

Magnificent marble

Large format tiles work well in both contemporary and traditional settings. They’ll also help make a small space look larger especially if you opt for a tile in a lighter shade as light will reflect off the floor. They’re easy to keep clean c because of very few joints and grout lines. Pick a grout colour that is almost identical to the shade so that the overall look is seamless.

Crema marble polished natural stone tile

Crema Marble Polished Natural Stone Tile, first grade premium marble natural stone tile, marble polished, £65 per square metre, Real Stone & Tile

Mix and match

Add a quirky touch with unusual asymmetrical tiles. Use in a large space for maximum impact, and mix up different colour ways for a beautiful and bold floor.

Amtico grey and white tiling

Signature Asymmetrical tiles in Abstract and Infinity Spark in an Oblique Square laying pattern, from £70 per square metre,  Amtico

Focal point

Try laying contrasting, but co-ordinating, tiles to create a unique design – perfect for making an eye-catching bathtub the real focus in the bathroom.

Carrara hexagonal slate and ocean silver titles

Blending spaces

These sandblasted and brushed tiles can be used indoors and outdoors – ideal for blending a living space that opens out onto a terrace.

Limestone rustic floor tiles

Coniston Limestone Rustic floor tiles, £54.95 per square metre, £9.99 each. Tile Giant


Quality finish

These luxurious marble effect ceramic wall tiles are created using cutting edge HD Ultra Technology which produces an unmistakable finish so that even the smallest of details are captured and recreated on the tile.

Conker glass and matt floor and wall tiles

Monochrome magic

Black and white tiled flooring never goes out of style, and looks stunning in an all white kitchen with bold accent colours. Choose tiles with a matt finish for a really modern look.

Black and white patterned tiles in kitchen

Art Deco influence

Taking inspiration from the Industrial Revolution and Art Deco eras, these hexagon shaped tiles are suitable for both walls and floors, so you can create an eye-catching scheme throughout a room. They’re frost proof so can be used outdoors.

Hexagonal tiles by Baked Tile company

Hexagon Studio tiles, £40 per square metre or £1.14 each, The Baked Tile Company

Spacious feel

Luxury riven slate effect tiles are perfect for creating an impression in a large open-plan space. Avoid using light coloured grouts on floors, particularly in areas of high traffic, as

Cavern grey floor tiles

Cavern porcelain wall and floor tiles, available in Black, Sand, Mix, and Grey, £41.92 per box (equivalent to £29.94 per square metre) or £5.99 each, The London Tile Co

Seamless style

These digitally printed porcelain tiles were inspired by the beauty of Brandy Crag Slate, which was an English slate founded in the Lake District in the 1820’s – they’ll look just as good on the bathroom walls as on the floor.

Silver porcelain tile

Wood flooring

Parquet appeal

Made from sustainable European oak, this herringbone wood floor gives an authentic parquet look with a luxurious and rustic edge, creating a  ‘modern country’ look, that works beautifully in traditional interiors.

Herringbone oak wood floor in tall ships brown

Antique effect

Get the look of a beautiful old wooden floor without the hassle of doing all the prep youself. These oak planks have been scraped by hand to make them look reclaimed and worn and then had black stain applied.

solid wood Posh Flooring

Solid Black Worn Antique Oak Flooring, £34.99 per square metre, Posh Flooring

Wood effect flooring

Technologically advanced

The latest inkjet technology means you can have wood, concrete and other effect flooring which has the look and feel of the authentic material, but with the added benefits and durability of porcelain.

Polish porcelain wood effect tiles

Nayara Polished Porcelain wood effect tile in Natural, £69.97 per square metre; Sculpt Porcelain concrete effect tile in Beige, £49.69 per square metre, Topps Tiles

Natural look

The planks’ authentic wood grains make the look and feel of this laminate flooring very natural. They also have a unique water-repellent ‘HydroSeal’ coating which makes them extremely waterproof.

Burned plank laminate flooring

Impressive Burned Planks, £19.99 per square metre, Quick Step Vinyl

Stone effect flooring

Hard-wearing comfort

Cushion vinyl flooring is easy to install, easy to maintain, hard-wearing and long-lasting. And with new manufacturing processes there are now plenty of contemporary styles and colours to choose from to get the perfect look in your kitchen.

Stonemark venturi tiles

Bespoke combination

With Moduleo’s new luxury vinyl formats you can create a completely bespoke floor in any room. Choose from various different shapes, all of which click together so they’re really to easy to fit, then mix and match different colour options.

Hexagonal vinyl flooring

Jura Stone 46960, Jura Stone 46935, Jura Stone 46110 and Azuriet 46985 luxury vinyl flooring in the Hexagon format, from £60 per square metre, Moods Collection from Moduleo