Five looks for on-trend flooring

The latest flooring finishes. Choose from cooling, soft-touch, sleek or traditional styles.

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Take your pick from the latest flooring finishes. Choose from cooling, soft-touch, sleek or traditional styles.

ABOVE: If your living room is on the small side, help it to appear larger with a new trend for wooden flooring. With a distressed, time-worn feel in a variety of finishes, wide wooden boards will easily make your room feel more spacious.

ABOVE: If you want to replace a dated carpet, go for an easy flooring update that will stand the test of time, like large-format ceramic stone tiling. Durable, easy-to-clean, stain-resistant and scratch-proof, the tiles are also ideal if you’re after a more minimal, contemporary theme.

ABOVE: It’s all about stripes in carpeting right now, whether choosing a narrow multi-coloured design, or three or four plain colours in the same carpet type then having them layered Neopolitan-style. Whatever your chosen style, stripes are great for widening or lengthening a room. This BS102 Stripe 100 per cent wool carpet in Biscayne Lime is £69 per m2, Crucial Trading

ABOVE: Use stone planks to give your room a modern urban industrial feel. This option is long-lasting, easy-to-clean and the planks suit most interior styles. These porcelain tiles start from £59.90 per m2 (plus VAT) and are available in white, warm and charcoal, from ?Stone & Ceramic Warehouse

ABOVE: Recreate a Mediterranean look in your living room with these rustic tiles in a variety of vintage patterns. Cooling and exotic in summer, yet warming in winter, make the look work by keeping your furnishings neutral and adding lots of plants. These Patchwork by Realonda glazed porcelain tiles start from £40 per m2.

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