The same floor across multiple rooms
Is having the same floor across multiple rooms a good idea? The answer is yes, it is. It looks good and can make a difference to the price of your flooring.
There are definitely some instances, where you might want the same floor across multiple rooms. Take for example the hallway through to a kitchen, and then dining area. Or an open plan kitchen diner, where the same floor is carried through to a utility room, even to a conservatory. There are some great options for this whereby the floor colour and style stay the same, giving you that seamless floor finish. Take a look at some of the options…
When planning for one floor across a large area of the home, across several rooms, there are a few things you should consider. The first is your budget as the type of floor you choose will very much be determined by this. We’ll share some affordable options, as much as some which would sit at the top end of any budget.
Secondly, where will the floors be going? In the hallway you will want something very robust and hardwearing, while in a kitchen or utility, you want something with water resistance.
And thirdly, get thinking of the style of the floor in terms of colours, tones in line with your interior colour scheme. You might have different colours in the hallway compared to the kitchen, so will the same floor work? And also, what sort of pattern do you want your floor to have? We mention this because in some instances you can mix and match. For example, you can have a floor in a parquet herringbone in one area, and then longer planks in another space.
Here’s an example of a floor which has been laid to a herringbone pattern in the kitchen, but then as straight blocks in the utility room. The same floor, the same style and colour, yet it looks different with the change of pattern.
Quick-Step Laminate floors
We recently did a big laminate flooring installation for a customer in Cheshire. The customer wanted to take the same floor across their hall, kitchen, and diner to get that seamless look. They opted for a laminate floor as the price came in right for their budget, plus the floor would be quick and easy to install thanks to the click installation system. They chose a floor from the Quick-Step Majestic collection where the planks are the longest and widest out of all the Quick-Step floors – perfect for laying across a larger area. You really get the impact of the extra-wide, extra-long planks.
The laminate floors from Quick-Step are always excellent quality, and the Majestic range is one of our bestsellers here at Flooring 4 You. The laminate is water-resistant, which makes it great for kitchen or bathroom environments, plus it is incredibly hard-wearing. So, in this instance with a hallway and kitchen needing a new floor, the Majestic laminate was a hands-down winner. And even better is the fact you get the aesthetic of real wood with this floor, with great texture. The customer chose the MJ3554 Valley Oak Light Beige floor, as seen below.
If you are looking for a floor to carry through a few rooms, then it is definitely worth looking at the laminate floors from Quick-Step. There are a few different options for water-resistant styles, varying size planks depending on the size of the rooms you need flooring for, and plenty of great colours to choose from. You can see samples of Quick-Step laminate floors at both our Bowdon and Knutsford showrooms.
Flexibility with luxury vinyl
For the ultimate in versatility, a luxury vinyl floor is ideal. If you want the same colour floor throughout an area but a different look with the way it is laid, you can. A lot of the LVT manufacturers produce the wood effect vinyl tiles in different sizes. So, you can get a parquet block, and a longer plank in the same colour. This has been done specifically for extending the scope when it comes to designing your floor. You can carry the same floor across different rooms, or you can introduce borders – the possibilities are endless.
The installation process with an LVT takes a little bit longer as there is always floor preparation work to be done. When we come to do the initial survey, we will advise what needs to be done to ensure your LVT floor is laid expertly, and to last.
Here at Flooring 4 You we stock and install LVT flooring from the leading brands including Amtico, Karndean, and Distinctive Flooring. Amtico offers the biggest choice when it comes to mixing and matching sizes of planks in the same colours. But there are also options with Karndean at both the top end, and entry point, of their collections.
What’s great about LVT is it is hardwearing enough to go anywhere – in the hallway, in a shower room, in the kitchen. It’s a great floor if you have pets and muddy paws coming in and out the house. It’s easy to mop up spills and keep clean. And it looks great too, especially with the choice of wood effects and the different colours which are available.
Again, if you are looking for an LVT floor to go across multiple rooms, then why not get an initial feel for what’s available by visiting our showrooms. We have all the sample boards of Amtico and Karndean at our Bowdon and Knutsford showrooms. It’s a great chance to get ideas for planning your floor, and even take samples away with you!
This is the Amtico Spacia Honey Oak floor, one of our bestsellers, which we laid in a herringbone pattern throughout the downstairs of this Hale home. This floor is also available in a longer plank, so you could choose for the herringbone in one room, and the larger plank throughout other rooms.
Endless possibilities with engineered floor
Much the same as with the LVT flooring, some engineered wood floors come in both smaller parquet block sizes for herringbone and chevron floors, as well as larger planks. There are a couple of collections from Ted Todd which are great for delivering the same floor across multiple rooms, such as the Warehouse collection. We wrote about this collection recently and why it such a popular choice of engineered wood floor with our customers, which you can read here.
We have one of the largest displays of Ted Todd floors at our Knutsford showroom, so if you are looking to design several rooms with the same colour floor, then make sure to head over to see us. Coming in at the top end of the budget, although not as expensive as a real wood floor, an engineered floor is a great investment for your home. We don’t recommend an engineered floor in high moisture environments, but most kitchens are OK. We will always check and take moisture readings at the time of carrying out a survey at your home before recommending the right floor type for you.
As well as looking fantastic, an engineered wood floor is easy to install and can be used with underfloor heating. It is low maintenance day to day, but a little love and TLC will see it last for many years.
These two pictures show the Ted Todd Tolland engineered floor in the Editions collection. The floor, which is full of character, comes in a smaller herringbone plank as well as a longer plank. The customer chose the Tolland floor, and mixed up the laying styles across multiple rooms of their Cheshire home.
When it comes to choosing the same floor across multiple rooms, you want to use a flooring provider who can not only offer you a great choice of flooring, but who can install the different floors expertly too. And here at Flooring 4 You we can do just that.
Contact us to either arrange an appointment to browse flooring at one of our showrooms, or to arrange a survey where we measure up, take humidity readings, check your sub floor, and help you design the best floor for your home. Get in touch here.