WHEN YOU WANT TO UPDATE YOUR HOME, WHAT IS BELOW YOUR FEET IS OFTEN IGNORED. UPDATING YOUR FLOORS CAN ADD REAL VALUE TO YOUR HOME AND TOTALLY REVAMP A DATED ROOM. THERE ARE PLENTY OF DIFFERENT OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM, INCLUDING TILES, HARDWOOD, NATURAL STONE AND MICRO-CEMENT – SO THERE’S A LOT TO CONSIDER!
Cement tiling is a 19th century
flooring technique which is still
used today. The Drops range
by Entic Designs is made up of
encaustic cement floor tiles
depicting Japanese fish ponds.
This design is eye-catching and
harmonious, and would work
well in a neutral kitchen
Hardwood floors are fantastic for keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer months. They are easy to maintain, highly durable and ecologically friendly. What is more, if you decide to move house, you can take your floor with you! The unique character of oak has made it a popular flooring material, and it does not creak underfoot even with underfloor heating. Any wear and tear gives the flooring more character as the years go on. Wooden flooring is available at Korsch Cabinetmakers in Pol. Ind. Elviria (www.korsch-tischlerei.com).
The Décapé wooden flooring by
Ceramiche Piemme demonstrates how
wooden flooring can look urban and contemporary
LunaComp Deck is made of an innovative wood and plastic composite with the raw materials being mainly sawdust or thermowood fibres. Due to the physical and chemical changes in the wood brought about by the thermal modification process, thermowood is naturally resistant to weather and decay so extra wood preservatives are not required. Available from AIM British Building Supplies & DIY Centre (www.abbs.es).
Stylish and affordable composite decking is
ideal around a pool and comes in a range of colours.
Decking offers a place to relax or dine beside your
pool and can increase the value and aesthetic beauty
of your home. Available at Concept Building in Pol
Ind. Estepona (www.concept-building.com).