With southern Europe enjoying a warm climate, tiled or stone floors are commonplace – but it can still become cold underfoot. Rugs provide added cosiness, especially beside your bed when you get up first thing in the morning, and they can soften the look of a minimalist room in an instant.
Above: The Dot Carpet by Hay is made of thousands of hand-rolled felt balls sewn together. It is 100 per cent pure wool and comes in three different sizes: poppy red, big blue and electric green. Hay is available from the Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).
Below: Guy Laroche was a famous French fashion designer who created haute couture clothing for both women and men. Now Marbella Carpets is offering the opportunity to buy his beautiful luxurious rugs. Soft to the touch and long-lasting, Guy Laroche rugs add a touch of opulence to a living space. Available at Marbella Carpets on the Golden Mile (www.marbellacarpets.com).
Below: The Madison rug by Ruckstuhl represents the glamour and glitter of New York’s Madison Avenue. A fine, gleaming viscose provides this velour carpet with an iridescent surface texture, and it comes in soft natural grey tones with classic highlights. Available from selected outlets on the Costa del Sol (www.ruckstuhl.com).
Below: This laminate wood flooring is highly durable and, with its revolutionary locking system, is protected from water damage thanks to ScratchGuard™ Advanced Finish Protection. This direct-pressure laminate technology ensures that the flooring is perfectly stable, with no bowing or collapsing in the centre. Both available from Decodan Interiores in Estepona (www.decodaninteriores.com).
Below: Hardwood floors keep your home warm in the winter and pleasant and cool in the summer months. They are durable, ecofriendly and easy to maintain, and if you decide to move house you can take your floor with you! Oak, due to its unique character, is particularly popular as a flooring material as it is strong and aesthetically attractive, and does not creak underfoot – even with under-floor heating. As the floor ages, it gains more character. This project was carried out by Korsch Cabinetmakers in Pol. Ind. Elviria (www.korsch-tischlerei.com).