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Decorative Flooring - Your Dream Floor

Jack Josephsen

Resin-based decorative flooring is an emerging market with a growing fan base primarily attracted to two aesthetic features – the seamless finish and the unlimited creative potential they hold.

Can we vs should we with decorative floors

While the opportunity to do away with joints is widely appreciated, it’s the ability to customise resin-based decorative flooring that really draws people in – particularly those with long-held visions of a dream floor and no way to make it a reality. Unfortunately for these people, it must be said, there’s often a gap between what works in the mind and what works on a floor, and the question often flips from “can my dream floor be done?” to “should it?” What we’ve found is that most dream designs can be done, however a small tweak is sometimes needed to make them work on a floor.

Small changes can make a big difference

At the front of the queue here are the glossy plain white or black floors decorative floors because both have some drawbacks not many are aware of. For white, they’re difficult to do well and keep clean as they show every small defect, speck of dirt, scuff etc.; for black it’s pretty much the same and they also tend to act like a giant mirror, which makes them unsuitable for change rooms and the like. We find both of these finishes benefit greatly if you can add something to “break it up”. Whether it’s a semi-gloss finish, textured basecoat or a hint of metallic pigment, a little extra something can retain the integrity of your design while making a huge difference to these shortcomings.

Decorative flooring with a clear anti-slip finish to reduce the gloss levels and reflection.

Metallic decorative floors aren’t immune

Speaking of metallic pigments, resin-based decorative flooring has become synonymous with the brilliant swirls and illusions of depth these facilitate. Creative types are discovering more and more ways to use them, however they’re finding out rules also apply. The most notable is “soft and subtle” is often best or, alternatively, “less is more”. Many people dream up masterpieces and are shocked to see them resemble a spilled mess. Basic metallic designs will help avoid making it too “busy”.

Decorative floor that has too many metallic pigments and looks too busy.

Lastly, a common element of dream floors involves matching it up with a surrounding colour. While an exact match isn’t out of the question, don’t pin your hopes on it because colour matching with an existing surface, regardless of the environment or product, is always a challenge.

If you have any questions about your dream decorative flooring, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Keep Smiling,

Jack Josephsen
Head FLOORChef

FLOORChef's Chef Hat.