There is definitely no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to selecting the right flooring for your home & in our case there was not one type fits all spaces either! When it came to the general flooring selection for our interior , we chose three unique flooring materials in addition to the tiled floors in the bathrooms and alfresco areas. This allowed us to combine some of our favourite materials – concrete, timber and wool carpet!
Our approach to the overall design and palette was very much influenced by our love of modernism, simplicity and of course functionality. We’re all about sleek finishes, modern yet timeless materials, simple clean lines, and a neutral light palette whilst remaining warm and inviting.
We work with Flooring Xtra on many of our client projects and love their product and range, so it made sense to partner with them when it came to timber and carpet flooring in our new home!
The timber floors were carried up the staircase, into the kids breakout space, through to our primary suite. We opted for a 220mm wide engineered oak board from the ‘Vineyard Oak’ range. It’s a super stable product and hardly moves when installed correctly – it’s also super durable and low maintenance for a busy family.
We love the natural movement of this product and have a soft spot for feature grade oak timber as we love seeing all the figuring and knots. The matte surface has a light wire brush effect, highlighting the grain structure even more!
As a designer, authenticity, and honesty is always important – in both form and materiality. Personally, there is nothing worse than using materials that mask a fake ‘look’ or texture. Natural materials always showcase strength and add richness to any room – It has certainly lifted the quality level of our home!
We always use a direct stick or secret nail method of installation with our timber flooring, so it doesn’t have the hollow sound of a floating floor. And our installer mitred all the risers to the treads, ensuring it gave the stairs that solid feel we were after.
Although we opted for timber floors through the main area upstairs and into the Primary Suite – we decided to do wall-to-wall carpet in all the kid’s bedrooms. In these bedrooms, we went with Tromso in the colour ‘Hennes’ from Flooring Xtra. Tromso is slightly irregular in appearance, making it a true reflection of nature. This 100% pure wool carpet has a bold texture yet soft feel, creating a comfortable, functional, and desirable floor.
We love using wool carpet because it’s durable, classic, and has a great feel and texture underfoot! It is also a natural material, but it’s hypoallergenic, great with stains, and has a 20-year residential warranty! So both kid-friendly and kid proof!! Flooring Xtra always uses 100% New Zealand wool in their ranges, so being able to support materials local to Australia is an added bonus.
When designing any project, our go to is always a soft loop-pile carpet in a neutral colour! Each of the kids rooms have a different scheme and the carpet is a beautiful neutral base that works within all the rooms.
We really wanted something that stood up to the daily wear of the kids and their foot traffic. We see a lot of carpets and rugs in our line of work, and hate pilling, fuzzing and or anything that looks like a fuzzy bear. We really wanted something soft and beautiful to walk on, but still hard wearing for the kids.
We use Flooring Xtra not only for their vast product range and great service – but also for their professional installation team and attention to detail. The subfloors are always checked prior to installation, we always use a premium quality underlay which is completely fitted from smooth edge to smooth edge, and all of the carpet joins are placed in discrete areas.
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