Brilliantly original – why Amtico is the smart choice for your flooring
Brighton deserves its reputation as London by the Sea – it’s vibrant and cosmopolitan with a mix of architectural styles that demand exciting interior design solutions. One of the most challenging can be getting your flooring right. Choosing a flooring material that can stand up to the rigours of sand from the beach and dust from the pavements whilst looking beautiful and sympathetic to a period home can be difficult.
Modern solutions to period problems
Two modern solutions are laminate flooring and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT). Poor quality laminate has a bad reputation for looking shiny and cheap, out of keeping with a grand Regency room. But it can look stunning if you make the right choices and have it professionally laid.
For many people, vinyl conjures images of ugly sheet flooring that wears badly. But with the advent of LVT from companies like Amtico and Karndean, that image is a thing of the past. LVT mimics stone and wood to perfection, combining durability and practicality with beauty and warmth.
Getting the style right
The great advantage of laying an LVT floor, particularly in the kind of period properties that are common in Brighton and Hove, is the huge variety of patterns in which the tiles or planks can be laid.
A traditional chequerboard pattern can look stunning in a period hallway or bathroom, laid in unusual tones of stone for a contemporary twist. Herringbone always looks stylish in a drawing room or sitting room but with the wide range of finishes available, it can be made to look perfectly period or modern. By playing with pattern and texture, you can completely alter the look and feel of any room.
Period or modern
If you need to lay new flooring over a damaged original floor, Amtico can be laid to replicate the original design. If your choice is for a kitchen or bathroom, consider laying underfloor heating beneath your LVT floor for unparalleled warmth and feel.
For bags of period style with all the modern advantages of the hottest contemporary flooring, try a pattern laid Amtico LVT floor.