Flooring that raises the bar and breaks the rules

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The House of Broadloom team can help you make the most of your space with creative design

Some rules are simply meant to be broken, especially in the world of design. After all, why can’t we have mixed patterns and colored ceilings? And who said that wooden finishes have no place in the bathroom? It’s time to dispel those outdated notions and embrace the latest ‘trend’: natural wood finishes that bring the timeless warmth and beauty of wood flooring back into the bathroom.

“I’m using the word ‘trendy’ here lightly, because natural wood has a classic, timeless feel,” says Larissa Herbert, flooring specialist at House of Broadloom in Sudbury.

“Natural wood can be one of the most timeless flooring options. It never disappeared, it was simply brought back to the forefront of home design. The options are pretty much limitless with what you can do with flooring now, and we can work with you to create the most unique flooring options. This includes durable, easy-care options that bring the beauty of wood back to rooms like the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room.

Trendy natural wood finishes

Wood finishes offer the most neutral palette to choose from and work beautifully with virtually any design style and color palette.

“Using natural colors as flooring really gives you limitless options when it comes to other design elements,” says Herbert. “Choices range from warmer gold tones, to pops of gray, to a whiter wash.” At House of Broadloom, customers will find the full range of tones across all product lines, including laminate, vinyl plank, sheet vinyl, engineered wood and even tile. So even those who prefer vinyl or ceramic in the bath can still enjoy the beauty of an easy-care wood finish. Vinyl plank offers the most versatile installation options of any flooring product.

A neutral tone is not only a great base to work from, it’s also very forgiving. “If your choice is an engineered wood, a natural tone will help hide any wear and tear,” says Herbert. “Wood is a natural product, so it will eventually show dents or fine scratches. But with a neutral color, flaws are minimized because that color is consistent throughout.

Create excitement with layout design

If you’re worried that a natural floor looks “too plain” or lacks impact, consider a new layout option.

Even something as simple as turning the boards to a 45 degree angle will create new and unique interest. “One of our ranges of vinyl planks has inserts and strips on which you can create borders or patterns in the flooring. Or try installing smaller herringbone or parquet boards. Wait, she said FLOOR? “But it’s not your Gramma’s parquet – it’s larger formats and fresh colors that are bringing this traditional laying method into 2022!”

Finding the perfect flooring is just the first step to creating a room that redefines the rules and raises the bar. “It’s not just the floor you choose, but the direction in which you lay it that makes a lasting impression,” says Larissa. “Choose a pattern for your space that accentuates the patterns and elements around it. Line your entryway and install in a parquet or rafter, then move to a standard installation in the rest of the space. Or do a chevron in the hallway that can really open up the space. The options are pretty much limitless with what you can do with flooring now. We can work with you to create the most unique flooring options.

House of Broadloom flooring specialists are on hand to help with design suggestions and a range of unique products. The showroom is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with evening appointments available on request.

House of Broadloom is located at 68 Lorne Street, Sudbury. Contact them at 705-674-4444 or online at www.houseofbroadloom.ca.

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