The houses or apartments we have don’t always come with the wide and spacious flooring that seems to dominate every major home decor magazine and website. But there isn’t anything wrong with that. Choosing the flooring for small spaces does not have to be a challenge if you know what to look out for and what helps maximize your space. With the right techniques, colors, and attitude (and a lot of help from the right contractor), you can transform a space into something truly special beginning with the floors.
So here are 4 ideas to help get those design wheels rolling:
1. Go for decorative concrete!
Concrete has a lot to offer small rooms. It is relatively affordable, durable, and its short installation time means that you don’t have to worry about tools and noise for a very long time. We know that concrete on its own can be boring, so why not choose a decorative treatment to go with your concrete floors? If you’re looking for more color, then stained concrete is cheap, accessible, and totally effective. And if you want something more intricate and patterned, stamped concrete works everywhere! Whether it is stamped concrete Los Angeles or Paris, there is always something for everyone.
2. Choose a more subtle look with polished concrete
If stamping or staining seems too design-heavy for your home but you still want the great benefits of concrete floors, then polished concrete floors are a great choice. They elevate the simple and flat look of concrete floors by applying a densifier that fills in the pores of the concrete and leaves a simple gloss on the floors. You can customize this option by choosing the finish of the gloss.
3. “Wooden” floors are perfect for a budget-friendly home
Hardwood floors are not always on the table for us thrifty folks with small spaces, but you can achieve close to the same look by DIY-ing wood floors with wood slats and strong adhesive. Not only is it more budget-friendly, but it can also be a fun project that allows you to have fun with colors, patterns, and non-traditional design elements.
4. Put a rug on it
If you’re non-committal about choosing flooring, then it is best to avoid permanent flooring systems that you may come to regret later on and have trouble removing. If this sounds like you, you may want to look into unique and special rugs that have become more and more popular. Say goodbye to cliched and overdone rug patterns and say hello to beautiful unique rugs by indie artists who are trying to change floor rugs’ reputation one rug at a time.