The ideal floor for each type of room
How to choose the ideal floor according to the type of room?
When designing a space, whether interior or exterior, the floor forms an essential dimension both functionally and aesthetically.
In cities such as Barcelona, the old apartments of l’Eixample often feature hydraulic tile floors with different motifs in each room, giving each room a particular character. Finding such pavement today in an acceptable state of conservation and wear is a blessing for any interior designer that is worth keeping. In any case, they show us a pattern that today does not fit with the usual practices of today’s interior designers. The hydraulic pavements of yesteryear, the same material was materialized in different reasons claiming prominence. Today and although we can distinguish the different rooms and rooms according to their intended use, the most common is to have the same floor covering for the whole house, altering only this uniformity in bathrooms and kitchens, contemplating humidity and ease of cleaning. For this reason, the choice of a particular type of flooring takes on a fundamental importance in order to be functional in all its environments and uses, offering optimum resistance, safety and aesthetic appearance.
A space with an inadequate floor offers an incomplete harmony, however, a well-chosen floor rounds the spatial projection that translates into a visual and pragmatic harmony.
As you can see, choosing a floor according to the stay is not a trivial matter when carrying out a architecture and interior design project , and for that reason today in Coblonal Interior Design Studio we want to share with you our experience in this subject for help you in your choice of the perfect floor according to the type of room.
The planning of the election
When designing a space, good planning offers a solid foundation in the final projection. Thus, in our study we believe that the questions constitute the first step in the definition of a project.
An initial briefing helps in the resolution of the problems and in the achievement of the objectives, which in the case at hand, is the adequacy of the soil based on the morphology and uses of each type of room in a dwelling.
Before choosing the type of floor, some questions that can help you find the key, are the following:
- What will happen on the pavement of each room? What resistance does the floor need for these activities? If children live in the house, perhaps the soil needs extra resistance for all the contingencies of activities such as games, food spills, paint … etc.
- What level of maintenance do I want on the floor? Do I prefer comfort in maintenance versus aesthetics?
- Do I prefer a natural material? How will the material react and deteriorate over time? On outdoor floors, how will the usual climate of the area affect you? Rain, sun, dryness.
- What is the aesthetic framework in which the ideal floor would be framed? Do I want there to be harmony or contrast?
- Will the soil be the same on the entire surface? Or do I want to adapt the floor to the use of space?
The ABC of indoor floors
The interior is intended for specific uses and needs, where each delimited floor is aligned with a vital function.
Living room and corridors
The living room is one of the nerve centers of the house, and perhaps the most multifunctional. In this sense, the warmth and resistance are characteristics that are combined in wooden floors such as floating platforms. Although also with new trends, porcelain or concrete floors are positioned as an interesting option.
In the kitchen, it is convenient that the floor material offer resistance and be a non-material porous. Therefore, porcelain floors are a recommended option.
- Other options: Terrazzo, stoneware or natural stone
The wood provides the necessary warmth in the burrow of the bedroom. The most common woods to include in floors are those of pine, cypress, spruce, false spruce, white spruce, chestnut and oak.
Due to the humidity and temperature conditions of this room, a floor that offers a non-slip and moisture-resistant solution is necessary. In this sense, the micro cement floor is an excellent option, and an upward trend due to the possibilities of finishes it offers.
The outdoor flooring withstands special climatic conditions, so it is recommended that the ideal floor offers a safety and non-slip conditions. Nowadays, thanks to the advances you can find safe materials and with very interesting aesthetic finishes such as last generation composites or natural stones.
Summary of available materials
- Parquet floors in natural or laminated wood </ li>
- Adobe tiles
- Porcelain tile floors
- Natural stone such as slate, marble, terrazzo and granite
- Composites of last generation
In short, the conjunction of the material with the needs of the room is the key to get the right formula for your home finishes. It is not an easy choice and it is fundamental to be advised by a professional accustomed to its installation as well as its use and maintenance. The experience is a degree, although the news in the sector does not stop advancing. These keys that we offer you can be general, however, the final choice will depend on your preferences and so, for example, you can choose a wood for the bathroom. Of course, taking into account the feasibility of the project in terms of wood characteristics, wear and maintenance.