Ship Shape Flooring for the Home

Colonia Golden Koa with Brown feature strip

Colonia Golden Koa with Brown feature strip

When used with luxury vinyl tiles, floor accessories such as marquetry, grouting and feature strips offer broad scope for creating beautiful floor designs in the home.

One simple yet impressive effect that can be created is a traditional ‘ships decking’ look which is achieved by inlaying strips between plank lengths to give the illusion of long floorboards.

Camaro Vintage Timber with Brown feature strip

Camaro Vintage Timber with Brown feature strip

Marquetry strips are designed to complement wood effect flooring but grouting strips and feature strips can also be used to achieve the same effect. The solid colour feature strips offer a bolder and more graphic look, like the kitchen above which has been fitted with Camaro Vintage Timber.

Camaro Roasted Oak with Classic Oak marquetry strip

Camaro Roasted Oak with Classic Oak marquetry strip

The strips used to create a naval inspired ship’s decking floor can either complement or contrast with the flooring that has been used. Here the lighter Classic Oak marquetry strip beautifully contrasts with the dark Camaro Roasted Oak floor, picking out the more golden tones in the design and breaking up the space.

Colonia Kings Oak with Natural Oak and Walnut marquetry strips in triple strip design

Colonia Kings Oak with Natural Oak and Walnut marquetry strips in triple strip design

Here’s another example of lighter marquetry strips being used with a darker floor, but in this case two strip colours have been used with Colonia Kings Oak to create a more dramatic triple strip design.

Colonia Virginia Walnut with Walnut marquetry strip

Colonia Virginia Walnut with Walnut marquetry strip

Using a darker marquetry strip with a dark wood design like this Colonia Virginia Walnut is a subtle and sophisticated way of recreating the ships decking effect. The dark strips add depth and a 3-dimensional look to the floor.

Colonia Nordic White Oak with Graphite Grouting Strip, Right: Camaro White Limed Oak

Colonia Nordic White Oak with Graphite Grouting Strip, Right: Camaro White Limed Oak

Lighter wood tones can also work with the naval plank trend. Use a dark tone, like the Graphite grouting strip, to add definition to the planks of Colonia Nordic White Oak or Camaro White Limed Oak in scandi-style home interiors.

Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm with Coffee grouting strip

Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm with Coffee grouting strip

Grey flooring designs like Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm can also be used to create this same effect. The long lines created in this ships decking effect can help to create the appearance of a larger room and we like how the Coffee grouting strips used above help to draw the eye out into the garden.

For more inspirational floor layout ideas using flooring accessories take a look at our Camaro Creative Edge brochure.

If you have any questions about using marquetry, grouting and feature strips in your home please contact our Polyflor at Home team on lvt@polyflor.com or call our Customer Support team on 0161 767 1122.

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