On-trend Concretes stand out in new Camaro collection

Concrete is often seen as a plain, industrial and not very appealing material and it is easy to see why. Predominantly used in building sites, often over large outdoor areas covered in dirt and muddy footprints – we wouldn’t blame you for thinking this way!

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2344 Smoked Concrete

When it comes to interior design however, concrete is the latest big trend and can look stunning when used correctly. We are obviously not saying that you should give your local tradesman a call and ask him to fill up your living room with concrete! Instead, take a look at the three concrete designs that feature in our latest Camaro luxury vinyl tile collection. Smoked, Burnished and Organic Concrete are three brand new LVT designs that are guaranteed to look great in any interior design scheme.

Whether decorating your living room, bedroom or bathroom, rest assure that by choosing Camaro LVT you will be selecting a floor that is easy to clean, easy to install and comes with a 10 year guarantee.

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Smoked, Organic & Burnished Concrete laid in hexagon design

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2343 Organic Concrete

 

Unlike real concrete, luxury vinyl tiles are warm and comfortable underfoot and help reduce impact sound. These designs look great when laid on their own, but have a look at what you can achieve when laying them side by side. Check out this example of our hexagon design combining all three shades for a truly magnificent result.

Feel free to tweet us any of your concrete designs and be sure to follow our Pinterest for more inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

The Only Way is Parquet

Parquet flooring refers to the traditional design where small blocks of wood (or wood effect vinyl tiles) are laid in a geometric pattern to create a stunning, luxurious effect. The design dates back to the 1600s and is still as popular as ever. Instantly recognisable and often referred to as mosaic, parquet flooring is a perfect way to add an expensive feel to any room.

Real wooden parquet flooring requires a big budget and regular maintenance, but luckily, Polyflor at Home’s vinyl alternative require none of those things. Easy to clean, much cheaper than real hardwood and coming with a 10 year guarantee, the new Camaro range is the perfect solution for those that want the enticing design of parquet flooring without the extra cost.

Georgian Parquet 2252

Georgian Parquet 2252

The new Camaro range features two wood effects specifically designed to flourish in when used in a parquet design, let’s take a closer look at the two:

Cambridge Parquet 2251 laid in Tramline

Cambridge Parquet 2251 laid in Tramline

So what makes Cambridge & Georgian parquet different to the other designs in the collection?

  • Tiles are provided in a smaller size, meaning less cutting for the flooring-contractor and reducing install time
  • Include a micro bevel to make them look more authentic, imitating real wood
  • Parquet is available in three designs; Woodblock, Parquet Herringbone and Parquet Tramline

Share your parquet designs with us by tweeting @polyflorathome for a chance at featuring on our blog, we will retweet the best ones!

Introducing…. The NEW CAMARO COLLECTION 2016.

We are excited to bring to you our biggest Luxury Vinyl Tile launch ever .

Camaro, the brand you all know and love has been reinvented and now features 16 brand new shades alongside some of our best-selling designs, all developed with modern homes in mind.

10 enthralling wood effects together with 6 alluring stone designs make up the new additions to the collection, leaving you spoilt for choice for a new floor for your home.

Whichever shade you choose, rest assure you will be selecting a floor that is:

  • Durable
  • Practical
  • Stylish
  • Easy to maintain
  • Easy to clean
  • Sustainably sourced

You can browse the full Camaro collection in our brand new brochure and on our new Pinterest board.

Here’s a closer look at some of the new shades on offer:

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Left: Bianco Oak – Middle: Boathouse Oak – Right: Midnight Ash

If you are looking for a modern contemporary flooring solution, or a neutral base for your home furnishings and fabrics, the white crisp look of Bianco Oak, the cool grey tones in Boathouse Oak or the deep dark features of Midnight Ash are sure to look stunning in your home.

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Left: Cashmere Oak – Middle: Quayside Oak – Right: Salvaged Timber

If your taste is more traditional, these three wood designs are perfect for pairing with modern or traditional furnishings. Inspired by the Nordic shores, Cashmere Oak will provide a calming feel, whilst the blonde cool tones in Quayside Oak are both sophisticated and elegant. For a reclaimed finish, Salvaged Timber uses diverse tones and different plank sizes to create a recycled wood effect.

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Left: Sienna Oak laid in Full Plank Chevron – Right: Wild Amber Oak

Sienna Oak has a smooth, timeless appeal that looks great laid simply or in more intricate designs for a striking effect, whilstthe rustic cracks and amber brown tones in Wild Amber Oak provide more texture and movement.

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Left: Cambridge Parquet laid in Tramline Parquet – Right: Georgian Parquet laid in Parquet Herringbone

Perhaps the most eye-catching designs of the new Camaro collection, these Parquet designs are both rich with history and will give a luxurious feel to any home. Try Cambridge Parquet for a more modern appearance or choose Georgian Parquet, with its warm heritage red tones.

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Left: Smokes and Brushed Concrete laid in chequerboard – Right: Organic Concrete

If you prefer industrial materials in your home, the new Camaro collection also now includes three new concrete designs. Each of these designs replicate the look of poured concrete with a fine surface texture for further authenticity. Burnished Concrete has the cool grey look of traditional concrete, , Organic Concrete introduces earthy, clay tones whilst Smoked Concrete replicates the appearance of cindered concrete with its dusty grey undertones.

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Left: Glacier Slate – Middle: Highland Slate – Right: Arctic Slate

Slate designs have been used in home interiors for years and continue to be popular, so we have added three new slate designs to the Camaro collection, in a brand new format. Introducing a new slimmer slate tile, Glacier Slate and Highland Slate offer traditional cool grey and white hues in a modern shape.  The crisp white shades in Arctic Slate provide a striking finish, suited to both traditional or contemporary home interiors.

Visit the Polyflor at Home website to take a closer look at the Camaro range, read our new brochure and order free samples.

To Affinity and Beyond! Commercial LVT in the home

Launched in 2015, the Affinity255 collection of heavy commercial luxury vinyl tiles features 16 stunning wood effect designs in a 2mm gauge format. Originally designed for use in commercial areas in the retail, leisure and office sectors amongst others, we’ve found that the Affinity255 range has also proved to be a real hit as a flooring product for the home.

Many of our flooring contractor followers on Twitter have been sending in photos of Affinity255 looking fantastic in customers’ homes. The inspirational designs on offer in the collection have obviously caught people’s attention!

There’s no reason why commercial LVT can’t be used in domestic environments and other ranges such as Bevel Line, Expona Design and Commercial luxury vinyl tiles are also often installed in the home (read our blog).

Visit the Polyflor website to order samples from the Affinity255 range and view the brochure.

Here’s a look at some of the Affinity255 installations we’ve been sent…

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DM Flooring – French Limed Oak

featherby flooring affinity aspen pine

Featherby Flooring – Aspen Pine

flatpack joinery affinity flamed chestnut

Flatpack Joinery – Flamed Chestnut

graham lee carpets affinity255 cracked white oak

Lee Carpets – Cracked White Oak

howarth flooring affinity2 seasoned grey oak

Howarth Flooring – Seasoned Grey Oak

leigh baker affinity 2 dappled oak

Leigh Baker – Cross Sawn Timber

leigh baker affinity Champagne Oak

Leigh Baker – Champagne Oak

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Leigh Baker – Cross Sawn Timber

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MF Flooring – Smoked Walnut

Stunning floors worth tweeting about

The Polyflor at Home team love to see our flooring products being used in real homes and we get fantastic photos of installations sent to us on a daily basis on Twitter.

Our favourites feature in our monthly blog post and we always retweet, so make sure to tag @polyflorathome in your tweets.

If you are an Instagram addict like us, Polyflor at Home now also has an official Instagram account. Follow @polyflorhome to see stunning photography, home makeover inspiration and even more customer installations.

Here’s our favourite installations from the past few weeks…

Emperor Flooring, Camaro White Limed Oak and Smoke Brushed Elm in mixed length and random laid pattern

Emperor Flooring, Camaro White Limed Oak and Smoke Brushed Elm in mixed length and random laid pattern

Anderson Flooring, Camaro Vintage Timber in herringbone pattern

Anderson Flooring, Camaro Vintage Timber in herringbone pattern

DM Design Floors, Colonia Nordic White Oak with Walnut Marquetry Strip

DM Design Floors, Colonia Nordic White Oak with Walnut Marquetry Strip

Longlane Flooring, Camaro Ocean Slate in brickwork pattern with Pearl Grouting Strip

Longlane Flooring, Camaro Ocean Slate in brickwork pattern with Pearl Grouting Strip

Homechoice Carpets, Camaro Loc Evergreen Oak

Homechoice Carpets, Camaro Loc Evergreen Oak

Step on Sign, Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm and Camaro Portico Limestone in brickwork pattern with Coffee Grouting Strip

Step on Sign, Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm and Camaro Portico Limestone in brickwork pattern with Coffee Grouting Strip

Balflooring, Colonia English Oak with Maple Marquetry Strip

Balflooring, Colonia English Oak with Maple Marquetry Strip

Emperor Flooring, Camaro White Limed Oak

Emperor Flooring, Camaro White Limed Oak

Town and Country, Camaro Atlantic Slate with Ice Grouting Strip

Town and Country, Camaro Atlantic Slate with Ice Grouting Strip

Paul Hood & Sons, Camaro Travertine in brickwork pattern with Coffee Grouting Strip

Paul Hood & Sons, Camaro Travertine in brickwork pattern with Coffee Grouting Strip

Balflooring, Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm in herringbone pattern with perimeter border and Black Feature Strip

Balflooring, Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm in herringbone pattern with perimeter border and Black Feature Strip

Ben Woods, Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm with Black Feature Strip border around perimeter and unit

Ben Woods, Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm with Black Feature Strip border around perimeter and unit

Ward Flooring, Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm

Ward Flooring, Camaro Smoke Brushed Elm

Pet-friendly flooring from Polyflor at Home

Camaro luxury vinyl tiles in Travertine

Camaro luxury vinyl tiles in Travertine

When it comes to choosing a practical floorcovering for your home, it’s important to consider the needs of your furry family members before making a new investment

Polyflor vinyl flooring is the ideal choice when creating a pet-friendly home interior as it is affordable, easy to clean and comes in a wide variety of stunning designs.

Whilst real stone can be too cold for sensitive paws and a hardwood floor can be noisy when claws are clicking across the hard surface, vinyl flooring is quiet and comfortable underfoot, providing enough traction to prevent pets from slipping around.

Secura in Ebony

Secura in Ebony

Our Camaro, Colonia, Designatex and Secura flooring products feature our exclusive Polyflor polyurethane reinforcement (PUR) which protects the floor against everyday wear and also means that it is very easy to clean in comparison to other types of flooring. Something which is not to be underestimated if you are puppy training!

Designatex in Platinum Oak

Designatex in Platinum Oak

Here’s a few tips for keeping your vinyl flooring in top condition with pets in the home…

  • Keep pets nails trimmed.
  • Use doormats at entrances to collect dirt and debris, especially useful after long muddy walks!
  • Place a protective mat underneath any pet food and water bowls to catch any spillages.
  • Clean up any spillages or “accidents” as quickly as possible to reduce risk of staining.
Secura in Antique Oak

Secura in Antique Oak

Visit the Polyflor at Home website to find out more about how to best look after vinyl flooring in our Floor Care guide, or contact us at pahteam@polyflor.com if you have any questions.

Here’s some of photos of Polyflor pups checking out their owner’s brand new floor!

Poppy, sent in by Tile Productions

Poppy, sent in by Tile Productions

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When your dog matches your floor! Sent in by Red Carpets Leicester

Get Summer Ready

Summer has officially kicked off and with plenty of major sporting events taking place around the world, we are feeling inspired by the likes of perfect green pitches and bright celebration banners.

Royal Ascot, Olympics in Rio, the Euro’s in France, Wimbledon, there really is something for everyone.  We clearly aren’t the only ones who are feeling inspired by all these sporting events, as we have spotted an interesting upcycling trend using sporting equipment. Check out the ideas below for repurposing old tennis rackets that will bring the 2016 summer of sports into your home. Don’t forget to follow our Pinterest page for even more unique ideas for adding some summer fun to your home!

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The unusual design is almost as creative as what you can with our Camaro Flooring.

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Use retro tennis rackets as mirrors to add a Wimbledon theme to your interior.

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Work on your craft skills by adding beads for summer garden accessories.

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Now you’ll never run out of space to hang your jewellery and display your favourite pieces.

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Game, set, match! Create unique patterns that really catch the eye.

 

Brighter weather deserves a brighter interior so where better to look than our very own Polyflor At Home website for inspirational ideas showcasing how you can revitalise your space, for a summer ready finish. Order FREE samples of your favourite floor today!