Our Cure for The Monday Blues!

Monday’s more often than not fall victim to a rather awful reputation, but here at Polyflor at Home HQ we want to try and blow them away for good (…with a little help from the wind outside!)

Let us start with one of the greatest and most anticipated celestial displays; the Perseid Meteor Shower (has anyone spotted Google’s Doodle today?). Known as the “fireball champion”, this beautiful wonder of our universe is made up from the debris stream from comet Swift-Tuttle and at it’s peak, observers can view 60 to 100 meteors in an hour! Activity is said to peak tonight, but will continue until Wednesday. For some advice on how is best to view the shower check out this fantastic resource by clicking here. And, if you’re lucky enough to experience parts of the display, let us know by leaving a comment, and if you manage to capture any shots we’d love to see them!

Our second way of banishing the blues is by our most recent and fantastic customer installations! Over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen some lovely applications of the Colonia and Camaro flooring ranges across a number of rooms within the home. In this batch we have an eclectic selection of woods, stones and tiles which really shows off the diverse selection of finishes in each of the LVT ranges on offer from Polyflor at Home.

We have even spotted two installations of Bevel Line flooring in the stunning French Nut Tree decor! This fantastic collection of bevel edged luxury vinyl tiles is predominantly installed within commercial environments, but you can really see how easily adaptable and flexible the flooring is to be able to be used within a home.

AJ Mason Flooring - Secura Blond Oak 2127

AJ Mason Flooring – Secura Blond Oak 2127

Christopher Spiers  - Camaro Vintage Timber 2220

Christopher Spiers – Camaro Vintage Timber 2220

CPS Flooring - Bevel Line French Nut Tree 1976 close up

CPS Flooring – Bevel Line French Nut Tree 1976 close up

CPS Flooring - Bevel Line French Nut Tree 1976

CPS Flooring – Bevel Line French Nut Tree 1976

CPS Flooring - Colonia Welsh Raven Slate 4535 with Ice Grouting Strip 2031

CPS Flooring – Colonia Welsh Raven Slate 4535 with Ice Grouting Strip 2031

D Jones Flooring - Secura Natural Oak 2126

D Jones Flooring – Secura Natural Oak 2126

Deben Carpels - Colonia New England Elm 4433

Deben Carpels – Colonia New England Elm 4433

Deben Carpets - Colonia Schoolhouse Oak 4434

Deben Carpets – Colonia Schoolhouse Oak 4434

DW Flooring - Camaro Natural Oak 2232

DW Flooring – Camaro Natural Oak 2232

DW Flooring - Camaro Nut Tree 2202 in a Herringbone design

DW Flooring – Camaro Nut Tree 2202 in a Herringbone design

DW Flooring - Colonia English Oak 4435

DW Flooring – Colonia English Oak 4435

Marcus Howells Flooring - Colonia Schoolhouse Oak 4434

Marcus Howells Flooring – Colonia Schoolhouse Oak 4434

SD Webb Floors - Camaro Ambrosia Maple 2231

SD Webb Floors – Camaro Ambrosia Maple 2231

Town and Country  Bevel Line French Nut Tree 1976

Town and Country Bevel Line French Nut Tree 1976

Wilde and Sons - Camaro Romano Stone 2301 wih Natural Oak Marquetry Strip 2057

Wilde and Sons – Camaro Romano Stone 2301 wih Natural Oak Marquetry Strip 2057

Hopefully this post has helped put you all in a great frame of mind for the coming week! Stay tuned for more installations soon, and to ensure yours are included in the next post just send them over to lvt@polyflor.com or tag us in your tweets by using @polyflorltd

Oh, and if those blues are still present then we suggest you do a search for ‘purrito’ 🙂

 

 

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Did you spot us?

Well it’s been a busy week yet again here at Polyflor at Home HQ but Friday has finally arrived!

We noticed that Grand Designs Magazine have picked up on an increasingly growing trend with design and architecture on their Twitter feed this week, (keep your eyes peeled for more details on this fabulous trend next week,) and have picked up on the Polyflor at Home Pinterest board – did you spot us?

We know at Polyflor at Home that there are still common misconceptions with luxury vinyl tiles, however the Colonia and Camaro ranges have been developed to help you feel really at home, and offer highly authentic decoration representing natural elements while covering many of today’s trends. The designs, performance and attractive prices of our LVT products show the market and naysayers why there has been such a rapid increase in LVT flooring being chosen over the past 18 months, which is something that is showing no sign of stopping. To echo this, our customer installations have been pouring through our Twitter feed as usual this week, and we’ve spotted some lovely uses of LVT across people’s kitchens, hallways, living rooms, entrance halls and bathrooms. It’s great to see our flooring being laid within areas which demand high-end design, but at the same time, high performance and durability.

If our blog inspires you to choose Camaro or Colonia flooring for your home then what better way is there to get a feel for the flooring than taking advantage of our free sample service! For more information on this service, feel free to call us on 0161 767 2551 or when you’re looking through the Polyflor at Home website and you see a floor you like, simply click on the ‘+’ button

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and select the “Add to samples order”

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Before we bid you adieu, we are pleased to announce that our blog is growing in popularity each month, so there’s no better time to share your hard work if you want to get your shots included in our installation round-ups for all to see! To see your photos on here, either tag @Polyflorltd  in a tweet or e-mail them over to us direct on lvt@polyflor.com

Until next week!

 

Abbotts Flooring - Camaro Country Teak (2238)

Abbotts Flooring – Camaro Country Teak (2238)

Camaro Country Teak (2238) 3

Camaro Country Teak (2238) 1

Dan Jones Flooring - Camaro Country Teak (2238) 1

Dan Jones Flooring – Camaro Country Teak (2238) 2

Dan Jones Flooring - Camaro Country Teak (2238) 2

Dan Jones Flooring – Camaro Country Teak (2238) 3

Dan Jones Flooring - Camaro Country Teak (2238) 4

Dan Jones Flooring – Camaro Country Teak (2238) 4

Deben Carpets - Colonia New England Elm (4433) with Pearl Grouting Strip (2033) 2

Deben Carpets – Colonia New England Elm (4433) with Pearl Grouting Strip (2033) 1

Deben Carpets - Colonia New England Elm (4433) with Pearl Grouting Strip (2033) 3

Deben Carpets – Colonia New England Elm (4433) with Pearl Grouting Strip (2033) 2

Deben Carpets - Colonia New England Elm (4433) with Pearl Grouting Strip (2033) 4

Deben Carpets – Colonia New England Elm (4433) with Pearl Grouting Strip (2033) 3

Deben Carpets - Colonia New England Elm (4433) with Pearl Grouting Strip (2033)

Deben Carpets – Colonia New England Elm (4433) with Pearl Grouting Strip (2033) 4

DM Flooring and Tiling - Camaro Classic Oak (2216)

DM Flooring and Tiling – Camaro Classic Oak (2216)

Eastcote Flooring - Colonia Glazed Metalstone (4533) with Pearl Feature Strip

Eastcote Flooring – Colonia Glazed Metalstone (4533) with Pearl Feature Strip

LT Flooring - Camaro Portico Limestone (2334)

LT Flooring – Camaro Portico Limestone (2334)

Sam Willis Flooring - Colonia Natural Limestone (4536) with Ice Grouting Strips (2031)

Sam Willis Flooring – Colonia Natural Limestone (4536) with Ice Grouting Strips (2031)

SP Carpets and Flooring - Colonia Nordic White Oak (4436) with Graphite Grouting Strip (2039)

SP Carpets and Flooring – Colonia Nordic White Oak (4436) with Graphite Grouting Strip (2039)

World Cup Fever Strikes!

Well it is official, the 2014 World Cup has kicked off and is well under way! Although England have not had the best start we’ve all enjoyed getting into the spirit of the tournament here at Polyflor at Home HQ;  it’s been a great past week!

Now we don’t expect to see any Brazilian themed flooring installations to appear on the Polyflor twitter feed any time soon 😉 but we have really enjoyed what we have seen these past couple of weeks. We’ve had a range of Camaro and Colonia installations shared from our wonderful flooring contractors. One stand out installation includes a combination of Camaro wood and stone within a few living areas. However what is innovative and interesting is that the the wood has been laid at a 90° angle to create two separate areas within an open plan living space. Also, reverse colours have been utilised on the borders of the tiled areas which creates a stark contrast to the overall flooring, creating a fantastic overall design to the installation as a whole.

Another joy to see in this batch is the angle of the shots that have been taken.  We love seeing close-up shots of the different finishes and textures.

As always, do carry on sending your shots through to us at @Polyflorltd or drop us an email to lvt@polyflor.com, attaching your pics. We find them inspiring here at Polyflor at Home HQ and so do our customer base.

 

Bespoke Flooring Sotuions - Secura Golden Oak (2128)

Bespoke Flooring Solutions – Secura Golden Oak (2128)

Deben Carpets - Colonia Balmoral Grey Slate (4534) 2

Deben Carpets – Colonia Balmoral Grey Slate (4534) 2

Deben Carpets - Colonia Balmoral Grey Slate (4534) 3

Deben Carpets – Colonia Balmoral Grey Slate (4534) 3

Deben Carpets - Colonia Balmoral Grey Slate (4534) 4

Deben Carpets – Colonia Balmoral Grey Slate (4534) 4

Deben Carpets - Colonia Balmoral Grey Slate (4534)

Deben Carpets – Colonia Balmoral Grey Slate (4534)

Eclipse Flooring - Camaro Classic Yorkstone (2336) with Pearl Design Strip

Eclipse Flooring – Camaro Classic Yorkstone (2336) with Pearl Design Strip

Forever Flooring - Camaro Aged Metalstone (2338)

Forever Flooring – Camaro Aged Metalstone (2338)

Leicester Carpets - Camaro Natural Oak (2232)

Leicester Carpets – Camaro Natural Oak (2232)

Leicester Carpets - Camaro Natural Oak (2232) 1

Leicester Carpets – Camaro Natural Oak (2232) 1

Leicester Carpets - Camaro Natural Oak (2232) 2

Leicester Carpets – Camaro Natural Oak (2232) 2

Leicester Carpets - Camaro Natural Oak (2232) 3

Leicester Carpets – Camaro Natural Oak (2232) 3

Leicester Carpets - Camaro Tile 2 Classic Yorkstone (2336) 2

Leicester Carpets – Camaro Tile 2 Classic Yorkstone (2336) 2

Leicester Carpets - Camaro Tile Classic Yorkstone (2336) 1

Leicester Carpets – Camaro Tile Classic Yorkstone (2336) 1

Magna Kitchens - Expona Classic Yorkstone (7502) 1

Magna Kitchens – Expona Classic Yorkstone (7502) 1

Magna Kitchens - Expona Classic Yorkstone (7502) 2

Magna Kitchens – Expona Classic Yorkstone (7502) 2

Magna Kitchens - Expona Classic Yorkstone (7502) 3

Magna Kitchens – Expona Classic Yorkstone (7502) 3

Magna Kitchens - Expona Classic Yorkstone (7502) 4

Magna Kitchens – Expona Classic Yorkstone (7502) 4

Mak Flooring - Camaro Waxed Pine (2206)

Mak Flooring – Camaro Waxed Pine (2206)

Wood Flooring Company - Camaro Atlantic Slate 2339

Wood Flooring Company – Camaro Atlantic Slate 2339

DJones Flooring - Camaro Natural Oak (2232) 1

DJones Flooring – Camaro Natural Oak (2232) 1

DJones Flooring - Camaro Natural Oak (2232) Close-up 1

DJones Flooring – Camaro Natural Oak (2232) Close-up 1

DJones Flooring - Camaro Natural Oak (2232) Close-up 2

DJones Flooring – Camaro Natural Oak (2232) Close-up 2

LK Flooring - Camaro American Oak (2217) herringbone 1

LK Flooring – Camaro American Oak (2217) 1

LK Flooring - Camaro American Oak (2217) herringbone 2

LK Flooring – Camaro American Oak (2217) 2

LK Flooring - Camaro American Oak (2217)

LK Flooring – Camaro American Oak (2217) 3

Hints & Tips 5. How to highlight features within your room

When planning your new floor installation, you may wish to create at least one focal point, such as highlighting an island unit or following the perimeter of your room. This can easily be achieved by utilising the inlay accessories or the design floor service. For subtle additions, Grouting, Marquetry or Feature Strips can be inlaid as defining and demarcating lines. For more bold and dramatic features, see the bespoke design borders and corners offer within the product brochures. Your installer can provide further information on these options, but we feature many, many ideas within our room set shots.

Example of perimeter tramline

Hints & Tips 3. Choosing your floor direction

The direction of the installed floor can have a bearing on the overall aesthetic. As an example, to give the appearance of a natural timber floor, the planks can be laid running against the supporting under floor joists, in the same direction as the original floor boards would be. Alternatively you may wish to run them on an angle or in a parquet floor feature, such as herringbone, which will provide a more bespoke appearance.

The stone tiles can be utilised in a number of ways including straight laid, on angles and with inlay strips. For additional ideas, see the Design Floors hints and tips. You should look to discuss this with your installer for full options and advice.

Hints & Tips 2. Consider different surface textures

Each of our products have been developed to replicate the beauty and feel of the natural materials. The wood planks feature a variety of surface textures from a smoother wood grain to heavier and more rustic aged timber effects, matching the relevant type of wood. The stone tiles range from a smooth, sleek finish to natural slate textures and riven stone effects. Window and interior lighting can pick up these surfaces textures as can bare feet, which all add to the authenticity and practicality of the floor.

Hints & Tips 1. Choosing your floor colour

As with the size of the planks and tiles, the colour of the floor can also contribute to the overall general feeling of a room. Dark floors can sometimes appear to make a room seem smaller by absorbing ambient light or can bring a more intimate or warm feeling. Lighter tones, however, can provide a more spacious feel, especially to smaller rooms or areas where there isn’t as much natural light. You should also consider other colours featured within your room, such as walls and furniture as these will complement or contrast with each other. The products featured in the Polyflor collections offer a range of styles from classic to contemporary in a broad light to dark pallet enabling you to meet your requirements.