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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House Shaped Dreaming

As you may have noticed in last week’s round up of customer installations, I mentioned the increasing trend in house-shaped designs and objects. Ranging from house-shaped coasters, to house-shaped terrariums, and recycled house-shaped post-it notes to house-shaped architecture, this design trend is becoming more and more popular within the home.

And it’s not just us here at Polyflor at Home HQ who are as elated about this, our trusty design experts and design forecasters at Grand Designs Magazine are as well! They have homed in on this fabulous and growing trend, which we noticed last Thursday when they tweeted:

The idea of including house-shaped objects within the home alludes to the idea that house and home is a lot more than bricks and motor. It infinitely bridges the gap amidst the two and creates a strong and loving relationship between both house and home. We are presented with two completely different ideals here, two which evoke different feelings and emotions, but in order for each to exist and their existence to be complete, one must come with the other.

This has opened up the gates for contemporary and minimal design to provide warmth, and comfort to living areas and to really make you feel like you’re at home, which can often be hard to achieve within a modernised living space.

It’s interesting to see that an angular a-shape (one of our favourites :)), can allude to these feelings as it does, and we love how this very simple, but powerful notion has provided us with the following design-brilliance:

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This is just a snippet of what we’re spotting each week, and we can’t wait to see what we next discover!

If you spot any house-shaped architecture, or general design we would love you to share them with us on here; just simply leave us a comment underneath. Also don’t forget, if you want to keep track of what we’re spotting then check out our dedicated board on Pinterest! We also have some fantastic ideas and design inspiration on there for every room in the home to help you get the look.

 

 

 

Hints & Tips 4. Design Floor ideas

The Colonia & Camaro vinyl tiles and planks have been developed for complete design flexibility and can be utilised in many formats. Within our product brochures we display a wide array of creative design floors to help inspire you. These include simple & straight laid floors to more intricate and ambitious installations. For any design which cannot be cut on site, Polyflor offer a bespoke cutting service, to support you and your professional installer.                                                                                                    You should consider the type of product you are choosing to how this should then be fitted i.e. If you are looking for a classic appearance with Yorkstone tiles, for example, then more of a traditional floor pattern should be selected, such as straight laid flags, brickwork or random stone design.

Colonia product brochure (see pages 114-117):          http://digitalbrochures.polyflor.com/?userpath=00000082/00013574/00076835/

Camaro product brochure (see pages 96-99):           http://digitalbrochures.polyflor.com/?userpath=00000082/00013574/00057109/