The latest flooring trend making the rounds among design-conscious homeowners is transitional flooring. Transitional flooring involves two different kinds of floors laid together to highlight architectural elements of the home or simply add more interest to a room. While the task of transitioning between two kinds of flooring materials has existed in a more conventional form for many decades now, it’s only recently that a truly stylish approach has become popular.
Where Do You Start?
Deciding where to make the transition between flooring types is a true art. You can use room borders to guide you, like those that exist between a living room and a kitchen, or an entryway and a hallway. Try a curved border to add dynamics to a room. You can also devise an organic border by using the natural imperfections of material such as stone or wood as a guide.
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What Do You Mix?
You have many choices for materials when planning a mixed floor. Tile and wood might appear to be the classic choice, but the sheer variety of tile nowadays means you have so many options for creating a stand-out design. You also have the option of using the same material but changing up the pattern to create a second field of flooring. This approach works particularly well with wood flooring.
Who Can Help?
Mixed flooring is sure to impress your guests and make your friends jealous. It’s important to use the services of a professional remodeler in order to maximize that all-important wow factor. While there are a lot of great DIY projects out there that homeowners are suited for, something as expensive and tricky as flooring isn’t one of them.
If you’re looking for an experienced contractor that can bring your vision to life, NARI has both recommendations and advice for remodeling in the Kansas City area.
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