Doing some renovation work and looking for modern flooring ideas for your home? With so many expensive types of flooring on the market, it can be difficult to find a good balance between a pretty appearance and something practical.
Flexflooring offers a wide range of modern, environmentally-friendly and durable flooring, with customisable colours, designs and textures. We also focus on functionality and practicality – what use is a pretty floor if it’s going to need replacing in two years?
Whether you’re looking for something for your bathroom, bedroom, garage, kitchen or living area, we’ll help pair you with the most appropriate flooring for your home or commercial property. Take a look at our guide to modern flooring below for some inspiration and key info:
What is “modern flooring?”
When it comes to modern flooring, you’re going to want something that combines an appealing aesthetic with functionality and durability, without blowing your budget.
For modern flooring, you might want to consider the following factors:
- Looks – you’ll want a clean modern look
- Resistant to water damage
- Heat resistant
- Long-lasting (10+ years)
Modern flooring ideas for domestic properties:
Renovating your home can be stressful. At Flexflooring, we offer a diverse range of domestic flooring services, from resin flooring – such as epoxy flooring – to Stonex quartz carpet.
If you’re reflooring your home, here are some key factors to consider going forward:
What room am I reflooring?
For different areas in your home, you’ll have different needs and requirements when it comes to flooring. You won’t necessarily need the floor in your bedroom or living room to be water-resistant, however a waterproof floor can come in handy in the bathroom or for kitchen flooring.
How much damage will my floor take on a daily basis?
This is especially true if you have children or pets in the house. Children often spill things – whether it be food, drink or paint, and might often trail through the house with dirty shoes. So, installing flooring that is easy to clean should always be a priority for those with young families.
One of the major factors for any flooring project is going to be the overall cost – reflooring a home can be an expensive investment, especially if you’re looking to renovate several rooms and storeys at the same time. At Flexflooring we offer many budget-friendly options, with resin coatings being one of our most popular choices.
Top 3 modern flooring ideas for homes
Here are some of our personal recommendations when it comes to reflooring domestic property:
Resin flooring such as PU (polyurethane) flooring is great for offering long-term durability. With proper care, PU flooring can last up to 20 years, and can be installed in any room in your home. It’s heat resistant and water resistant, making it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. It’s also great for protecting the base flooring in your home, as PU flooring is able to withstand lots of weight without taking much damage. As with all resin floorings, PU flooring is easy to clean and antibacterial.
Technically a floor finish, microcement is a cost-effective option for those looking to combine a sleek and sophisticated aesthetic with something functional and practical. Grout-free, microcement is a breeze to maintain and a more budget-friendly option than polished concrete. You can install microcement in any room in your home, but the industrial finish might work best for kitchens, home offices and bathrooms.
Another type of resin flooring, epoxy flooring is great for offering a cost-effective version of resin coating ideal for small homes. Just like PU flooring, epoxy flooring is resistant to both water and heat, non-porous (therefore impenetrable by bacteria) and can help keep mould out of your home. Epoxy flooring is cheaper than PU flooring, but is slightly less durable and more brittle.
Modern flooring ideas for commercial properties:
At Flexflooring, we provide a wide range of flooring services for commercial properties. When renovating a commercial property, here are the key considerations to take into account when it comes to your flooring needs:
Given that your commercial property is likely to endure lots of traffic, you’ll need to ensure that your flooring is durable enough to withstand constant foot traffic.
For commercial properties, you’ll need to meet certain standards when it comes to health and safety. Therefore, it’s important to install flooring that is easy to keep clean – not just to ensure adherence to healthy and safety measures, but to create an appealing environment for your customers and employees.
Withstanding heavy weights
For commercial properties that deal in heavy machinery or heavy objects (such as cars) you’re going to need flooring that can withstand heavy loads without incurring damage.
Top modern flooring ideas for commercial properties
Here are some of our personal recommendations when it comes to reflooring commercial property:
Perfect for commercial properties, resin flooring offers durability and longevity without incurring sky-high costs. Epoxy resin flooring is a great option for smaller businesses, being both waterproof and heatproof as well as anti-bacterial. PU resin flooring is the better option if your commercial property deals with lots of traffic or heavy machinery, as it’s the most resistant type of resin flooring.
If you already have a concrete floor, applying a resin coating is the most cost-effective way to renovate without needing to replace your base floor. Resin coating actually offers a protective dimension, preventing your floor from becoming damaged through regular wear-and-tear and foot traffic.
When it comes to resin flooring and commercial properties, you’ll need to be aware that resin flooring can become slippery, so installing resin flooring in any outdoor area isn’t advised.
Stonex Quartz Carpet
Ideal for both indoors and outdoors, Stonex Quartz Carpet is made from millions of grains of stone and provides a smooth floor texture, often sealed with a resin coating. Stonex Quartz Carpet is a porous material, so if you’re looking to install it in an area prone to bacteria, we can fill the tiny holes in the surface to ensure that no bacteria is able to penetrate the floor’s surface.