According to one of Australia’s leading interior designers and founder of Million Dollar Makeovers, Sasha deBretton, the key to good flooring is that it should always be easy to live with first and foremost and low maintenance is a top priority.
“Colour is very important but also the texture. At Million Dollar Makeovers, we actually use a lot of white floors which people would automatically think would be a nightmare. However, due to the wood grain texture and soft latte hues running throughout the white, you actually can’t see the dirt and white goes with absolutely everything!” Sasha adds.
“I recommend white a lot. If you want a more traditional wood colour, you need to blend this with the colour of the kitchen cabinets and wall colours, carpet colours and the rest of the design story, otherwise you can end up with a very blonde wood look or an orange or red jarrah looks that don’t go with the kitchen.
“So it’s important to make sure the colour selection of the floors works within the whole interior design story first up and secondly, the texture and look of the floor matches the style. For example, French provincial will have a more grainy rustic looking or lime washed look floor. Contemporary will have a more minimalist streamlined wood look floor.
“I only use Quick Step, a quality Belgium product with long warranties and it is a brand I use and trust above anyone else”