May 07, 2020 | Carpet One Floor & Home
When you walk into a home, flooring may not be the first thing you see, but in beautiful design, it most certainly plays a role in the overall flow and functionality of a home. In our exclusive video with Kate Davidson of Kate + Co. Design Inc., Davidson shares the importance of flooring in interior design and the key functions it plays.
For entryways, Davidson recommends tile for its durability and resistance to water. Depending on the entryway, there are different styles of tile that can be used to complement the design of the home. For example, in the more formal, front entryway, Davidson recommends a polished marble tile. While still durable, it has a more elegant, high-end look. For side entrances or back doors that have a more everyday use, Davidson suggests a porcelain tile and enjoys adding a design element with a pattern.
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Rustic River™ Hardwood Eureka Spring Oak in “Saddle” takes the rich heritage of classic hardwood and opens it up to cutting-edge design interpretations, from contemporary chic to newly nostalgic. The rugged hand-scraped texture stands up to daily wear and tear, while allowing the distinctive figuring and bold color variations to shine.
A 24” x 24” porcelain tile, Bel Terra™ Slate Attache in "Multi Brown" offers dynamic visuals and ultimate durability, making it perfectly suited for the home’s most heavily trafficked spaces.
With the open concept layouts found in many homes today, choosing one floor that is consistent throughout the main level helps to make a home feel larger and more open. This means choosing a floor that will work in all spaces of the home. In her video interview, Davidson shows off a beautiful oak floor that was used throughout the main level of the home. To define each functional space, Davidson used area rugs that complemented the décor in each room.
For a finished basement, Davidson often chooses Luxury Vinyl Plank for its ability to be installed in areas prone to moisture and its forgiving durability. With realistic visuals of hardwood, it’s difficult to tell that the flooring is not consistent with the rest of the home. Davidson offers some advice when choosing flooring: “Keep the color palette consistent.” She also reiterates that flooring selections set the tone for the entire space and are essential to beautiful designs.