Daily Grind – October: Pastel parquet, DIY flooring gold & predicting colour change

Posted on October 13th, 2014 In: Floor Sanding Blogs

Hello flooring fans! Welcome back to the Daily Grind, your place to find all of the latest and greatest flooring trends, tips and DIY projects from across the web. This month: take a look at some eye-popping, candy-coloured parquet, uncover amazing DIY flooring ideas, learn all you need to know about picking the perfect wood floor and find out more about colour change…

Design*Sponge: The holy grail of DIY flooring inspiration


If you love beautiful interior design and a DIY approach to boot, you probably already have Design*Sponge in pride of place on your bookmarks bar. But whether or not the site is on your radar, we had no option but to share this incredible post from Amy Azzarito with you.

Starting with some helpful resources to get your wood flooring looking extraordinary again, Amy then goes on to share some frankly drool-provoking DIY flooring projects you can try yourself at home. From fabric inspired floor stencilling to ombre effect stairs and vinyl tiles done in style, there’s something to revamp every home here. Get stuck in!

How to pick the perfect floor


Real wood? Engineered wood? Rustic? Prime? Lacquered? If you’re planning to install new flooring, you’re probably a bit bewildered by the sheer array of options. Even after you’ve chosen your wood type and wood grade, there’s still finish to consider…

If all this choice is giving you a bit of a headache, this great guest post on the Maxiflow website, contributed by Jonathan Sapir of Wood & Beyond, is an ideal spotter’s guide to the different floor types you might want to consider. In the post, Jonathan takes you through the different grades, types and finishes to help you pick the ideal option for your home. We have our hearts set on a natural solid wood, personally! What’s your pick?

Have you factored in natural colour change?


If you’ve chosen real wood flooring for your home, you’ll no doubt have used a colour scheme which looks sleek and perfectly complements the stunning natural tone of your surfaces, you clever old thing.

What you may not have considered is the extent to which real wood changes colour over time. Depending on your wood and your finish, the tone of your flooring could look entirely different in a matter of years – or even months. Not sure what to expect?This hugely informative blog from the team at Just Wood has all the answers for you.

Are you ready for coloured parquet?


If a traditional solid wood floor is just a little too mainstream for you, these incredible, colourful parquet designs from flooring rebels McKay Flooring are going to knock your socks off. Designed in collaboration with Alma-nac Architecture, these bright, breezy and ever so quirky designs are ideal for modern, adventurous spaces, infused with plenty of fun. Take a look at their whisky barrel designs too, if you like something a little bit different!

Does striking, coloured parquet tempt you? Have you noticed colour change in your wood flooring? Will you be trying out any of Design*Sponge’s amazing DIY projects? Share your thoughts with our readers below.



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