Creating a romantic hideaway is an important aspect of your personal home life. Whether you are living in a family setting, and possible have small kids and four-legged friends on the floor, or live a secluded lifestyle the floors on your home must fit your needs and also set the stage for all types of romantic adventures.
What kind of flooring can help set a romantic setting? This largely depends on the setting you as the homeowner likes best. Whether you set the scene with modern LED lights proving mood lighting or the traditional candles and fireplace, the right flooring type ties all the elements of the room together.
Done right, this is half the setting. To help you make the best selection for your home here are some flooring options presented in order from least to most romantic.
Vinyl is a good option for a wide variety of flooring solutions as it can resist moisture well and it is available in so many styles and cozy varieties. Vinyl is great for kitchen and this is an important place to begin establishing a sensual tone as eating and comfort are so closely connected. Vinyl is also warmer and softer underfoot than tile or other flooring options and this is also kind romantic.
Considerations with vinyl flooring option. Vinyl can be applied fairly simply and is a fun DIY project. Be very careful with the seams as these are the weak points where a spilled red wine can suddenly cause a problem.
4. Porcelain or Ceramic Tile
Porcelain and ceramic tiles can be used to accomplish just about any style and texture. There are warm tones and sophisticated modern motifs as well. The thing you will want to consider is the lighting and how it will play with the various elements in the room as reflected or absorbed by the floor.
3. Engineered wood
If economic and intelligent are synonymous with romantic, then engineered wooden floors are on par with all the truly greats. Engineered wooden floors are long-lasting and tough against abuse in many forms and have that warm luscious glow that holds candlelight perfectly. You will also be able to select a good many textures and tones that will match the motif and style of your home.
2. Solid Hardwood
Looking to spark some time-less feelings of warmth and affection? The warmth, color and feel of an original hardwood floor can cast a virtual spell on the entire home. Hardwood floors make the best setting for thick area rugs and romantic evenings in front of a fire or nothing more than starlight. In cold regions where a tile floor would instantly chill a bare foot, the hardwood floor absorbs the warmth of the interior and keeps everything comfy.
As romantic and classically beautiful as the hardwood floor is, it will need to be professionally installed and maintained if it will survive long. Hardwood floors are susceptible to a wide variety of assault and will need to be cherished if it will serve you well.
1. Natural Stone
Unattainable beauty and style are the major selling points for hardwood floors. While not as warm and compelling as a hardwood floor, the stone floor is romantic in a sublime and powerful way. The many textures and tones available all speak of impeccable taste and a passion for the finer things in life. While the price tag won’t be small, neither will the feelings of satisfaction and pride. Stone floors are beautiful in an uncanny way and add another level of romanticism to any setting, but they will need special care and cleaning treatments to keep in optimal conditions.