Laminate in the interior
Laminate flooring has become one of the most popular flooring because of its durability, aesthetic appearance, wide range of colors and textures, simplicity of installation and maintenance. and a lower price compared to natural surfaces. Purchased laminate flooring to perfectly fit into the design of your apartment, you should know how to use laminate in the interior.
If you decide to use laminate flooring in the interior of a room, particular attention should be paid to the choice of laminate. We are now talking not so much about quality (though, of course, it should come first), but about the appearance of the floor covering. The laminate flooring must fit in with the color scheme and style of interior room. It can both be an unobtrusive background for furniture and accessories, and dominate the interior, becoming its "highlight".
If the laminate in the interior will serve as a neutral background, is to choose lighter shades of laminate. This solution is ideal for small rooms, as the bright floor visually pushes their boundaries, making the room more spacious and quiet. Laminate light colors look great in both classical and modern interiors.
If you use a light laminate should remember a few important rules. If you want to expand the room, using the light laminate floor and bright Wallpaper, Wallpaper needs to be three or four shades darker than the laminate. otherwise the walls will merge with the floor. If the laminate is white or milky, the rest of the decoration should use darker colors, otherwise the room will appear sterile.
However increasingly, the design of interiors using laminate of deep dark shades (especially beautiful and noble looks a laminate of color wenge). It becomes the starting point in creating interior design: the choice of other finishing materials, furniture and accessories will be based on the color of the laminate. With a dark laminate, light furniture is beautifully combined, however for a harmonious combination it is necessary to use no more than two colors, contrasting to a dark floor.
In Sunny areas it is not necessary to use very dark shades of laminate. The fact that the bright side sunlight makes is especially noticeable dust on the laminate. Even if you support the clean room, dust on the floor will appear faster than you will have time to remove it, and the floor will look untidy.
By the way, from the direction of the flow of light will depend on the method of laying the laminate. If you want less joints to be visible, the boards need to be mounted parallel to the flow of light. To "play" the texture of the coating, the boards are mounted perpendicularly, and to create an asymmetry effect - at an angle.
We should also talk about the combination of laminate flooring and interior doors. Do not choose the door exactly the same color as the laminate: they will merge with it. Nevertheless, it is necessary to choose interior doors of the same color scheme and texture as the laminate. Ideal - interior doors of the same color as the laminate, but a darker shade.
Whether to use a laminate of different colours and textures in different rooms? Of course, it all depends on whether you follow a single style in the design of rooms, or each of them has its own style. However if you have a small flat, different colours and decors laminate is better not to use. the space will be divided into small areas, and visually, the apartment will seem even smaller.
However, it is acceptable to use the laminate for the zoning of large areas (spacious rooms or apartments with free planning), in this case you can achieve an interesting effect, combining the coverage of different textures and / or shades.
Laminate flooring in the interior provides ample room for creativity, with its help you can visually change the proportions of the room and create a very unusual interior. Don't be afraid to dream. and then you will be able to create a truly original and at the same time cozy design of your apartment!