Any expert knows that when choosing a future interior a huge role, almost paramount, is played by the floor design, namely the correctly chosen floor covering. The first thing you need to decide what kind of material should lie on your floor. The flooring is something that is desirable to build on in order to compile the future interior of the premises, if you do not yet have the furniture. Although the process of finishing works usually start from the ceiling. Despite the abundance of materials for flooring, linoleum is the most popular on the modern market of finishing materials. Technological progress today has reached such a level that the current linoleum visually can hardly be distinguished from laminate or tile and this is not its only advantage.
Linoleum is a material that has a number of quality characteristics:
- Very practical
- Reasonably priced
- Wear resistant
- Ecologicaly clean
Having decided on the material for your future gender, it will be even more difficult to determine the color and texture. Construction companies will be able to provide you with such a wide color palette and material structure that more often modern demand does not cover such a quantity of supply. If you do not know exactly what you want, it is better to seek the help of professionals.
Linoleum is so practical in cleaning that even the most strict hostess will be delighted with such flooring.
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The process of laying linoleum
A very important point before laying linoleum is to warm the floor and eliminate its possible irregularities. A good option to hide small surface irregularities can be a flooring of sheets of plywood or OSB, 6-8 mm thick. A wooden layer will be a good insulation.
Important! Leveling and warming the floor with plywood will raise the floor by a centimeter, so it is better to think about the interior doors in advance. If they already have, then make sure that they have the opportunity to open.
Talking about the door, an important factor in your future interior will be their combination with the very floor covering. Neutral colors of linoleum can be suitable for a child’s room, as well as for a kitchen or living room. The main thing is to choose a quality sample, and even more importantly to correctly combine it with the walls. In the absence of experience, it is better to trust the specialists. After all, the floor is the center of the room. And then everything will be much more difficult to fix. Therefore, it is better not to make mistakes initially.
Light tones of linoleum
Different color palette will look absolutely individually. Of course, what color and structure to choose the owner of the apartment, but a few tips have never disturbed anyone. In the end, not for the first day there are design design offices that can provide the client with a base of already existing models of various linoleum variants, combined with the interior. In extreme cases, it can be designed individually for each client.
For example, the white tones of linoleum are very popular. Any tones of light, such as beige, white, gray, are in great demand today.
Gray tone of linoleum is suitable for any room, be it a bedroom or a kitchen. Looks very noble and stylish. The most famous lately was the tarkett, a coating with a touch of gray oak. Bleached oak, as it is called, is devoid of flaws.
Bright colors of the flooring are ideally combined with any modern furniture and appliances. If you are the owner of classic-style furniture, it is better to choose a different color for the floor. Another nice bonus is that the bright colors look perfect with the black doors that are so popular today. Light flooring visually increases the space of the room, so for owners of a small apartment it is also the best option.
Dark tones of linoleum. Black linoleum
Dark linoleum, on the contrary, will not suit any interior. But the right combination of colors works wonders, and almost guaranteed can make the design of any room stunning. Professionals claim that it is with the help of dark tones of the floor that you can achieve additional coziness and comfort in the apartment. But in this case the main role is played by the proper organization of the light flux. In almost all cases, wenge linoleum looks advantageous. But it is especially elegant against the backdrop of the modern style, as well as the classical and colonial style.
Dark linoleum is one of the most popular, but, unfortunately, not the most practical flooring. There are several small drawbacks to linoleum, made in dark colors, for example, dust, traces and stains. All these minor defects will be clearly visible. Therefore, for lovers of perfect purity is better to choose the colors of linoleum in other colors. But for some, these nuances may not be a problem at all. It all depends on how you feel about this. If you really want a dark floor, you can lay a carpet on top of it. And the problem is solved.
The play of colors and tones
When choosing a flooring, or rather when choosing its color and structure, it is necessary to take into account the fact that color associations are characteristic of a person. For example, using green can relieve fatigue. Warm tones of beige create a feeling of warmth and comfort. Turquoise color perfectly refreshes and even tones. Blue also relieves stress, in large doses can act as a sleeping pill. Therefore, it is perfect for bedrooms. Gray creates the perfect working atmosphere. White color is associated with purity and sterility. Often used in conjunction with a more contrast color. Otherwise it may cause discomfort. Black color is good only in small doses. Usually it is used to give a special style to the room.
In addition, note that there are cold and warm colors of flowers and their shades, with which you can add comfort, visually increase the space of the room or refresh the room.
How to choose linoleum for an apartment?
If you yourself are going to choose the color of linoleum, the main thing that you have to do is decide on the overall style of your apartment. The selected color should be in harmony with the rest of the room interior. That is, you need to think in advance what color will be wallpaper, furniture and interior doors and so on. It is only at first glance easy. Not all of us have an artistic education and a vision of how things should be when there are bare walls. Often we go from the opposite, emotionally buying everything that we liked. The result is complete bad taste. Therefore, if you doubt yourself, it is better to turn to specialists.
Tarkett is linoleum that completely imitates tile, be it a cage or a pattern. Often, even an expert from the first time may not notice the substitution, as far as modern technologies have gone ahead. Most often, such a coating is placed on the floor in the kitchen, because it is there that it is most appropriate.
Why prefer linoleum instead of tile?
Linoleum is a more practical material than tile and in many ways, it:
- warmer flooring material
- safe in terms of lack of chipping when hitting it
Laying linoleum takes much less time and in general it is less time consuming. Laying tiles is a much more complicated and lengthy process.
On the other hand, everything is relative; for some, these characteristics of linoleum are plus, for someone, minus. The same goes for tiles. No wonder long invented a warm floor. Therefore, all individually.
- It is better to lay linoleum of neutral tones in the hallway and corridor, it will be less visible dirt, which from the street first thing entered into these rooms.
- Sand and yellow tones of the flooring are best suited to the classical style in the interior.
- The most popular models that look amazing in almost every interior are bleached wood, oak, board, wenge, and so on.
- Linoleum that imitates natural materials, granite, marble or stone is suitable for a kitchen room. To create a more comfortable atmosphere in the kitchen, you can use linoleum imitating wood.
- For the living room is better to choose a floor covering of dark colors with an ornament in the oriental style. And you can buy linoleum like a floorboard or tile.
- Children rooms recommend bright coatings. In this case, the place will be blue and light green tones.
All these are nuances, the main thing is that the color of linoleum that you chose does not irritate you at the end, but rather harmonizes with the rest of the interior and you feel comfortable and cozy in your home.