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

Posted on July 25, 2023

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

Design*Sponge: The holy grail of DIY flooring inspiration


If you love beautiful interior design and a DIY approach, 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 make your wood flooring look extraordinary again, Amy then shares some frankly drool-provoking DIY flooring projects you can try at home. From fabric-inspired floor stenciling 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 plan to install new flooring, you’re probably a bit bewildered by the array of options. Even after choosing your wood type and grade, there’s still a 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 natural solid wood, personally! What’s your pick?

Have you factored in natural color change?


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

You may not have considered how much real wood changes color 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 colored parquet?


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

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

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