16 fab flooring solutions


Whether your biggest concerns are durability, sustainability or style, there are plenty of flooring options to choose from

hardwood timber floor

1) It’s hard to beat a hardwood timber floor for durability and style. Floormania stock a wide variety of tongue and groove solid timber flooring. With its natural and warm appearance, timber flooring is always chic.

weaved carpet style

2) Durable and surprisingly soft, the Havana Sisal from International Floor Coverings accumulates a minimal amount of dust due to its tight weaving process. Perfect for allergy sufferers, this hard-wearing carpet contains natural tannins that repel dust mites.

modern cement style flooring

3)  PanDOMO FloorPlus from Ardex is a concrete surfacing system that creates smooth and seamless floors with a modern, minimalist look. This cement-based material can be tinted or textured with a wide array of specially developed dyes and aggregate mixes.

eco bamboo flooring

4)  With growing concerns about sustainability, bamboo flooring is increasing in popularity as it’s made from an environmentally friendly and renewable resource. For an understated yet modern flooring solution, the BT Bamboo in Light Sand from Eco Flooring Systems comes in both vertical and horizontal constructions.

textile flooring

5) Developed in Sweden, BOLON flooring is the ultimate in contemporary style and durability. This innovative carpet has the highest possible international wear rating. With a textile-like feel, BOLON has a fantastic 3D look which produces a dramatic effect.

porcealin floor tiles

6) With excellent anti-chip properties, porcelain floor tiles are a great flooring option and an increasingly popular choice. The Carrara Blanco floor tiles from Earp Bros have a striking marble look that will add an elegant touch to your home.


7) Cavalier Bremworth has launched a carpet backing made using 100 per cent recycled wool carpet. The Foss range was the first to incorporate the new backing which saves thousands of tonnes of waste wool carpet from landfill.


8) For a timeless look, timber-style floors are a great way to add warmth to your interiors. Boral overlay solid strip flooring is a renovation option for those who want the style of a solid timber floor but an option that is a bit more affordable. Boral overlay comes in the blonde shades of blackbutt and stringybark.

hardwood style bamboo flooring

9) A green alternative to hardwood flooring, this Genesis bamboo flooring from Proline Floors is manufactured using glue with the lowest possible VOC emissions rating. Rich and earthy, the Equinox colourway will add depth to your interiors.

natural aesthetic stone flooring

10) Combining the strength of concrete and the natural aesthetic of stone, Boral’s range of polished concrete is an affordable alternative to other flooring finishes. Durable and easy to maintain, Boralstone is available in several colours and textures. This cutting-edge concrete can be formed into any shape then polished into a smooth surface, coarse cut for a more textured finish, or hammered to give a unique pitted effect.


11) The unique look of the Opal range from Tsar is achieved using 100 per cent felted New Zealand wool. This magnificent opal rows cut and loop pile will create contrast and interest in your home. With its intriguing texture, the Opal range can be hand-tufted to your specifications as an eye-catching rug or wall-to-wall carpet and is available with silk highlights.

lock flooring

12) If you’ve got a bit of spare time on your hands, the DIY plank system from Gerflor is surprisingly easy to install. Senso Pro Lock planks can be clicked together and don’t require glue, reducing time and money spent on installation. Suitable for applying over concrete, timber, ceramic tiles, terrazzo and vinyl, the planks carry a 12-year guarantee.

Marmoleum eco flooring

13) The ultimate in eco flooring, Marmoleum contains 97 per cent raw materials as well as renewable and recycled content. It also has low VOCs, no PVC or phthalates and is installed with solvent-free adhesives so there are no harmful toxins being emitted. The Piano range from Forbo Flooring Systems was designed for playful combinations.

sustainable flooring

14) As part of its Make It Wood initiative, Planet Ark promotes the use of recycled timber for flooring. This blackbutt timber option is recycled feature grade and was sourced from Urban Salvage — proof that sustainability and style go hand-in-hand.;

cook flooring

15) The ReadyCork Vita collection from Premium Floors combines the natural benefits of cork with the authenticity of timber. Made using state-of-the-art digital printing technology, the product is extremely hard-wearing due to its PUR Hot Coating surface finish. Cork is naturally hypoallergenic and with the patented Microban treatment, the growth of stain and odour-causing bacteria, mould and mildew is inhibited.

Fibonacci Stone

16) Part of its Marble collection, the Platinum stone tile from Fibonacci Stone is available in an honed or polished finish. Created in Italy, these unique tiles are elegant, durable and eco-friendly.


Edited by April Ossington

Originally from Home Renovation magazine vol.10 No. 1