If you’re looking to revamp your home this autumn to inject a little more luxury into the overall feel, then you could do a lot worse than starting with your flooring. Similarly, as shoes are often the first thing people notice about us, the same thing can be said for our floors, and old-fashioned carpets and lino can detract from an otherwise beautiful space faster than almost anything else.
Wood flooring is one trend that never really goes away, but in recent years, we’ve seen many variations making their way into Vogue. For 2020/21, it’s all about the herringbone – a look that has swept home design magazines and fast become a favourite amongst interiors experts, to boot.
Born in the grandest of settings, it’s a style that was first used in the Francois I Gallery at the lavish Chateau de Fontainebleau in France, back in 1539, and has been associated with prestige ever since. Evoking a decidedly traditional feel, this classic design, which has been inspired by nature, brings wood of various shades and details together to create a unique statement – and it’s easy to see why it’s enjoying a renaissance in 2020, flooding Pinterest design inspiration boards the world over.
A highly sought-after choice that is available in both warm shades and lighter contemporary designs, it’s the ultimate addition to your luxury home – and one of the UK’s largest online flooring retailers, Factory Direct Flooring, has recently launched a new herringbone click range to complement its popular Aqua Plank collection, which would be just perfect for the job.
With householders and the UK commercial market alike opting for the style, the range has come at just the right time – and its six new designs, which were launched earlier this autumn, have already have proved popular with buyers who are seeking to implement the trendy herringbone style into their homes.
The brand’s flooring solutions are quick and easy to fit, waterproof and durable, and are a low maintenance choice that is guaranteed to stand the test of time. Factory Direct Flooring’s Aqua Plank Herringbone Click Vinyl also has been exclusively developed with its manufacturers to include built-in underlay, which will save you an extra job, too.
Paul Hambidge, founder and managing director of Factory Direct Flooring, has over 32 years of flooring industry knowledge and experience, from both an installation and manufacturing perspective.
He says: “Sales are already off to a strong start and we expect the products to be exceptionally popular as people start to prepare their homes throughout autumn and ready for Christmas.
“We always work closely with our manufacturers to ensure that the colours we have will be the most requested by our customers, and that we listen to their needs to develop products which are easier to fit and save time and money.
“The customer is always at the front of our minds when we put our plans together for flooring. Including the underlay within the design is a unique feature for this, and will mean those fitting it will be able to do so with ease and with less stress, too. We have also made sure to pack the product in a way that is user-friendly, putting the A and B planks needed all within the same pack, which again makes fitting simple and efficient.”
The six new designs, which have full grain recognition to give the look and feel of real wood floor include the beautiful, classic-look Antique Oak and Traditional Oak – which give a nod to the past whilst incorporating more modern features into their designs – along with a more rustic variation of the natural look in Farmhouse Oak and Shore Oak. Those in search of a thoroughly modern look may instead wish to opt for something that feels edgy and sophisticated, and with this in mind, Factory Direct Flooring has added three unique variations to its line-up. Customers can choose from Heron Grey and Crayon Grey, which are perfect for creating that chic and minimalistic feel in kitchens and living rooms in newer homes.
Factory Direct Flooring previously revealed how LVT flooring had fast become one of the most popular types of flooring in the country for both commercial and residential homes due to its ease of use, fitting, and durability. Throughout lockdown, there was a boom in its popularity as householders decided they wanted to renovate their homes.
The unique locking system also gives the product a durability which allows it to be used in the home, and commercial settings, along with a much faster installation process, so it’s little wonder the collection has taken off so spectacularly.
The LVT flooring Aqua Plank collection now has 14 different designs in total, with each plank 100% waterproof, featuring micro-bevelled edges and suitable for use with underfloor heating. Flooring also holds a 10-year commercial warranty and 20-year residential warranty guarantee, and the wear layer classification AC5 – a class 33 heavy use which means it can be used within commercial properties – giving customers confidence when investing in a new look for their home or their business.
So, if you’re ready to take the plunge and give your space a modern makeover, just where can you get your hands on this highly sought-after new range?
Well, Factory Direct Flooring has a retail store in Hinckley and warehouses in Nuneaton, and as a result of such growth over the past 18 months, has increased its storage size to 20,000 square feet to keep up with orders.
The company, which has been running for over 32 years, has this year added its fourth unit to its Nuneaton site to adjust to such a high UK demand for its flooring products, especially for Aqua Plank Ultra range.
The growth has been attributed to developing new unique products, and moving its business to majority online sales.
You can discover Factory Direct Flooring’s new Aqua Plank LVT Herringbone range over on their website and order free samples to see the styles and effect first hand.