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Ideas for your Home Flooring

Inspired by Nature porcelain tiles from the Cheshire Tile Studio. Available in six colours including warm grey, shown. £75/m²

“A runner will add the perfect

welcoming touch to any hall or stairway, instantly transforming a dark entrance into a warm space.

Roger Oates, Roger Oates Floors & Fabrics

Material World The type of floor covering you opt for will be influenced by your way of life as much as the likely traffic. So if you’re a busy mum then porcelain tiles that are easy to clean may be your top priority, whereas for an elderly homeowner the comfort provided by carpets could be the deciding factor. Stone floors require maintenance – sealing as well as cleaning, and wooden floors also need a little tlc, such as conditioning oils or wax, but hard floors are easier to clean than carpets. Carpets can harbour dust mites and hold a greater amount of dirt, which can be problematic, especially for allergy sufferers. On the other hand, older properties can be draughty and carpets help prevent this, they also absorb noise.

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Masai 100 per cent wool flatweave runner by Roger Oates Floors & Fabrics in indigo. Other colours are gold, tobacco, madder, oatmeal and emerald. £112 per linear metre

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Traditional Homes & Interiors Magazine April 2013  
Traditional Homes & Interiors Magazine April 2013