Flooring is an essential part of any space, and choosing the right flooring can completely
transform the look and feel of a room, patio, or deck.
Want something different from the usual floor tiles for your coffee nook, play area, or living
room? You can use a unique quartz and marble flooring system to simulate a carpeted look
without the hassle of maintaining and cleaning an actual carpet.
A stone carpet in Dubai can be an excellent idea, especially in the sweltering summer months when you may not appreciate a heavy carpet’s added warmth. It’s particularly suitable for outdoor use, adding character to and defining the boundaries of a particular section, just like actual carpets do. While there are carpets and rugs meant for use outdoors, they’re still a hassle to dry, clean, and maintain.
There are many decorative flooring options available. Below are some ideas.
- Polished Concrete Flooring
Polished concrete flooring is a sleek and modern option that is becoming increasingly popular in contemporary homes. This type of flooring involves treating the concrete surface with a polishing machine, resulting in a smooth, shiny finish.
One of the benefits of polished concrete flooring is that it is exceptionally durable and low-
maintenance. It’s resistant to stains and scratches, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic
areas like living rooms and kitchens.
- Floor Finishing
Instead of using a hyper grinder to grind and polish your concrete floors to a smooth, hard-
wearing surface, you can treat them with a resinous decorative finish. Your floor is essentially a blank slate you can customize to match your aesthetic, as this approach allows you to create a seamless backdrop for your focal point or create bespoke works of floor art.
For instance, you can use the Colortek Liquid Crystal decorative flooring finish to incorporate
custom patterns and pigments, integrate metallic particles and pearlescent effects, and utilize
glitter and color shifts to create a virtually infinite array of floor designs.
Using Liquid Crystal or a similar finish, you can enhance your floor with geode patterns, a
crystalline look, an abstract mural overlay, or a larger-than-life geometric design.
Alternatively, you can use the Colortek Urban self-leveling resin layer to create a strikingly
seamless, joint-free finish that you can use as a backdrop for your room’s furnishings or as a
canvas for more designs.
Colortek Neocement can appropriate if you have degraded concrete floors. Neocement is a
decorative finish that you can use to resurface old and worn-out concrete floors. It hardens,
toughens, and treats concrete floor surfaces, so they look, feel, and work like new.
You can also use poured epoxy terrazzo to finish your floor. This epoxy floor has pieces of
marble, glass, quartz, granite, and other materials to create a smooth and seamless floor finish that is resistant to scratches and stains and can withstand high traffic.
- Stone Carpet Flooring Systems
Instead of using a carpet, which can add to your maintenance burden, why not create the look of a carpet using a quartz and marble stone carpet flooring system like Colortek DeepC?
You can create a carpet-like overlay on your floor using such a system. Indoor, outdoor, it
doesn’t matter. This stone carpet surface is ultraviolet radiation-resistant and extraordinarily
durable against chemical and mechanical stress. It is breathable and does not trap moisture,
but also doesn’t let water through to the concrete or masonry substrate underneath.
It creates such a moisture-impermeable layer that you can use it to give your swimming pool a carpeted look. Create interesting geometric patterns, or put your monogram at the bottom of your pool. You can also create a faux sandy beach look on your pool deck by treating it with an appropriately colored stone carpet overlay.
Stone carpet flooring systems combine marble and colored quartz granules to create their
carpet look. Application begins with a primer to seal the substrate. An antiskid silica granules
layer is applied next, left alone for 24 hours, then dry-brushed to remove excess particles.
Next comes the pebble mix, arranged according to the planned design and left to cure for 24
hours. A topcoat layer then goes on top and is allowed to dry for three days to create a
- Reclaimed Wood Flooring
This is for you if you love the rustic and natural look. It is created from wood salvaged from old buildings or other sources. The wood is cleaned, treated, and processed to create a beautiful and durable wooden floor layer.
Reclaimed wood flooring is eco-friendly because it’s made from recycled lumber instead of new wood. It can also be visually striking because of the wood’s unique character and imperfections.
- Cork Flooring
Cork is made from the bark peeled off the cork oak tree. Since the cork oak tree’s bark
regenerates every nine years, cork is not only biodegradable but also renewable.
Cork flooring is durable and easy to maintain. It’s resistant to mold, mildew, and moisture, so
cork floors are a good choice for bathrooms and kitchens. They also have a soft and cushioned feel, making them comfortable to walk on.
- Patterned Vinyl Flooring
Patterned vinyl flooring is a fun and creative option that can add a pop of color and personality to any space. This type of flooring comes in various patterns and designs, from bold geometric shapes to playful floral prints.
One of the benefits of using patterned vinyl flooring is that it is affordable and easy to install.
It’s also quite durable and easy to clean, making it a practical choice for households with kids and pets. Additionally, you can cut it to fit any room or space, making it a versatile option for any home.
- Carpet Tiles
Carpet tiles are a versatile and practical option for offices, playrooms, and other high-traffic
areas. Carpet tiles are available in different colors, patterns, and textures, allowing you to
create unique looks.
One of the benefits of carpet tiles is that they are easy to install and replace. If a tile becomes damaged or stained, you can simply replace it with a new one rather than having to replace the entire carpet. Additionally, carpet tiles are easy to clean.
Your Floor, Your Style
Your floor design can significantly impact your space’s overall look and feel. From the rustic
charm of reclaimed wood to the sleek modernity of polished concrete, various decorative
flooring options are available to suit any budget and style.
Whether you’re looking for durability, eco-friendliness, or a pop of color, there’s a decorative
flooring option out there for you.
Ralph El Eid is the Business Development Manager at COLORTEK – Wall & Floor Fashion.
EQUIPAINT is the franchise owner of COLORTEK in Dubai (U.A.E.) and Doha (Qatar); an
international paints manufacturer specializing in the widest range of decorative paints and
seamless concrete & resin flooring, with a unique showroom concept, and thus an ideal
destination for homeowners, consultants, architects, interior designers and paint applicators.