Moduleo Flooring in large kitchen
Our clients in Newton Mearns had moved into their new home in January this year and really wanted a concrete effect porcelain tile, but without the cold hard floor surface.
The house was stunning, and as it was only sixteen years old it still had the original flooring. The kitchen was a really large open space, and our clients were happy with the design and layout but were unhappy with the colour and feel of their floor.
The floor was a dark grey, almost black, hard cold slate. With three children – a 9 year old, 2 year old and 5 month old baby – they were concerned that if any of the children fell over they would hurt themselves on such a hard floor. In addition, with winter coming, they wanted something warmer and softer underfoot. The grouting had begun to come loose as well, so every time they cleaned the floor parts of it were coming up.
As it was real slate, it was also very difficult to clean as dirt became ingrained into the rough surface. Finally, one of the tiles was cracked and so they felt that now as the time to change the floor before their youngest child began crawling. The clients didn’t really know exactly what they wanted, but they wanted something that wouldn’t show up dirt and crumbs as much as a dark floor, and it needed to be waterproof and scratch proof with the children in the house. They didn’t want a real wood as the rest of the floor either side of the kitchen was a very good quality oak effect laminate.
They chose several finishes in the shop but when we took them to their home, they completely changed their mind as different lights showed up different elements of the flooring. One of the ones they were interested in the shop looked too green in their home – which just goes to show the importance of seeing samples in situ. We recommended Moduleo flooring which is a luxury vinyl and very competitively priced in comparison to other well known brands. It’s very warm underfoot, a click system so is to easy to fit, and could be fitted on top of the existing slate with an underlay over the top. They opted for a concrete effect which has an almost silvery metallic sheen on it. They felt that it would lighten the kitchen and open up the space in comparison to the dark slate.
They didn’t want a wood effect as they wanted something that would not clash with the maple units and go with the granite worktop. In addition they felt it would look better against their white kitchen furniture. Our fitters arrived and managed to fit their new floor in just half a day. Our customers were thrilled with the results and feel that it is so much easier to maintain and clean, and they are no longer worrying about the children hurting themselves! If you are interested in Moduleo flooring, contact First Floors. We can come to your home with samples so you can see them in the light of your own home. Check out these before and after images!