Flooring plays an important role in the look and feel of a room. Although its main purpose is functional, there are many aesthetic aspects of flooring that can impact on a room, making it feel intimate or spacious, homely or sophisticated.
Stone flooring is a natural partner for glazed extensions, being both practical and beautiful. Aesthetically, the stone connects the natural outdoor world with the indoor space creating a special kind of harmony. Stone is durable and stain resistant making it a practical choice. In winter the use of underfloor heating keeps the floor comfortable and warm, yet is cool to the touch in the summer.
There are multiple aspects you will need to consider when choosing a suitable stone for flooring, these include colour, pattern and room size. There are plenty of options; whether you’re looking for a natural look from a grainy, multi-coloured igneous rock or a more polished look from a buffed stone, there’s something to complement your interior decor. Many opt for a lighter coloured flooring, as this helps to better retain the feeling of space – especially desirable if your extension hosts a kitchen, which is often crowded with the addition of kitchen cabinetry and appliances.
On the other hand, darker colours create a more intimate ambience – more suited to an entertaining or dining area, for example. With a large open plan space which is light and airy, darker colours can work well, providing a balanced colour palette.
Enduring and stylish – stone flooring is perfect for most glazed extensions. Often these open plan spaces become the heart of the home, and the place where people spend most of their time. Therefore the hardwearing qualities of stone combined with it’s natural beauty make it the ideal solution.
For inspiration on stone flooring options, take a look at our flooring partners, who help our customers enhance the look and usability of their garden room.