Want to break away from the cushy world of carpeting? Floor tiles in different styles and fashions can really turn up the display settings in any room of the house.
Compared to the rest of the world, the United States is falling behind in the tiled floor department. Tiles in non-conventional areas are more of a staple in European countries, and areas with varying architectural visions. Let’s make America great again, and consider the following options for a stellar floor to go with our mid-century furniture collections.
Want the earthy, natural look of a wood floor, without the drudgery of much maintenance work? There are imitation-wood tiles that can be a more than apt replacement.
The imitation wood can absorb more of a beating than wood, and can still capture that simplistic, Scandinavian decorative trait that looks great in flooring. Add some natural wood-crafted mid-century furniture to complement the look.
Slate is a natural stone that contains multiple colors, and can brighten a floor much more effectively than your run of the mill, solid color tiles or carpeting. It’s a metamorphic rock that goes great with the loud colors of the mid-century furniture styles of the 1950s-1960s.
Tiles with simple or complex patterns, can match with surrounding decor for a stunning result. This kind of tile is great for kitchens, where you can match the wall and floor.
Marble has a reflective purity that looks great anywhere you place it. It also comes in multiple colors, finishes, and goes great with mid-century furniture designs like the Tulip table, or antique sculptures. Bring out a look of historical elegance.
Like a more artistic cousin of marble; quartzite is a similar type of stone in terms of its versatility, but with livelier surface patterns that occur naturally during formation. It also has a good amount of electrical conductivity compared to other stones.
Granite is identified by a speckled appearance, which comes from its origins as an igneous rock. The process is very interesting. Molten magma cools and slowly crystallizes. Granite forms, and voila, you have a finished bathroom. Granite looks great in a darker color tone(think smoke gray, or a darker turquoise) and you’ll see it quite often on center islands, countertops, shower floors, and bathroom tiles.
Don't forget mid-century furniture to place around your stylish granite accents.
Onyx has a certain, gorgeous transparency to it. This unique feature gives the stone a mysterious, and patterned effect resembling the bands of Jupiter. It has been used in jewelry, and as status symbols for thousands of years.
Natural clay is heated, cooled, and molded into designs like tiles, pottery, and dinner plates. For tiling, the density makes either a solid option when considering different stones.
Any of these ideas can freshen up your floor, and provide some solid support for your mid-century furniture pieces. Just make sure you put felt on the bottom of the legs, so you don't scuff up all these beautiful tiles.