A look at how mixed media floors compare with all wooden floors

Mixed media floors. Images by Einsteinnes and Stock Design (via Shutterstock).

Having your cake, and eating it: mixed media floors enable you to combine a wooden floor with, for example, a marble floor. Images by Einsteinnes and Stock Design (via Shutterstock).

You can either have a wooden floor or a stone floor. Or a marble floor, or a laminate floor. Having a bit of both flooring types seem extravagant, but recent trends are pointing in the opposite direction. If you combine a parquet floor with a marble floor, you have what is known as a Mixed Media Floor.

Having your cake, and eating it

How you choose to have your mixed media floor is due to personal taste as well as budget. For example, you have one style of parquet floor blending into another style. A marble floor could act as a border with a parquet floor in the centre.

If you have a studio flat where the kitchen area is in the same room as your bed and sofa, a stone floor could blend into your wooden floor. The stone floor could be fitted in your kitchen area and seamlessly blend into your living and sleeping area. This is where mixed media floors come into their element.

For aesthetic value, a mixed media floor could offer a pleasing effect. For example: you could have stone tiles inside wooden cross-hatched flooring. You could have a medallion effect on your floor, which could be a talking point in your kitchen.

If you choose an all-wood mixed media floor, you could mix and match different wood types. This could make for an enjoyable contrast and a point of conversation in your home. Especially when buffed and polished where it could make your guests envious.

Mixed media floors are nothing new. They have been used for several years, indoors and outdoors. As well as traditional styles, some cutting edge styles have brought this style to a new generation of interior designers and flooring contractors.

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