Minimalism is not just an artistic style or a design choice; it is also a lifestyle that people practice to feel at peace in their space. More and more people are opting for a minimalist design in their homes to create a sanctuary of physical and visual peace so that they relax after a day’s hard work. For commercial spaces, going with a minimalist interior means allowing the room to breathe so that people won’t feel stressed and instead can think clearly and produce better work.
Whether it’s for a classic or a contemporary domestic or commercial space, minimalist design can work so long as you use the proper materials. From the foundation of your space to the colour of the furniture and the texture of every accessory that you wish to add, there should be harmony among these elements so that your home or your office won’t feel cold or unlived-in.
One of the ultimate goals of minimalism is freedom. Practising minimalism in interior design does not mean sacrificing floor space. You can still live in a big house and have various rooms for your needs, but it can also mean owning less to have the freedom from possession and opting for low-maintenance flooring and furniture to have the freedom from being tied-down by household work all the time.
But if you are moving towards minimalism and remodelling your home to downsize your material possessions, do not forget to renovate your flooring and get the appropriate floor type that would complete the look and feel of a minimalist interior. As an experienced flooring suppler & installer for domestic and commercial projects, we have seen various types of spaces in different architectural and interior design. As experts in flooring, we at Creative Flooring believe that Luxury Vinyl, Hardwood and Marmoleum flooring in neutral colours or soft-tones would look best in a minimalist interior design whether for domestic or commercial spaces.
Luxury Vinyl Tile is the number one choice for minimalist domestic and commercial spaces. Made from non-hazardous synthetic materials from processed ethylene and chlorine, vinyl flooring allows for freedom in design variety whether it’s for planks, tiles and sheet vinyl. Unlike ordinary vinyl flooring which is approximately 1mm thick, luxury vinyl flooring is 5 x thicker at 5mm and can last longer than ordinary vinyl. Luxury vinyl also accentuates the features of ordinary vinyl flooring giving it extra protection from wear and tear. It is also more resistant to moisture making it a good alternative to ceramic tiles used in bathrooms or kitchens.
Armstrong Flooring’s Luxury Vinyl flooring features planks and tiles with the realism of natural hardwood. Available in 61 varieties, their luxury vinyl planks are waterproof, scratch and stain-resistant and easy to clean.
Dunlop Flooring’s Heartridge collection features Luxury Vinyl planks imitating genuine oak and timber from Australia’s lush forest. Their planks feature detailed embossing and a low gloss finish.
Polyfor’s Expona collection features Luxury Vinyl planks and tiles for domestic and especially for commercial installations. Their luxury vinyl planks imitate authentic wood, stone, slate, metallic and abstract designs.
To make your space feel clean and open, opt for flooring with neutral colours or those with soft tones. These colours would look best in a minimalist home for they reflect light which makes your space look bigger, brighter and cleaner. Textured flooring like those which imitate the natural patterns in wood and stone can also be used to create feature walls to add character to your space.
Natural Hardwood flooring is also another good choice for minimalist flooring because of the natural textures and patterns ingrained in the material that adds character to space like Woodpecker Flooring’s European Oak and Australian Hardwood series. These collections feature durable timber and oak wood in light and dark neutral colours and various finishes such as matte, raw and satin – all creating a posh yet classic and clean look and feel to the hardwood flooring. Engineered Hardwood flooring like Dunlop Flooring’s Heartridge Engineered Timber Collection is also an alternative to hardwood flooring and can be used in minimalist flooring. Its versatile material allows for installation freedom while its durable properties make it easy to maintain despite any kind of foot traffic.
Forbo Flooring Systems
Since marble flooring is expensive and hard to maintain, an alternative to marble is Marmoleum. Marmoleum or “Marbleized Linoleum” is a trademark brand of Linoleum flooring created from all-natural materials, developed by Forbo Flooring Systems. Available in different types, Marmoleum gives off a luxurious feeling especially their soft-toned and neutral-coloured sheet floorings which gives off an expansive look suitable for minimalist designs. Since Marmoleum also has anti-static and anti-microbial properties, the flooring doesn’t accumulate dust and stains making it easy to maintain, an upside to a minimalist lifestyle.
If you are doing renovations to achieve a minimalist interior, choose a type of flooring that would match the aesthetic as well as the practice of minimalist living. Open your walls and add large windows to bring natural light in. Make sure to keep your property clean and clutter-free so that you can enjoy the freedom and the appeal that minimalist design brings.
If you need assistance in the type of flooring that would suit your domestic or commercial space, at Creative Flooring, we have tradesmen ready to assist you from flooring supply to installation. We have worked with a wide range of floor covering materials for both residential properties and commercial establishments in Perth, Western Australia including schools, TAFEs and government offices. We source our flooring supplies from trusted brands like Armstrong Flooring, Dunlop Flooring, Forbo Flooring Systems, Polyflor and Woodpecker Flooring to bring the latest innovations in both the local and international flooring scene.