5 Happy Inspirations: Wooden Floors

April 10, 2012 0


Today I was pondering what it would be like if I looked for a new, bigger apartment. What would I pay attention to? What would be a ‘must’ in my future home and what a ‘nice to have’? My view wandered through my current home and got stuck while looking at my floor. A nice, a bit worn, wooden parquet floor with square pattern. And I knew immediately: An absolute and not negotiable prerequisite is a wooden floor. And just then I decided to dedicate today’s ‘5 Happy Inspirations’ to wooden floors! 

As long as it’s wood I am happy. Whether it’s a beautiful and classic herringbone parquet, natural or white wooden planks, a glamorous black ebony flooring or an unexpected and eco-friendly solution like this upcycled old pallets turned flooring – real wood adds so much warmth and texture to an apartment and ensures this very homey feeling. What is your opinion on wooden floors?

Photography: Herringbone parquet via The Proper Stranger; natural planks via The Style Files; white planks via Scandinavian Deko; black ebony flooring via Decor Pad; upcycled pallet flooring via Dishfunctional Designs.

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  • Reply Eleni April 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

    The truth is that I’d opt for all the above without the least hesitation! They are all stunning! Thanks for sharing that Igor! Kalo Pasxa na exoume!

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I’m a big fan of wooden floors but in a bedroom I think it’s essential to soften them up with some tactile rugs underfoot. When I was a teenager I sanded the original floorboards down and left them exposed in my bedroom – they looked great but until I had rugs down it was a bit chilly underfoot! P.S. Those black floorboards are FAB!

  • Reply Theresa April 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Right now my appartment has a herringbone pattern which I like but not adore, if I am really honest! I’d rather have planks in my home. My real dream however is to have white planks in an appartment. I absolutely love any image which has that! Unfortunately I’ll probably move into another rental appartment in Berlin this year which will have planks but which I won’t be allowed to paint ;( – I am getting closer however *hihi*

  • Reply Gerard McGuickin April 11, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I’m a big wooden floor fan Igor… no home should be without (ideally). That said, I would love polished concrete one day… he dreams. If I had to choose above, I’d pick the natural planks. I recently picked out a great walnut floor for my Mum & Dad’s bedroom and it does look fantastic!


  • Reply chedva April 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Aww, wood floors… Someday I will have herringbone wood floors throughout my house.

  • Reply Bojana April 11, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I find it funny how people from developed countries (who mostly have planks) think that herringbone parquet is cool. In Serbia, worn-out herringbone means your apartment is very old and that the parquet has probably been there since your parents first moved in. :) When I moved in, my first thought was: I have to get rid of this hideous parquet and get planks”, but now I love it :D It’s back in fashion :)

  • Reply Igor Josifovic April 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you all for your valuable feedback! Great to see that so many of you like wooden floors too! My favorite are white or natural planks – and one day, I may live in a place with that kind of flooring. Fingers crossed:-)

  • Reply Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne April 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I loooove the white and black wooden floors. It’s definitely something I would think of doing if I owned my own home! Great inspiration as always!

  • Reply Timber Decking August 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Allow your wood to acclimate to the climate where it is being installed. Once installed, use a dry mop or vacuum to clean the surface.

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