If there’s one thing that makes a house a home, then it’s the flooring which we choose. My home wouldn’t have the same feel if I didn’t enjoy looking at, and walking on our flooring every day, and the decision process for choosing the right flooring can be more complex than just choosing the best-looking product.
Flooring is a big investment, so choosing the wrong floor type can have a huge cost implication, and likewise, no one wants to look at ugly flooring.
I’ve teamed up with flooring specialists Kersaint Cobb to give you some quick tips for helping you make that big flooring decision, and it might even open up your eyes to new options. In a world where we are being challenged to do the right thing and live in a more natural home, Kersaint Cobb seem to have that nailed.
From the softness and warmth of wool to the exciting textures of seagrass, jute, coir and sisal, the Kersaint Cobb range offers the variety and beauty of the natural world in which we live.
Go natural with Wood
This answers that first big question ‘laminate vs wood’. There is no question which one is best, and which will give you the return on the investment. Go natural or go home. It’s of course Wood. At Kersaint Cobb they offer a range of Solid wood flooring in 12 different designs from parquet to planks in natural oak. The range is available in numerous shades and have been sourced from the hills of New Zealand to the forests of Asia.
The main advice would be to treat the Kersaint Cobb wood flooring with love, care and to use the Kersaint Cobb care kit to allow the wood to grow old gracefully. This is a product for life.
Want to add warmth and softness with Wool carpets
If you want to add warmth and softness, then look no further than using a natural wool floor covering. At Kersaint cobb they have a vast range of wool carpets to suit your needs. The renewable fibre can be as versatile as you want it to be. Warm and cosy under foot to feeling sumptuous and soft. The Kersaint Cobb Wool range consists of shades of warm neutrals and greys to statement stripes. There’s really something here to suit every area of your home.
Go Natural with Sisal
Did you know that Sisal is not only practical and durable but is also the hottest trend for carpets at the moment?
Its natural fibre takes vegetable dyes amazingly and at Kersaint Cobb you will find Sisal carpets in a host of beautiful, natural shades to suit your home. And, its antistatic quality means its super low maintenance. My fav is the Sisal herringbone for its subtle texture and pattern. Now just imagine this up the stairs… dreamy eh!
Go neutral with Seagrass Carpets
Are you a neutral lover? Well then look no further as the seagrass carpet range is made for you. This collection only comes in pale natural hues to represent its natural fibre.
So, what is Seagrass you ask? It’s a natural fibre which is harvested in a field and then spun and woven with care into the most natural carpet Kersaint Cobb have to offer. The thickness of the fibre is defined by the age which it was picked. The finer Seagrass fibres are harvested when the plant is much younger and vice versa for the thicker more heavy-duty weaves.
At Kersaint Cobb you will find six different designs in the Seagrass range which all come with a thin latex backing, meaning it will live and breathe in your home and the natural fibre will age gracefully in its natural state.
Soft and golden Jute
Do you want your carpet to give your home that calm feeling? How does biodegradable and fully recyclable sound too? Jute carpets can certainly deliver all of the above. Its delicate appearance isn’t for those well-trodden areas but would be perfect for those quieter areas such as a bedroom or lounge. Plus being a natural material, it reflects the sun perfectly.
Coir or Coconut hair as I like to call it. Coir is the short brown fibres of the coconut husk, which have been soaked, spun and carefully woven into a rustic floor covering.
This carpet delivers that rustic outdoors feel into your home and is durable for those heavy wearing areas of your home such as hallways and stairs. Its natural material is perfect for protecting your floors from unwanted dirt making it low maintenance and is available in six different natural colours at Kersaint cobb from Natural to Matting light brown.
Are you after a carpet runner which is beautiful, yet sustainable? The runners at Kersaint Cobb are lovingly handcrafted from 100% natural sisal, which makes them hard wearing for stairs and hallways. They’re also made in 69cm widths with pre finished, hassle free edges, ready to fit most staircases. The range consists of beautiful stripes to bring splashes of colour into your home, yet still retaining a natural feel. The Moroccan Meknes in its beautiful natural tone with subtle red and neutral stripe would complement any home style.
Let me know if you have any questions about anything I have talked about here, I’d be happy to help if I can!
Thanks for reading and happy floor shopping.
This post was sponsored by Kersaint Cobb. All views and opinions are 100% my own.