It is very easy to forget about floors when contemplating giving a room a facelift, but your flooring might be the only feature you need to concentrate on to give the living space a new lease of life. Whether the room is in need of new tiles, laminate or wooden flooring, or simply a statement rug that will add focus and warmth, upgrading what you have underfoot could be exactly what a tired room has been crying out for.
The vivid Framis rug designed by Mary Katrantzou for The Rug Company is made from hand-knotted silk on a soft grey wool background, giving it an iridescent effect. The Rug Company is available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).
The “Pompon Isle” rug from MYK Berlin is a playful rug consisting of almost 1,000 woolen pompoms. It can be customized to any colour, design and size (www.myk-berlin.com).
The wool Diamond rug from JAB Anstoetz flooring range has a three-dimensional effect that really catches the eye. Available from Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), Dairin Decoración on the Ronda Road near Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.dairindecoracion.com), ID Latinia in Edif. Playa del Duque in Puerto Banús (www.idlatinia.com), Casaso-la Décor near Torre Real (www.casasoladecor.com) and Aalto Exclusive Furniture in Urb. Carolina Park in Marbella (www. aaltofurniture.com).
The Botan hand-knotted rug from Now Carpets is made from 70 per cent wool and 30 per cent viscose, and comes in various sizes (www.nowcarpets.com).
The jacquard woven Diabolo carpet from Limited Edition comes in four different colourways, shown here in their Grand Canyon colour (www.le.be).
The playful Dots carpet from Chhatwal & Jonsson is a hand-tufted rug made from New Zealand wool. Available from Vintage Point in Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana, Nueva Andalucía (www. vintagepoint.es).
Below, The stunning porcelain Contempo strip flooring from Wow Design’s Love Affairs range brightens up a room in a natural and contemporary way. Available from The Tile Trader in CC Costasol in Estepona (www.thetiletrader.com).
This wooden flooring adds warmth and character to a living space, dampening echoey acoustics and providing a high-quality look. Available from Korsch Tischlerei in Pol. Ind. Elviria (www.korsch-tischlerei.com).
The Palatino porcelain stoneware comes in beige, grey or white, in either rectangular or square shapes. Available from Decorbaño in Polígono Industrial Estepona (www.decorbagno.com).
The Diurne tile from Dune’s Shapes range, shown here in sand colour, has been used throughout the bathroom – linking the walls to the floor and making the room feel more spacious and modern. Available from Mercasur in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com), Decorbaño in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.decorbagno.com) and The Tile Trader in CC Costasol in Estepona (www.thetiletrader.com).
Above, The Elegant Recover ceramic tiles from Aparici come in rectangular or hexagonal shapes and in various subtle shades. Available from Guadalmansa in Cancelada (Km. 164) and Elite in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.guadalmansa.es).