Tile and hardwood may not be the first elements that come to mind when you think about creating a design statement in your home. We often think of flooring as the foundation of a room, not the feature that immediately attracts your eye and makes your space stand out. However, Floor Coverings International Shallotte is here to show that these simple materials can actually be used to add a “wow” factor to spaces both big and small! Here are a few statement design ideas to inspire your next project:

Pattern tile bathroom floor in Southport

Bold Patterned Tile Flooring

If you want to make a big impact in a small space, a boldly patterned tile can be a great choice. We love how statement tile designs give life to powder rooms, mud rooms, laundry rooms, and other small spaces that might otherwise be ignored. Patterned tile can work in large spaces as well, but a little goes a long way – so you may want to start with patterned tile in small doses. Click here to see some patterned tile designs we’ve installed!

Tile backsplash kitchen wall in Southport

Floor-to-Ceiling Tile Backsplashes

Backsplashes are generally intended to protect the wall above your kitchen or bathroom counter, so they may only extend for a few inches (or to the bottom of your upper cabinets). However, have you ever considered creating an entire backsplash wall? For a true statement, extend your backsplash tile across an entire wall, from floor to ceiling. Depending on your tile choice, this can create an eye-catching statement wall using bold colors, patterns, or textures.

Herringbone hardwood floor in Southport

Non-Traditional Hardwood Flooring Patterns

When it comes to hardwood, simply changing the plank alignment can result in a major design statement. Consider having your hardwood floors installed in a chevron, herringbone, or diagonal pattern for a unique design. This change can easily give traditional hardwood floors a more trendy and creative touch.

Want to try one of these design ideas in your home? Have your own idea for a statement flooring feature? Give us a call today! Floor Coverings International Shallotte is proud to offer free consultations for homeowners in Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James.

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