Except the ceiling, your floor is the largest continuous space in your home – so careful consideration is required when choosing your dream floor.
Our free sample service lets you experience up to six of your favourite Amtico products in your home – ensuring you make a final selection that’s perfect for you.
Once you’ve received your samples, the next step is to trial them in your space. Use this list of handy tips to help you get the most from your choices.
The harmony between your floor and your room’s lighting is undoubtedly the most important relationship to achieve. Look at each sample in every part of the space, and take note of how the floor interacts with the light throughout the day. Consider electric lights in the evening too, as overhead lights will interact very differently to lamps and other more directional lighting. You’ll be surprised at the different tones and textures you see in your floor as the light changes.
The colour on your walls against your flooring is important, but remember to consider other elements within your space as well. Unlike walls, your flooring will sit directly against skirting and kickboards, so complimentary tones are important. Even white and neutral coloured paints will bring out different undertones in Amtico flooring.
Lay your samples beneath the curtains and other window dressings to establish if they’re a good match - remember to do this in both daylight and evening, as your floor will naturally differ in response to the time of day.
Use your furniture as inspiration when selecting a floor. Find influence in existing wood tones and look at samples next to key pieces that are staying in the room. If you’re in the market for new furniture, take your samples with you and explore the types of metal or wooden legs available, to ensure your furniture and flooring work well together.
Choosing a floor that suits your requirements and own personal style can take time. Don’t rush and give yourself a couple of days to live with the samples as you move them around the space. If you’re overhauling an entire room, take your samples with you when shopping for furnishings and conduct similar home tests in-store.
Please remember to send your samples back once you’re done with them for recycling at Amtico’s manufacturing facility in Coventry.