Selection of laminate colors for different rooms
It is difficult to name a newer material for finishing the floor than a laminate. It immediately became one of the most often used for self-decoration of the floor when renovating apartments. He fell in love with the fact that its installation is simplified by the fact that the lock spike-groove helps create a monolithic coating without gaps and differences in height.
The color spectrum of the laminate floor is quite wide - from white to dark brown and black.
The first types of laminate had one significant drawback - they were afraid of moisture, from direct contact even with a small amount of water, the appearance of the PVC coating lost its appeal. Now you can cover the floor with this wood material in almost all the premises of the apartment. Increased resistance of individual types of laminate to water is achieved by special selection of resins in the panel and for coating the laminate layer.
Most often on sale you can find panels with a pattern that imitates natural wood, both in appearance and texture. A rough surface reduces the possibility of falling on a wet floor. Drawing wood gives the room warmth and comfort. However, it is not always possible to choose the ideal color of the floor covering for the decoration of the room because of the mixing of colors and styles in the interior of its overall design.
Due to the many shades of the laminate and the same dimensions of the panels, it becomes possible to create a combined coating.
Tips for selecting a laminate for a combined floor
If you do not think about the next repair, then you can use for the floor covering and other types of laminate - green, blue, bright yellow.
Selection of laminate tones for bathroom, kitchen, corridor
Choosing a floor covering for a hallway, a sanitary unit and an eating room, the first requirement to it is the increased moisture resistance of the laminating layer. In places where water can get to the coating, it is necessary to use a moisture-resistant laminate. The choice of it is not less wide, besides you can choose the necessary coloring to any tone of walls and ceiling.
The walls, paneled with PVC, are easily in harmony with most shades of wood, but for smaller rooms it is also possible to use brighter colors.
To the turquoise walls the rich blue color of the floor is suitable. You can also use the alternation of yellow and blue panels in a checkerboard pattern. So a small bathroom will look sunny - very light. The black floor will perfectly shade the white walls, but in a square bathroom this variant of the floor will visually further narrow the space.
For the kitchen, the choice of light laminate tones is not very appropriate because of the fact that on the floor during cooking can something spill or fall. The ingress of fruit or vegetable juice can, even with immediate cleaning, paint the surface of the light laminate. To cover the cooking area and dining area, you can use a laminate of two different colors.
Directly near the stove and cutting table it is better to use a dark cherry, rich brown laminate, the floor of the food zone can be laid out lightly or darker than the dining set for several tones.
Laminate flooring for the corridor
Not only does the theater begin with a hanger. The first impression is given to visitors, crossing the threshold of an unfamiliar house. Hence, the hallway should be exemplary, not only in order, but also in registration. Quite often you can find in the design of panels that imitate the look of natural wood, brick, natural stone. It is quite inappropriate for such a design of the walls to leave an oil-covered floor or to cover a linoleum with a carpet pattern.
To choose a laminate in the tone of the walls is not difficult, but it will create the effect of a closed space reminiscent of an elevator. People who suffer from claustrophobia in such an interior will be extremely uncomfortable.
For walls covered with panels from floor to ceiling, it is necessary to choose a floor covering slightly darker than the walls themselves, and laminate laying from the wall where the entrance door is located.
In a small square room of the hallway, it is better to avoid clear lines on the floor. There are two options to avoid this: use a laminate with a pattern for a natural stone or make a two-tone floor with the panels shifted in adjacent rows to 1/3 of the panel.