Creativity is everywhere. January is International Creativity Month, and whether your gaze is out the window, or across the room, there are so many beautiful things to admire in recent interior design advances.
12 Creative Floor Ideas
If you are a creative type yourself, and subscribe to the adage that “If it is worth creating, it is worth creating in a big way,” then you will simply thrill to these 12 creative floor ideas we found within popular blog posts across the web.
Funky floors and innovative flooring products are becoming more and more popular in home interior design. Here are some of the most innovative and rare picks available on today’s market.
1. Glass Floors
It is easy to see clearly how glass floors can create amazing first level floor coverings in open living designs. It might surprise you to note that glass floors are actually strong in structural nature and work well to create stunning focal points and seating areas.
2. 3D Painted Mural Floor Art
Often times we marvel at the beauty of 3D murals that adorn walls or ceilings within churches, museum and capital buildings, yet we fail to consider a hand painted mural as a flooring option.
When searching for mind blowing creative floor ideas, we fell in love with this water themed 3D floor mural. We simply love this intricately painted 3D motif created in vivid colors that presents an illusion of texture and height.
3. Copper Floors
A penny for your thoughts on adorning your floors with cold copper cash? This penny floor was glued down using Weldbond glue, and was coated with 11 gallons of epoxy to create a 1/8” top above the coins.
This particular floor ended up being a bit spendy, as it was created with a total of 37,088 pennies.
4. Lacquer Painted Floor
When wooden floors sustain damage that requires significant repair, opting to sand the floors and painting them with a black lacquer paint is a great salvage idea. Black can cover a multitude of imperfections. Not only that, but black is timeless, and blends with any type of color palette.
This room features a classic black lacquer floor with a shiny sheen. We love how the colorful Oriental rug seems to pop with color on the dark floor background.
5. LED Light Up Carpeting
Out of the 12 ideas in this post, this one may be the most illuminating idea. Consider turning your carpet into a light show. This LED Eco wool carpet can light the way for guests.
The wool carpet’s embedded LED lights are programmable, and can be tailored to fit any mood. If you have a room you wish to illuminate, LED carpets are one of the most unique flooring ideas on today’s market.
6. Inlaid Wooden Floors
Wood inlaid floors that create intricate murals are revered and considered to be one of the most sophisticated of all creative floor ideas. Most often found in expensive hotels or historic mansions, the ancient craft of inlay, or intarsia actually originated in France in the 19th century.
Modern techniques used to apply wood inlays today are created by using laser cutting technology. Often, the wooden inlay floor’s design will be first created by CAD or vector file. Differing pieces of wood are chosen and cut individually by hand laser to create these amazing floor motifs.
7. Google Maps Carpeting
Since the launch of the first Apollo rocket to the moon, the topography of the earth’s surface has fascinated mankind. In the jet age of 2015, many individuals use Google maps to view actual photos of locations all over the world. Selected overhead satellite photos became the inspiration for this Google Maps carpet.
The graphics in this carpet are authentic and were printed from Google Earth. We declare the result is out of this world.
8. Resin Epoxy Floors
Resin epoxy floors are creative floor ideas that are attractive to eco-friendly designers. This bright and white floor was created by using a resin, epoxy that was chemically engineered from plant resin. Resin floors are soft and smooth to the touch.
They provide a seamless look. This poured flooring was inspired by ice. The designer has added lighting and an open staircase to resemble a night out at a club. Hopefully you can imagine the cocktail glasses clinking.
9. Painted Concrete Sub Floors
If you need to replace carpet, but do not have the budget, consider painting the concrete sub floor. This floor was created in 7 steps by Painters Place. While the task may take a person a few hours to perfect, the cost can be less than $100.
If you need to go cheap, this is one of the most inexpensive, but awesome creative floor ideas we found.
10. Hand Painted Stenciled Wood Floors
Hand painted, stenciled floors have become one of the most popular creative floor ideas of 2015. Hand stenciled floors are shabby chic and work well in bedrooms, entry ways and laundry areas.
Designs can range from simple to very intricate. This green patterned floor is simply gorgeous and would look beautiful in an exclusive all white themed room.
11. Herringbone Tile Floor
This zig zag mission tile is beyond amazing. The entire bathroom design was visualized by a Danish interior designer. Notice that the rest of this bathroom was kept straightforward. This allows the tile floor to be the focal point.
12. Geo Fab Vinyl Floor Tiles
No matter what the recipe that is being featured on the nightly menu, this beautiful kitchen floor selection adds taste. While kitchen areas have a number of viable options for durable flooring, this interesting 3D pattern Geo vinyl tile is a mind-boggling pattern choice.
Practical because vinyl is easily mopped, and it also provides a soft and a padded feeling underfoot.
In closing, we hope you don’t mind if we suggest viewing some of the unusual and one-of-a-kind hand knotted high-end Oriental rugs within the RugKnots collection.
When you consider that each rug takes an artist from 3 to 9 months to make, they certainly qualify in their own right as valuable and beautiful creative floor ideas to consider for your home space.