3 Tips to Stretch Your Indoor Flooring to the Outdoors

The benefits of outdoor-indoor living are quite clear. The fresh air and tranquility of blissful nature follows you into your abode. However, it can be difficult to make such a connection to the beautiful outdoors when you live in an urban environment.

One of the greatest methods of boosting your home’s link to the outdoors is by redecorating your flooring. In doing so, you can bridge the gap between your previously boring indoors and the outdoors while establishing visual harmony.

If you like the idea of merging your indoors with the outdoors, we have a few brilliant ideas to help you enhance the sense of being connected with your garden.

1. Let the Outdoors In

One great way of letting the outside into your interior design is by using materials that are typically reserved for patios such as flagstones. As bold as it may sound, flagstones can also be used in your interiors and this particular tip works especially well with the addition of a solarium.

If you didn’t already know, flagstones are a porous material, which is why while using them in your interior design, you will also have to use sealant. In doing so, you will be able to protect the stone design from external elements or possible damages that could happen in your living space or kitchen.

2. Blur the Boundary Between the Two

Here’s a clever design hack for you. Consider using the same flooring in your kitchen island and your outdoor flooring. To do so, you will need to have the flooring end just a couple of feet before the kitchen ends. The end result will create a visual confusion that is quite pleasing.

To pull this tip off perfectly, you will have to tailor various materials to suit the design, such as using slate tiles with a wooden-effect panel on the outside and limestone tiles with teak flooring on the inside. You could even consider using a parquet floor with herringbone brick designs on the inside for the same effect.

3. Make Sure the Planks Run In the Same Direction

It is quite unlikely that you will find wood that will work perfectly indoors and outdoors. Most of the wood selections used indoors, including ash, pine, and oak, aren’t waterproof enough to be used outside. Similarly, it may be unusual to use durable hardwood flooring, such as ipe and teak indoors.

If you’ve decided to use natural wood flooring indoors and outdoors, then you will have to settle for different types. However, you can still easily form a sense of similarity by making sure that the planks are fitted in a manner that they run along the same direction.

Final Thoughts

Do any of the above-mentioned ideas seem like a good idea for your home? Well, the only thing you need now is a top-quality flooring service in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

For any of the ideas mentioned above, get in touch with F & M Tile and Terrazzo Company. Our company has been operating for more than six decades, offering first-class hard-surface solutions for flooring, wall tiles, and kitchen countertops.

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