Published at Tuesday, November 06th 2018, 10:11:41 AM. Flooring. By georgia smith.
There was a time when bare concrete floors stayed well hidden beneath carpets, parquet flooring and tiles, when it was inconceivable to leave them exposed and the very idea that they could look good like that was not even taken into consideration. Now we know better than to dismiss it and concrete floors are actually trendy in modern and contemporary interior design. We’ve learned to embrace their raw and pure beauty and to complement them with comfortable furniture, textured accent rugs and warm wood elements. Let’s see how some architects and designers chose to integrate concrete floors into their projects.
A pattern is already starting to emerge: the combination of wood and concrete, two materials that complement each other beautifully and in every sense. Exposed concrete was used extensively by Henri Cleinge in the design of this home from Montreal, Canada but so was wood. These two materials define both the interior and the exterior living spaces.
This is a case where the name defines the house in a very cool and literal way. This is the Heavy Metal Residence, a home designed by Hufft Projects. It’s located in Missouri and its design is a combination of glass, steel and concrete. The idea was to capture the beauty of the rugged landscape and to translate it into modern architecture.
As far as colors are concerned, there’s no single design strategy that works best when concrete floors are involved. The decor can be minimalist and based on the timeless black and white combo, can include a bold accent color or can rely on numerous color tones in which case the result is an eclectic look. Here, the simplicity of the interior design is complemented by the panoramic views that brings freshness and color inside