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03 Welcome 04 Feature We mix modern and traditional in the latest trend from Morocco 08 Ask the experts we answer your top questions 10 The Future Of Flooring Luxury Vinyl Tiles 11 Feature Bold patterns arrive from Scandinavia in the seasons must have trend 14 Your Guide to Laminate 16 One Room Three Ways 18 Meet the experts 20 Feature Maritime makeovers that help you escape to the sea without leaving the house this summer 04 18 Contents 11 2 Every year the first signs of spring encourage us to get our lives in shape. Here at Carpetright were getting ready for the new season with brand new ranges of carpets rugs beds vinyl LVT and laminate adding even more choice to our fantastic range. In this edition of Floored our new trend led magazine were bringing you flooring inspiration from around the world plus new regular features toinspire andinform. And dont forget no matter how big a transformation youre planning Carpetright offers a hassle-free high quality friendly and reliable end- to-end service. We also offer a free sample request service free home consultations and interest free credit so you can have peace of mind at every stage. Wilf Walsh Carpetright CEO 10 16 20 Welcome Enjoy 3 Morocco SPICE UP YOUR LIVING ROOM WITH A TASTE OF Feature Corinthian Palacade laminate flooring in white4 OUR DESIRE TO HAVE SOMETHING INDIVIDUAL AND PERSONAL MEANS WEVE TURNED OURSELVES INTO CURATORS OF STYLE COLLECTING PIECES OF INDIGENOUS CRAFTS AND HOMEMADE WARES FROM COUNTRIES ACROSS THE WORLD. In this feature we look at the latest trend sweeping interiors Moroccan but with a modern twist. While the Moroccan look has been growing in popularity here in the UK its important to make sure you keep it current by including contemporary pieces so that it doesnt end up looking like a pastiche of traditional interiors. STYLIST DI CIVIL SAYS I was inspired after a trip to Marrakech earlier this year where I stayed in a Riad with a clever combination of contemporary and traditional styling. Gorgeous Berber rugs ornate silverware and lanterns intricate wedding quilts as well as eye catching tiles and colourful ceramics all gave me plenty of inspiration to bring home to use in interior schemes where Moroccan style furnishings sit alongside cool contemporary dcor and look effortlessly chic. Stylist WHAT THE SAYS Add a splash of colour to white laminate flooring with this new Moroccan style rug in navy Experiment with contrasting patterns on floors and splashbacks Stylist Di Civil adds the finishing touches to the shoot 5 HIGHLY DECORATED TILES ARE AN ICONIC PART OF MOROCCAN STYLE. Geometric paterns are a great way to have a bold but contemporary style on your floor and really bring the look to life. Our Mardi Gras Filez vinyl flooring is a quick and easy way to get this simple yet effective look in kitchens and bathrooms. Alternatively rugs are the best way to add a Moroccan vibe without having to lift your old flooring. Look for styles that focus on abstract and geometric patterns with colourful or neutral palettes they are the perfect way to make an instant change in your living room. STYLIST DI CIVIL SAYS Rugs are a super quick way of bringing any trend to life. My favourites would be bold geometric patterns or traditional style rugs like this new Tabriz silver and grey rug. Stylist WHAT THE SAYS Bring the Moroccan trend to life with Mardi Gras Filez vinyl flooring 6 MOROCCAN LANTERNS Whether an oversized pendant shade or a cluster of lanterns theyare a key part of capturing theMoroccan look HAMMAM TOWELS Tasseled traditional towels are just the thing for giving your bathroom a distinctive Moroccan look LEATHER POUFFES Add a touch of ethnic chic to any room in your home with a decorative leather pouffe Get the look Team cool white Corinthian Palacade laminate with the Tabriz Traditional Rug 7 ASK THE expertsEach edition well be answering your top flooring and home questions and dont forget our in-store experts are onhand to answer anything else Q. We live in a busy family home with two sons and our adorable dog Charlie which means our living room carpet has definitely seen better days. Were thinking it might be time to get a new carpet but arent sure which might be the best one for a pet friendly home. Can you help Jenny Leicester Having pets doesnt mean you have to compromise on having astylish home. If you want to have carpet in your home avoid loop carpets. Theyre made from uncut loops of yarn that can get tangled up and unravelled by pesky claws. Instead choose a twist carpet which will last much longer. Accidents happen so its best to choose a carpet thats easy to maintain. Opt for a style made from 100 polypropylene rather than wool as many can be cleaned using a diluted bleach solution. Not only will they look good and feel soft underfoot but you can keep them in great condition more easily. Just make sure you alwayscheck the manufacturers instructions first. A. PAUL HERBERT Category Manager Carpets 8 Im thinking of investing in a new bed but I find wooden and metal beds feel quite cold in my bedroom. I am a big fan of colour but want to make sure my new bed wont go out of style. What would you recommend John Manchester If youre looking for an alternative to the traditional wooden or metal frames why not try one of our chic fabric style frames that add a splash of colour and warm up your room instantly The ESME Fabric Bed Frame pictured comes in a gorgeous Duck Egg Blue that compliments wooden furniture and has oak finish feet with a sprung slatted base for extra comfort. It is available in double king size and super king size so you can sleep in pure comfort. Either use to brighten up your bedroom or go all out colour and team with a matching carpet like this Carousel twist carpet in Aqua. Thesoft colour will still look fresh for years meaning you wont fallout of love with the colour next season. ANDREW WOODBRIDGE Bed Buyer Q. A. 9 Luxury Vinyl Tiles are splash resistant so they can be laid in any room in the house bringing the realistic look of natural stone and wood to everywhere from kitchen to bathroom. Rather than be fitted as one piece LVT is laid as individual tiles or planks so it looks realistic and is easy to replace if you accidentally damage a section. Most vinyl tiles or flexible planks are made up of several layers of PVC and foam topped with a wear layer that helps to protect the floor to keep itlooking good for years. You may have heard of LVT brand names such as Amtico and Kardean. At Carpetright we stock our own brand ofLVT Tegola which is durable versatile and even insulated against sound. Theyre practical and easy to fit with lowmaintenance and aresuper simpletoclean. THE FUTURE OF FLOORING Buyer WHAT THE SAYS Hard Flooring Buyer Heather MacMillan says There are no limits to the designs of LVT that can be produced making it the perfect way to get the latest trends into yourhome in an easy and affordable way. Luxury Vinyl Tiles Bring a real wood look to life with Tegola Country single plank whitewash pine LVT 10 TREND ALERTBe bold with this seasons latest look which fuses geometric patterns with Scandi simplicity For a soft under foot approach to Scandi pair this Sensual carpet in Snowdrop with the new Graphic Scandi rug Feature 11 Bold geometrics have been taking centre stage on the catwalk for the last few seasons with stripes squares circles triangles and geometry featuring throughout most of the prominent designers collections. Geometrics are now being seen in full force in our homes too and the goodnews is its easy to bring to life Retro revival designs from the 50s and 60s with their graphic shapes have been combined with modern Scandinavian abstract designs to create the simple outlines and cool colour combos that make this trend so fresh and exciting. Although bold the geometric trend can also be subtle by only introducing a rug. It is an effective way of bringing bold geometrics to your room and you can choose either a pattern or a complete contrast colour for areally graphic focal point. Cushions or throws can quickly and easily revamp a plain sofa artwork can add colour and pattern to walls. Tender Touch carpet in Ivory with the Graphic Scandi Rug12 Stylist WHAT THE SAYS STYLIST DI CIVIL SAYS When it comes to the Geo Scandi trend you can go as big or small as you feel comfortable with. Its all about having the confidence and feeling that the look is right for you and the style of your home. Ifin doubt start small and work your way up to something a bit bolder. If in doubt do your research and make a moodboard to see how the pieces willwork together. Add pattern to your home with this elegant new Condo carpet 13 Forget everything you think you know about laminate flooring. The quality and choice available today has come on leaps and bounds since the 80s and early 90s when it first became popular in the UK. Now there are so many styles and high quality finishes to choose from it can be hard totell the difference between laminate and real wood. A beginners guideto LAMINATE 14 IF YOU WANT THE LOOK AND FEEL OF REAL WOOD WITHOUT THE HIGH COST ORTHE HASSLE OF MAINTENANCE THEN YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT LAMINATE HAS TO OFFER. To give it the real wood look most laminate flooring has the wood grain effect embossed on to the plank and some have been hand scraped or come with bevelled edges so if your run your hand over it when it has been laid it feels and looks like the real thing Laminate isnt just about a wood finish either there are concrete and slate designs aswell as contemporary whites and greys. At Carpetright we stock a wide range of laminate flooring that customers can take away from stores that day but for those less comfortable with DIY we also offer an end to end estimating and fitting service to make sure that whatever the room and whatever thebudget everything runs like clockwork. Hard flooring Buyer David Snazel says When it comes to laminate the bathroom is no longer offlimits. The new Quick Step Impressive range benefits from a water-repellent HydroSeal coating making it suitable for any room in the home even bathrooms andkitchens. Go rustic with new Quick Step Impressive laminate in Concrete Embrace bath time splashes with water resistant Corinthian Ionic laminate 15 three ways ONE ROOM Bringing the latest trends to life can feel challenging when youre already happy with the flooring you have but there are easy ways to give your home a refresh without having to spend a lot of time or money doing it. Stylist WHAT THE SAYS STYLIST DI CIVIL SAYS Using a new rug and adding co-ordinating accessories is such an easy way to transform a room. Anyone can do it. All you need to remember is to use colours and patterns from the same palette as a way to make sure that you bring everything together. Bring bold blue geo to life with this Triangle Scandi Rug and team with simple blue accessories Add pattern to your room to bring it to life with this Sloan Mountain rug and pair with patterned accessories Add a muted floral flash with the Paragon Floral Rug and under- stated pastel accessories that bring out the colours Stylist Diana Civil is encouraging everyone to try using a rug as well as simple changes to accessories to instantly change the whole style of a room. Here we take one room featuring Quattro 8 Imperial Oak Laminate and give it three whole new looks to show just how easy it is. And we think the results look great. Come on give it a go 16 1 2 3 17 experts MEET Looking ahead whats going to be big inAW2016 and beyond The 70s are back Cork is the next big thing and I am loving it Its going to see a massive comeback on flooring furnitureand accessories used on its own and also teamed with plywood and glass. Team it with another of the big trends too leafy plants and hanging plant holders they are back in force especially the good old spider plant. THE Whats the best thing about being a stylist I absolutely love being a stylist and always am extremely inspired by working with new products colour schemes and shooting at a wide variety of locations. I have an amazing team of really dedicated hard-working people who all play an important role in creating the images on the shoot. Di Civil Stylist What are your favourite colours forthe SS season I am loving the muted soft pastel shades around this season. Blush pinks and greys teamed with copper rose all with simple Scandi inspired shapes its a gorgeous combination that is really easy on theeye. 18 What is your style and what influences you athome At home Im currently decorating my living room with influences from the 70s boutique hotel look. Think American Hustle with mustards and coppers contrasting with a peacock blue sofa and statement plants. By contrast Scandinavian and vintage style prints play a key part inmy interior style. What inspired the rug collection this year and howdo you source them I get my influences from so many different places from inspirational magazines and trade shows to artwork I see such as Moroccan or vintage prints. I do my trend research before I go to buy the rugs and organise appointments at trade shows to see new collections from different rug suppliers. After this I travel to the European showrooms to confirm which rugs to book for theseason. Its really goodfun What was your career before you became a rug buyer I started my career in fashion doing an internship for Vivienne Westwood and then moved to fashion buying for big brands. After buying my first flat I became really passionate about interior design and decided to make the move to homewares andnever looked back Heather Martin Rug Buyer 19 Anchors Away We are mooring up at Style Bay to find out more about how to bring an age old trendto life in2016. Atrue signifier of the start of summer youll be seeing coastal themed products at all the leading high street stores this year thanks to its timeless style and popularity. Here well show you how you can bring this much loved trend to life and turn your urban semi into the modern beach hut of your dreams Although not a new trend the Coastal look weathers as well as sea washed wood continually changing and evolving each year. Bring the beach hut theme to life with Linear stripe carpet in Mother Nature Feature 20 Water resistant Quick Step Impressive laminate in Concrete adds a modern look to kitchen floors Combine Tegola Click Aged Pine LVT flooring with flashes of blue for a nautical kitchen The key elements may be the same each season but it does have subtle differences of colour tones and texture that give it a slightly different look each time. Boats shells and driftwood continue to feature in the coastal schemes as they are such an integral part of the style. However in 2016 the coastal look features less quirky seaside style and instead introduces cool summer Scandi cabin style with warmer woods and softer tones of rattan washed wicker and distressed woods its a gorgeous combination of simple styling and soft tactile texture. 21 FEATURE STRONGLY AS THEY ALWAYS HAVE WITH COASTAL SCHEMES BUT THIS SEASON STEER AWAY FROM THE SEASIDE BRIGHTS AND INSTEAD OPT FOR THE COOLER PASTEL BLUES TAUPES BEIGES AND SOFT TEALS. Blueswhites and creams Linear striped carpet in Mother Nature adds a nautical feel without being to overwhelming 22 Stylist WHAT THE SAYS STYLIST DI CIVIL SAYS Texture plays a major part in the Coastal trend in 2016 withrough hewn timbers wicker and rattan all adding interest with tactile touches. When choosing carpet rugs or accessories use a combination of natural fibres such as linen wool or floaty cottons forcontrast. Patterns are traditionally made up of seaside stripes. Whilst nautical motifs are still a strong part of the look this season you can also go for washed colours ombre effects and soft watercolour designs. The soft shades of the Esme bed frame and our Carousel twist carpet in Aqua 81 bring the Coastal look to life and dont be afraid to get creative with paint 23 Order free flooring samples Book a free home consultation Find your nearest Carpetright store Browse our flooring range 0330 333 3444 Issued by Carpetright PLC Harris House Purfleet Essex RM19 1TT