Flooring that would work both indoor and out? (London flat)

(14 Posts)
Looseleaf Wed 27-May-15 16:21:21

Would anyone have any suggestions as our whole flat needs to be turned upside down anyway to add a bedroom and I don't know anything about floors.

I'd love something easy to keep clean and as the flat's fairly small thought the paved but of the garden could be the same as the kitchen for continuity?

Thanks if anyone has ideas!

overmydeadbody Wed 27-May-15 17:08:34

Stone flooring if your ceilings can take it?

Looseleaf Wed 27-May-15 17:15:13

Thank you! We are the basement flat so weight would be ok.

dailyfix Wed 27-May-15 17:17:35

Limestone is really lovely.
www.mandarinstone.com/products/_/11/limestone-tiles/

Looseleaf Wed 27-May-15 17:20:49

I am now happily googling it and nice some stone is so light-coloured and so much choice.
I wish I had an interior designer as other than knowing want white walls (DH) I really have no ideas or thoughts on colour. But our budget will already be stretched!grin

Looseleaf Wed 27-May-15 17:22:42

Thank you too dailyfix, I needed this as now happy searching options

overmydeadbody Wed 27-May-15 17:32:07

I'd keep it nice and light with a sandstone colour, and in my ideal world I would have a selection of different sized tiles that all fit together.

How big is your budget? grin The prices range a lot, I splashed out for my downstairs loo and got some very expensive (for us) times at £50 per metre, but I only needed 2 metres! wish I could do the whole house in them!

overmydeadbody Wed 27-May-15 17:33:48

I was just going to link you to Mandarin stone too, that is where I got my tiles and I am in love with them.

Looseleaf Wed 27-May-15 18:39:03

Oh how exciting as your enthusiasm makes me feel more confident about this! I only know our overall budget but it can be stretched and think the nicer we do it the better in the long run as my hope it we can put the flat on Air bnb over the holidays!

Looseleaf Wed 27-May-15 18:42:47

Sandstone looks a lovely idea, very happy with that. Thank you both very much

overmydeadbody Wed 27-May-15 20:18:50

Brilliant! grin

I get so excited by these things as it makes such a huge difference to a place when you sort out things like flooring.

Looseleaf Wed 27-May-15 22:15:06

Please can I ask which tiles they were? And could we even do kitchen and bathroom the same as each other?

For the bedrooms I'm thinking carpet as have this already in a light cream colour (cost £500 for both rooms) and it feels comfy and looks clean

ceeveebee Wed 27-May-15 22:22:53

We have travertine(sp?) tiles in the kitchen and out into the garden, with glass bifold doors - looks good when we have the doors open. No idea on cost as were already there when we moved in. They're a bit like this www.floorsofstone.com/our-tile-range/travertine.html

LBOCS Wed 27-May-15 23:04:15

We have some lovely grey slate which would work all the way through?

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