Our Favourite Flooring Right Now
Soft hues and natural inspiration guides the season’s hottest rug and tile designs.
Spring comes in like a lamb with rugs and tiles in dreamy neutral palettes, understated, subtle patterns and tactile, textural materials.
This three-dimensional Moon porcelain tile (from $54 per square foot) from Wow Atelier isn’t for the floor, but its shapely form transforms any wall into an unexpectedly touchable surface. wowdesigneu.com
Liaison by Kelly Wearstler for Ann Sacks (from $60 per square foot) brings the designer’s simple-yet-luxe style to a natural palette of stone tiles in geometric patterns. annsacks.com
One of BoConcept’s most popular rugs with designers, the gold Katla (from $1,799) seems to mimic a sunlit polished-stone riverbed. boconcept.com
Burritt Bros’ in-house line of designer rugs now includes a collection inspired by photographer Beth Hall’s dreamy representations of the West Coast (from $132 per square foot). burrittfloors.com
A new hard-surface flooring option, woven vinyl ($10 per square foot) has the soft look of carpet and the fuss-free durability of wood. bannercarpets.ca
With half the weight and twice the breaking strength of exterior concrete tiles, these new Landstone 2-centimetre-thick porcelain tiles (from $15 per square foot) transition easily from indoors to out. amestile.com
“My go-to at the moment is natural oak flooring. I love
the warmth and lightness of the wood. I usually like to layer it with a traditional Persian rug that consists of earth and gold tones. This adds coziness and dimension to any room.” —Majida Boga Devani, Calgary-based designer and principal of Building Bloc Design.
Natural Envision Hardwood white oak (from $5 per square foot) and this Himgiri II rug ($6,850) may just be the perfect pairing. jordans.ca
Illusion rug, Urban Barn, across the West, urbanbarn.com. Katla rug, BoConcept, Vancouver, boconcept.com. Landstone porcelain tile, Ames, Vancouver, amestile.com. Mixed-weave floormat, Gabriel Ross, Victoria, grshop.com; Provide, Vancouver, providehome.com. Calligaris Rose rug, Studio Y Design, Victoria, studioydesign.ca; Home Delight Furnishings, Vancouver, homedelight.ca. Woven vinyl flooring, Banner Carpets, Victoria and Vancouver, bannercarpets.ca. Moon tile, WOW Atelier, Julien Tile, Burnaby, julientile.com. Liaison by Kelly Wearstler tile, Ann Sacks, Vancouver, annsacks.com. Beth Hall Collection rugs, Burritt Bros, Vancouver, burrittfloors.com.