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| SLUG | Floors WHICH COVERING SUITS WHICH ROOM? OUR HANDY GUIDE WILL HAVE YOU FEELING FINE UNDERFOOT IN EVERY PART OF YOUR HOUSE galore KITCHEN Being at the heart of the home, the kitchen floor needs to withstand the thrills and spills of cooking. Stain-absorbing materials are out of the question – instead, easily mopped flooring is your first choice here, and it should withstand water spills rather than soaking up liquid. WHY? This hardy material is perfect for the kitchen; it’s not easily scratched or marked. From marble to rustic tiles, it’s a versatile option both in texture and colour – two stone floors will never look exactly the same. Of course, stone naturally comes in earthy, wholesome colours – perfect to accompany a neutral colour scheme, or to juxtapose against brightly coloured walls. STONE UTILITY ROOM Aesthetics aren’t as big a factor in the utility or laundry room as they would perhaps be for the living room or hallway, but you’ll still want to invest in sturdy flooring that will stand up to the wear and tear of everyday use. It should also be non-slip (essential when you’re ironing or carrying heavy baskets). WHY? Firstly, vinyl is a very cheap flooring option. All too often, though, it gets tarred with the ‘cheapie’ brush and overlooked – despite its hard-wearing and easily maintained qualities. In fact, vinyl is a great flooring option for the utility room. One of its particular advantages is that it comes in a multitude of patterns and colours. VINYL 140 | APRIL 2013 140-144 FLOORING.FINAL.indd 140 1/3/13 14:48:50

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Sarah Beeny 2013

Editor's letter
Sarah's Welcome
It's a date
Mellow yellow
Blooming wonderful
Proper copper
Rent revolution
Home upgrade
Leading locations
Property virgins
Safe as houses
On the move
Good on paper
A distressed look
Turn up the heat
Fire it up
Another 48 hours
Something old, something new
Suite dreams
Inside the box
On stylish ground
On the rise
DIY for girls
The blueprint
A glass act
Final draught
Heat beneath your feet
Silent enemies
Real-life renovation
Eco exclusive
Hot stuff
How very cultivated
Turn over a new leaf
Lofty deals
Keep your antenna up
What Sarah says
How bizarre
Colour cocktail
Last word

At Home with Sarah Beeny 2013