Special Feature | July 2015
A quick dekko at the flooring trends in India.
From heritage tiles to mosaics and stone look tiles, tiles are clearly ruling the roost when it comes to the flooring trends in India. However, natural stones such as marble are not left behind and there is a niche market for it. What´s more, exotic varieties of marbles are being explored, with lot of experiments with dark marbles. Wood flooring has its own market and is catering to various segments with its offerings that are spread across laminate, engineered and hardwood flooring.
Companies like Kajaria have introduced wood collections in tiles, combining the warm look of wood with the ease of maintenance of tiles. Kajaria´s Eternity Wood Collection comes with a natural random variation and is made with punch effect that gives it a ´real wood like look´. This collection is stain-proof and has got almost 0% water absorption. Available in 24 exquisite designs that include mahogany, chestnut and other elite wooden textures, this collection is highly scratch- and abrasion-resistant. For a natural stone look, Nitco and Somany have some interesting tiles to offer.
However, if you would like to share the tastes of celebrities such as Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, Ritiesh Deshmukh and Suniel Shetty, you might want to consider wooden flooring from Junkers. The Oak collection by Junkers is a hardwood floor that comes with beautiful hues and immense strength. Available in thickness of 20.5 mm in single plank in various width measurements, the Oak hardwood floor costs Rs 700 per sq ft. For those working within a budget, Greenlam Industries, one of the leading manufacturers of laminates in India, have also launched engineered floors recently. With a plethora of choices for the consumers to choose from, flooring trends are reaching new heights of creativity and workmanship.
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