4 Things to Look for in Classic Floors

May 10, 2019

To some, timeless sophistication is a dying art. When done wrong, interior décor that leans towards classic design can look old, drab and kitsch. Creating a quintessential look for your home and office space begins with your floors. Gaudy or flashy floor designs might drown out the rest of your home, while unimaginative patterns underfoot can drag your entire theme down, which is why getting professional help when it comes to choosing a flooring solution is imperative.

At Top Carpets and Floors, we pride ourselves in our expertise when it comes to finding the right floors. There are four features we look for in classic floors which are imperative to that truly ageless feel we love:

  • Comfort and “feel” of the product.
  • Elegance, and how visually pleasing the product is.
  • Practicality within a variety of settings.
  • How long the product can last.

Creating that elegant aesthetic starts with choosing the right kind of flooring system and then moving onto colours and pattern designs. Below are some of our favourite flooring solutions that establish a classic flair in any home.


Luxury hotels, high-end restaurants and corporate boardrooms all have one thing in common – wall-to-wall carpeting. Carpets add an element of refinement to any room because of how lush, soft and warm they are. When thinking about classic flooring, carpets are a product that will never cease to stay on trend. Choosing the right type of carpeting and colour means that you will be able to design around your floors for many years to come.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate simulates hardwood flooring but has some perks to it that genuine wood doesn’t. One such perk is the fact that laminates have the fastest installation time of almost any other type of flooring. Disassembling laminate floors is also a quick process, which means that style updates can occur as often as you’d like. Laminates are quite anti-static too, which prevents dust from collecting between the seams. Despite how easily replaceable they are, laminate floors have an extremely long lifespan and can last up to 25 years if taken care of and treated well. Keeping your floors on trend isn’t difficult with this easily cleaned, easily maintained wonder-product.

Luxury Vinyl Planks

If you’re looking for something as distinguished as wood or stone without the hefty price tag, then luxury vinyl planks are ideal. LVP, unlike wood or stone tiles, is extremely durable and water resistant, so you can lay it in areas of your house such as the kitchen or bathroom with minimal concern about water damage or cracking due to objects falling. With LVP, installation is also quick and easy, and cleaning up is a breeze. Another benefit to luxury vinyl planks is that due to its padding, it feels “softer” underfoot and not as hard as standard tiles or wood.

If you are renovating your home or commercial space and you’re looking for products to introduce that classic, opulent aesthetic, then why not contact us at Top Carpets and Floors. With over 130 stores nationwide, we are South Africa’s national flooring group. To find a branch near you, make use of our online store locator or contact us today.

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