This week I hired a carpet cleaner and cleaned all of my carpets.
That sounds like a bigger project than it actually is – my house is pretty tiny and only has four fairly small carpeted rooms – but it still took me about four hours of furniture shifting and emptying bucket after bucket of filthy water into the bath. It is Christmas after all, the time to really treat yourself.
I felt pretty good about it, never having cleaned a carpet in my life before, and my bedroom carpet in particular came up really nicely; the beer stain is completely gone now. (Don’t ask.) I even think it counts as exercise.
Now my carpets are your bog standard plain colours, nothing fancy here, so I was intrigued when UK Flooring Direct got in touch with me to ask me to take at look at what they think could be the flooring of the future – printed floor designs.
Dum dum dum dum!!
Picture it now – you’re on your way home from work, via Star Trek style transporter, and are beamed down into you living room. No shag pile for you though.
Instead, you find yourself as far from the world of work as you can imagine, standing on a graphic design of a tropical island paradise. (Piano optional.)
Now I’m guessing that printed floors are going to be a reality long before we’re teleporting to and from work, so it was interesting to have a look at what UK Flooring Direct thought might be the popular designs. I really liked the Monopoly board for a play room but I’m not sure about the optical illusion prints – I don’t imagine it would be terribly relaxing to be constantly feeling like you had a large hole in your living room floor.
What design will you have on your flooring of the future?
Post in collaboration with UK Flooring Direct.