Have you jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon yet? If you’re unfamiliar, Pinterest is a new social networking platform that allows users to share (or “pin”) images to “boards.” It’s similar in nature to tumblr, but with a specific focus on hobbies, recipes, fashion, design, and other related interests.
Pinterest is fast becoming a mega-hub for creative types, making it a wonderful resource for those looking for inspiration for new home projects. Below, we’ll look at 5 of the best Pinterest boards for flooring ideas:
Mohawk Flooring produces a wide variety of hardwood, laminate, vinyl, ceramic, stone, and marble floors, and their products can be found in stores ranging from the largest home improvement retailers to locally owned flooring showrooms.
Searching for bold ideas? Look no further than the Block Party board, which features vibrant and rich color blocking schemes. Green living enthusiasts will feel at home with Who’s Who in Bamboo, and there’s plenty more to catch any designer’s fancy.
With roots tracing back to 1946, Shaw Floors is a Dalton, Georgia based flooring company that produces flooring materials both under its own brand names (Shaw Home Foundations, Couture by Shaw, ShawMark), and featured collections such as Kathy Ireland Home.
If you’re looking for inspirations in a certain color palette, you’ll love Shaw’s “Hue” Can Do It boards, which feature flooring and other home decorating ideas by themes such as yellow, orange, green, teal, blue, white, and more. Be sure to check out Rustic Industrial Revolution if reclaimed wood is your thing.
McKay Flooring is a UK-based wood flooring expert whose Pinterest boards run the gamut from reclaimed wood to leather (yes, leather!) flooring. If you’re into truly unique ideas, take a look at the Leather Flooring board to see floors and stairs decked out with recycled leather belts.
Another favorite of mine is Whisky Flooring, which features flooring, walls, sunglasses, chairs, and other items fashioned from whisky barrels. These designs are full of character and are perfect for the spirit connoisseur.
Pinterest is of course made up of many individual contributors, so for our final boards we’ll look at notable Pinterest people to follow for fascinating flooring ideas.
Maryann is an interior designer with over 25 years of experience and has a keen eye for magazine quality projects. If you love herringbone, you’ll find both wood (including one made from recycled pallets) and brick designs. My personal favorite is the stained concrete floor, but the “penny floor” pins are a close second for their pure ingenuity.
Rachael’s passion for blogging has carried over to Pinterest, staking her claim as a home makeover maven. In addition to boards that highlight bath, bed, and baby ideas, be sure to check out her Color Inspiration boards for slick coordination ideas.
Her Flooring board features some great classic designs. If you’re into black and white tile, you’ll surely see designs that please. Also featured are unique cork floors and creative, eye-catching rugs.
Chris Stevens is a freelance writer for Hughes Floor Covering, a Charlotte, NC based flooring sales and installation company.
Photo Credit: Timber Floors Sydney on flickr