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Innovative, Quirky Flooring Ideas to Inspire

As I recently mentioned our backroom workshop/pop up shop renovations are well under way and this week I have been trying to get my head around what to do with the floor. Having pulled up the old, damaged vinyl wood effect flooring we have been left with a worn, painted, concrete floor which is unattractive, cold and echoy…..not ideal!

I headed over to Pinterest, one of my favourite places for inspiration, and whilst these aren’t quite what I have in mind for us I thought they were too good not to share.

First up is the faux red brick floor – I love this idea, if you want a quick do it yourself option, minimal cost and maximum effect this is for you.

Simply buy the brick shape stencil or cut a sponge to size and get creative. Check out on “how to paint concrete to look like brick”

(image credits to, and

Next…how about Mismatched Tiles? This creates a Boho vibe and works well if the style or colour theme is cohesive. Lots of examples of this and it works equally well as a wall treatment.

(image credits to,, and the chic fish)

Finally how about upcycling old palettes or wood end into a stylish floor. Great use of unwanted wood to create a practical and sturdy floor cheaply. We are using all our palettes for the shelving and cupboard doors in our outdoor kitchen otherwise this would have been a definite winner for our flooring.

(image credits to daiba, and

Do you fancy trying any of these? Have you already done something similar? If so we would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

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