A few weeks ago I shared some inspiration for our hallway makeover. Today I can finally bring you the reveal!
To say we are pleased with the flooring would be an understatement. As you know we collaborated with Harvey Maria on this project and we employed a local flooring specialist to fit it for us.
The hallway was previously varnished floorboards and they were past their best. It can be a dull space and the old floorboards really didn’t help. We needed something that lightened the space and was easy to maintain.
We were so nervous as the work was undertaken as the floor needed to be screed.
No going back from that really, see below right for how it looked. It’s basically thin boards pinned over the previous, floor and then a thin layer of a concrete mix to level it out; creating the perfect base for tile adhesive.
As you can see the difference is rather dramatic!
It’s so bold, but it really makes this small space become somewhere; a destination, not just a thoroughfare.
I cant believe this is our floor. It has the timeless looks of the Victorian chequerboard floors, but with all the modern durability of Harvey Maria’s luxury vinyl tiles. The toughness of the tiles was actually tested recently when a tradesman dropped one of his tools on the floor, he panicked, but there were no marks or any damage of any kind!
The floor is very hard-wearing and despite the fact the tiles reflect the light and have a sheen to them, they aren’t slippy.
Check out that light reflecting off the floor! Previously the wood just absorbed the light, so despite this being a North facing room it feels so much brighter.
Can you see that little shelf above the doorway to the kitchen in the above shot? Well it runs around the whole of the hallway, my plan is to put lots of plants up there to really give this space Winter Garden at Refuge vibes. See here for what I’m on about in my inspiration post.
We went for the Check in Slate for our hallway floor, which is Harvey Maria’s newest collaboration with Neisha Crossland. To be honest there’s a few on their site that I love and if you are looking for something pretty yet durable you’ll find it there.
Just to add, a recommendation if you are in the North West and need a floor fitter. We used CDS Floorings and they were great. Big thumbs up and we’d use them again.