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Floor with pattern and colour
For floors with added colour, glazed and patterned ceramic floor tiles come in irresistible designs, and will contribute graceful practicality to kitchens, bathrooms and conservatories.
Bare pine floors can be painstakingly sanded and then, if you love the moire graining of the wood, you can exploit it with the marvellous soft colours of the new generation of translucent wood stains – foxy russets, grey-greens like a handful of herbs from the Maquis, and brooding storm colours that complement natural wood with beautiful subtlety. You can emulate tiles, or simple geometric patchwork patterns in combinations of different hues. Try one or two coats, and when you like the colour, protect it with several layers of clear varnish, preferably satin or matt.