Terrific Transitions: 10 Inspiring Floor Installation Design Ideas

Terrific Transitions: 10 Inspiring Floor Installation Design Ideas

Eleanor Büsing
Apr 23, 2015

My ideal home would have the same flooring throughout— either a beautiful hardwood or polished concrete (I keep vacillating). Consistent flooring makes a space feel larger and more serene. But it's not always possible to have the same flooring in every room, and there's something to be said for variety too. Check out these terrific flooring transitions after the jump.


  1. I love the way the hexagon tiles form a practical "rug" under the dining table in this industrial-chic space. Via Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche.
  2. This bathroom by Kalb Lempereur is a favourite— the way that the wooden flooring leads you into the bathroom, and integrates with the white tile is so on point. Via April and May.
  3. I'm a huge fan of Swedish woven-vinyl flooring company Bolon, and the creativity of their woven vinyl flooring. It's a commercial product, shown here in an office via Arch Daily, but could work in a home as well.
  4. Levels are always a great place to play with flooring transitions. See how these stairs, found via Arch Daily, combine the wood and concrete floors beautifully?
  5. Paint and color work too: this stenciled floor from Chris Pearson Floors uses the same color as the stair risers, tying everything together nicely.

  1. A slightly simpler (and more eerie?) painted floor, from Designinspiration.
  2. Sometimes a successful transition is as simple as a direction change, like in this pale wood floor via Stil Inspiration.
  3. Same material, with a layout change and new color added. From Interiors-Designed.
  4. I'm charmed by this old, rustic floor from a London home, and the way that the small section of herringbone links the tile and wooden planks. Via Belle and Boo.
  5. The bathroom floor and shower tiles in this space from Simply Grove have everything in common, except for size. An upstand of white subway tile separates, though visually it would work just as well without.
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