The First Interior Decision: Choosing Flooring - Episode 03 (Season 11 - INTERIOR DESIGN BASICS)


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Choosing your flooring is the first decision to make in your interior design selections.

And we know, from experience, that many homeowners DON’T start here.

Frances is an interior designer, principal of White Pebble Interiors, and author of “Your Forever Home”. In this episode, Frances and I talk about what she believes is the first decision you need to make in your Interior Design selections.

During our conversation, we dive into …

+ why flooring is the first place you start

+ mistakes that many homeowners make, and

+ the criteria you can use to choose the right floor for you, your family, and your project.

In Season 7 of the podcast, builder, Duayne Pearce and I spoke about the importance of knowing flooring choices early in your project. They’re important because they'll determine how your concrete slab needs to be set out and poured, and the overall levels you have to think about early if you wish to have flush sills etc.

So, knowing Frances also considers your flooring as the first choice you need to make, I was really looking forward to hearing her views on why it's essential to choose flooring early, and the different materials to consider.

There are loads of choices you can make when it comes to flooring … polished or burnished concrete, toppings over concrete, timber, tile, carpet, bamboo, cork, linoleum, rubber, laminate and vinyl.

I hope you enjoy this episode. Listen now.


Would you like to simplify your choices, and have total clarity and confidence that your interior design will help create your beautiful, functional, feel-good home?

Interior Design 101 is a self-study, DIY program. It contains the full version of all interviews from the podcast, plus extra content specifically created for Interior Design 101.

In this full interview featured inside Interior Design 101, Frances and I go through the criteria for selecting your flooring in more detail, especially looking at functionality, who will be using your floors and environmental sustainability.

We also look at how the thickness of your flooring choices need to be considered, and what you can do about your flooring selection if sound and acoustics concern you in your home.

You’ll also find full transcripts, videos, checklists, guides and so much good stuff to support you in the Interior Design of your renovation, new home or smaller project.

Interior Design 101 has been designed to help you gain clarity and confidence in all those selections and decisions you need to make for the finishes, fixtures, colours, materials and items you’ll be living with every day.


Learn more about the online program, Interior Design 101 >>>

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