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Yes, we’ve picked up Gold again!

We are thrilled to have been awarded gold for the sixth year in a row for the Readers Digest Quality Service Awards.

To win this again is testament to the continued focus and attention we pay to the voice of our customers, and it’s great to get recognition from an independently run survey of New Zealand consumers.

We know there can be many pain points in the flooring purchase process so by aiming to deliver a consistent and easy interaction with us, while understanding every customer’s individual needs ensures the customer experience becomes an enjoyable one.

“We continually look to improve and by listening to those who have gone through the process with us we can identify areas of the customer experience we need to focus on and ensure we continue to exceed our customers’ expectations. Winning this award three years in a row proves our commitment to delivering excellent customer service and our goal is to solve every customer’s flooring requirements, whatever their life stage or individual needs may be”.

Victoria Lloydd, Head of Marketing

 

Catalyst Market Research was commissioned to conduct the survey, which involved 1,620 New Zealanders of a mixed demographic, who were asked to rate their opinions of a range of service-providers. Those surveyed were first asked which companies they previously had experience with, so that a brand list – reflective of today’s market – could be established. Data was then captured to establish which companies provide the highest levels of customer service.

The respondents are asked to rank their experience with the listed companies according to four questions:
“Personalisation: How well was the company able to provide the consumer with an individualised customer experience?”

“Understanding: How effectively was the company able to demonstrate a genuine insight into the customer’s needs.”

“Simplicity: How quick and easy was the process of dealing with the company?”

“Satisfaction: To what level did the company meet or exceed the customer’s expectations?”

The highest rated companies are then awarded gold and the next closest awarded silver.

We are committed to continuing our focus on customer service to ensure all our customers have a great experience every time.

Thank you to those that voted for us. We promise to keep flooring you with our service.

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Are you struggling with limited space in your bathroom? Don’t be discouraged! With the right bathroom ideas, any room can embrace bold designs and modern style – even your small toilet area.

From choosing the perfect tile to finding the best bathroom fixtures, we at Carpet Court know how essential it is to find the right balance for your home. So, here are some of our finest small bathroom ideas to inspire you for any upcoming renovation or remodel.

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1. Include the Right Colours in Your Small Bathroom Ideas

Light and bright colours can help to make a small toilet space feel more open by reflecting light and lifting the overall décor. White is one of the most popular colour choices for small bathrooms as it has an immediate expansive effect. It also pairs beautifully with almost any other colour, so you are not limited in your design choices.

If you are searching for small bathroom ideas for your home, why not start with a white base before adding a bit of personality with colourful wall paint or wallpaper, a white ceiling, and matching trim for a clean, streamlined look?

2. Keep Your Small Bathroom Ideas Stay Chic & Modern

The most popular, modern bathroom styles centre around a well-maintained, clutter-free design. You can achieve the chic look of your dreams by including appropriate storage solutions.

Keep the floors clear for a more spacious appearance, and invest in a floating shelf or cabinet to better store your bathroom products and essentials. Ensure that everything you need is within arm’s reach for a functional layout while embracing a clean, minimalist style that will enhance any small toilet space.

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3. Embrace the Reflective Surfaces

From mirroring a wall to adding multiple mirrors to your small toilet space, these interior fixtures transform your bathroom décor. A well-placed mirror can imitate the effect of a window by reflecting light and patterns in your small bathroom, creating the appearance of a much larger space.

You can also choose a glass shower door, which looks visually stunning and opens the space by letting in more light, all while adding depth. When you combine these interior design ideas, they complement one another seamlessly, working together to maintain a welcoming, spacious atmosphere.

4. Amplify Light with Your Small Bathroom Ideas

Multiple light sources in a small bathroom can open a world of possibilities. Consider backlights, wall, and natural lighting options when brainstorming small bathroom ideas to elevate your small toilet space. You can create a chic, minimalist look with simple lighting and embrace an airy, open design that will make your room appear larger. Complement your choices with interior fixtures like a glass shower or mirrored cabinets to reflect light further and brighten the space.

To hit the point home, you can also opt for a reflecting high-gloss paint that will work to amplify the light in your small toilet space and further contribute to its visual appeal.

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5. Extend Tiles & Pattern Your Floor

Continuous, unbroken lines can give any space depth and dimension. Embrace this concept and extend your small bathroom tiles into the shower for a streamlined and cohesive look. When brainstorming small toilet ideas, using this type of surface will help make the whole room appear larger with ease.

Alternatively, you can turn your attention to the flooring to create the illusion of more space. When you opt for warmer tones, such as a herringbone wood floor, it can develop a sense of warmth and depth that works to enhance the appearance of your small toilet. The emphasis on a patterned design can also allow you to experiment with your interior décor and find the perfect match for your unique style.

Maximise Space with Our Small Bathroom Ideas at Carpet Court

At Carpet Court, we are experts at helping our customers find the perfect products to realise their small bathroom ideas. You can contact our team today to learn more about similar topics like finding the best flooring for bathrooms or how to create a winning bathroom, or you can drop us a line for a free measure and quote in your area.

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Building a smaller home or downsizing your lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t get the most out of the décor in your bedroom!

At Carpet Court, we appreciate that everyone will have a unique sense of style reflected in their interior design, but it can prove challenging when you’re limited on space. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to maximise both beauty and space in any room. In this article, we have compiled our top 5 ideas to refresh or enhance your bedroom layout or décor.

1. Carpet Colour Ideas for a Small Room

Timeless, neutral colours are fantastic options when brainstorming small bedroom ideas. White and light colour schemes help to make any room appear more spacious, so why not harness this theme to help your room seem bigger than it is? Choosing these colours will also lend your space an enduring appeal, as neutral colours rarely go out of style!

If you enjoy brighter, bolder colour palettes, choose an uplifting shade like yellow to refresh your space. When used to complement one another, the wall and carpet colour will help any room feel airy and spacious. You can add to your theme with bedding, accessories and rugs to fully flesh out the style in your bedroom.

If you are having trouble finding the perfect colours for your space, take a look at our Carpet Court colour guide to get inspired for more small room ideas.

2. Small Bedroom Furniture Layout Ideas

We all generally accept a ‘traditional’ layout for our bedrooms – the bed in the centre of a wall, two-night tables on either side, with a dressing table or statement piece of furniture for decoration as much as practical use.

Well, this is not always an ideal layout to maximise space in smaller rooms!

Instead, think of small bedroom ideas to help you feel less overwhelmed. Perhaps have most of your furniture against one wall or simply minimise the number of pieces you try to work with.

3. Built-In & Bespoke Storage Ideas for a Small Bedroom

Unfortunately, it isn’t uncommon for irregular angles and hard-to-reach spots to appear in small bedroom designs. These décor challenges can be easily overcome with bespoke storage ideas, including personalised fitted wardrobes, pigeonhole shelving, curved corner rails or pull-down hanging storage.

The ideas are endless!

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While some of these options come with a higher price tag, they are worth the investment as they have the potential to revolutionise the way you use space in your small bedrooms.

You can even go one step further with your storage solutions and opt for a built-in design that can then be hidden away for a streamlined effect. A classic space-saving solution along these lines is the walk-in wardrobe. If this is a viable option for your small room, why not include space for a dressing table or desk, so you can free up space, hide away errant objects and keep your small bedrooms free of clutter?

4. Multifunctional Furniture Ideas for a Small Room

If you are limited with space, nothing is as helpful as a quality piece of multifunctional furniture. These lifesaver items can come in many forms, so why not look for a stylish ottoman that can also act as storage for extra linens and blankets? Or keep your small bedroom clutter-free with practical ideas like a headboard with built-in storage?

No matter what you choose, multifunctional furniture is ideal for keeping those stray items at bay for a tidy look that is easy to maintain.

5. Feature Walls & Other Refined Decorative Ideas

Experimenting with décor ideas for small bedrooms is both fun and highly practical. When you work with bold colours and unique accent walls, you can create a striking feature that is a focal point for your smaller area. This can also help to create the illusion of space in the rest of the room, particularly when you pair your colourful creation with crisp white sheets or simple lines.

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Enhance Any Small Room in Your Home with Ideas & Products from Carpet Court

At Carpet Court, we have a vast selection of carpet and flooring options to help you create the small room space of your dreams. To learn more about what we offer, contact our team today for a free measure and quote or to find a store near you.

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Planning to upgrade your boys bedroom? There is a lot to keep in mind when it comes to designing your son’s space. While he may want superhero wallpaper or a car shaped bed, you would probably prefer décor that will last for as many years as possible. We have found 10 boys bedroom ideas to inspire you to create a space your son will love from a toddler to a teenager.

MINIMALISTIC SUPERHERO

Is your little man a big Marvel or DC fan? We bet he would love a superhero themed bedroom! You might be worried he will grow out of this interest though, and that’s where this idea comes in. Purchase superhero prints off Etsy and frame them, creating a mini gallery wall. This way, if your son does grow out of his superhero phase, it will be easy (and cost effective) to switch them out.

Image credit: Shades of Blue Interior
Image credit: Project Nursery

BOLD AND BLUE

You can never go wrong with a blue boys room. If you don’t want to commit to an entire blue wall, accessorise with other big items such as a blue dresser, headboard, rug or curtains. Navy blue will never go out of style.

Image credit: The Ivory Lane
Image credit: Décor Pad

READING NOOK

Create a special and cosy spot for your child to read their favourite books. This is a great way to encourage reading.

Image credit: @jesssellshomespa on Instagram

LOFT BED

Once your son sees a loft bed, he won’t stop talking about it. Loft beds are a cool bedroom idea for smaller spaces and are a fantastic way to separate sleep from play. Underneath the bed can be used for play, homework or hanging out.

MONOCHROMATIC

A monochrome colour palette will stand the test of time as your son ages. If you go for black and white, consider adding a pop of colour with your boys room décor. Darker variations of primary colours such as navy blue, mustard or forest green work really well with this colour scheme.

Image credit: Nes Design for Your Home and Garden on Little Whimsy
Image credit: Nes Design for Your Home and Garden on Little Whimsy

GEOMETRIC

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with patterns so instead try geometric shapes. They are simple enough to mix and match without clashing and just one simple décor item can enhance the room. Painting a wall is an easy way to add interest to a room and by painting a triangle between two adjoining walls (as pictured) it can make a small room feel much larger.

INCORPORATE THEIR HOBBIES

Does your son love skateboarding, surfing or mountain biking? You might have a few old boards or parts that can be upcycled for your boys bedroom décor. We love the look of these shelves that can be used to show off their passion, as well as their favourite books, photos or trophies.

Image credit: Country Living
Image credit: Pottery Barn Teen

FEATURE WALLPAPER

Make your boys room one of a kind with fun wallpaper. Choose an eye-catching design and you can keep the décor and accessories to a minimum. The wall will speak for itself and your son will love showing his friends.

Image credit: Urban Walls

TRUNDLE PLAY STATION

Use the space beneath your boys bed for an extra play station. Not only is this great fun for your son, but it also makes tidying up easier.

Image credit: Wit and Delight

GONE CAMPING

We have all enjoyed making blanket forts in our time, so why not reminisce and build your son a permanent one but tent style! This is an easy DIY job that can be achieved using fabric or you can buy a pre-made canopy. Finish it off with a string of lights and your son will feel like he’s camping underneath the stars.

Image credit: @kasiakesling on Instagram

Best carpet and flooring options for boy’s bedrooms

Your boy’s bedroom is their place to play, learn and sleep. How do we make sure the flooring is fit for all purposes and won’t cause you too much stress along the way?

We have to consider comfort, durability and easy to clean when it comes to rooms for kids of all ages. Young children tend to spend a lot of time playing on their bedroom floor, and so warmth, softness and comfort are important selection criteria. And children of any age can be messy, so flooring that is durable and easy to clean is also worth investing in.

The key is to find a child-friendly floor that is durable enough to stand up to a bit rough treatment, but also soft enough to provide a safe landing in case of falls.

 

Carpet for boy’s bedrooms

There is no better surface than carpet for children to run, jump, play, read, and fall down on. Carpet traditionally is high on comfort level however low on cleanability but with our Rhino Carpet you need not worry! Forever stain-free and able to live up to a Rhino, you couldn’t find a better option to withstand the messiest child! Plus, its luxuriously soft and your kids will find themselves wanting to do carpet angels on it! Carpet is also ideal when your child’s room is positioned above other rooms in the house – paired with a quality underlay like Dunlop Dreamwalk Carpet Cushion, you’ll dampen the sound of kids jumping on beds, play-fighting and dancing to their favourite music.

 

Laminate for boy’s bedrooms

Laminate’s technology and structure ensures a certain softness or bounce that other hard floors don’t have. Many will know what happens if you drop a glass on tile – you’ll have a dangerous mess to clean-up. However, laminate will absorb the shock and the item will generally bounce-off it. If you are worried about the cold feeling of wooden floors in your kids’ room, hard flooring can easily be paired up with an area rug to create the perfect combination.  A rug can be spot-cleaned when it gets stained and then switch it out for another one with little guilt or too much cost – even better you can order a rug from us made from our Rhino carpet to be really worry-free!

 

Vinyl for boy’s bedrooms

Sheet Vinyl and Vinyl Planks or LVT have fantastic characteristics including being;

  • Low maintenance and easy to clean. Perfect for messy kids.
  • Water-resistant. Those spilled drinks (and not to mention other wet accidents) can be easily wiped up.
  • Underfoot comfort. Vinyl does not get cold in the winter and is generally soft beneath your feet.
  • Cost-effective. You can pick up a great looking vinyl much cheaper than other flooring products – vinyl designs today can look as good as any wood and tile on the market.
  • Durability and stain resistance. Vinyl is a highly durable material that, if properly installed and maintained, can last upwards of ten to twenty years.
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When it comes time to renovating your dream home, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is what type of flooring to use. And for most homeowners it’s not an easy decision. At Carpet Court our professional award-winning sales team will help make that decision easier.

Consider not just looks, but also practicality. How will the floor feel on your feet, and how will you clean it? What flooring type should be put in each room? Will it stand up to pets, kids and spilled red wine? And how much do I want to spend?

Nothing finishes your renovation or dream home like the right flooring. It’s a great investment for your home – an investment that you will be thanking yourself for many years to come.

A popular design trend is to use the same flooring throughout the public areas. That makes the rooms look bigger and provides a unified look. Hardfloor is becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand particularly in the kitchen, bathroom and dining areas because of its stain, scratch and waterproof protection properties.

You also need to consider comfort. Carpet, is more comfortable to stand on and provides more warmth, this option is particularly popular in the likes of bedrooms and lounges.

With so many flooring options available, it can be confusing to figure out which decisions are the right ones to make. We’ve included some of our go-to ranges below that will make your house your dream house and for more info or a free measure and quote get in touch with us.

Carpet for your dream home

Carpet is the common choice in bedrooms, lounges and family rooms because it’s soft and warm and gives you that cozy feeling. It also keeps the noise down and is easy to install. Keep in mind that carpet needs to be cleaned more frequently than other types of flooring and by a professional to ensure it doesn’t harbor pests, dust and allergens.

Here are our top carpet picks for your dream home:

Rhino Manhattan

Soft and luxurious, it certainly lives up to its name sake. Oozing style and charm with a colour palette pushing the boundaries of style. Manhattan brings all you could ever want to a home and the toughness of Rhino.

Rhino Aspen

Our most up to date modern colour palette, champagne greys through to charcoal or a cool pastel blue. It will accentuate stylish homes and delight the “tootsies” with its soft appeal and gorgeous underfoot feel.

Bremworth Switzerland

With a chunky loop pile construction and the use of felted wool, Switzerland is a step up in comfort and luxury. Made in New Zealand from New Zealand wool.

Cavalier Bremworth Switzerland Carpet in Lounge

Feltex Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a beautiful chunky wool loop pile heather blend carpet in natural earthy tone shades. It is a  delight to walk on and with all the benefits of 100% pure wool.

Feltex Cheltenham 'Archer' Carpet in bedroom

Laminate flooring for your dream home

Laminate provides the appearance of hardwood flooring but without the cost. Laminate is an exceptionally hardwearing synthetic flooring product that’s durable and can easily be installed over existing floors to reduce renovation costs. Some laminates can be prone to moisture damage and damaged planks must be replaced rather than refurbished.

Here are our top laminate flooring picks for your dream home:

Malmo Mammut

Mammut laminate flooring panels are extra hard, extra long and extra practical. The range features a country cottage character and authentic natural wood look to create a sophisticated spaces.

Quick-Step Perspective Nature

Perspective Nature stands for the most refined and water-resistant laminate floor. The unprecedented attention to detail makes this laminate floor indistinguishable from real wood.

Rigid flooring for your dream home

Rigid flooring, sometimes known as ‘hybrid flooring’ is the latest hard flooring innovation. Combining the best attributes of both laminate and vinyl, rigid flooring is 100% waterproof and dent resistant. Being waterproof rigid is the first floating floor product that can be installed throughout the entire home creating a seamless look.

Here are our top rigid flooring picks for your dream home:

Rhino EverCore Nature

Taking inspiration from the natural world – Rhino EverCore’s stunning new Nature range combines the beauty of wood with the toughness of a fusion core providing superb durabilty and style or busy homes.

COREtec Naturals Herringbone

Add flair to an entrance way or the whole house with COREtec Herringbone. Herringbone floors are a great way to define an area or add a bit of spunk to a neutral zone.

COREtec Herringbone Meadow in dining room

Rhino EverCore Stone

EverCore™ Stone mimics the look of concrete without the cold feel under foot. Use this product alongside the Nature range to define an area or enjoy its natural beauty throughout your home.

Rhino EverCore Stone Riverstone

COREtec Stone Katla

Inspired by mountains, COREtec Stone Katla is a subtle sandstone in modern tones. Sweeps of colour rushing through the tile create a soft texture that enlighten decors.

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As a homeowner, you’re constantly thinking of projects that can make your home more comfortable and desirable, ensuring that you’re adding value to the house in the process and a question you ask yourselves is what to do before selling your home? So, does new flooring really increase house value, well the simple answer is yes. Most homeowners find about a seventy percent ROI on new floors when they go to sell their house. Flooring is generally the biggest colour in your home, so has a massive impact on how it is perceived

Your flooring really shapes the look and feel of your house interior and potential buyers will be put off if the flooring you have is damaged, worn or dated. Buyers love to see brand-new flooring that is easy to maintain and stylish, so maximise that house value before yo sell with new flooring. Two big things potential buyers are looking at is the maintenance and the condition of the flooring.

Take a look at your flooring and consider the following, is it:

  • Visibly worn down in high-traffic areas.
  • Overly stained.
  • Frayed or ripping up at the baseboards.
  • Outdated or out of style.
  • Covered in or smells like mildew.

Remember, when a potential buyer is walking in to your house they will have their shoes off and you want them to be comfortable and feel good quality flooring under their feet. Part of the psychology of selling a home is the ability for viewers to imagine themselves living there, this is why home staging is so successful. It creates a neutral space where people can visualise their own belongings slotting right in to your home. If the first thing someone sees when they walk into your property is threadbare, ripped, or stained flooring, they immediately lose that comfort factor.

So you need to make sure that you’re choosing flooring options that will get you the best value for your home. With so many flooring options available, it can be confusing to figure out which decisions are the right ones to make. We’ve included some of our go-to ranges below that will make your house sparkle with charm, be sale ready and not break the bank. For more info or a free measure and quote get in touch with us.

Carpet for doing up to sell

Carpet is the common choice in bedrooms, lounges and family rooms because it’s soft and warm and gives you that cozy feeling. It also keeps the noise down and is easy to install. Keep in mind that carpet needs to be cleaned more frequently than other types of flooring and by a professional to ensure it doesn’t harbor pests, dust and allergens.

Here are our top carpet picks for doing up to sell:

ElemEntry Moana

A cut pile, solution dyed polyester carpet, Moana is thick and dense for a quality all-round look and comes in a palette of colours that compliment a lot of decors.

Malmo Monte Rosa

With a fantastic heavy twist which makes it look thicker than it actually is, Monte Rosa is well priced and great looking making it perfect for tidying up before you sell.

Malmo Nordic

Super high twist levels make Nordic thick and plush with a lovely aesthetic, all for an astonishing low price. 4m wide rolls increases value while decreasing the number of seams.

The Block NZ Malmo Nordic Storm Master Bedroom

Godfrey Hirst Detroit

Detroit is a stunning and versatile range of carpet for all seasons. This solution dyed nylon cut pile carpet will sustain luxurious comfort all year round and is a great lower cost option.

Detroit 'Paua' carpet in kids bedroom

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVT) for doing up to sell

Luxury vinyl plank (LVT) flooring is the popular choice for many rooms including kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, basement, hallways and lounge rooms, because it is durable, waterproof and cost-effective. Vinyl planks and tiles can also look like wood or natural stone for a high-end look on a reasonable budget. With all its pros just remember that luxury vinyl tiles won’t hide noise as well as other flooring surfaces. Some styles and shades come in both LVT and SPC (Stone Polymer composite), with the latter being able to be laid directly over existing floor coverings, often saving you money.

Here are our top luxury vinyl plank picks for doing up to sell:

Malmo Scandia

A hardwearing and water resistant floor ideal for seamless flooring throughout your home.

Malmo Scandia Stockholm Bedroom

Malmo Scandia Stone

A stylish ceramic tile look with much easier installation, removal and repair.

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Karndean Knight Tile

All of the interest and beauty of real timber and stone floors, but for that lower price point.

Karndean Knight Tile Classic Limed Oak Luxury Vinyl Tile in Dining Room

Laminate for doing up to sell

Laminate provides the appearance of hardwood flooring but without the cost. Laminate is an exceptionally hardwearing synthetic flooring product that’s durable and can easily be installed over existing floors to reduce renovation costs. Some laminates can be prone to moisture damage and damaged planks must be replaced rather than refurbished.

Here are our top laminate picks for doing up to sell:

Malmo Exquisit

Its embossed grain and matt surface shimmer give it an authentic wood look at a fraction of the price.

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What flooring to choose for your rental property is a common question we get asked, most landlords are looking for an easy, low maintenance flooring option that is cost effective, durable, stylish and easily replaceable. A landlord has the responsibility to make a rental property habitable and there are lots of options across our different product categories to get that desirable “neutral” look that makes it a win-win for both the tenants and the landlord.

The floors in your rental property must have visual appeal to attract residents and long-term value for your investment, while still offering you the peace of mind that they will withstand wear and tear and remain looking good for a decent period of time.

This is a guide of the best flooring for rental properties that we offer. For more info or a free measure and quote get in touch with us.

Carpet for your rental property

Carpet is the common choice in bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms because it’s soft and warm and gives you that cozy feeling. It also keeps the noise down and is easy to install. Keep in mind that carpet needs to be cleaned more frequently than other types of flooring and should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months or as per the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure it doesn’t harbor pests, dust and allergens.

Here are our top carpet picks for your rental property:

ElemEntry Military

Inexpensive and practical with its multilevel loops and heathered yarn.

ElemEntry Military Carpet in colour Devonport

ElemEntry Galaxy

An in-expensive entry into the modern cut pile look, it’s tight construction makes it hard wearing.

Elementry Galaxy Sculptor Lounge Room Close Up

Malmo Marseille

A slightly thicker cut pile carpet with up to date modern tones, best for long term tenants.

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVT) for your rental property

Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring is the best choice for many rooms in a rental property including kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, basement, hallways and lounge rooms, because it is durable, waterproof and cost-effective. Vinyl planks and tiles can also look like wood or natural stone for a high-end look on a reasonable budget. With all its pros just remember that luxury vinyl tiles won’t hide noise as well as other flooring surfaces.

Here are our top luxury vinyl plank picks for your rental property:

Malmo Scandia

A hardwearing and water resistant floor ideal for seamless flooring throughout your rental.

Malmo Scandia Stockholm Bedroom

Malmo Scandia Stone

A stylish ceramic tile look with much easier installation, removal and repair.

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Karndean Knight Tile

All of the interest and beauty of real timber and stone floors, but for that lower price point.

Karndean Knight Tile Classic Limed Oak Luxury Vinyl Tile in Dining Room

Sheet Vinyl for your rental property

Sheet vinyl, often referred to as ‘Lino’ has been gracing our floors for decades now and is still popular with its 2-4 m sheet width waterproof floor. Quieter to walk on they are also slightly easier to rip or scratch, so going for a commercial graded version will give you the best of both worlds.

Here are our top sheet vinyl picks for your rental property:

Jacobsens Tarkeet Traffic

A wide variety of tile and wood looks with a thick wear layer for strength.

Laminate for your rental property

Laminate provides the appearance of hardwood flooring but without the cost. Laminate is an exceptionally hardwearing synthetic flooring product that’s durable and can easily be installed over existing floors to reduce renovation costs. Some laminates can be prone to moisture damage and damaged planks must be replaced rather than refurbished.

Here are our top laminate picks for your rental property:

Malmo Exquisit

Its embossed grain and matt surface shimmer give it an authentic wood look at a fraction of the price.

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Be Styled

Looking for girls’ bedroom ideas? Whether she’s five or fifteen, chances are your daughter already has some pretty specific ideas about decorating her room but, a girls’ bedroom needs to be a flexible space, accommodating her changing needs and evolving as she grows up, so it makes sense to ensure that big-ticket items will stand the test of time. Let your girls bedroom décor shine with colour, pattern and magical touches through fabric, lighting, artwork and quirky accessories. Take a look at these 10 girl’s bedroom ideas for inspiration.

PRETTY IN PINK

Though it might seem cliché, the truth is many children’s (little girls in particular) favourite colour is pink. As a parent, you want your girls room décor to be something they absolutely love while still being stylish and having some longevity. The wrong pink can be overpowering and jeopardize that but, if you pick a vibrant coral or blush shade, that will hopefully satisfy her pink craving and see you into her teenage years. And perhaps the most important thing to remember when decorating with pink is that a pink theme does not mean that everything should be pink. Pair pink with white for a harmonious feel.

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PRINCESS CANOPY

Every girl loves feeling like a princess, and a beautiful bed canopy with lots of soft, billowy fabric will give you that feeling of royalty! This can be easily achieved by hanging curtains or any fabric behind the bed or buying a proper canopy.

Image Credit: Etsy, Pinterest

MONOCHROMATIC

When you think of decorating a kid’s room, you probably don’t think of black and white as a go-to color palette, but this classic monochromatic combo can work for little ones too and is the perfect girls room décor for a non girly girl.

Keep the black to just one feature wall so to not make the room too dark or look for a black and white feature wallpaper. Then accessorise with easy change out items so the room can grow with your daughter. You don’t need a busy color palette to create a dynamic space.

Girls Room Ideas - Monochromatic

FUN FEATURE WALLPAPER

Wallpaper is a fantastic way to bring fun, pattern and personality into any room and a girls bedroom is no different. This is the type of wallpaper and scheme that will grow with your daughter from nursery to teenage girls bedroom. All this room needs to make this leap is simply a change of accessories.

Girls Room Ideas - Fun Feature Wallpaper

CREATE A GALLERY WALL

Whatever their age bring some personality to your girls bedroom with an art gallery-style picture wall, and instead of buying a bunch of art to decorate use their own art from school! Group pieces with similar colors to make a themed gallery or take different pieces from each grade to make a timeline of their creative skills. You can bring in their names, frame their favourite fictional characters, quotations and posters. It’s all about making sure the space reflects their unique personality.

Girls Room Ideas - Create A Gallery Wall
Girls Room Ideas - Create A Gallery Wall

BUILD A DEN

Make bedtime fun with the perfect reading nook for bedtime stories, and what beats a permanent tent or hanging canopy! Add a rug, cushions and their favourite soft toys to cuddle into. Who doesn’t love a good pillow fort?

Girls Room Ideas - Build A Den
Girls Room Ideas - Build A Den

MAKE FURNITURE FUN

A chest of drawers is a staple in any bedroom but why not make it bring something of its own to your girls room décor. Pick up a very basic or second-hand set of drawers, some paint test pots, fabric or wallpaper and the worlds your oyster! With some simple geometric designs, block colours or pretty patterns you can create a set of drawers unique to only your girls room.

Girls Room Ideas - Make Furniture Fun
Girls Room Ideas - Make Furniture Fun

DRESS UP STATION

Give your little girl a place to dress up, role play and strut her stuff with a dress up closet and change room. This simple DIY idea is a little girl’s dream come true.

ELEGANT STYLE

It might pain you to think, but your little girl will grow up and isn’t going to want a Disney themed bedroom forever. Opting for elegant girls room décor with simple and sophisticated layout and furnishings will give you a room that will go the distance and you won’t have to worry about painting or investing in new furniture as their tastes change.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOHO

Want to create a truly dreamy space for the little lady? Go boho! Bohemian-inspired décor is back and boasting a fresh and modern vibe. The relaxing vibe that boho gives off and the fact that it is a is style that doesn’t need to be put together perfectly, it can be mismatched and still look gorgeous makes it perfect for a girls bedroom!

Girls Room Ideas - Beautifully Boho

BEST CARPET AND FLOORING OPTIONS FOR GIRL’S BEDROOMS

With kids’ rooms being so much more than just a sleeping space how do we ensure we have a floor that lasts the distance and doesn’t cause you too much stress along the way?

Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, flooring that is comfortable, durable, and easy to clean is what comes to mind when we think of flooring for kids’ rooms.

Young children tend to spend a lot of time playing on their bedroom floor, and so warmth, softness and comfort are important selection criteria. And children of any age can be messy, so flooring that is durable and easy to clean is also worth investing in.

The key is to find a child-friendly floor that is durable enough to stand up to a bit rough treatment, but also soft enough to provide a safe landing in case of falls.

Carpet for girl’s bedrooms

There is no better surface than carpet for children to run, jump, play, read, and fall down on. Carpet traditionally is high on comfort level however low on cleanability but with our Rhino Carpet you need not worry! Forever stain-free and able to live up to a Rhino, you couldn’t find a better option to withstand the messiest child! Plus, its luxuriously soft and your kids will find themselves wanting to do carpet angels on it! Carpet is also ideal when your child’s room is positioned above other rooms in the house – paired with a quality underlay like Dunlop Dreamwalk Carpet Cushion  you’ll dampen the sound of kids jumping on beds, play-fighting and dancing to their favourite music.

Laminate for girl’s bedrooms

Laminate’s technology and structure ensures a certain softness or bounce that other hard floors don’t have.  Many will know what happens if you drop a glass on tile – you’ll have a dangerous mess to clean-up. However, laminate will absorb the shock and the item will generally bounce-off it. If you are worried about the cold feeling of wooden floors in your kids’ room hard flooring can easily be paired up with an area rug to create the perfect combination.  A rug can be spot-cleaned when it gets stained and then switch it out for another one with little guilt or too much cost – even better you can order a rug from us made from our Rhino carpet to be really worry-free!

Vinyl for girl’s bedrooms

What? In a kids’ room?!! Why not? Sheet Vinyl and Vinyl Planks or LVT have fabulous characteristics including being;

Low maintenance and easy to clean. Perfect for messy kids.

Water-resistant. Those spilled drinks (and not to mention other wet accidents) can be easily wiped up.

Underfoot comfort. Vinyl does not get cold in the winter and is generally soft beneath your feet.

Cost-effective. You can pick up a great looking vinyl much cheaper than other flooring products – vinyl designs today can look as good as any wood and tile on the market.

Durability and stain resistance. Vinyl is a highly durable material that, if properly installed and maintained, can last upwards of ten to twenty years.

Be Styled

The pandemic has changed the way we see our homes. Our homes have become an important part of self-care and are now seen as more of a refuge and a sense of calm making this season all about bringing the outdoors in!

Think deep blues for that sense of calm, lush greens to be close to nature and earthy neutrals such as beige and sand for that relaxed feel.

To compliment this season, you will also see pops of rust and gold used as well as the use of rattan furnishings. Whether you choose dried plants, greenery or fresh flowers a botanical interior provides emotional and calming benefits.

GREEN

The most popular colour to represent the environment. Green comes alive in a multitude of hues. Whether you prefer seafoam or deep forest green it is fresh, lively, and brings the outdoors in. It pairs well with a wide variety of colours including neutrals like brown and grey, as well as vibrant shades of yellow and rust.

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GREY

Grey is here to stay! A timeless colour from light shades of vapor to the dark granite tones, grey remains an all-time favourite.

NAVY BLUE

Navy paired with mauve, rust browns and light blushes will be prominent in this season. Dark blues are versatile and add a sense of calm and cosines to any space.

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EARTH TONES

Warm neutrals such as Beige, cream and taupe are a statement for the season. Paired with green rocket by aussie online casinos and rust for a relaxed harmonious colour palette. Incorporate materials such as rattan, wicker, cork, wool and faux leather to compliment.

MUTED GOLD

Style this seasons feature colours with muted gold, satin-matte gold or accents of gold to compliment the earthy colours in your home.

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A kid’s bedroom is their space to play, create, imagine, study, relax and of course sleep. It is a multipurpose space and so design and functionality are just as important as a kid’s room décor. Kids will often have ideas on what they want their room to be like, some of which you probably won’t agree with, but balance is the key to cool kids’ rooms.

Here are 10 of our favourite kids’ bedroom ideas packed with stylish kid’s room décor, smart storage solutions, practical solutions and most importantly fun!

CHOOSE A COOL BED – OR BETTER YET, BUILD ONE!

A bed is a must for every kid’s room and often becomes the centrepiece. So why not make a statement with a bed that will give your kids as much enjoyment as they do you when you see their jaws drop and their smiles light up their little faces. Plus, be bet you’ll never have to argue about bedtime again.

There are plenty of cool beds out there to buy or if you are looking for something more unique like this custom DIY little yellow digger bed, you can also buy DIY bed plans.

Kids Bedroom Ideas - Choose a cool bed

NURTURE WITH NATURE

An earthy coloured and themed small children’s room with tree murals and animal themed decor elements will have your little one feeling close to the benefits of nature at any time of the day.

Kids Bedroom Ideas - Nurture with nature

PERSONALISED FUN

Rather than looking at kids’ bedroom décor as a chore and added stress make it a fun, bonding experience. Encourage your little ones to get involved so their personality and passions shine through to create a space that is uniquely theirs, just like this whimsical Mr. Fox themed kids room décor.

Kids Bedroom Ideas - Personalised fun

FEATURE WALL FUN

Kids crave colour, fun and excitement and a great way of bringing that into a kid’s room décor is with a feature wall. There are so many fun and playful wallpapers on the market that make for cool kid’s rooms! Not into wallpaper? Murals, or feature paint colours work just as good. And if you are looking for a solution that will easily grow and transform as your kids do, opt for a neutral wall colour and liven it up with wall decals which are easy to remove at a later date.

Kids Bedroom Ideas - Feature wall fun

LEAVE ROOM TO PLAY

In many homes today, space is tight and there is rarely the space for a dedicated playroom, but you don’t need one, by creating zones in children’s rooms, they can be both a place for sleep and play national by morrock.com. A play area in your kids’ room might be a reading nook or comfy chair, a dolls house or lego corner, an arts and crafts station or kids only crawl space, the options are endless.

Kids Bedroom Ideas - Leave room to play

GET CREATIVE WITH STORAGE

Kids are notoriously bad at keeping their rooms tidy, so smart kids room storage is essential, give them the tools to keep everything organised at a height that works for them. Cubed shelving systems with pull out baskets are ideal. Kids can see what is in them and very easily pack them back up again.  Wall shelves are a great as the provide storage without taking up floor space, hooks are great for hanging coats and school bags and pegboards are great organisers for artwork and newsletters.

Kids Bedroom Ideas - Get creative with storage

MAKE HOMEWORK FUN

Entice kids into doing their homework by creating a desk area where they will truly want to sit down and work. Somewhere that once they have finished their homework, they’ll happily stay on and draw or read a book.

Kids Bedroom Ideas - Make homework fun

BUNK BEDS

Bunk beds can be an endless source of inspiration and create very cool kids’ rooms. Take ordinary bunks to the next level with fort-like build-outs, curtains, slides, stairs, colour, and bold wallpaper backdrops.

Kids Bedroom Ideas - Bunk Beds

ENCOURAGE IMAGINATION

Create a space that enables your kids’ imagination run wild, somewhere to escape reality and live a fantasy and you might be surprised to see just how much time they want to spend in there.

Kids Bedroom Ideas - Encourage imagination

CLIMBING WALL

Get kids off their smartphones and gaming devices and instead burn off some of that excess energy by installing their very own climbing. Not only does a climbing wall encourage active play, it also reduces boredom and makes indoor play lots of fun. Just be sure to have some crash pads that can be stored away when not in use.

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BEST CARPET AND FLOORING OPTIONS FOR A KIDS ROOM

With kids’ rooms being so much more than just a sleeping space how do we ensure we have a floor that lasts the distance and doesn’t cause you too much stress along the way?

Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, flooring that is comfortable, durable, and easy to clean is what comes to mind when we think of flooring for kids’ rooms.

Young children tend to spend a lot of time playing on their bedroom floor, and so warmth, softness and comfort are important selection criteria. And children of any age can be messy, so flooring that is durable and easy to clean is also worth investing in.

The key is to find a child-friendly floor that is durable enough to stand up to a bit rough treatment, but also soft enough to provide a safe landing in case of falls.

Carpet for kid’s bedrooms

There is no better surface than carpet for children to run, jump, play, read, and fall down on. Carpet traditionally is high on comfort level however low on cleanability but with our Rhino Carpet you need not worry! Forever stain-free and able to live up to a Rhino, you couldn’t find a better option to withstand the messiest child! Plus, its luxuriously soft and your kids will find themselves wanting to do carpet angels on it! Carpet is also ideal when your child’s room is positioned above other rooms in the house – paired with a quality underlay like Dunlop Dreamwalk Carpet Cushion  you’ll dampen the sound of kids jumping on beds, play-fighting and dancing to their favourite music.

Laminate for kid’s bedrooms

Laminate’s technology and structure ensures a certain softness or bounce that other hard floors don’t have.  Many will know what happens if you drop a glass on tile – you’ll have a dangerous mess to clean-up. However, laminate will absorb the shock and the item will generally bounce-off it. If you are worried about the cold feeling of wooden floors in your kids’ room hard flooring can easily be paired up with an area rug to create the perfect combination.  A rug can be spot-cleaned when it gets stained and then switch it out for another one with little guilt or too much cost – even better you can order a rug from us made from our Rhino carpet to be really worry-free!

Vinyl for kid’s bedrooms

What? In a kids’ room?!! Why not? Sheet Vinyl and Vinyl Planks or LVT have fabulous characteristics including being;

Low maintenance and easy to clean. Perfect for messy kids.

Water-resistant. Those spilled drinks (and not to mention other wet accidents) can be easily wiped up.

Underfoot comfort. Vinyl does not get cold in the winter and is generally soft beneath your feet.

Cost-effective. You can pick up a great looking vinyl much cheaper than other flooring products – vinyl designs today can look as good as any wood and tile on the market.

Durability and stain resistance. Vinyl is a highly durable material that, if properly installed and maintained, can last upwards of ten to twenty years.

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The master bedroom, your escape haven and that little slice of luxury (well it should be anyway!). Arguably one of the most important rooms in the house and the room that sells.

 

In terms of styling a master bedroom, normally the room has a fairly neutral to dark pallet. Shades of brown or grey work quite well for paint and a feature wall behind the bed can add contrast and make a real statement. Current trends are a little bit industrial and quite minimalist, think hanging light fittings either side of the bed with simple bedside tables. Beds tend to be sitting lower to the ground with big over-sized plain duvets.

For the flooring, keep it consistent with the rest of the house- pick either hard flooring or carpet and carry the same flooring through all the bedrooms.

Here are our flooring recommendations to create the winning master bedroom

SmartStrand Ingenious Flair, Elephant                   SmartStrand Natural Decoration, Orion

Hard Flooring

 

There are plenty of options available to suit the desired look you are going for. The ‘wood floor’ look seems to be more and more popular in bedrooms. The beauty of current technology in flooring allows many materials to provide the ‘wood look’ without the cost of real wood. People tend to stay away from hard flooring in the belatra bedrooms because they are worried about loss of warmth however, if insulated properly with the right underlay this can be minimised. Vinyl and vinyl planking are both great options for achieving this.

Texline Comfort, Empire Dark Grey                          Scandia, Malmo

Head into your nearest store to ask any of our friendly staff for further information about these products or alternatively visit our website carpetcourt.nz

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Having a spare room in your house is an added luxury as long as it doesn’t end up as a store room for old books, photos, clothes, furniture and junk that don’t have a home anywhere else. When deciding what to use your spare room for think about what you and your family would get the best use out of – be it a guest room, office, gym, library, media room, kids playroom – the list is endless! The great thing about a spare room is you can change the purpose of the room as your family’s needs change.

 

It will also add value for potential buyers if you choose to sell in the future if it is in keeping with the rest of the house and the best way to do this is with the flooring. Whether you choose carpet or hardflooring both are versatile enough for any purpose.

Rhino Carpet 

 

Carpet is an ideal choice for a spare bedroom, media room, office or library and even a kids playroom if you choose a product that can withstand the test of young children. Rhino carpet is the ideal choice for growing families as it has built-in stain and fade resistance. It is beautifully soft yet still hard wearing making it perfect for families. Rhino carpet comes in multiple styles, colours and prices.

Rhino Rhode Island – Charismatic Lifestyle

The Office

 

The room that people will sneak off to when they need some ‘peace and quite’,  get some work done (or just escape from the kids). The office normally contains a desk, computer, maybe a rug of some sort and a couple of chairs.

 

The world is your oyster when it comes to the flooring in the office. The most common flooring choices would be either carpet or hard flooring. We recommend to keep the flooring colour the same as what you have in other areas of the house for the purpose of maintaining flow. So if you have carpet in the living and bedrooms, use the same carpet in the office, likewise with hard flooring. You don’t necessarily have to keep legalcasinos.com.ua the same flooring that you have in the bedrooms for the office, just keep it consistent with other areas of the house.

 

Here are some great options that will help you to create the winning look in your spare room:

Rhino Portland, Stepping Stone                                    Rhino New Orleans, Desire Street

Guest Bedroom

 

Alongside the office, the guest room would be the other most common use for the spare room. Not only is it great to be able to provide guests with their own room when they come to stay but it provides the hubby with a bed when he’s got the man flu and it gives you a second wardrobe – bonus!

 

We recommend to keep the flooring in the guest room consistent with the flooring you have in the other bedrooms.

 

Here are our products that will allow you to create the winning look:

Rhino Austin, Lakeway                                                      Rhino New Orleans, Desire Street

The Media Room

 

There are many different purposes for the media room. It can be great for families as it can allow the children (or you) to watch what you like on another room, or even for everyone to have a family movie night . If set up correctly it can also be an ideal room for hosting- get a big projector, a couple of couches and some bean bags and you have yourself the perfect ‘at home’ set up for the rugby!

 

We recommend putting carpet in the media room. It keeps it warm and cosy and also makes it comfortable for those to sit on if there is a time where there may not be enough seats for everyone. However you can still opt for a hardfloor like laminate or timber if that is what you have in the other living areas of the home, just add a big rug to help with the acoustics and serve as a cosy spot to sit for an overflow of quests.

 

Here are our products that will allow you to create the winning look:

Malmo Mote Rosa, Perfect Taupe                              ElemEntry Canyon, Ngaranga

We love the use of timber on the walls to create a real ‘man cave’ feel.

To get the best advice, speak to any of our knowledgeable sales staff in store. You can also head to carpetcourt.nz to book a free measure and quote.