Katherine and Ollie recently bought their first home together and have begun a big renovation to turn the 1930s property into the home of their dreams. After comparing lots of herringbone floor samples, the couple decided our Deluxe Brushed Suede Herringbone Click Vinyl was the one for them!

hammer and wooden flooring plank icon

Floor used in this project:
Deluxe Brushed Suede

Why did you choose Luxury Flooring?

We had decided we wanted to fit the flooring ourselves, with the help of our local handyman, so we searched for the best priced flooring online (and the prettiest colour), and after receiving a lot of samples, Luxury Flooring turned out to be the perfect fit! We were looking for a light oak colour with a slightly ash tone, without being grey, and Brushed Suede ticked all the boxes.

What was most important to you when designing your room?

We wanted to create a bright open space, where there was a clean line of sight from the front door, all the way through to the kitchen and garden. Having that view when you walk through the front door was key to the vision we had for our home and it was therefore important that the flooring contributed to the seamless flow we wanted  to create. I knew that Herringbone flooring would be the ideal choice to achieve this look.

Open plan dining room with wood table and stylish chairs

What's your story?

This is the first house we have bought together, and our first renovation. Although we were looking for a project, we didn’t really plan to do as much as we ended up doing. It kind of just happened, one day we had a kitchen, the next day, we had no wall on the back of the house... We both had the same vision for the house (luckily), and ideas just seemed to slot into place as we went along. It’s been a long journey and we still have lots to do, but it is definitely on its way to becoming our dream home.

What does your home situation look like?

It’s just the two of us at the moment, but who knows what the future holds!

How do you prepare your home before hosting?

Cleaning, of course -  I have to make sure all the carpet has hoover lines, and obviously a new candle or two!

Which rooms do you use for hosting?  

The kitchen/diner is always used for hosting; we wanted to create a space for that exact reason and it’s proven to be a great success. I initially thought I would be nervous having people in our newly renovated home, but it actually feels very natural for people to use the space, and the flooring has been so easy to keep clean!

What qualities were you looking for in your new flooring?  

I wanted a floor that felt and looked like hardwood flooring, without the cost - something that looked like it belonged in the amazing homes I see on Instagram!


Have you ever had a ‘panic moment’ with your floor while entertaining? If so, how did you handle it? 

The rule during the housewarming was no red drinks - a few drinks were spilt but luckily they all cleaned up perfectly.

What advice would you give to someone looking to transform their floor?

Prep, prep and more prep - making sure we had prepared our concrete floor/floorboards well made the process of fitting the floor simple and created a great finish.

How has your floor improved your home?  

We absolutely love the flooring, it’s exactly the colour and style we had dreamed of when imagining our home. I think the flooring adds colour and texture to the rooms, whilst being in-keeping with the neutral theme.

Close up of pale coloured kitchen with gold detailing and herringbone floor
Light grey and gold kitchen stools around kitchen island