Could Interlocking Tiles be Used for Home Flooring?

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Interlocking flooring is used throughout the building and construction industry. It is used to protect floors from damage when heavy machinery is being used. It is very successful due to its versatile nature which allows it be easily repaired and replaced as a damaged tile can easily be disconnected and removed from the floor. The flooring can also be used to protect against wear and tear or for situations where large heavy objects, that if dropped could cause damage, are being moved into the house. However, is there also a place for colourful interlocking flooring as permanent flooring in homes?

Interlocking flooring is commonplace in any industrial warehouse. However, it is rarely seen in homes. Interlocking flooring could be used as a new way of adding quirkiness to your house. The flooring can be coloured in a variety of ways to add a bit more colour to darker rooms or a bit of darkness to rooms whose floors glare.  Interlocking flooring is designed for warehouses were significant wear and tear will occur therefore it would be suitable for homes with young pets. It is easy to clean and designed to protect against damage from trucks and heavy objects so how much damage could your puppy really do? Interlocking flooring could be used in areas of the house where dogs are allowed to go. The flooring can be layered over the original floor so that if you do decide to sell or if you just want your room back to how it was all you would need to do is simple disconnect the floor tiles and then pick them up. The flooring could be especially useful if you have puppies or kittens that are still learning what they should or should not use for the bathroom.

Interlocking flooring could also offer a new interior design quirk. Styles change over the years from stone flooring to carpet and then on to laminated flooring. Who knows what the next flooring quirk could be? Interlocking flooring is often used in the home gym but could it evolve into other rooms and offer a bit of ‘je ne sais quoi’. Bright Orange floors could lighten up living rooms whilst sea coloured floors could be used bathrooms and wet areas. The flooring can also be switched from to room or changed to match the season throughout the year. Interlocking flooring just needs one brave stylist to lead the way and then many more will follow. Whilst it is very useful in Industry could it also be useful in homes? Maybe one day homes will be designed with a variety of colourful interlocking tiles that the buyer can place where they want after they have bought the house. Whilst interlocking tiles could be used in every room it will probably be a trend that is limited to one room of the house.