When buying or renovating an apartment, it is crucial to choose a good floor… Our guest is a well-known blogger and stylist Lili Halo Decoration who told us in her column what a beautiful wooden floor means for her…
AUTHOR: LILI HALO DECORATION
Today, I present you the beautiful, modern flooring of Mopar.
Most people starts with buying ceramic tiles, but this was not the case with us. We started with the parquet floor. The apartment has ceramic tiles only in the shower, ultratop so-called cement floor in the kitchen and hallway, and throughout the rest of the apartment beautiful parquet.
Interior decoration starts from the floor. It must satisfy the criterion of functionality, but also the criterion of aesthetics. It is important for us to be beautiful, yet durable and easy to maintain. They make an important visual impression when entering a room. That’s why we take so much time to choose, and that’s why you’re all so crazy about this process.
I remember that weekend when we left Tom at Grandma’s, bought sandwiches and went to see the parquet floors. I walked into the store, barely watched from tiredness (a toddler, selling an apartment, decorating a new one), still wiping sandwich crumbs and looking for a chair to sit so I could flip through the catalogs… I missed the chair and ended up on the floor. Welcome!
Parquet is a favorite in apartments today
If you take a good look at the apartments I posted on the blog, you will see that they have really nice flooring. There are more and more apartments that have parquet in the kitchen as well. Do you remember Bokamorra project ? Check out the Mopar parquet floor at this wonderful pizza restaurant.
By choosing the same flooring throughout the apartment, the space is visually increased and the parquet floors provide warmth and naturalness. Today there is a large selection of different flooring on the market. It is important to choose the right quality and firmness, but the quality of the varnish is also important. Parquet floors have a long life and are easy to maintain.
Although they say darker parquets are for larger spaces, I would disagree with that because I was in a lot of small apartments that looked fantastic with darker parquets. So just be brave, listen to your intuition and believe in your creativity. Put the flooring color you really like. Most often, this is the first thing that you start with.
If you are interested in more about flooring, head to the Strojarska cesta in Zagreb at the Mopar showroom. There will be a very friendly atmosphere. They are full of understanding and helpful tips. That’s where I got my photo samples and saw a beautiful dining/ work desk made of flooring.
I was also asked a lot about our dining table. Unfortunately the store where we bought it is closed, but here’s a good idea, make your own! I especially liked the Chevron French embroidery I took in Tom’s room. I fantasized a little about how nice it would be to cover the whole floor with this way of stacking.
Mopar produces varnished and oiled parquets in various sizes and collections. They use solvent-free varnishes and natural oils. This is very important and I believe that you will be worried about what are you putting on the floor, especially when you are entering the apartment with a child. What I definitely plan to get are products for parquet cleaning and maintenance that they have recently in their offer. I think the husband will be delighted with the new venture because it will not be possible for a pregnant woman to polish the floor…
When you come to the Mopar salon in showroom in Zagreb, you will first notice that they have many types of flooring. Parquet floors are grouped into several collections: Basic, Herringbone, Castle, Shape, Hexagon, Multikant, Elegant, Line, Quadrotte, Maxi 15 and Maxi 16. The boards come in three thicknesses (10, 12 and 14mm), seven widths (90, 120, 140, 160, 180, Maxi 220 and Maxi 350mm), and two lengths (600 and 2500mm).
So I am sure you will find it very difficult to decide on your favorite pattern as your shortlist will be in at least five beautiful shades 🙂
I was really impressed about Mopar’s rich catalog. Rarely I have been able to come across with such a well-designed catalog with all the essential information, including information on how to stack the flooring. Take a peek and see for yourself.
Enjoy in pictures…