In our latest Colour Issue we’ve compiled a handy little black book of ideas, trends, tips and a listing of useful contacts. ‘There’s nothing better than a recommendation from a good friend when you’re renovating’, says editor Laureen Rossouw. ‘Our Home Guide is just that: an invaluable and carefully selected listing of need-to-know names – experts on everything from walls, floors, windows, doors, lighting and appliances.’ Here we show four distinct floor treatments, each with a suggested flooring contact from our DECO Guide to Floors, Doors, Walls & More

For concrete floors: A newcomer to South Africa’s paint industry, Duram Showfloor is an attractive long-lasting cement floor paint using the latest in water-based technology with polyurethane properties. Their Showfloor range is ideal for residential or commercial floors, in or outdoors and on either new or previously painted cement. Showfloor is a user-friendly single pack so there’s no more measuring or mixing required. ‘The beauty of this range is that it is an easy to apply, affordable and durable way of painting floors.’ says Simon Stekhoven, CEO of Duram.

For tiles: If you’re looking for a wide selection of tiles, we’d recommend Kenzan Quality Tiles. Kenzan have nurtured their association with leading factories in Europe which are at the forefront of tile technology, design and fashion. Kenzan sets the standard in the industry, and keeps South Africans up to date with the latest ranges and tile trends. Expect a large variety to choose from.

For wooden flooring: Durable, elegant, and distinctive, Oggie Hardwood Flooring specialises in premium wide-plank oak floors. It enhances many contemporary architectural spaces, as well as traditionally styled homes, and is the choice of leading architects and designers. Whichever Oggie range you choose, rest easy knowing you’ve made an environmentally responsible choice – it has a Forest Stewardship Council certification. Products carrying the FSC label come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. The forest of origin is carefully audited and controlled in compliance with parameters and rules fixed by the Forest Stewardship Council.

For vinyl flooring: Vinyl flooring has come a long way from the days of the thin patterned vinyl we associate with our grandmother’s kitchen – that same vinyl that discoloured, peeled, tore and even had the pattern rub off leaving those white patches everywhere. With Belgotex Vinyl those associations are a thing of the past. With the look and feel of wood, Belgotex Vinyl is the best bet for a wood look flooring solution. Belgotex produces floors that reflect our preference for natural-look colours, textures and products that literally don’t cost the earth. ‘There’s definitely an increasing preference towards more resource-efficient materials such as water-wise Duraturf artificial lawn for low-maintenance green zones. I believe energy-efficient carpets will also regain favour in the near future for similar reasons,’ says Helen De Villiers, Marketing Manager at Belgotex Floorcoverings.


Pick up a copy of our latest Colour Issue to see more from our DECO Guide to Walls, Doors, Floors, Lighting & More…