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Floors For Thought: Night Sky

From twinkling skies to glistening golden leaves, embrace the seasonal delights that autumn’s darker evenings bring with our latest Floors for Thought!

Inspired by outdoorsy get-togethers, the flat lay encompasses British bonfire night at its best – complete with cosy bobble hats and a hint of extra sparkle!

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The perfect blend of style and glamour, our Black Sparkle floor tiles feature shimmering glitter particles making it the perfect seasonal update for autumn interiors.

Glistening from every angle and adding a touch of luxury to any space, the reflective glitter surface adds depth and subtly catches the remaining late-afternoon sunlight to instantly brighten up dreary autumn nights.

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Like all of our flooring, the Sparkle collection is completely waterproof and incredibly hard wearing, making them the perfect choice for any space – from shop floor to dance floor!

Available in a selection of six sparkling designs, find a shade to suit your style now! > http://www.harveymaria.com/Floor-Range/black-sparkle-tile_3

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How To Add Cool Metallic Style to Homes

Introduce the trend for metallics into your home with our lustrous metal-effect collection!

Offering a choice of contemporary designs across two of our ranges: Tread Plate and Urban Colours, choose from gorgeous shimmering finishes, bold colours and industrial-inspired textures – perfect for adding cool and contemporary style to interiors.

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Combining everyday practicality with a touch of luxury, metallic floor tiles are ideal for updating interiors and creating a statement look in the home.

Not only incredibly durable, our vinyl floors are also warm underfoot, slip resistant and effortlessly easy to install and maintain, making them the ideal choice for busy family homes and high footfall areas.

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If it’s colour you’re looking for, then try the Urban Colours collection.

With nine glistening metallic shades to choose from, including Gunmetal, Copper and Silver, the tile’s subtly reflective surface catches the light beautifully, creating an eye-catching and inspiring interior space.

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For those wanting to bring a touch of the industrial trend into the home, the Tread Plate collection is ideal.

Realistically simulating the look of real metallic tread plate, this tactile range is expertly embossed to create the distinctive raised pattern – guaranteed to introduce a sense of urban style to homes!

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Create a Statement with our Colours Collection

Create a space that is high on impact with our bold and versatile Colours Collection.

With 13 distinctive tiles to choose from, statement colour-pop tones are presented alongside subtle pastels and dark, dramatic hues to ensure that there’s an option to suit all interior schemes.

Our contemporary tile range has been designed to look beautiful when used in one block colour, or when mixed-and-matched together to create a floor covering with added wow factor.

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Wonderfully easy to lay, vinyl tiles offer a hugely practical and stylish flooring option for any room in the house, from high footfall areas such as a hallways or kitchens to reception spaces that are used for entertaining.

Unlike other flooring surfaces, a vinyl surface won’t warp or need regular treating like wood, is effortlessly easy to install and maintain, and is incredibly durable.

Here at Harvey Maria, we also offer a 20 year guarantee on selected ranges, ensuring our on-trend floor coverings are perfect for busy family living!

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Floors For Thought: Changing Seasons

Let homes reflect the great outdoors this autumn with chunky knits, natural wooden textures and a calming colour palette inspired by the turning of the seasons.

From ochre yellows to rustic oranges, it’s possible to bring the outdoors in with warm welcoming hues and create a cosy décor scheme within interiors.

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In this month’s Floors For Thought flay lay we’ve looked to the rich, earthy tones of our Scrubbed Pecan wood-effect tiles.

Beautifully crafted, the vinyl flooring features a textured top surface that cleverly mimics the natural finish of real wood planks.

Slip resistant, durable and incredibly easy to maintain, our luxury vinyl wood-effect floor tiles are both a stylish and practical choice- perfect for kitchens, bathrooms or hallways.

Add an obligatory cup of tea to complete this cute and cosy autumnal look!

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There are also nine further wood tones to choose from, view the full range here!

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How To: Create a Rough Luxe Look in your Bathroom!

If you’ve always wanted the look of wood flooring in the bathroom, but were worried about maintenance and water damage, then our Premium Wood vinyl collection is for you!

Launched as part of our Signature range, you can now choose from 10 distinctive wood-effect finishes including Sawn Oak, Walnut and Country Oak, all of which feature the natural knotting and veining of wood with a durable and hard-wearing surface.

Designed to be indistinguishable from the real material, our wood-effect vinyl range not only offers fantastic quality and outstanding durability for the home, but also long-lasting style, with an impressive 20 year warranty.

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Vinyl offers a hugely practical and stylish flooring option for any room in the house, especially in demanding areas such as bathrooms, hallways and kitchens.

Unlike real wood flooring, wood-effect vinyl won’t warp or need regular treating, and is effortlessly easy to install, resulting in a resistant surface that is ideal for busy family living.

And what’s more, all of our luxury vinyl tiles are suitable for use with under floor heating, so no more cold feet in the mornings!

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Floors For Thought: Colour Clash

Add a touch of artistic flair to floors with our bold Colours Collection!

From Sangria Red to a pop of Plum, our bold and beautiful vinyl tiles are guaranteed to add a dramatic splash of vivid colour to homes, whilst also being as easy to lay as they are to clean.

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Available in 13 cool colourways, the bright floor coverings will bring fun and vitality to any space, and with so many shades to choose from it’s even easier to find the right colour to suit your individual taste and lifestyle.

For that extra wow, why not mix it up by combining contrasting tiles to create a classic chequerboard? Or go bold and bright with a stunning block-coloured floor.

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Take inspiration from our latest #FloorsForThought and ensure your home oozes imagination with pops of contrasting colours!

And if you’re feeling particularly brave, why not mix-and-match two colours together – we’ve gone for Tangerine Dream and Mountbatten Blue!

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Floors For Thought: Sports Chic

From the pure whites of Wimbledon to the bright hues of the Rio Olympics, celebrate the amount of sport on offer this summer by bringing the outdoors in to your home!

Fantastically fun, our glorious photo-realistic Meadow Green vinyl flooring is perfect for adding a touch of the great outdoors to interiors, whilst giving you a chance to show off your tennis whites (from the comfort of your own home)!

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The tough, easy-clean top surface ensures our grass vinyl flooring is incredibly easy to maintain and super durable too, making it perfect for stylish stadiums of all shapes and sizes.

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Create your own on-trend locker room by taking inspiration from retro sports memorabilia, the perfect complement to our Meadow Green floor tiles.

Not forgetting today’s lived-in trainers – the definition of sports chic!

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Say Hello to our New Little Bricks Collection!

Create a flooring statement that is as visually impactful as it is practical with our new ‘Little Bricks’ collection.

Introduced as part of our Signature flooring range, ‘Little Bricks’ is a colourful collection of multi-tonal tiles designed to create a classic metro-style look in any room, from bathrooms to hallways and kitchens.

Little Bricks CAvailable in a palette of nine distinctive tones, muted pastel hues blend effortlessly into bolder tones of red and deep blue, allowing you the flexibility to create a unique flooring feature in your home.

The simplicity of the tessellated form means that the tiles can be laid in a number of different patterns such as herringbone, subway, stacked and basket weave, either in a single block colour or mixing-and-matching the tones together.

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Offering a refreshing alternative to standard flooring surfaces, our contemporary range of vinyl floor coverings is the ideal choice for bathing spaces, providing a durable surface that is both slip-resistant and warm under foot.

The superior finish and durability of the vinyl ensures a practical and hard-wearing flooring solution that is also suitable for use with under floor heating, so no more cold feet in the mornings!

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Floors For Thought: Mediterranean Blues

Keep your holiday memories alive with cool and contemporary blue hues, reminiscent of Mediterranean interior schemes.

A guaranteed way to bring the tranquility of the outdoors in, it’s easy to recreate the look in your home with our Neisha Crosland Parquet tile in Sky Blue as the fresh and uplifting design will add a hint of Greek style to any space.

The unique flooring works beautifully as a standalone floor, or combine it with our Little Bricks collection in Bay Blue or Forget-Me-Not to create an on-trend and creative space.

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Complement bold shades of blue with ochre and mustard yellow accents and natural wooden accessories; alternatively try adding a wood-effect border to your flooring for a truly bespoke and organic style.

Complete the look with classic blue and white pottery and tableware for a beautiful yet versatile interior décor scheme.

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‘Wow’ Factor Wood-Effect Flooring!

If you’re looking to create the visual appeal of an authentic wooden floor without the hassle of installation and maintenance, then our Premium Wood vinyl collection is for you!

Launched as part of our Signature range, you can now choose from 10 distinctive wood-effect finishes including Sawn Oak, Walnut and Country Oak, all of which feature the natural knotting and veining of wood with a durable and hard-wearing surface.

Collage_FotorhmDesigned to be indistinguishable from the real material, our wood-effect vinyl range not only offers fantastic quality and outstanding durability for the home, but also long-lasting stye, with an impressive 20 year warranty.

Vinyl offers a hugely practical and stylish flooring option for any room in the house, from high footfall areas such as a hallways or kitchens to reception spaces that are used for entertaining.

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Unlike real wood flooring, wood-effect vinyl won’t warp or need regular treating, and is effortlessly easy to install, resulting in a resistant surface that is ideal for busy family living.

Our Premium Wood range has been designed to look beautiful when covering a whole floor, or when combined with the patterned designer ranges in our Signature collection to form decorative “rugs”, borders and zones for a bespoke flooring look.

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Floors For Thought: Did you know all our floors are suitable for DIY fitting?

For this month’s #FloorsForThought we’re offering ‘do-it-yourself’ tips and useful handy hints for floor laying in your home – helping you to create the perfect floor every time!

Offering a wide selection of coloured, patterned, wood-effect and textured tiles, here at Harvey Maria we’ve created vinyl floors to suit every taste, style and room requirement, for even for the most demanding of spaces.

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Follow our top ten tips below to discover more and learn how to fit your new floor like a pro!

1 – The sub-floor onto which your new flooring is to be laid should be permanently dry, clean, rigid, free of flaws and flat.

2 – Suitable sub-floors include well fitted plywood (from 4mm – 12mm, sufficient to provide a rigid base) and screeded concrete floors. See videos for fitting plywood and screeding below.

3 – Flooring should always be stored flat. Leave in piles in the room for at least 24 hours prior to fitting in order to acclimatise to the conditions of the room.

4 – The ambient room temperature, and the temperature of the flooring and adhesive, should be at least 18ºC (sub-floor temperature at least 15ºC).

5 – Underfloor heating should be switched off for 48 hours before and after laying your new floor, and gradually brought up to full operating temperature over a period of days.

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6 – USE ONLY Harvey Maria recommended adhesives. For conservatories and areas with underfloor heating use the appropriate Harvey Maria specialist High-Temperature Adhesive.

7 – Work out your laying plan – check the fitting video below or visit the laying patterns page here. It’s usually best to begin laying from the centre of the room.

8 – Cut the tiles with a sharp Stanley knife, and have plenty of spare blades to hand. The fitting video has lots of time-saving tips including techniques for cutting at the edge of the room.

9 – Bed the floor in to the adhesive by applying even pressure across the tile with a flooring roller or equivalent. Wipe away any excess glue while still wet and allow to dry.

10 – Regular sweeping and mopping will help protect your new floor & use a good entrance mat to trap dirt. For best results use the floor care kit.

We’re sure many of you tackled some DIY over the Bank Holiday Weekend, so we would love to hear your interior insights and top tips (to avoid a DIY disaster) below or share them on our Facebook and Twitter!