Monthly Archives: September 2015

Introducing LUMINOSO rugs

Those who have worked with the Topfloor team and know our products will also know that we are constantly seeking to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible. Our LUMINOSO collection is a perfect example of the pioneering approach that we take to rug design.

For the amazing LUMINOSO range Esti looked to the stars for inspiration, incorporating tiny lights into her compositions to create a glowing, other-worldly effect that is breathtaking.

Luminoso rug by Topfloor

Topfloor has actually been making these specialist rugs for nearly a decade. Our first installation was up the grand staircase of a Mayfair townhouse – a dark blue design bordered by subtle, twinkling lights that lead the way to the upper floors.

Navy blue stair carpet with twinkling lights

Rugs like these work particularly well in very large rooms, where there is ample space to appreciate their ‘story’ and impressive scale in full. They make a fantastic statement in hospitality interiors (designs can also be wall-hung to provide an eye-catching centrepiece).

Fireworks-inspired rug from the Luminoso range

The stunning design below evokes the light, heat and drama of an erupting volcano, with the lights bringing the ‘lava’ to life and giving it a flowing quality:

Luminoso rug with 'flowing lava'

These luxurious, aesthetically beautiful designs can also have a practical application, having been used to provide low-level lighting on stairways and even along the central aisles of private jets. Naturally, they are at their most dazzling at nighttime or in darker environments, making them a fabulous choice for a cinema room, games room, wine cellar or perhaps the ultimate ‘man cave’!

Games room with striking Luminoso rug
At FOCUS 15 this week at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Topfloor is presenting its first ‘mixed mode’ version of the LUMINOSO rug, which allows you to switch between static coloured lights and a mixture of solid and dynamically changing light points. With this technology you can change the look of your floor to suit your mood and décor.
Luminoso rug with 'mixed-mode' function
Luminoso rug with 'mixed-mode' function
The manufacturing process for LUMINOSO is complicated and time-consuming, demanding great precision. Our top-quality, hand-tufted rugs are interwoven with hundreds of low-voltage lights, which are powered by a matchbox-sized transformer that can be plugged into any mains circuit.

Because our LUMINOSO rugs are bespoke and made to order, clients can choose any design and select single-colour or multi-coloured lights, which can be static or follow an animated light pattern that creates the impression of movement – perfect for a ‘fireworks display’ or the representation of a far-away galaxy!

Please contact us for more information about the Luminoso range, or to discuss a commission with one of our flooring experts.

Introducing Topfloor’s new wood flooring collection

When choosing a rug it is essential to take into consideration the flooring it will be paired with. Will the two surfaces complement one another? Is the rug supposed to blend in with its surroundings, or is the intention to create an eye-catching contrast? At Topfloor we are used to sharing our flooring expertise with clients and helping them answer questions like these, and so it made perfect sense for us to extend our bespoke offering to include a range of beautiful wood flooring.

Our premium-grade engineered woods are of the highest quality and are certified by the FSC and PEFC, both of which promote responsible management of the world’s forests. All our flooring is customisable, with a choice of size, format and finish, and can be installed over underfloor heating. We also offer an installation service and can take on both commercial and residential projects. We have a wide range of styles to suit every home, from traditional rustic boards and classic parquet to contemporary Scandinavian-style pale waxed options and exotic woods such as wenge. In this blog post, we will take you on a short tour of some of the beautiful options we offer.

The floor is the stand-out feature in this large, high-ceilinged room. Oak’s honey tones add warmth and the classic herringbone parquet format suits the proportions and traditional style of the space:

Topfloor_Oak_Parquet

Our PC1 European Oak Chevron Parquet comes in a brushed and varnished finish

 

For a more contemporary, dramatic take on parquet, go for a darker finish:

The PC20 Wenge Chevron Parquet comes in a brushed, stained and oiled finish

The PC20 Wenge Chevron Parquet comes in a brushed, stained and oiled finish

 

If you prefer to make a statement elsewhere in the room – perhaps with a feature wallpaper, some inspiring art or, of course, a show-stopping rug – pale woods are an elegant, understated choice that will not compete with other design elements in your room.

Our Superwhite European Oak boards are available in a stained, brushed and oiled finish

Our Superwhite European Oak boards are available in a stained, brushed and oiled finish

 

These Pearl oak boards reflect the current appetite for all things Scandinavian

These Pearl oak boards reflect the current appetite for all things Scandinavian

 

Darker flooring is also very much in vogue at the moment. In this modern home, oiled wenge contrasts beautifully with the white walls:

PC2 Wenge, Board format, brushed and oiled finish

PC2 Wenge, Board format, brushed and oiled finish

 

Dark wood would also be the perfect backdrop to highlight the intricate decoupage of our Ethereal rug:

topfloor ethereal rug

 

If, like us, you love the natural texture and grain of wood – knots and imperfections – you will love this rustic European Oak:

These PC6 European Oak boards are oiled and waxed to bring out the beauty of the grain

These PC6 European Oak boards are oiled and waxed to bring out the beauty of the grain

 

In fact, the grain pattern of certain woods can be such a masterpiece, it seems a shame to limit them to floors! This stunning walnut is a case in point:

PC13 European Walnut, sanded and oiled

PC13 European Walnut, sanded and oiled

 

Our flooring range also extends to outdoor options that are perfect for decking on a terrace or around a swimming pool. They come unfinished, so you can apply the oil or stain of your choice.

Teak is an excellent choice for decking – it has been used in the boat-building industry for hundreds of years because of its resistance to moisture and rot, so you can expect it to last a long time!

PC15 Teak decking

PC15 Teak decking

 

Our ash decking has been heat treated to make it more stable and durable. A stylish choice for an all-weather outdoor area, its rich colour and attractive grain is brought out by the oiling or staining process.

PC5 heat-treated Ash decking

PC5 heat-treated Ash decking

 

Flooring – the canvas onto which everything else is ‘painted’ – and rugs – among those finishing touches that bring a new room to life – are two elements that must work in harmony. We can help you make that happen, and that’s why we think you’ll agree that Topfloor’s wood flooring is a fabulous addition to our product range! To see the flooring samples on display at our Design Centre Chelsea Harbour showroom, contact us here.