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Having a dedicated room to exercise at home was already becoming popular, and the pandemic has turned it into a firm trend. With the unexpected timely closure of gyms and yoga studios, people are looking for an alternative in their own homes.

With their basic equipment, make-shift pain caves are being swapped for well-equipped rooms that are more than just a place to work up a sweat. Lounge chairs, atmospheric lighting and plants are popping up alongside smart fitness machines and yoga mats. It goes without saying that a multifunctional sports room can’t make-do with just any kind of floor. It needs a soft floor that can also take knocks, like LURF® Alpha from Quick-Step.

Between pushing yourself to the limit and cosiness

Home gyms are often multifunctional rooms, not solely for vigorous swift sessions or zen moments, but also providing space to relax and unwind. Thus the design of the room is just as important as pushing yourself to the limit. Think about using tactile, natural materials and soft shades of colour to radiate calm and harmony. The presence of plants also has a positive effect, bringing home the healing power of nature.

Soft and yet firm flooring

With no doubts, a multifunctional sports room will require a soft floor that can also withstand knocks and rumbles. LURF® Alpha comes with a protective top layer and strong core, protecting the floor against scratches and the impact of heavy objects such as weights. The surface feels warm and soft and is perfect for exercising upon, while the sound-absorbing qualities of vinyl promote a sense of calmness. Finally, the durability of LURF® Alpha goes hand-in-hand with the natural look and feel of wood or concrete, tying in perfectly with the new wellness design philosophy.

With the development of LURF® Alpha Vinyl, an ultra-strong floor with a soft touch and a natural look, the private gym is within everyone’s reach.

Pink is everywhere these days, from movies like Grand Budapest Hotel to the cover of Drake’s hit single Hotline Bling. Lately, the color has been conquering our home interiors as well, from subtle touches in furniture, to complete walls painted in exquisite ‘millennial pink’. The next step? Adding a pink floor. Here’s how!

Looking pretty in pink with Signature ‘Painted Oak Rose’
Not even that long ago, pink was considered a decidedly feminine color. Today, it’s everywhere, and it’s not hard to see why. Pink can be soft and calm, but also tough and stylish. It stands for a complete set of androgynous hues – peach, salmon, blush etc. – that defines a generation. It speaks to our comfort with gender fluidity, but also provides an ideal counterweight to our increasingly busy schedules.

Pink conquers home interiors
This calming effect makes it an ideal color for home interiors. In our effort to create places of peace and harmony, we’ve been reaching for tactile and natural materials, like velour and wood, for a while now. Pink further adds to this softness and tranquility and evokes feelings of vulnerability.

Bringing pink into your home interior can be done in several ways: through decorative elements like pillows and plaids and subtle and not-so-subtle pink touches in furniture and wall paint. For those who are willing to take the next step, there’s also the possibility of installing a pink floor, such as the ‘Painted Oak Rose’.

Tips for adding a touch of pink to your home
Apart from these calming properties, pink also helps other colors to pop out more. Because every combination creates a completely different effect, it’s a great color to experiment with. For example:

Grey, white, black and other pink hues: Combining pink with other neutrals will give your interior a minimalistic yet fresh, sincere and nostalgic feel.
Deep pink with terracotta, rust and ochre hues: Bring additional warmth into your interior and go on a mental vacation with these African and South American-inspired combinations.
Black and grey: Make the pink hues in your interior stand out by combining them with deep and dark colours. Wood, black and grey are perfect to create stunning contrasts and can offset the softness of pink, for a slightly more robust feel.
Copper: Pink also goes surprisingly well with copper, another interior trend growing in popularity. By combining them, you bring out the best of both for a warm and serene interior.

Featured: ‘Painted Oak Rose’

‘Painted Oak Rose’: High performing in pink
Painted Oak Rose is part of our Capture collection. This collection is the result of 30 years of innovation, creativity and technological mastery. The new and refined designs boast unbelievable authenticity, an unprecedented attention to detail, and excellent performance. The new range delivers lifelike design, detailed structures and unparalleled performance never seen before in hybrid wood flooring.

Find out more by visiting our showroom at 71 Tannery Lane #02-02 City Industrial Building Singapore 347807!