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6 Fab Flooring Ideas From a Chic Paris Renovation

Renovation inspiration in just 645 square feet

Selecting flooring is perhaps the least glamorous part of a renovation project, but it's a crucially important step. Floors, after all, provide foundational aesthetic character to a space and have to be able to take a serious beating, especially in areas of a home with high foot traffic, like entry halls, kitchens, and bathrooms.

This radiant, newly revamped 60-square-meter Paris apartment (about 645 square feet), renovated by local firm Septembre, is a font of inspiration on the flooring front. Incorporating three materials—concrete, wood, and tile—in a total of four styles, the floors help demarcate spaces in the open-plan apartment in the City of Light's 11th arrondissement.

Below, a look at six flooring styles to inspire your next renovation project.

1. Horizontally laid floor boards:

2. Vertical floor boards:

3. Concrete:

4. Jagged, colorful tile:


5. White-painted wood floors:

6. Hexagonal tile:

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Septembre's adds a variety of floor finishes to renovated Parisian apartment [Dezeen]