Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Decorating With Geometric 3D Flooring.......Modern Yet Classical

Creating a visual impact on the floor with encaustic cement, ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone products is a big interior design trend these days. Bold geometrics that provide depth and perspective and give an overall optical illusion effect are being seen everywhere. Most people think of contemporary interiors when the subject of optical illusion flooring comes up, However they can actually be lovely in classsical interiors as well. Those of you who know me know that I am an old world gal so it stands to reason that the focus of this blog post is how to jump on this trend wave even if you prefer a more classical space.

Actually this design element has been around for a very long time and was used in Greek and Roman floor tiles.The geometric 3D pattern trend was popularized during the reign of Louis XIV of France. It was called parquetry and sometimes even referred to as Louis cubes.

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Geometric parquetry flooring in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles

 Parquetry is the arrangement of wooden veneer on furniture (wood or tiles in the case of flooring) in a geometric pattern. By using three different colors of wood or tiles cut in a diamond pattern it is possible to make a series of cubes with a surprisingly effective 3D effect.

The geometric three dimensional floor was popularized again during the art Nouveau period that originated in Paris in the early 20th century. Since Art Deco is once again back on trend it only stands to reason that we would start seeing these opitical illusion style floors popping up in our interiors.

If you love the thought of using your flooring as an art canvas, you might seriously consider creating a focal point floor by using encaustic cement tile in a geometric three dimensional pattern.

Though it is the return of French Art Deco style that is responsible for this current flooring trend, these versatile 3D geometric patterns are at home in both traditional and contemporary decors.

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Studio Peregalli Milan Townhouse bathroom, photo by Ruy Teixeira for T Magazine

Floor tiles are perfect for adding geometric flair to any room. They give the illusion of a 3D cube effect pattern when laid out correctly.

Tiles laid in a 3D cube pattern trick the eye into seeing more depth. These floors are a form of Tromp L'oeil.

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When you use dark and light shades of the same colour, the tiles creates the 3D effect of a cube. I really like this flooring when used alongside other classical designs like the Greek key.

In the Gallery of Great Battles in Versailles you see another optical illusion geometric style floor. These chevron style floors are classic. Before they become synonymous with uber-trendy interior spaces they adorned European stately manors and Parisian apartments for centuries.

Timothy Corrigan interior via Architectural Digest

Chevron planks are cut to ensure that each “zig” and “zag” are connected at a 45 degree angle. This is what gives these floor the directional feel.

Can you believe the visual three dimensional effect of this marble chevron flooring!!

Floors can be painted in chevron patterns for a bold geometric look but you won't get the directional feel.

This is an interesting 3D geometric floor that looks modern and chic in this classical European space. These fabulous floors can be created by using ceramic, porcelain and natural stone products.

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Originating from Paris in the early 20th century, French Art Deco represented a new, artistic wave of glamour that featured geometric shapes.Today the three-dimensional cube patterned floor indicates how Art Deco is still influencing our trends. The overall effect is one of pure luxurious Art Deco sophistication.

Encaustic patterned cement tiles have been around for a few years now and usually are associated with bright colors and intricate Moroccan or Cuban patterns. However for 2018, we're seeing a shift toward patterns that are less intricate and more geometric.

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Sophisticated surfaces create a dramatic focal point that draws the attention of all who enter. That is why a geometric 3D floor is great for a foyer. These floors look amazing in old world settings.

The geometric 3d cube floor can come in three sizes. Small,


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and large. Just remember to consider your space so a larger geometric patterned floor doesn't overwhelm.

I do think this is a stunning floor. Even though I like some of these, I couldn't have one in my home because of occasional bouts of vertigo. There is just too much movement for me. Even researching and downloading pictures for this post made me a bit sick at times.

Kitchens seem to be popular spaces for homeowners to try an optical illusion geometric floor.

They are just as at home in the bathroom as they are in the living room. And there are endless options for how you use them in your desired space.

The geometric 3d cube floor is a perfect fit for transitional designs and modern designs. It doesn’t take much to make an impact on your design with a little geometric pattern.

Many of the geometric optical illusion floors can somehow elegantly pull off trendsetting design and classic style all at once? This floor is similar to the 3d cube design but with the addition of more pointy triangles.

These geometric 3D floors can create a dramatic focal point that will bring alot of "wow" to an interior space. Your guests will be amazed by the effect.

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Four unique stones were used to form this geometric 3D patterned floor. This custom design as well as many others can be fashioned using a wide range of stone from Paris Ceramics.

Of course painting a geometric 3D floor is another option that will look wonderful in a more rustic, farmhouse interior.

If you love unique and artful patterns on your floor, these geometric tiles are just the ticket. Who would have guessed (back when you were hating it in high school) that you would one day be working some geometry into your interior design with patterns in tile and decor.

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