Over the years – and certainly since Harris came trotting into our lives – I’ve become much more conscious of the practical considerations when looking at floor coverings. Now my checklist starts with: what’s easy to clean, as you can’t avoid wet paw prints after a damp walk or a bath. And I seem to be incapable of walking across the kitchen without somehow kicking over Harris’s water bowl. All the time. Also, what’s warm underfoot and would work with underfloor heating, as this is definitely on my wish list for our future bathroom. And while I’d always choose timber for a main living space and bedrooms, with a kitchen, bathroom or hallway I can see myself leaning towards something a little different.
Which is why this new collection by Neisha Crosland for Harvey Maria caught my eye. I shared a range of flooring designed for Harvey Maria by Dee Hardwicke on the blog last year, and this latest collection of vinyl tiles designed in collaboration with Neisha Crosland combines a bold geometric pattern with a neutral and elegant (and dare I say very ‘me’) colour palette.
Crosland is well known and greatly admired for her sophisticated colour combinations along with her oversized graphics and symmetrical geometric motifs – all evident in her first collection for Harvey Maria called Parquet. The new collection, Check, takes inspiration from classic flooring patterns with a striking geometric motif that, when laid, transforms into a diamond design that feels reminiscent of period floor styles – but in a luxury vinyl tile that’s hardwearing and easy to maintain. Ideal for high footfall areas such as a hallway, this tile is also suitable for use with underfloor heating, making it perfect for a bathroom or kitchen.
Check is available in four colourways. Slate, shown two photos above, is a rich grey that creates a dynamic floor pattern, while Flint, above, is a understated grey that looks fantastic paired with darker tones, as in the top floor with the painted timber detailing and settle. Graphite, below, is a subtle grey-on-grey combination, while Camomile, second photo below, has a mellow sandy hue.
I can imagine this finish looking beautiful in a bathroom with a freestanding bath (a girl can dream, right?) as a warmer alternative to ceramic tiling, and it would create a dynamic entrance hallway. Personally I’m drawn to the more subtle combinations of Flint and Graphite – which would you choose?
See the new Check collection by Neisha Crosland for Harvey Maria here.
All photography from Harvey Maria.