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Summer Trends

Summer 2021 has arrived! Along with all the new trends it seems...

We're kicking off our summer trends with the inevitable - garden landscaping materials!

At Flooring Direct, we cater for all areas of the home, including the outdoor areas. Artificial Grass and Composite Decking are in, leaving you with a low maintenance and polished garden all year round. Get your garden Summer ready in no time. This trend will only continue to grow throughout the summer, as more and more people realise that bright green, scratchy artificial grass is very much a misconception. Have a look at our artificial grass selection and you will understand why this trend is becoming increasingly more popular. 


For Summer 2021, interior design trends are being explored massively. We’re beginning to look into bright colours and abstract shapes that create a more dynamic space and differ from the usual four plain walls. Painting alternate shapes in bold and bright colours on your walls act as framing tools for furniture, artwork and décor. You can transform your room into a free-flowing, incorporative space that gives off a structured and purposeful yet mix-matched design. The best part is, mostly any flooring will look good with this wall design! We’ve seen it paired with vinyl, carpet, laminate and LVT! Some of our customers have posted their take on this trend on Instagram! Why not take a look?




What is better during the summer than a fresh green garden? At Flooring Direct, we do not think anything can beat it. However, real turf requires a lot of upkeep, money and maintenance to keep it looking perfect. Not everyone has the time, money or is physically able to keep up with all these requirements. So, why opt for a faux lawn? Our Artificial Grass is low-maintenance, is allergy free, helps save on bills, is child and pet friendly. So, if you want that fresh green lawn all year long without the hassle, our Artificial Grass is the perfect option. Many of our grass products have been made from recycled materials and can be recycled at the end of their life. Plus, always remember to pair your purchase with our wide range of Artificial Grass accessories for that perfect finish and easy maintenance.




As the brighter, summer days fast approach, an excellent way to achieve the lifted bohemian aesthetic in your home is through the use of natural wood. We have an extensive range of wood-style flooring on our website. From hard wood, promising the highest of quality with up to a 25 year guarantee, to the more budget friendly vinyl flooring; the natural wood aesthetic can easily be achieved with Flooring Direct. Our embossed textured vinyl features a natural looking grain, identical to that of a hard wood flooring. These earthy tones help maintain a spacious, airy feel in the home. With more and more focus being drawn to sustainability, natural wood flooring is an excellent addition to any home. Paired with hints of foliage and rattan, your interior will be looking summer ready in no time





A trend we know you will love as much as we do, is incorporating lighting into your composite decking designs. Not only does this increase safety when being outside in the dark, the aesthetic appeal is outstanding. It couldn’t be easier to install lighting to your composite decking with our favourite concept being adding strip lighting underneath the edging trims of your composite deck! This creates a seamless visual as it hides the light fittings themselves. At Flooring Direct, we love seeing plastic decking paired with some beautiful garden furniture as it creates a truly welcoming space in your home, an area where people will want to socialise all night long. 

With the likelihood of a summer holiday slowly fading away this year, we love the concept of turning your outdoor space into your own tropical paradise. With the simple addition of some composite decking, paired with some beautiful Artificial Grass, your garden will be looking summer ready in no time. Through the installation of our premium composite decking boards, you can achieve a high quality finish to your garden, which will look ready for guests all year round. Why not pair this stunning deck with a pop of colour, tones such as green, pink and blue? These tones emphasise the colours in the grass and decking whilst adding a splash of vibrancy to your outdoor space. From cushions on outdoor furniture, to a statement parasol, achieving the garden of your dreams has never been easier. Our Flooring Direct top tip is to combine your composite decking with some artificial grass to add extra texture and colour to your garden.






Having a space where friends and family can come together and socialise has never been more important.  After spending months apart, we think adding a sociable space to your garden should be something everyone should consider. Flooring Direct composite decking acts as the perfect base to have under your outdoor furniture as it is slip resistant, water resistant, pet friendly and most importantly- suitable for BBQ’s. Many opt for composite decking for the ease of maintaining a perfect looking outdoor space. We love pairing our brown toned plastic deck with rattan or wooden garden furniture. Finishing touches: Add cushions to your outdoor furniture to make it feel more welcoming and comfortable! Just make sure to remove them inside or store away if it looks like the weather may turn!