Hamptons & French Style Flooring Ideas

Hamptons & French Style Flooring Ideas


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Flooring is quite literally the foundation of your interior design aesthetic. There are so many options but also considerations in terms of functionality in addition to style. For example, you want flooring that’s going to be in line with your Hamptons or French design style, as well as flooring that’s going to be a good fit with the needs and lifestyle of your family.


Timber flooring is one of the top options in a Hamptons home. It’s durable and versatile. Wide planks give more of a country or traditional aesthetic, while narrow floor planks can be more modern or transitional.

Wide Planks

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Dark Tones

In terms of timber flooring, either very dark rich mocha shades, greys or very light washed pine-inspired finishes look great in Hamptons homes.

Darker flooring can feel like a lovely contrast with a lighter, neutral colour palette in the home. Letting the natural elements of the wood show through can also be great look for a Hamptons or French interior.


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Light Tones


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Rustic Floors

For a more rustic feel, you can choose distressed flooring with colour and texture variations such as visible knots and cracks.

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Herringbone Design

For a textural variation, consider flooring laid in different patterns such as herringbone. Herringbone floors have depth, a sense of layer, and detail. Herringbone patterns are slightly staggered when they’re laid.

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Image via Home Beautiful Magazine. Porter’s Paints engineered oak boards

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Chevron Design

Chevron is another option where the planks meet at a perfect point, so it looks like arrows rather than zigzags.

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Stone can be beautiful, particularly in places like a kitchen or an entryway. Different types of stone, particularly limestone are beautifully textural and imperfect, durable and bring in natural elements that are so important to both Hamptons and French style. A less refined stone can create more of a farmhouse look and style and feel more traditional than a sleeker or more finished tile or stone.

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We hope you have been inspired by these beautiful images and ideas to create your dream Hamptons or French style home with the perfect floors, whether they are rich dark timber or rustic limestone.

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