A special touch to any dollhouse is the warmth and character that you put into it. And part of that character is the type of flooring you install, whether wood, area rugs or carpet. Installing flooring in your dollhouse can require a bit of research to get familiar with the options and techniques involved. You need to determine what type of floor covering material will best create the look and feel you want. Flooring does not have to be expensive, considering the choices of discount dollhouse wood flooring, carpet, and rugs available.
Floor covers for your dollhouse rooms go beyond plain, one-colored carpeting. Carpets now come in miniature versions of oriental tapestries and Persian designs. There are also wall-to-wall patterned carpets that bring a homey touch. If you choose wood flooring for rooms, adding a tiny throw of an embroidered dollhouse rug of warm colors gives a lived-in appearance. When selecting carpeting, make sure the pattern, color, or design will fit with the décor you have in mind and blends with other rooms.
Hardwood flooring is a popular covering. Wooden flooring comes in both light and dark colors, such as pine or walnut. Some flooring comes in strips, pre-cut and laminated to a paper backing to hold it all together. Models replicate pine plank flooring while others are two-colored parquet layouts. Elaborate étoile styles of parquetries bring extra elegance to rooms. Higher-end parquetry uses interlocking frames and sub-assemblies to help lay down patterns properly. Other types of wood flooring options are wooden strips that you can cut to size and lay yourself or sheets of veneer that you can cut to room size, and then scribe or indent the piece for a plank appearance.
Stone flooring made from rolled-out paperclay can be an interesting flooring option for greenhouses or front walkways. After rolling the paperclay to the desired thickness, the laid stone effect created by pressing in a flagstone-pattered sheet looks very real. Colored clay or a touch of paint finishes off the look of grout joints and brings the outdoors into your dollhouse.
Flooring for kitchens and bathrooms is easy to find. Discount dollhouse wood flooring, carpet, and rug outlets offer plenty of options for no-wax vinyl floors just like your own kitchen. Available patterns range from hexagonal tile to marble. There are even mosaic patterns available that rival the appearance of the work of real life artisans. These types of flooring are easy to apply by cutting the vinyl to size with scissors or an Exacto knife. Add strong adhesive to prevent curling, and your kitchen flooring is done.
Before you lay down any flooring in your dollhouse, be sure to do the electrical work and run wiring for lighting between rooms first. Not only that, install wallpaper before flooring to avoid headaches. Make sure the base floor is clean and free of dust before application of any type of flooring and choose the proper glue for the job.