They may be practical spaces but they can be stylish, too.

Utility rooms may be primarily functional spaces (and ones we rarely show off to guests) but they don’t have to be utilitarian. Design-wise, small and little-used rooms such as laundry rooms and downstairs toilets offer the most scope to be creative; you can cut loose with eye-catching wallpapers, vivid colours and bold patterned flooring – elements that you might find harder to live with in a living area or bedroom – or try out a new look that you’re nervous about introducing on a larger scale.

If you’re thinking of re-vamping your utility room we have over 160 gorgeous flooring solutions to choose from, ranging from classic looks such as beautiful limestone- and slate-effect tiles– perfect for a traditional farmhouse vibe – to cutting-edge styles such as on-trend herringbone, bambooand the stylish, industrial-look Ferrofrom our Luxury Trends Collection (pictured). But most importantly, our high-quality cushion vinyl floors are designed to stand up to the rigours of the busiest family homes, and come with huge range of practical benefits.
* Firstly, they’re a cinch to clean; any scuff marks can be removed with a damp cloth, which is ideal if your utility room doubles as a place to dump muddy shoes and sports kit.

* They’re slip-resistant and completely waterproof, so you don’t need to fret about spills and splashes from the sink or washing machine.

* Tired of your washing machine or tumble dryer sounding like they’re about to take off? Our cushion vinyl comes with significant noise-reducing benefits for a quieter wash cycle.

* Because we know there are few things worse than sorting laundry while standing on freezing cold tiles, our vinyl floors are warm and comfortable underfoot as well as highly durable, and compatible with underfloor heating.

Leoline floors come in two-, three- and four-metre widths and are simple to install, so why not make your next weekend DIY project a utility-room makeover? Don’t forget to share your before and after pictures with us on Facebook and Instagram.