Harvey Maria Check by Neisha Crosland: Dining Room Makeover

You’ll have seen from my post earlier in the week, that the dining room has been revamped and we’ve put in a new sofa. This room is very much a multi-purpose space and it has to work very hard to be useful to us as a family. The full reveal will be coming shortly but I wanted to show you the new flooring. This is Check by Neisha Crosland at Harvey Maria. It’s a luxury vinyl, and it’s pretty amazing.

Part of the Harvey Maria Signature Collection, Check takes its inspiration from period architecture and is one of the latest collections by Neisha Crosland, iconic textiles designer. As you can see, once laid it creates an incredibly striking geometric pattern that is the statement piece in the room, offering the basis on which to build your colour scheme.

The flooring arrives in small, neat boxes of tiles. I’ve used 27 square metres to floor both the dining room and the kitchen; one flows into the other through an open doorway. At the time of writing the kitchen renovation isn’t quite complete, although the flooring is fully laid so I’ll just give you a sneak peek of how it’s looking as it moves through the two rooms.

This colourway is called Slate and it’s typically monochrome and very striking. If this look isn’t quite for you and you prefer something a little softer, Check is also available in Camomile, Flint and Graphite. Slate almost has a green base picked up by the greener tones in the room, but once the black kitchen cupboard doors are fixed back on, I’m anticipating less green and much more black from the floor.

Vinyl has come a long way since the 70s. Now it’s warm and inviting. Creative and innovative and a great choice for a family home. We have vinyl in one form or another, planks and tiles throughout the full ground floor of the house. It’s easy to keep clean and comfortable under our feet. Oh, and it looks pretty amazing too.

Check by Neisha Crosland is easy to lay, most of the work is in the preparation. For our 2 rooms we needed two different floor preparations. Firstly the dining room needed a layer of plywood to provide a true, flat surface, whilst the concrete kitchen floor had to be screed to give a flat base from which to work. This took most of the time, but once done, the actual tiles took less than a day to lay. They cut easily and beautifully; our tiler was really impressed and found them very easy to work with.

At £44.80 per square metre it’s a mid-range price yet it comes with a 25 year warranty. The floor is also environmentally friendly, suitable for underfloor heating and ideal for bathrooms and shower rooms.

I can’t tell you how much we ALL love this floor. The pattern, the statement and the practical aspects. One is laid on concrete and one on wood, yet both feel warm and comfortable to our bare feet. It’s going to be easy to keep clean and maintain and, as you can see, it looks incredible.

I’d love to know your thoughts. Would you go for a bold statement floor like this? Do you have any vinyl floors in your home?

You can see the full range of Check by Neisha Crosland at Harvey Maria HERE.

Or browse the Harvey Maria website for a different kind of vinyl floor; there’s really something for everyone.

Thank you to Harvey Maria for gifting the floor tiles. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I paid the full fitting fee myself and located my own fitter. 

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. Anna
    November 29, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    I absolutely love the yellow bar stools, they really add a splash of fun to the room. Great post, thanks!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      December 1, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks Anna, yes I’ve had my eye on these for a while so I’m glad I finally found a spot for them x

  2. Pippa
    November 29, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Love the colourful details! Make the place looks really vivid!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      December 1, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks Pippa, I do love a few pops of colour 🙂

  3. brlawyers
    December 5, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Hi Jen, Your dining room looks cool and perfect. I also like your pink wall colour. It’s really beautiful.

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