5 Current Trends In Hardwood Flooring
There are many reasons for choosing a hardwood flooring to be the choice floor of your home. Benefits like increasing the value of your home, appealing to potential buyers or renters, or simply having a floor that is not only timeless and classic, but incredibly strong and beautiful.
When it comes to adding a touch of class to any home you simply cannot find a better alternative. Today, we will be discussing five current trends in hardwood flooring, so that you can better serve to the ever changing realm of design for your home.
Current Trends in Hardwood Flooring
Wide-Plank Widths – While not traditional, wide-plank hardwoods are swiftly becoming a popular option for adding a dominant flooring focal point. It is not just as fashionable to focus on a floor than the walls. Larger tile flooring has always been a way to add a certain “large” appeal to a room, but now it is very easy to find a hardwood floor that gives you cleaner, more noticeable lines. Their was a time where finding a lot of choices in wide-plank flooring but in most cases currently, you will find the exact floor that you are searching for in several width choices.
Wide-plank hardwood flooring will allow a natural beauty to shine through, complex grains and shades have never been as stunning.
Reclaimed Pine Flooring – Eco-friendly and sustainable flooring have been at the forefront of design for years, however it has never been as affordable as it is today. Reclaimed wood is really an excellent way to up-cycle while remaining completely rustic and stylish. In this type of flooring the flaws are a plus! Not only are you getting a beautiful floor, but you are also getting a floor that has a true history. What an amazing concept. Pine is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to reclaimed hardwood flooring, so search, search and search some more. You may just find a hidden gem.
Ebonized Hardwood Flooring – Dark flooring is at the forefront of today’s high fashion magazine, and for great reason. The muted appearance of the lustrous ebony floors will give light and white furniture a pop, not to mention it instantly adds height to any room. This is extenuated with white or off white walls and high ceilings. For a space fit for a king or queen go with an Ebonized hardwood.
Red Oad Hardwoods – When focused on a flooring that will complement any design aesthetic, red oak is perfect. This has been brought to attention by many design magazines trending now. It is very durable and works well with playful children or pets. It is very durable and scratch resistant as well, giving you more bang from your buck. It comes in many light stains, however you can find very dark versions as well. Versatility and durability put this species of hardwood front and center for 2013 flooring trends.
Brazilian Cherry – This hardwood flooring has been on the hot list for many years, it is actually called “Jatoba” and is given its commonly used name for its brilliant, almost blood red coloration. It darkens in the sunlight, catering to a classic aged flooring after only a few years. Brazilian Cherry will never go out of style, it is simply too unique as far as flooring is concerned.
I hope you enjoyed Today’s article on flooring trends and I cannot wait to get your two cents on the matter! Please feel free to leave any questions or comments below. Thanks for reading and until next time, Happy Home and Flooring!