Forget what you think you know about hardwood flooring trends; the most popular (and most beautiful) style of the moment is wide plank white oak in a matte blonde finish.
Timelessly elegant and providing openness, the blonde wood hues provide warmth; it’s Hampton’s not Scandi you’re after. The look is stately and low maintenance.
If you can’t get your head around the blonde, then try a little ash in the colour of your floor, this hint of black green gives the oak colour a sense of depth, yet remains elegant. The key is to not go too dark or too black.
The wood look remains a go-to in all flooring categories, and the offerings look increasingly authentic. ‘Wood-look’ flooring in laminate, vinyl and ceramic tile has been on point for years and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.
Both hardwood and stone have long been popular luxury flooring options, but their high maintenance and price makes them an unrealistic choice for many homeowners. Faux flooring has combined luxury and affordability, you will continue to see growth in this area as home owners continue to request style and durability go hand in hand. The choices for flooring are endless but, the key is to pick a floor that works with your lifestyle and your look.
Wide planks I cannot stress enough, are here to stay; they open up a room and provide a clean and simple finish. There is still a character grade feel to the wood including wire brushing, textural finishes and EIR which is when the embossing of the top surface of the Laminate is registered to the picture beneath giving a natural wood grain. The very distressed textures that have been popular in recent years have yielded to lightly textured surfaces, while character marks such as knots and mineral streaks are often desired and left in the material promoting a more natural appearance.
If this is a look you are after check out our new Malmo Laminate Ranges Mammut and Exquisit, with EIR embossing for a realistic look and feel and broad ranges of attractive ontrend décors they are not to be overlooked.
In principal, hardwood flooring or faux wood flooring is still a strong trend and will continue to grow as a popular choice for flooring. The technology in these products is continuing to develop giving us more durable product and increasing levels of water resistance, as well as very realistic wood grains. The hottest trend right now is light colouring and wide boards with natural looking texture.
Looking for carpet as well – check out the Autumn/Winter Soft Flooring Trends here.