Many people are confused about the difference between laminate and hardwood floors but when you get down to it is pretty simple. Basically a hardwood floor will be actual boards that are installed in your home to add to the beauty of a room. They are also extremely functional and can last for many years. […]
There’s nothing that compares to the warmth a beautiful hardwood floor can bring to a space. With the increasingly-popular “open floor plan” being a highly coveted home design, hardwood flooring is taking center stage. Exotics such as teak and tigerwood give a room that “pop” while darker woods like Brazilian cherry and walnut add a depth and richness to a space. And of course there are the classic oaks and hand-scraped planks that give a more “lived-in” feel to a space.
In today’s market, consumers are putting equal emphasis on both style and value. Manufacturers are meeting the demands, with price points and style options that fit every budget. Consumers will also find a range of options in engineered hardwoods and laminate flooring, both of which are less expensive than real wood but many times, equally as beautiful and durable.
While we know that hardwood flooring will always be in style, design trends are fluid. Flooring professionals agree that there will always be a place for classic styles and colors, but many consumers are looking for a new twist on the timeless look of wood flooring.
Here are our top 4 requested hardwood flooring designs:
American-made wood flooring, like this American walnut, have always been popular and continue to be a well-liked option for homes as well as commercial spaces.
Reclaimed wood flooring can bring new life to a space and add that extra something special. We often see reclaimed wood flowing through an entire home.
Textured woods, like hand-scraped and wire-brushed, give a certain simple, vintage elegance to a larger living area.
Lighter woods in grays and white washes are becoming more popular, giving a smaller room a more airy feel and lending a neutral tone to any space. Try this trend in the bathroom to create your own oasis.