Looking to see what’s going to be trending in your home for 2018? Here is your guide to what is up and coming for this year.
What type of floor:
It is no question that today’s U.S. homeowners prefer having hardwood floors in their home. According to NWFA’s research, about 52% of today’s homes have hardwood floors. “But, when homeowners are asked what kind of flooring they would have in their ‘dream home,’ two-thirds, 66 percent, said wood floors,” as stated by NWFA.
“Homeowners say that wood floors increase the value of their homes the most. Not only do homeowners prefer wood floors for their dream home, but they overwhelmingly believe that wood floors do the most to add value to their home – fully 79 percent of homeowners agree.” Having hardwood floors adds value to your home while also being environmentally friendly and great for those with allergies. They minimize the accumulation of dust, mold, and animal dander, which improves the air quality within the home. Hardwood floors are also recognized as being durable, attractive, and easy to clean. Proper guidance by the manufacturer can make hardwood floors easy to maintain and last for many generations.
Selecting hardwood floors:
Long length boards will continue to be a popular choice for hardwood floors but over the years wide plank boards has become a higher demand than strip boards. Wide plank or long lengths help to open up space within a room. With rustic and Reclaimed hardwood floors, longer lengths and wider planks help to highlight the rustic character of the wood. You will see all the knots, nail holes, saw marks, and beautiful weathered patina tones across each board making them very unique.
Prefinished flooring has increased in popularity over the years due to no mess of dust from sanding and no smell of staining taken place within the home. Factory finish leaves the messy part to the manufacturer and leaving the easy part to the homeowner to have an installer prep the subfloor and wood acclimation, and then install the hardwood floors. This also decreases the amount of construction time of floor completion within your home. Finishing floors in a controlled factory environment is easier to produce a near perfect finish on any hardwood floor.
Chevron and herringbone patterns of natural hardwood planks is a widespread trend. These patterns portray timelessness and elegance that creates depth in the room. Designers choose herringbone and chevron layouts because it not only sets their projects apart from others but homeowners love it as well. These designs can also add value to the home since it’s a large design statement by either leading your eyes down a hallway or making a bold piece in any room.
Today’s trends you will also see a mixture of modern plus traditional. This farmhouse look can include a blend of iron pieces, warm metallic furniture, and dark woods. With this trend, a Reclaimed Oak or Skip Planed White Oak will add just the flare to enhance your rustic décor. To have achieve a more subtle rustic look, try a hand scraped Walnut or Hickory hardwood floor to add just the touch without too much character.
Another trending style is simple and timeless, where you will find pale to light colors that add warmth to the room. Today people are craving creamy off-whites to grey tones with basic décor. We have produced White Oak floors with a Bona Traffic Naturale finish that adds just the right calming cool tones homeowners are looking for when seeking simple. An example of this is Landyn Hutchinson’s Live Sawn White Oak floor when she was remodeling her closet.
Hardwood floors are easy to pair with any type of décor. With our customization at Peachey Hardwood Flooring, we can produce the dream flooring you are looking for.
Hardwood Floors; December/Janurary 2018 issue; https://hardwoodfloorsmag.com/2017/12/04/todays-savvy-consumer/