From beautiful bamboo to effortlessly distressed hardwoods, these are our top five flooring fashions this summer!
1. Weathered Woods
Muted and gray wood grains are replacing high-polished, glossy floors as the must-have hardwood style. Pre-worn scraped floors can create the look of reclaimed wood, minus all the urban spelunking and junkyard scavenging. This low-maintenance style can take a lot of heavy foot traffic and general wear. There’s no need for you to worry about them getting ruined because small grooves and scrapes just add to their rustic charm.
2. Extra Wide Planks
The planks used to make hardwood floors are milled and cut in a variety of lengths and widths. Planks that are about four inches wide or less are most often found in older buildings and traditional homes. If you’re looking for a hardwood floor that’s a little less traditional, then wide plank hardwood may be just the trend for you. Planks measuring five inches or more in width are definitely en vogue these days. Their expanded measurements can make a room look bigger and more open and they’re great if you’re going for a country cottage aesthetic.
Bamboo is a popular eco-friendly flooring material. Bamboo is a fast-growing plant most commonly found in Asia. Its rapid growth rate and enduring root system make it a highly renewable resource. But bamboo’s green properties aren’t its only benefits. Bamboo floors are also strong, durable and very moisture-resistant.
4. Jumbo Tile
Large format is in for both ceramic tile and carpet tile. People are choosing to forego typical 12 x 12 inch tiles for 2 x 2 and 3 x 3 feet tiles. In terms of non-carpet options, large format tile means less grout to clean. Because they weigh more and leave less room for error, it’s always best to enlist some professional help when installing oversized tile.
5. Luxury Vinyl
Over the years, the quality of vinyl floors has sky-rocketed. Today vinyl comes in many ceramic, slate and hardwood styles. Improved printing technology has made it so that the vinyl version of a wood or stone floor is often indistinguishable from the real thing in appearance. They feel nice underfoot and they’re super easy to clean and maintain… it’s no wonder they’re a hot flooring trend!