The Top Flooring Trends For 2016

Interested in what’s “hot” right now in flooring?

It just may surprise you to know…

2016 is already becoming a year with its own distinct identity. For those who are looking for a solid way to change the look and feel of their home, a flooring facelift could be worth considering.

And just like most other fields, there are plenty of different trends to identify that ensure your floor looks its absolute best. Here are some of the top flooring trends for 2016 that you might be interested in.

Reclaimed Hardwood

To give a home a truly unique look, reclaimed wood has exploded in popularity. This involves taking old building materials like those from older barns or demolished homes and repurposing them into flooring. It’s been popular in log home building for a few years now, but this trend has gotten a lot more attention over the last few years. It can be a bit more expensive, but it will give you a floor unlike any other.

Wider Planks

Hardwood floors generally involve the use of small, thin strips that are spread across the floor –3 and 4 inch boards have often been the widest. But now, wide, large planks are becoming very common as well. They install faster and provide a really interesting look and feel. However, proper installation is a must to prevent warping of the boards over time.

Metallic Accents

This is a feature being added to some laminate or vinyl flooring, and it can really help a room stand out. It’s perfect for kitchens and bathrooms in particular, where the shimmery qualities stand out as elegant additions to a room. Metallic accented flooring is worth looking at.

Greys and Darks

Grey coloured floors are growing in popularity, but so are extremely dark flooring colours. They look sleek and classy, but can make a room feel smaller and darker. Use this one with caution, but it’s still worth considering.

Cork Flooring Options

Cork flooring has become increasingly popular as well, and is a sustainable building choice with a unique look and feel. It’s an option more and more people are turning to transform their room.

Classic Hardwood

This is a style choice that really is never going to go completely out of style. Classic oak or hickory hardwood with a traditional finish has been a popular choice for decades, and it’s unlikely that it will ever go out of fashion. If you want flooring that looks amazing and will stand the test of time, you can’t go wrong with this look.

Engineered Hardwood

One of the most popular trends over the past few years has been moving to an engineered hardwood flooring option as it has the look of traditional hardwood yet is much more durable for kids and/or pets. Much like hardwood, it also allows for flexibility as far as colour and design go – everything from the lighter colours, to grey, all the way to darker options. Engineered hardwood is an incredible investment in updating any home and is built to last for many years of living.

Direct Design Floor has many options in engineered hardwood and laminate for you to choose from – some of which, you can’t find in stores. Click below to view our online store for your convenience.

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