Flooring Choices that Make Your Room Pop!
You’ve decided to do a little remodeling, and you’ve got lots of great ideas. Your new living room will be divine. The furniture you’ve chosen is perfect, and the window treatments complement it flawlessly. You’ve even come up with lighting options that you just know will illuminate the space in all the right ways, suiting every purpose the room can possibly fulfill. It all sounds great, but there is one little problem. You just can’t decide on the right flooring, so your project is stalled…virtually dead in the water. Well, don’t throw in the towel just yet. We’ve got a few trendy flooring ideas that might help you get to the bottom of it all.
Eco friendly flooring
If you’re all about sustainability, then you might consider bamboo, cork, or reclaimed wood to highlight your new living room furniture and accents. Eco friendly, sustainable flooring trends are expected to be around for a while, and these are some of the most popular. Reclaimed wood is simply old building materials that have been re-used. It is available in a variety of options, including wide plank, which has fewer seams. Reclaimed wood is naturally distressed, so if rustic is the look you’re going for, this is a perfect option. Cork provides a softer look, and it balances well against hard looks and lines in your other décor. Don’t worry, it doesn’t really look like the cork board you’re envisioning. Bamboo is also a highly renewable option that works well in dry, temperate climates.
Engineered wood vs solid hardwood
Wood flooring is timeless, charming, and inviting. It is versatile and even comes in a plethora of colors and textures these days. You can choose from dark or light numbers, but you should be prepared for the cost that comes with the comfort with some options. For durability that is still trendy, engineered wood is a great choice. It has a hardwood veneer that requires no finishing. It comes in a variety of surfaces including hand-scraped, textured, smooth, and distressed. Although it’s not recommended for use in kitchens or bathrooms, engineered wood is great for use in just about any other area of the home, as well as in humid climates. If you and your family are of the ultra-busy variety, then this flooring will be great for you. It’s easy to install and maintain, and it will last for a long time. In contrast, solid hardwood is more costly because it is made from 100% wood. This flooring is not good for humid conditions, and it also should not be used for bathrooms or kitchens. Installation is much more challenging, and the options are fewer, but the look is amazing.
Dark and light colored choices
The popularity of light-colored floors is on the rise because it offers what many homeowners desire…an airy and open look and feel. Birch and white oak are two flooring choices that are not only trendy, but they reflect more light and they transition well from casual to luxurious. Ebonized hardwoods such as oak and cherry also add luxury to a room, and the dark look stands out in contemporary and neutral spaces.
Regardless of the designs that you have chosen for furniture, lighting, and décor, there is a flooring style that is great to accent them all. Be mindful of what style of home you have, the climate you live in, and the price you are willing to pay. With each of these flooring choices, you should consult the professionals at Gold Hammer Construction for an expert installation.