WHAT’S NEW IN WOOD FLOORING?
Whether you’re looking to redo your floors for yourself or sell, here are three new wood flooring trends that will breathe life into your home.
- Fumed wood flooring. Most wood floors are stained, but a fumed wood floor is pretreated by putting the wood planks in a chamber and releasing ammonia. Because each wood piece reacts differently to the ammonia, the finished result is a floor with a lovely, unique patina.
- Patterned wood flooring. While laying wood floors in a pattern, such as a herringbone or a chevron, isn’t a new trend – it has come into focus as of late due to its eye-catching effect. Perfect for traditional, modern and even industrial-styled homes, a patterned wood floor is like a work of art beneath your feet.
- Mixed materials and trickling. This trend combines wood with another flooring type, such as tile, to create a beautiful effect called “trickling.” For example, a wood floor that slowly gives way to small hexagonal tiles. This trend is perfect for a mudroom or a kid’s room or anywhere you want to add a bit of fun.