Can you believe it is almost fall? These days summer seems shorter than a Stephen King movie at the box office. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the hottest flooring trends for fall.
- I. 50 Shades of Gray.
Yes, shades of gray are still very, very popular in hardwood flooring. Gray hardwood gives you the ability to delve into a unique color palette while maintaining the warmth, texture, and durability of traditional hardwood. Like a great pair of jeans, gray goes with just about anything allowing you more decorating freedom when compared to the browns, tans, and reds of typical hardwood flooring.
- II. Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)
LVP has all the durability and texture of hardwood flooring but doesn’t require the maintenance, doesn’t scratch or fade and can be installed many places hardwood flooring cannot. For example, you can install LVP in a basement over concrete. Added bonus: LVP comes in as many styles and patterns as hardwood as well as bamboo, tile, and stone. The example below shows the color variation of a very high-end exotic species of wood while still falling in the LVP price range.
- III. Glass Tile
Glass tile has the power to absorb and accentuate colors in a room without overpowering. Depending on your selection, they can also be the centerpiece drawing the eye. Glass has a unique texture and the tile is constructed to make it very durable. Unless you’re taking a hammer to it, I wouldn’t worry about the tiles breaking. An unusual location for glass that can really make a room pop is on the floor. Here are examples of larger glass tiles and mosaic tiles.
- IV. Wood Tile
Not to beat a dead horse but let’s face it, wood is in. Wood tile (rectangular tile ‘planks’ textured and colored like hardwood flooring) offers the wood look with the extreme durability and coolness that you can only get with tile. Like LVP, you can install wood tile in places you couldn’t install normal hardwood flooring like around an indoor pool (I wish!), a bathroom or basement.
- V. Bamboo
I love bamboo flooring! Not only is it harder than the majority of hardwoods, it is sustainable, beautiful and unique. Want to learn more about bamboo flooring? Check out our blog, Bamboo Flooring: What Everybody Ought To Know about this Green, Sustainable Product. If you take a look at the sample boards pictured below, you’ll notice that the coloration goes through the entire board whereas stained hardwood is only on the top of the board.