flooring is by far the most popular choice for homeowners. Not only is it beautiful and stylish, but if it’s well cared for it will last for a very long time. The options are virtually limitless when it comes to hardwood flooring choices and budgets—there is bamboo, teak, laminate, dark, light, distressed. How can a homeowner choose what is best for his or her home? Here are a few emerging trends that might help with the process.
Dark is Dapper. As of right now, dark hardwood floors reign. They continue to grow in popularity, especially in the higher-end home market. Why? Because they provide homes with a contemporary yet classic look. Plus they make almost any paint color look amazing and when paired with crisp white baseboards and moldings, they look even better. The three most popular colors? Ebony (dark and cool), Jacobean (dark and warm), or espresso (a 50/50 mixture of the two).
White is Wonderful. We know, we know. Aren’t whitewashed floors so…1986? Seven or eight years ago, we would have answered that question with a resounding “yes!” But because of the popularity of high-end beach resorts on both the East and West coasts, this beach-y look is making its way into the residential market. Whitewashed floors work well in homes that need more light or in smaller homes as the light-colored planks reflect light and make small spaces look larger.
Gray is Gorgeous. Another popular choice right now is gray. Gray? Yep. Hardwood floors come in gray. After all, gray is the most popular neutral and has been for awhile. For a long time, gray was only available in the laminate market, but it can also be applied as a finish to real wood floors. It serves as a great base as homeowners can place both dark and light furniture on it without fear of them “blending” together. For those desiring a vintage or beach-y feel in their homes, gray is the perfect color choice.
At Progressive Builders, we know flooring. Whether you want tile, hardwood, carpet, or something out of the box, we can help you achieve that look. Contact us today for more information about our services!
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