23 August 2012

Wood Flooring Trends

At Wood Floors Online, we supply a wide spec of wood types in different shades, styles, and shapes. Coming to a final decision can be confusing when presented with such a range of options. This guide discusses the trends in wood flooring to help aid you in choosing the right kind. Not only for the style conscious but also a general guide to choosing something you’ll love. Installing a wooden floor is a long term commitment. Due to this, it’s important for you to spare a good amount of thought on the overall design of your home. Here are some of tips and pointers.

Dark vs. Light
  • Light wood may be a better option when a room is already dark or you want to brighten the overall appearance. 
  •  Generally, lighter floors create a more open and airy feeling. However, well-chosen dark floor in the right space won’t inhibit the feeling of space.  

  • Dark on dark is not usually an approach. If you have dark work surfaces or cupboards, it may be best to steer away from having a dark wood floor as well unless the room has excessive natural light. If you aren’t trying to create an overall dark feeling, avoid this.

  •  Light on light is more manageable and a more common approach. This may give a cottage-like feel depending on where you are placing the wooden floors. If you have overhead beams in your home matching the wood flooring to these may create unity.

Wide Plank Flooring, Parquet or 3-Strip

  • Currently, wide plank is considered the trendiest wood style with its popularity increasing in 2012, particularly in the United States. The style is very different to the traditional wood styles providing something a little bit different. 
  • Popular in the 1970s and 1989s, parquet flooring is a more traditional wood style currently returning as fashionable. This style can create a comforting feel with its inter-woven patterns.

Solid Iroko Parquet flooring
 20 x 70 x 260mm
Prime from £42.00 p/m2
Available from Wood Floors Online.
  • The 3-strip flooring is an economical choice for flooring requirements. The strips are narrower than the wide plank and are a heavily used approach due to their cost. They are also a safe option in terms of design, fitting in with almost any setting. 

Barlinek Nature Grade Oak
From £35.94 p/m2
Available from Wood Floors Online
At Wood Floors Online, we’re here to help with any advice you may need. If you’re still unsure about what exactly it is you want then don’t hesitate in contacting us.

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