Just like the fashion industry, trends come and go in the world of flooring. This year, there have already been some buzz-worthy styles making ripples from showrooms to homes everywhere. The following trends in particular stand out as some “hot” choices to keep in mind as you consider a renovation or new home design. But as you shop, remember, there are floors that fulfill style needs without skipping more practical considerations such as water resistance and durability. Let’s take a look:
Gray is the Better Beige
Emerging as a popular trend over the last year, gray wood floors have become a beautifully clean option particularly in modern houses. What gray lacks in warmth, it makes up for in sophistication. It’s become a refreshing go-to base color, pairing beautifully with an array of color palettes and design styles. We think gray’s versatility is here to stay. One of our favorite examples is Anchor Grey Oak, which has a blend of sterling and putty shades with a textured surface, pressed bevel edges and a medium gloss finish.
Embrace Your Dark Side
Darker, cooler tones have been on the rise for a few years. Extra-dark, in some cases ebony-stained floors are an awesome pairing with lighter-colored walls, vibrantly colored rugs and rooms with abundant natural light. The contrast of deep oak to a warm, well-designed interior adds a touch of elegance to open living spaces. The results can often be quite stunning. One beautiful example is Gatehouse Oak, a stunning European oak decor in a smoky coffee color with naturally distressed surfaces. Also consider Cliffside Oak, featuring a blend of coffee and brown tones with a strong oak grain, textured surface, pressed bevel edges and a low gloss finish.
Get the Distressed Look
The rustic charm of distressed wood flooring is certainly a trend worth checking out, especially for its versatility. An ideal floor choice for both traditional and modern homes, the new styles of “distressed” flooring are obviously much less finicky than actual reclaimed wood, which can be very high-maintenance and expensive to install yourself since the gaps between the planks can be very tricky to align together. If you fancy this style, check out Valley Grove Oak, a classic wide antiqued oak floor featuring natural distressed edge character with an authentic wood grain feel.
Answer Nature’s Call
Here’s a trend inspired by the outdoors. Some Pergo laminate flooring look so much like real hardwood, we may even go so far to dare you to tell the difference. Embedded with innovative technology like UltraDef™, Pergo TimberCraft highlights every feature with dazzling clarity and beautiful finish. With twice the number of unique planks, this laminate feels virtually indistinguishable from real hardwood. You can create an authentic look and feel, harkening back to when builders would use every part of the tree. Where to start? For the aged custom-vintage floor look, featuring various width boards with artisan chiseled edges and a rich handscraped texture, look no further than South Haven Oak.
Whichever flooring route you take, it’s hard not to choose a winner when it comes to Pergo’s unique designs, textures and truly custom looks. Of course, trends will always come and go, but ordinary is never in style. From top to bottom, Pergo is anything but ordinary.