Wide Plank and Grey Tones: What Engineered Hardwood Trends to Watch For in 2017
Replacing the flooring in your home will define the atmosphere of your house for years to come. The engineered hardwood flooring trends this year are bold, captivating, and push towards the extremes.
Grey Tone Floors All Around
The grey tones trend is here to stay and is the perfect foil for the daring choices that 2017 is bringing. Gray easily matches a variety of furniture colours, finishes, and styles, allowing for integration with your existing furniture. Darker greys provide a sleek canvas for your room, allowing warmer accessories and rugs to be the focal point of the room. Lighter greys are a bolder choice and add personality to the room as the grainy texture of the wood is more visible.
Oiled Floors for a Natural Look
Oiled engineered hardwood floors are a recent trend and have exploded in popularity. Oiling floors is an inexpensive and attractive method to protect your floor and add a natural gleam. Covering your hardwood in oil and allowing it to penetrate the wood provides a natural finish with unique texture. The oil ages with the wood giving a rustic patina that grows stronger over time. We recommend using natural oils and waxes, such as sunflower or hemp over water based polyurethane synthetics. They are more attractive, cheaper, and highlight the natural flair of the wood, not to mention they last longer.
Wide, vintage planks are a growing trend this year, as well. Installing wider planks make smaller rooms appear more spacious. In addition, 2017 will also be the year for having a hardwood floor with planks for varying widths. Having non-uniformed plank sizes give your room a more authentic, rugged look and are a great option for adding variety to break up repetitive patterns in a large room.
Weathered Looks to Add Character
A return to natural and organic living has inspired changes to home renovations. Just like a weathered leather jacket is a perfect addition to your wardrobe, a weathered hardwood floor gives your home richness and a sense of history. Weathered flooring comes with minor imperfections and adds character while making a statement. Match it with antiques or some rustic accents, such as a display cabinet or a wooden credenza.
2017's bold hardwood trends offer a variety of styles that can suit any home, from contemporary to traditional. Our flooring specialists at Carpet Superstores can help you find the perfect engineered hardwood flooring for your Edmonton home. Contact us to speak to a member of our team and to learn more about how you can incorporate these engineered hardwood flooring trends into your home!