Flooring choices have come a long way from the traditional hardwood, vinyl or plush carpeting. Modern flooring materials often include exotic woods, sustainable resources and beautiful stone. In 2016, flooring trends included the use of bamboo, a sustainable resource that, when milled for homes, offers long-lasting durability and ease of care. Another trend from last year was the use of mosaic tile details for foyers, kitchens and bathrooms.
But in 2017, flooring trends are taking a fresh turn. Here are some distinct styles to keep in mind:
Uniquely Shaped Floor Tiles
Traditional square tile never goes out of style. But to stay on trend in 2017, consider uniquely shaped flooring tiles to add dimension to the grand foyer, kitchen, bathroom, sunroom or hallway. For example, octagonal tiles offer a distinctive, geometric look that is beautiful in a foyer, making an impact when guests walk in. Also consider long, rectangular shaped tiles that look like wood in the kitchen. This is a great way to have a hardwood feel, while enjoying the benefits of ceramic tile.
Once upon a time, a polished floor finish provided a high-end look to a room, whether it was hardwood flooring in the formal dining room or marble in the foyer. Expect to see designers opting for semi-polished finishes in 2017, versus the high-gloss look of previous years.
Polished is gorgeous, but it is a look that makes it hard to hide any scratches or other imperfections. Instead, a semi-polished finish on any wood floor, including engineered wood and sustainable bamboo, offers an elegant look ideal for your luxury home.
Dramatic Wood Floors
The traditional golden oak and red mahogany hardwood stains are classic, yet can sometimes be seen as dated. Hardwood floor stains and colors have evolved with darker colors trending more widely. This year, expect to see those darker hardwoods like ebony and espresso.
In addition, this will be a time where neutral gray flooring, in both hardwoods and ceramic flooring tiles, takes center stage. For a dramatic flooring effect, you may want to consider something more unconventional like very blonde woods or even whitewashes.
Camelot Homes provides the latest in design trends, whether it’s flooring, kitchen upgrades or distinctive landscaping. Contact us today and we will help you achieve your new luxury home with breathtaking flair.