Four Big Hardwood Trends for 2016
When it comes to flooring trends, classic hardwood is never out of fashion. It's an elegant choice that meets the style demands of both home and business owners. Of course, that doesn't mean that hardwood isn't evolving. Here at S&G Carpet and More, we're always on the lookout for new, forward-thinking trends in flooring. If you're looking for inspiration as you remake a room, consider these four hardwood trends that are going strong into 2016.
Classic Heritage Meets Modern Simplicity
Design that combine rich, classical elements with simpler, contemporary accents are big this year. If you'd like to create a space that incorporates high-quality, modern furniture with antique accent pieces, this is the look for you. Hardwoods finished in espresso, ebony and dark cherry are the perfect choice for a heritage room while distressed styles add a rustic touch to a vintage-inspired space. Throw rugs in deep jewel tones or oriental patterns are ideal if you'd like to accent dark hardwood floors.
Dark Hardwoods Are In
They play prominently into classic designs, but hardwoods in dark finishes are also a trend of their own in 2016. Dark stains are popular for both standard and distressed styles, and you'll find both classic hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring in dark shades. Black and brown washes are in but don't discount deep reds or exotic purples. Hardwoods with gray finishes or undertones are also favored right now. These gray shades are perfectly neutral but bring more visual interest than their cream-and-beige counterparts.
Design Goes Upscale Natural
Clean, white-centric designs are favored for bedrooms, guestrooms and great rooms this year. Neutral color palettes are paired with elegant furnishings and accent pieces to make this light-and-natural look come together. Finding the right hardwood for this particular look means shopping blonde and light gray finishes. Hardwood in white finishes are also a natural choice for this style but keep in mind that white floors and white furniture may clash. You can solve this problem by using a large, light-colored area rug that incorporates metallic threads under major furnishings.
High Tech and Distressed Come Together
More consumers are choosing engineered hardwood flooring, which offers the beauty and authenticity of traditional wood flooring with the durability of high-end laminates. Durable and affordable, engineered hardwood is available in an incredible variety of species, stains and styles. This type of flooring is composed of multiple layers of wood that provide for excellent stability without warping. Whatever your style demands, you'll find engineered hardwood that meets them.
At S&G Carpet and More, we pride ourselves on providing the best in style and value to customers throughout Northern California. That's why we think hardwood flooring is the perfect choice when you want to pull off an on-trend look that won't interfere with your home's long-term value.