Floor Coverings International Triad is always working to stay on top of trends and innovations in the hardwood flooring industry so that we can offer our Greensboro neighbors the best products and services. And as 2017 comes to a close, we’re excited to offer you a little glimpse into what the future holds.
Read on to learn about three hardwood flooring trends that you’re sure to see more of in the next year. And don’t forget: the easiest way to fulfill that New Year’s resolution about sprucing up your home is to contact us for a free consultation! We’re ready to help you jumpstart your 2018 home improvement goals!
Grey hardwood floors started appearing more frequently around 2015, and at the time, they were generally just a quirky choice for ultra-hip homes. While most homeowners had definitely departed from the deep, chocolate and mahogany tones that you find in a wood like cherry, the majority of Greensboro homeowners still weren’t quite ready to adopt the trend of using muted, washed out greys for their hardwood floors. Fast-forward to the present and you’ll find that the minimalistic, hyper-contemporary, subdued look of grey hardwood is everywhere—and it doesn’t look like it’s going away any time soon.
Eco-Friendly Hardwood Flooring
As environmental sustainability becomes increasingly important to Greensboro homeowners, we’ve seen a sharp rise in interest around eco-friendly flooring options. And when it comes to hardwood, the most eco-friendly option isn’t really a hardwood at all! Of course, we’re talking about bamboo flooring, which offers much of the same durability and beauty as hardwood, but which also minimizes your impact on the environment. We’re certain that bamboo is going to become more and more popular in 2018.
On-site finishing is the practice of sanding and staining your hardwood floors only after the planks have been installed. This is in direct contrast to pre-finished planks, which are sanded and stained in a factory setting before they arrive at your home. As Greensboro homeowners shift their priorities towards more of a high-quality, artisan look for every single room, we’re certain that on-site finishing is going to be dominant during 2018. And while it’s a little ironic that in this case the future of hardwood flooring is about looking back to a traditional method of finishing hardwood, we’re okay with it. On-site finishing creates a better, flatter surface, opens up design options like parquet, and brings a little artistry into your home.
Make 2018 the Year of Home Improvement
Since we serve the greater Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point area, it’s easy to schedule a free, in-home consultation with our mobile showroom! Book an appointment now to talk to the Floor Coverings International Triad design experts about your next project.
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