Tracey Edwards | January 27 2015
With winter, comes many long days inside. Inside staring at your walls, ceiling, floors. You look at your old, worn floors and wonder what they would look like being replaced with something new and shiny. You may have time on your hands today to be looking, researching and finding new flooring. If so, let me help you with what’s trending for flooring. It’s no longer the stock, oak planks that are making the cut, its products that minimize maintenance, enhance your décor, are more durable and meet “Green” standards.
Whitewashed Look – Blanched hardwood flooring is picking up momentum. Whitewashed wood is a great choice for smaller spaces since it can give the room a more open appearance. Also, if you like the beach cottage décor, this type of flooring would be perfect for that affect.
Reclaimed wood has been in demand the last few years, as more homeowners opt for a comfy, lived-in looking space. Thanks to new technology and techniques, you don’t have to go looking for your own old house or barn - you can now get new floors that have been treated to look reclaimed for a fraction of the price. Flooring companies are even making the reclaimed wood into laminates too.
Dark brown, medium to wide plank hardwood floors is a timelessly good look that will be popular no matter what year it is. Just be forewarned, that dark wood floors show every speck of dust. I recommend to my interior decorating clients that you use the dark wood in smaller spaces or lower traffic areas such as an office to minimize the constant cleaning.
Carpet manufacturers are getting more creative with their designs and customers are responding. Many home and business owners are choosing a bold design for their carpets and letting the floors become the focal point of the room. For a standout look that’s not over the top, choose a geometric pattern in a subdued shade.
To give carpet flooring a more organic look, some manufacturers are making options that have multiple tones to them. The result is a carpet that is visually appealing and appears to have more texture. A two-color, tone-on-tone look is good for families and people with pets since it hides dirt well.
Installing New Floors at the Start of the Year is the best time for many reasons. A lot of homeowners decide to do remodeling projects in the spring. So, while others are sitting by their fires with hot chocolate, you can be getting great deals. Not to mention, inventory is typically high, making your flooring more ready available.
Less Moisture in the Air – The less moisture there is the better, particularly if you are installing hardwood floors that expand when the humidity is high.
Installations Are Easier to Schedule – With less people taking on flooring projects, installers have more room in their schedule. This usually means that they can get to your installation sooner and won’t be so pressed for time.
If you find yourself looking at your floors and wanting new, come into one of our showrooms in Chantilly or Falls Church, VA. Ayoub has the most comprehensive selection of carpet, hardwood and luxury vinyl tile. Our Chantilly location also has a large selection of area rugs to choose from. Our sales staff is ready to assist you in selecting the flooring that will best meet your budget, décor and lifestyle. We hope to see you soon!
Until Next Time – Cheers!