Flooring Trends You Should Try

Bamboo

While bamboo has been around for a long time, in recent years it has seen an resurgence in color and styles. Technically Bamboo is a fast growing grass. it is as hard or harder than most hardwoods when dried. bamboo is offered in wide-plank styles that mimic the look of classic hardwoods. As with all wood flooring, it's best to keep bamboo out of moisture-prone rooms like kitchens and baths. is offered in wide-plank styles that mimic the look of classic hardwoods. As with all wood flooring, it's best to keep bamboo out of moisture-prone rooms like kitchens and baths.

Hardwood (Gray Tones)

Gray has gained popularity in recent years as the perfect “neutral� tone for walls, carpeting, and tile. So it only makes sense that gray tones are now one of the hottest options in hardwood flooring. A trend that started on the West Coast and has now been fully embraced by the East, gray hardwood flooring is the perfect way to modernize an outdated room.

Gray tones can range from light neutrals to deep saturated charcoals. So why are grays so popular? Gray tones bring out the beauty of natural wood, highlighting the grains and texture, which adds visual interest to a room, allowing the flooring to be a true statement piece. While at the same time, neutral gray tones won’t overpower a room and will compliment many decorating styles.

Wider, Longer Planks

When choosing new hardwood flooring, homeowners can now choose from wider planks, such as 5�, 6�, or even 7� planks over the traditional 2-1/4� to 3-1/2� wide planks. Wider planks visually open up a small space and can create a more spacious visual, making them an excellent option for living rooms, master bedrooms, or any section of the home. Many wide planks are now also available in longer lengths – up to as much as 6 feet, producing an even smoother-looking floor with fewer seams.

Wide planks can be installed horizontally, vertically, or even diagonally – for a more dramatic look. While there is still a strong market for more traditional narrower planks, the wide-plank trend seems to be on the rise, with some newer products offered in planks as wide as 10 and 12 inches.

Lime-Washed Woods

On the other end of the color spectrum is an old white-wash technique that originated in high-end European flooring but has been embraced in the U.S. Known as lime-wash or pickling, the original technique used a mixture of lime and water, applied to the wood to soften the natural color and create a white-washed effect.

Today, similar techniques use a much less-caustic liming wax to fade and age the appearance of woods such as oak and ash, giving them a more coastal feel. A great decorating option in shore homes, lime-washed wood flooring is also used in a variety of decors ranging from formal to rustic.

Wire-Brushed Woods

Wire-brushed textures are also a leading trend with consumers. This technique uses a wire-brush to scrape off the soft top layer of the wood, leaving only the hardest wood and exposing more of the wood's natural grains and texture. Wire-brushed floors (also referred to as wire scraped) are generally much harder and less likely to show chips, scratches, and scrapes. Accidental scratches from pets' claws or furniture legs are more easily camouflaged on these floors since they tend to blend in with the natural wire-brushed patterns. Wire-brushed woods have particular market appeal in coastal areas, where the technique is often applied to white and light-gray woods for a more “beachy� feel.

American Hardwood

For homeowners who truly want a sustainable wood flooring product, Dean suggests good-old American hardwoods. Unlike cork and bamboo, which are shipped in from the other side of the world, "We can buy hardwoods from forests that are a few hundred miles away," he says. "And North America does a good job replenishing our forests as we cut them down." Oak, hickory, maple, heart pine: These classic American hardwoods all are making a comeback.

Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl is a new category of flooring that combines the high-end look of hardwood (or stone) with the durability of vinyl. "It is so realistic looking," Dean says of the wood-look variety, "that I literally had to get on my hands and knees to see that it wasn't real." Because it stands up to moisture, wood-look vinyl is a natural fit in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Today's vinyl does share one common trait with that old peel-and-stick stuff: It is still a joy to walk on.

Cut-and-Loop Carpet

In the world of carpet, explains dean we are seeing far fewer shags and friezes and more patterned carpets. By using a technique that combines both loops and cut loops — hence the name "cut-and-loop carpet" — manufacturers can create a carpet with patterns that range from subtle to bold. "New technology also is producing carpet with incredibly soft fibers," he adds. Huge improvements have been made in the world of carpet pads, too, with high-quality dense rubber replacing the more commonplace loose fiber.

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When you’re looking for a wood grain patterned floor surface, and have a limited budget, the Ivy League Collection of laminate flooring is the smart choice. Priced at a level that makes each selection accessible for modest budgets, the Lamton Ivy league Collection helps you to get ready for installation in spaces that require a quick transformation at a low cost.

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Description:

When you’re looking for a wood grain patterned floor surface, and have a limited budget, the Ivy League Collection of laminate flooring is the smart choice. Priced at a level that makes each selection accessible for modest budgets, the Lamton Ivy league Collection helps you to get ready for installation in spaces that require a quick transformation at a low cost.

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