Flooring trends change as homeowners develop new tastes and technology allows a larger variety of flooring designs and materials to hit the market. From the types of materials, finishes, colors, and applications, flooring options have grown from merely a utilitarian need to a trending design element.
Deciding on the type of flooring that suits your home best can be an overwhelming process if you are making the decisions from scratch. Fortunately, model homes can offer ideas and inspirations, and developers typically offer a range of quality materials from which to choose.
Wood flooring continues to be a top tier choice in homes due to its versatility in design elements. Almost all types of wood flooring are finished to create the esthetic desired. Colors such as greys and ebony have become popular finishes for wood flooring, as well as natural colors with unique grain patterns.
These tones are a diversion from the heavy glossy brown stains of most wooden flooring. For coastal regions, the softer white-washed or bleached wood floor is becoming a popular choice as it lends a light and airy feel to any style home.
Distressing these lighter toned wood planks is also becoming a design trend that will stand the test of time. Opting for this luxury aged look in flooring, many homeowners are choosing this more refined rustic look to enhance their interior design. The amount of “distressing” the floor receives will impact the look of the room, giving homeowners options that fit their personal design style.
However, many people continue to lean toward darker ebony stained wood flooring for its classic beauty and durability. The richness of darker floors and lighter walls lends a feel of old southern charm to newly constructed homes. Imitating historic wood planks, new techniques in brushed staining offer subtle worn textures that mimic grand historical homes of the past.
For homeowners who prefer non-wood materials for flooring, opting for distressed concrete or tile are also options that offer a high-end look. As with distressed wood, distressed concrete goes through a similar artificial processing to give it a worn out patina. Distressed concrete and tile can offer durability without giving up style.
Other materials, such as laminate, have also become popular as the technology used to manufacture such flooring has begun producing higher quality products. This flooring holds up well under the pressures of coastal life, allowing drips and spills to be easily cleaned without harming the look of the floor. Variations in colors, tones, and width offer many choices for homeowners to customize the look of their new home.
Find the perfect flooring for your dream home with Destin Custom Home Builders, and set the stage for your family’s upscale carefree lifestyle.
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