Designs change and evolve as the years go along, and this year, one of the biggest style decisions that home renovators make is something we’re meant to walk on: the floor. Flooring design can make or break a room’s décor and has the power to completely update (or ruin) the design of your home. While it’s easy to lay down hardwood and forget about it, many remodelers have used flooring as a wonderful blank canvas. Here are some of the most trending floor designs of this year:
#1: Eco-Friendly Materials
When we think “eco-friendly flooring”, we immediately conjure up bamboo, which is one of the fastest-growing natural materials on the planet. Because it grows so quickly, it’s one of the best renewable resources we have. While it may be eco-friendly in that regard, don’t forget that the processes required to render bamboo into floor boards (or any other finished product) are not-so eco-friendly.
Did you know there are other ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Cork flooring is also considered eco-friendly. Plus, its deep golden finish provides a bright contemporary depth to your room, and is naturally warm under your feet.
When done right, concrete flooring can be the pièce de résistance of your newly minted modern kitchen design. Durable, reliable, and able to take on the worst of wear and tear, concrete is also sophisticated and timeless. Don’t let this construction material fool you. After it’s been polished and finished correctly, you’ll have a floor that reflects light and adds a beautifully deep texture to your palette.
For anyone who has ever lived in a home with parquet flooring, the very idea of parquet can fill you with certain dread. It’s inevitable that a wooden tile is going to pop out, not to mention the dirty scratched spots in the room where heavy foot traffic has worn down the finish. But in recent years, parquet has made a major come back, but not in the way you remember. Our favourite parquet pattern is herringbone, which adds a beautifully classic texture and interesting design element to living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens.
#4: Pattern Tiles
Pattern tiles are an excellent opportunity to showcase your individuality and to play with bold colours and styles you wouldn’t necessarily want in any other design element. While pattern tiles aren’t necessarily a new invention (you can easily find them in medieval cathedrals and large British estates), the use of colour, texture, and design has really taken off as a modern trend. Some highlights of this year:
#5: A Hardwood Spin
Hardwood is a timeless classic that automatically raises the value of your home and has proven to stand the test of time. However, styles of hardwood tend to change. This year, we’ve seen some pretty rustic takes on the “hardwood floor,” such as the rough yet elegant shiplap or barn wood flooring. These robust designs fit seamlessly in your modern kitchen or hallway just as much as they do in a country cabin. Dark hardwood continues to be a popular choice for hardwood stains, but we’ve seen a resurgence of grey and blonde hardwood flooring. Each colour gives a room its own unique temperature and texture.
The end of the year is the perfect time for making New Year’s resolutions and for deciding how you want to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, or unique living space. Cuisines Nuenza is proud to help our customers in Montreal, Laval, and the West Island realize their dreams of having a perfectly remodeled home. For more inspiration for flooring, kitchen cabinets, and everything in between, visit our showroom. Or, click here to get a free estimate.