If you’re looking to refresh your home, these hardwood flooring trends for 2020 will help you choose a look that’s bound to bring new life to any room. Gone are the days when every home had to have uniform planks with an oak stain. Nowadays, the options are much more diverse, allowing your floor to express your own style and personality. Here are our favourite upcoming trends for the year ahead.
The Reclaimed Look
From shabby chic to vintage furniture and art, the retro stylings of distressed and reclaimed wood have never been trendier. Handscraped or wire-brushed floors appear to show years of use. Actually. they are environmentally friendly sustainably sourced woods. What a clever way to bring a sense of antiquity to your home. Using heritage patterns like this Carrè Resina French Oak Wood Floor is another eye-catching method of adding a touch of history. Chantilly Vetro French Oak Wood Floor uses a rustic, interwoven grid type pattern which is wonderful for accentuating any hallway, or for creating your own unique floor design when combined with other flooring materials. Try combining some of these darker, reclaimed woods with a lighter colour scheme. Distressed woods also contrast well with materials like marble and stone, for a sense of timelessness.
Keep it Light
Lighter tones are in for 2020. Gray, blonde and even whitewashed woods are all amazing ways to keep your style up to date. Lighter tones, according to design psychologists, help improve the mood and can make a home seem more welcoming. White is, historically, the colour of purity and cleanliness, and can certainly change the way people perceive your home. A brighter space could even help reduce stress levels. They also help increase the light in a room, and can even make a small space seem larger. Beautifully oiled Oak Blanc comes in 12″ wide planks to give an open and airy feel to the home. The Matterhorn White Oak lifts the tone all the way up. It’s like turning up the brightness control on your home! This matte white finish is reminiscent of beach homes and gives your house a vacation vibe all year round.
Herringbone has historically been the province of hallways and entrances. This striking pattern is set to move into the rest of the home in 2020. Herringbone is a style using chevron shapes fitted together to make a pattern that the eye can’t help but follow. It’s great for matching with larger rooms with feature walls, and goes really well with lighter tones, making it bang on-trend. Described as pale with a sheen of silver, woods like Perch Herringbone White Oak bring a satin feel to any room; smooth, beautifully engineered and bright enough to open up any space. Of course, there’s no need to stick to just light tones. Dark wood can be wonderful for creating a sense of intimacy. It’s also practical for hiding the wear and tear of heavy traffic areas like the front entrance. Luxurious Diablo Black in high-quality French oak is sure to be a talking point in any home.
Whichever trend catches your eye, buy with the peace of mind that comes from years of experience in engineered wood flooring and interior stylings. Worldwide shipping and a 10-year guarantee set us apart from the competition, so try a sample and find the right hardwood trend for you in 2020.