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Redesigning your flooring is a fantastic way to revitalise the atmosphere and interior design of your home, office or business. As 2016 draws to a close, we decided to look ahead to some of the anticipated flooring trends of 2017. Whether you want to take advantage of popular preferences or break the mould with your own unique ideas, Newcastle Carpet and Flooring has got your covered!
Heading into the new year, you can expect to see a surge in non-traditional wood colouring, with homeowners seeking the bold impact of:
Bamboo continues to grow in popularity and presence, due to its strength and diverse colour range, which can range from the aforementioned blonde look, through to shades of bronze, coffee, champagne, natural timber and much more.
As one of the world’s fastest growing plants, bamboo is a sustainable alternative to timber. It is also stylish, durable, and scratch-resistant, making it an ideal choice for homeowners, business owners, and architects alike.
Texture will be growing in importance, with a desire for hardwoods with distinct hand-crafted looks, like hand-scraped or wire-brushed finishes.
This trend is carrying through to laminate preferences, with many options mimicking the reclaimed wood look. This offers a unique, rustic, and textured look, while being a stain-resistant and cost-effective alternative to genuine hardwood flooring.
Next year will see a continued demand for wider, longer hardwood planks. These are an ideal contribution to the texture trend, as wider planks create a unified canvas for the inherent aesthetic of the timber, such as knots and grain. We make it easy, with our ReadyFlor Timber being available in one, two or three strip planks of varying widths.
If you’re looking for something a bit different, you might enjoy the slightly more dated trend of laying planks in a unique formation; diagonal lines can add interest to even small rooms, while a herringbone pattern can be a striking style for businesses.
If you’re chasing the comfort of carpet, you’ll love the trend for soft, rich, natural surfaces, such as wool carpet. There is also a growing interest in the juxtaposition of textual coverage (like carpet or rugs) against base flooring (like wood or laminate).
Wool is a wonderful, family-friendly choice that adds warmth to your home. It is 100 percent natural, making it sustainable and organic, and has the added benefit of being luxuriously soft underfoot. Plus it comes in a variety of colours, so it’s easy to create colourful, neutral or striking palettes.
At Newcastle Carpet and Flooring, we say that if you like it, do it! Whether you fall in love with a trend or want to try something new, we’ll help you achieve that dream look. Our informed team look forward to showing you through the latest trends, features and benefits of your flooring.