Everyone wants to be caught up with the latest design trends. It is only natural – after all, no one wants to be left out when it comes to the next big thing. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when it comes to designing your home, by jumping on whatever the hot new trendy idea is, you run the risk of hating it in a couple of years when the public perception changes. Luckily the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey are skilled at figuring out which trends will last and which ones will be gone in a couple of years. Using that information is what makes us great at what we do, so if you are looking to modernize your home in simple, subtle ways by adding new residential flooring, you have come to the right place.
It’s All About the Material
The first thing you need to establish is what materials you will be working with for your new home. They all have their own benefits and negatives, so as far as which materials you want to use, it is basically up to you and your own personal preference. One of the most popular materials used these days in modern designs is vinyl tiles, which can be made to look like a lot of other things, so if you had your heart set on wood flooring, but for various reasons have decided against it, tile is the way to go. If you are going to use wood flooring, a popular idea is to use a wide plank. Plank flooring tends to make the room feel more unified, since there aren’t so many joint lines to worry about. Another thing to consider is how sustainable the material you’re using is, which is why flooring such as cork and bamboo laminate flooring have become popular, highlighting the ease with which these materials are replaced.
Choosing the Right Color
It appears that there are two distinct schools of thought when it comes to hardwood floor colors. The obviously popular trend is to go bold with your color, whether that be light or dark. It seems like most people want something that is going to visually pop, so very dark or very bright, light woods, like blonde woods, are popular right now. There are positives and negatives for both options, so it really just needs to match the other design elements in the room. The other main coloring option, one which has been popular for a couple of years now and has not shown any signs of slowing down, is gray. It runs counter to the bold looks offered in either direction, but it does look nice on pretty much every material.
While we here at Ozburn-Hessey are happy to help with the selection and installation of whatever flooring options you go with, the important thing is that it makes you happy. If that means you want something that gives your home or office a modern feel to it, then hopefully this short guide helped you, and hopefully we can help you get started soon, so give us a call!