With how quickly they change here in Freehold, New Jersey, it’s difficult to keep up with interior design trends that come and go. Just when you think mahogany hardwood flooring is the hottest thing since sliced bread, it’s already been surpassed by Scandinavian gray. Here we’ll take a look at some of the most popular flooring styles trending right now.
Some may call it that old Nantucket charm. Hardwood flooring that looks reclaimed or vintage is hotter than summer on the Cape. Modern vintage hardwood might sound like a contradictory concept, but if you don’t own a real traditional saltbox house, then the next best thing is to model that look in your modern home. Cottage chic blends wider hardwood planks with matte or wire-brush finishes. The effect is natural and contemporary, yet it also has a vintage, lived-in charm. Another perk of wide planks is they make a small space look larger.
Corporate Flooring Becoming More Residential
Corporate environments are evolving. Cubicles and conference rooms are being replaced with open workspaces and game-filled break rooms. In an effort to increase worker productivity, collaboration, and happiness, corporate spaces are shifting away from formal designs and integrating more residential touches. Flooring is no longer an afterthought but a key component in the overall style of a corporate space. Carpet tile flooring is still the top choice in the corporate sector, but innovative designers are achieving trend-setting interiors with hardwood, ceramic, and luxury vinyl flooring.
In 2013, designer Laurence Kemball-Cook installed a carpet at the Simon Langton Grammar School in Kent, England that generated power from the students’ footsteps. The more the students walked, the more the school saved on energy bills. While this level of sustainable carpets might be the brave new world of residential flooring in the Monmouth and Ocean County area, we still have a ways to go until then. Cut-and-loop carpet is currently the biggest trend in carpet flooring, replacing frieze as the go-to style. Cut-and-loop is a construction technique that allows for carpets with bold, intricate patterns and textures.
Unlike the shag carpet found in basements in the 1970s, hardwood flooring never goes out of style. However, popular stain colors are constantly changing. Both dark and light stains are experiencing their day in the sun, while redder, warmer tones (such as cherry and mahogany) are receiving a cool reception with homeowners. Espresso, ebony, Jacobean, and dark walnut are popular dark stains. Grays and ultra blondes are some of the trendy light tones.
Good interior design is about achieving a unique balance of sizes, shapes, patterns, and materials. Large-format tiles have a clean, sleek, and contemporary look. On the subject of clean, an added benefit of larger tiles is more surface area, which also means less grout lines to clean.
Do any of the above styles appeal to you? If you’re looking for new flooring, call Floor Coverings International Monmouth County today, and schedule your free in-home estimate and design consultation!
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