Through renovations and remodeling projects, homeowners can be overwhelmed with all of the material choices and the options to customize the final product. Flooring is rife with possibilities for new construction and renovations, making it a highly considered aspect of this project. Growing trends help homeowners see what looks are worth their investment and hold up against the wear of time and foot traffic.
More than ever in the past, modern homeowners are considering the impact of their decisions on finite resources available in the country and beyond. Sustainability is an attractive feature for those remodeling these days. Sustainable materials do not lack quality, strength, or beauty, however. A good example of this is the trend of bamboo flooring. Beyond its environmental friendliness, there are several advantages to this type of flooring in different applications for your property. This includes:
- Being able to be installed over concrete or in basements
- Being universally adaptable to climate
- Being tough enough to withstand heavy foot traffic
- Being up to three times harder and sturdier than other hardwoods
Recycled materials also top the list for being environmentally conscious and affordable. In addition to sustainability, the bamboo flooring is often a click-in-place plank that is easier to install without contractors.
Patterns are an appealing trait of installed flooring, and in 2022, certain looks are more widely used than others. These installations often vary based on the style of flooring involved.
- Tile Patterns
An installation style gaining traction over the past several years and reaching new heights in the coming year are mosaic floors and art-deco. The final product looks labor-intensive and very attractive in almost any room of the house.
- Wide Plank Designs
Between hardwood, vinyl, laminate, and tile, plank flooring is becoming one of the most attractive and consistent flooring materials for modern homes. Much has to do with the ease of installation and the manageable upkeep and maintenance required to keep the surface layer attractive for decades. Wider planks are becoming the norm, and this is twofold. The materials themselves cover a greater area, so fewer materials are required to meet square footage, and two, wider planks offer a distinctly different look than traditional wood or vinyl plank floors.
- Herringbone and Chevron
These are still trending, though this is often out of the usual skillset of the average DIY enthusiast. The result is a unique and attractive finish for hardwood or synthetic plank flooring. New construction in 2022 will see a lot of intricate floor installation patterns.
Hues and Finishes
Refurbing your tired wood flooring is also possible, and many companies are offering to revitalize the look of your installed materials. You can also purchase new flooring materials already featuring these stains or treatments if remodeling is already scheduled.
- White Stains
There is no mistaking an uptick in brighter and more vibrant interior themes, so light or white stains on wood plank flooring can dramatically change its look and help it to better appeal to the new theme.
- Dark Stains
This is more of a timeless look. Dark hues are easy to maintain and often blend with many different wall colors and furniture. Dark stains on less expensive wood flooring add a luxurious finish for only part of the cost of pricier exotic hardwoods.
This liming process was at its installation peak in the 1500s. In recent years, liming wood flooring has become an exciting revitalizing trend. This process enhances the character of the wood for a distinct two-tone appearance.