30 January 2015

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When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, many people will choose to undertake a project in their home. If you feel like you need to breathe new life into your home, hardwood flooring is a great way to achieve this. With so many different options and types of wood available however, it can sometimes be tricky to know where to begin. To help make things a bit easier, the following are a few hardwood flooring trends you should watch out for in 2015.

Unfinished wooden floors

One of the many benefits of hardwood flooring is the ever growing selection of different finishes you can give wood – from waxes to oils and varnishes. Using one of these finishes not only adds a layer of protection, but also can change the appearance of your flooring, adding to its uniqueness.

However, recent years have seen more and more people seeking out all things vintage, whether this is clothes, toys or furniture. There has also been a rise in the popularity of reclaimed or “upcycled” furniture. Fitting with this craze, we expect to see more people going for unfinished looking wooden flooring this year, or flooring with a matte finish, rather than a glossy one.

Reclaimed wooden floors

In keeping with the current vintage trend, some people are deciding against buying brand new wooden flooring and instead opting to hunt out and recycle old floorboards. Not only will this give you that much sought after vintage look and feel, it is also environmentally friendly and can be cheaper than buying new. If you do decide to go with reclaimed flooring though, it is vital that you still contact professionals to take care of the installation for you.

Patterned wooden floors

If you’re quite artistic, or have artistic friends, painting directly onto your hardwood flooring can be a great way to customise it. This is something more and more people have started doing, and the trend is set to grow this year. For some, it is as simple as adding a pattern around the outskirts of the floor, while other prefer to add a unique pattern to the entire floor.