Flooring trends to watch for 2011
by ProSource on July 15, 2011
The first thing you tend to notice in a home is not the color scheme or the interiors – it's the floor. The right flooring can change the entire image of a room. The color scheme, interiors, furniture and the flooring all work in tandem to make a beautiful room look the way it is. If you are remodeling, experts suggest that you start with the floor and then work your way into the other aspects. Consider usage of the room – such as whether it's a children's room or a place with a high amount of foot traffic, like an office. If you are still confused about trends, here's a quick run through of flooring trends for 2011 to help you get started:
Hardwood: This never goes out of fashion. Easy to maintain and long lasting, hardwood flooring is still the number 1 flooring choice in America. But instead of the lighter tones that were popular, there is a now a clear preference for the darker, richer tones and textures of hardwood. Dark-colored hardwood lends depth and can make a room look bigger than it is. An overall design tip is the darker the color of the flooring, the less dramatic everything less in the room should be.
Eco-friendly flooring: Everyone wants to go green and if you've been reading our blog, you would know that Bamboo and Cork are the top choices for house owners that make decided to have eco-friendly flooring in their home. While cork can withstand just about anything and always look as good as new, Bamboo is considered to be as strong as oak and extremely sustainable due to its harvesting procedures. Cork is also a good choice for those with allergies since it is hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial!
Carpet: This is a favorite. Everyone loves the feeling of walking on air. Easy to clean, long lasting and durable, carpet is great insulation during cold winter months. But instead of neutral colors, brighter colored carpets are being sought after. Bright colored carpets can make a room look warm and inviting. The burst of color on the floor should be offset by simplistic interiors and complementary furniture.
When it comes to your home, don't settle for anything but the best. While flooring choices are a plenty, a vendor that can educate and guide you on the best flooring for your home or office is the best investment you can make. Now that you know what is ruling this year's flooring trends, visit ProSource for the best variety in flooring!
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