by Lauren Busser, The House Designers’ Editorial Director
As you start to think about furnishing your new home take a look at these flooring trends from Lumber Liquidators®! With everything from beautiful dark hardwoods, intriguing patterns, light hues and time-worn finishes you are sure to find flooring that will fit your style and budget.
Matte Finishes and Oil-Look
Matte flooring gives you the look of European elegance with a beautiful oil-look that resists wear and reduces maintenance. The low gloss finish of matte flooring is ideal for families because it hides small scratches, dust and dirt.
A Time-Worn Appearance
The desire for Old World craftsmanship is topping our list once again. Distressed floors have become one of the leading flooring trends this year and encompass design techniques such as wire-brushing, handscraping and French bleeds, and are available in a variety of styles and stains. Each of these techniques gives your floor a dash of Old World charm.
Shades of Gray
Gray brings a clean and understated elegance to your new home because it complements your home’s décor instead of distracting from it. You can find gray flooring in a variety of tones and styles including weathered hardwoods, bamboo, high gloss and low gloss laminates. Some of our favorite gray flooring are the pewter finishes you will find at Lumber Liquidators®.
Bonkers for Bamboo
Bamboo has been gaining popularity in flooring for the last several years because of its eco-friendly qualities and durable nature. Bamboo is twice as durable as oak making it a popular flooring choice for high traffic areas of your home. Just like hardwood, you can find bamboo in many different finishes from a light and natural to darker finishes that will give your home a more modern twist.
A Bold Move
For a flooring that is as unique as you are, try an exotic hardwood. Lumber Liquidators® offers a selection of exotic hardwoods with rich colors, stunning textures and striking tones to give any room an on-trend punch. When paired with an amazing interior design these floors will take your home from ordinary to extraordinary.
Light colors can make a small space feel larger and help capture the charm of a beachside cottage while easily concealing dirt and dust. In addition, these pale hues reflect a clean and simple contemporary style that will really let your home’s décor shine.
Dark and Mysterious
For a modern look, select a rich dark hue. Lumber Liquidators® carries floors in shades like ebony, dark walnut and deep espresso whose deep stains exude sophistication. Dark floors anchor a space really well and are particularly striking when paired with light colored walls and furnishings.
A Touch of Red
Red is a dramatic color. Bringing red into your flooring will instantly warm up your space and create some drama with the colors you already have in play. Lumber Liquidators® has a host of red-tinted hardwoods, laminates and bamboos that you are sure love. They are available in shades like wine, copper, cherry and burgundy.
See a flooring trend that you think will be perfect for your new home? Use the Store Locator to see them at that closest Lumber Liquidators® near you.