by Lauren Busser The House Designers’ Editorial Director
Fall is the perfect time to install some new flooring in your home and this fall there are plenty of new flooring trends on the market to help you give your space a fresh, new look. From beautiful domestic hardwoods to luxury vinyls and laminates you are sure to find something that will fit your space, style and budget. Lumber Liquidators® is a great place to start your search with their wide array of flooring. From bamboo and cork to exotic and domestic hardwoods, you are sure to find the perfect floor for your home. Here are some color trends to help get you started.
Gray has been a growing choice in many home surfaces. Everything from paint, tile and kitchen design has been going gray these last few years, and flooring is no exception. Gray styles and tints are a popular choice for anyone seeking a contemporary appearance in their home décor. The Lumber Liquidators® catalogue offers many gray choices such as the Bellawood® Hues Natural Pewter Maple and the Casa de Colour Pewter Birch prefinished hardwood selections. You can also try the Dream Home Meads Ranch Weathered Wood for a laminate option.
Bamboo has been a popular choice for a few years. Bamboo floors have an extremely hard surface which makes them ideal for areas of your home that are subject to wear and tear. Now, bamboo has been reinvented with plenty of colors to choose from. Not only do you have natural tan colors but also rich browns, dark blacks, silver tones and even patterns. For more exotic bamboo trends check out Morning Star Mei Strand Bamboo and Bellawood® Spice Ultra-Strand Bamboo.
Much like bamboo, exotic hardwood has become popular due to its distinct, visually interesting appearance. Lumber Liquidators® is a great place to find these varieties. With a wide selection of beautiful tones and hues you can find a unique wood that complements your space beautifully. Whether you love the warm, soft tones of the Schön Quick Clic Engineered Brazilian Cherry or you prefer the darker, richer tones of Casa de Colour’s Victoria Mahogany you can find a floor that fits your lifestyle and the character of your home exactly.
The timeless look of natural wood grains will never go out of home fashion. The warm and inviting feel of a natural grain can really open up a space. Some of our timeless, favorite flooring options are: Bellawood® Natural Hickory Engineered, Virginia Mill Works Natural Hickory Easy Click, and Dream Home - St. James Butler County Beech Laminate.
Matte finishes have transformed home style in Europe and are growing in demand in the United States. A low gloss or matte finish hides small scratches, dirt, and hair making it the perfect flooring option for homes with kids and pets. For this style, we love the Bellawood® Matte prefinished hardwood collection. This collection is available only at Lumber Liquidators® and features a proprietary topcoat that boasts scratch, scuff and stain resistance. The result is an oil or waxed finish look without the constant maintenance associated with them. With a variety of styles the Bellawood® Matte® prefinished hardwood collection lets you find just what you're looking for in a low-gloss finish.
Flooring with a dramatic grain and stark contrast can help make a bold statement. Try flooring like the Dream Home – Kensington Manor Fumed African Ironwood Laminate, Bellawood® Acacia Engineered Hardwood, or Morning Star Tiger Bamboo for beautiful floors that have a personality all their own.
Cork is another growing trend in the home improvement industry. Cork is a very comfortable and sustainable option that is made from the bark of the cork tree. The harvesting process leaves the tree intact and the bark grows back in nine years, ready to be harvested once more. Lumber Liquidators® offers a variety of cork flooring options including the Tobacco Road Cork pictured above and the Libson Cork Silves Cork.
These fabulous fall flooring trends are just a few of the terrific options available at Lumber Liquidators®. Click here to find a store near you and see some of these beautiful fall flooring trends in person.