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Top Design Trends to Know for 2018

Planning a major home renovation that includes flooring installation? Or perhaps you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, and need to make some updates to get the best offer. If so, there are a few design trends to know about for 2018, and they’re likely to stay in style for years to come.

Wide Planks

Choosing wood flooring is only the first of many design decisions you’ll need to make. Within this category, there’s an incredible range of options regarding color, finish, and even plank width. One design trend that’s likely to continue into 2018 and beyond is the rustic look. The contemporary rustic style can include wide planks, perhaps with a distressed finish. Wide planks help to open up a room and give it an Old World vibe.

Natural Stone Looks

Bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home with natural-looking elements. Thinking beyond wood flooring, consider natural stone floors made from a surprising material—vinyl. There have been significant improvements in the durability and look of vinyl in recent years. Luxury vinyl flooring can mimic just about any look, including natural stone.

Blanched Wood Floors

The warm, rich tones of honey or cinnamon colors are likely to remain popular among wood flooring enthusiasts. However, more homeowners these days have begun switching over to bleached or blanched wood floors. The process of blanching enhances the natural wood grain, while giving it a much-coveted ashy, white-washed appearance. This lighter wood flooring is well-suited to a variety of house styles—from the beachfront look to an industrial or futuristic scheme.

Fumed Wood Floors

If you love strong, bold colors, consider fumed wood floors. These aren’t stained. Instead, they’re treated with airborne ammonia (avoid flooring treated with liquid ammonia). The result is surprisingly rich tones that make the wood grain truly stand out.

For top trends in flooring, you can turn to Bay Carpet. We carry premium lines of luxury vinyl, hardwood, laminate, and carpeting to complement any design scheme. Call (718) 366-5001, and be sure to ask us about our shop-at-home flooring services available in New York, NY.


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