Floorboards as statement pieces
This is further backed up by home and design specialist Crate&Barrel, which said in a report that this year will be one of the most ‘dynamic times’ for flooring, with homeowners becoming more creative and seeking originality in flooring, which is becoming a statement piece in its own right. “A lot more consideration is going into the selection of the floorboards, because this is usually the statement piece in any home that can never go out of fashion,” said True Value in its year-end brochure in 2017. “It needs to stay current and be adaptable to changing trends. Here are some trends for this 2018-2019: Rich, dark floorboards For a while, light or blonde wood was the most popular and elegant statement in many homes which beautifully reflected modern and stylish interiors and accessories. More recently, bolder colors are being used as accessories become brighter. Greys and dark brown tones bring a warm and sophisticated feel to any home adding an extra dimension of high quality. A rich dark wood can also add a slightly vintage glamour outlook and forms a great basis for either the clean modern or eclectic inspired room.
The 2017 Wilcon Builders Trends Survey reveals that among those updating flooring in their kitchen renovations, ceramic and porcelain tiles is the preferred flooring choice (30 percent), followed by engineered wood, and stone (both 16 percent). The rise of chipboard Durable, hard-wearing and easy-to-clean, chipboard is a no-fuss flooring option to ensure your living space remains in picture-perfect condition. It’s ideal for those wanting a contemporary yet stripped back look. Manu users feel it is stylish and understated sexy, and suits every room in the home.