Plank flooring has a lot going for it. It can be made from various materials, looks good in almost any room of the home, and it creates a classy ambiance that is sure to be in style for the foreseeable future. Following are some great plank flooring trends from Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley that are well worth a look if you are considering this type of flooring for your home.
The rustic look of hardwood flooring is always in style as many homeowners enjoy a natural ambiance that is relaxing and easy on the eyes. That is one reason why wide planks are making a comeback, as are light colors such as gray and light brown. A natural finish can be used if you enjoy the unique wood patterns found in almost any type of hardwood.
At the same time, dark colors are also very popular with homeowners who want to create an elegant atmosphere with neutral flooring that will look good with almost any type of furniture and accessories. Eucalyptus planks are a particularly good options as they are not only the right color but also eco-friendly and affordable. And classic hardwoods such as oak, cherry and walnut are always in style.
Bamboo Plank Flooring
Bamboo grows quickly, making it an eco-friendly option for those who appreciate the beauty of hardwood flooring but want to help protect the environment. Pressed bamboo boards have a lovely woody look that will add class to any room of the home; what is more, these boards are also relatively easy to clean and maintain.
Bamboo plank flooring typically costs about the same as hardwood flooring. Like hardwood, it can be sanded down and refinished as needed. However, it is slightly more water-resistant than hardwood flooring, making it a good option for homes with higher humidity.
Porcelain tiles can be made to closely resemble just about any type of hardwood. If you want a home to have a natural ambiance but are concerned about water damage and/or have a limited budget, than porcelain planks may be just right for you. Planks are available in many widths and sizes to make it easy for you to pick the dimensions that will look best in any room. Dark brown, gray and white-washed porcelain planks are currently the most popular options. Porcelain planks can last for a long time; unfortunately, they cannot be refinished as is the case with bamboo and hardwood flooring.
Many homeowners want unique flooring are using planks to create stylish designs in certain rooms or even throughout the house. Layered color schemes give a room an old fashioned look; this style of laying plank flooring looks particularly good in large rooms such as bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms. Parquet plank flooring is created by using small planks the size of bricks and laying these in a crisscross design and is yet another trending plank flooring option you may want to consider.
It is important to bear in mind that flooring that is currently popular or that looks good in one home won’t necessarily be the best option for your home. Consider your needs, lifestyle, tastes and existing style of decor to choose the right flooring for your house. Contact the professionals at Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley to get started with a free in-home consultation.
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