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Popular Trends in Hardwood Flooring

Posted on January 6th, 2012 In: Floor Sanding Services News, News

Like clothes and music, hardwood flooring also experiences trends in terms of what is fashionable or “in.”  A review of current trends can help consumers make the right choice so their redecorating scheme will make their home look up-to-date – an important consideration if the home will shortly be put up for sale.

Grey Tones

It is most common to think of hardwood floors in terms of the brown colour range, but one of the hottest new trends in flooring is a move toward neutral colours.  In wood flooring, this is exemplified by a preference for grey.  Some shades of wood are naturally in the greyish range, but in many cases it requires dyes to achieve this look.  Consumers need not fear, however – they will not have to do the dying themselves.  Many varieties of hardwood flooring are available in pre-stained versions that possess a surface shade from light grey all the way through to a darker hue that can complement dramatic decorating schemes.

Textured Wood

A preference for grey indicates an interest in more visually striking wooden flooring.  Textured wood also meets this same need.  Flooring styles are now available that feature a soft-scraped look as well as a wire-brushed appearance.  In the more expensive range, consumers can also opt for hand-scraped wood, which has a pleasing randomness to the surface texture.  Perfectly smooth boards are by no means the only choice in this new world of exciting wood choices.

Regardless of the trend you prefer, keep your floor looking good for generations by periodically contacting a London floor sanding services company to perform routine maintenance.

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