Rustic Solid Wood Grows in Popularity
The fashion in hardwood flooring is taking a dramatic turn toward vintage styles and a more natural appearance as the rustic feel becomes the way to go as the winter season of 2011 approaches.
Light shades of oak have been a very popular trend in wood flooring styles for quite some time now, but now there has been a surge of renewed interest in darker wooden flooring choices from quite a significant minority.
In recent years neutral colours have been all the rage, in everything from clothing to food, so the turn to natural flooring styles by consumers is perhaps not so surprising. Solid wood floors are by far the most traditional natural option around, and as such are highly sought after. Most consumers rightly see them as an investment that will last for many years, particularly if they are well maintained so as to avoid the need for extensive wood floor repairs in the future. The vintage style is a somewhat newer option when it comes to wood flooring, although clothes shoppers have been turning toward the vintage look via charity outlets for quite some time now.
One reason for the appeal of dark shades of wood in flooring is that it tends to greatly highlight the natural grain markings, a realisation that has seen the demand for such rustic styles start to grow and grow. Rustic solid wood flooring is ideal for combining natural hardwood timber with a classic, traditional style.