The fall is nearly upon us, and as we begin to hear the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, it’s time to get home interiors up to date with the exciting new season. Flooring trends change from year to year as homeowners acquire new tastes and technology allows a larger variety of flooring designs for their remodeling project. So, today we will look at some flooring trends for this upcoming fall.
Fumed Wood Flooring
Almost all types of wood flooring undergo some kind of staining to give them the desired final finish. Fumed wood flooring gets its rich color and grain without having to get any sort of staining. Instead, the wood is put through a process called fuming. This involves placing the wood in a chamber where airborne ammonia is then released. The wood reacts with the ammonia and undergoes a color change. The reaction does not always result in the exact same changes. The final patina achieved depends on a number of factors including the type of wood, the outside environment and the atmosphere in the chamber itself. So even among two similar pieces of wood, the resulting hues may vary. Generally, however, fuming gives the wood rich dark tones and enhances the natural grain of the wood. The final look is much more appealing and feels deeper than what you get with stained wood flooring.
Distressed Wood and Concrete Tiles
The distressed floor style has been around for quite a while but has become even more popular just recently. Next year, expect to see more homeowners opt for that luxury aged look in their flooring. Distressed flooring undergoes artificial aging and styling processes that give it a slightly worn finish. In preparing distressed wood flooring, various actions are taken depending on the degree and style of “distress” desired. The edges of each wood plank are hand scraped, swirl and kerf markings are added to imitate historic wood and the planks are brushed to remove glossing and give them a soft worn texture. If wood flooring is not your cup of tea, you can also opt for the increasingly popular distressed concrete flooring. The distressed concrete floor style will receive more attention as homeowners look for alternatives to traditional wood flooring. As with distressed wood, distressed concrete goes through artificial processes to minimize the highly polished look and produce an enhanced worn out patina. Distressed concrete flooring can be integrated into most types of decors but works best in industrial and contemporary home styles.
Whatever Type of Flooring You Choose; Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is Ready to Install!
Whatever choice you make, we have the materials and know-how to help you get your dream floor! Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is happy to provide our customers with top-notch service to meet any and all of their flooring needs. We have the knowledge and experience to assess your needs and help you choose the right floors for your family’s home. Make an appointment today or give us a call at 410-667-0620 so we can keep your carpet looking great for years to come. To follow us online, don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Houzz, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Google+.