Happy New Year! Now that 2016 is here, many people are ready to start the year off right with a few positive changes. One way to do that is to create an inspirational home environment, and the best place to start is with new floors. Today’s hardwood flooring options are endless, and laminate flooring is classier and more on-trend than ever before. These are a few of our favorite flooring materials to try in 2016.
If you’ve never had it in your home, now’s a great time to switch to this classic material. The natural beauty of the wood fits with any interior design scheme, and its durability makes it easy to care for. Oak, maple, and black walnut floors are always hugely popular, but homeowners can look into regional varieties for a more unique look. View our hardwood services here.
Anyone who shies away from hardwood flooring because of price or maintenance might be interested in engineered wood, which is a material featuring real hardwood on top, backed by layers of cheaper plywood or recycled wood fiber. This option is much cheaper, easier to install, and easier to maintain than traditional wood, but it offers the same timeless finish.
Although it has historically had a bad rap, laminate flooring is more chic than ever in 2016. It’s available in many different styles, patterns, and colors, and it’s a durable, easy-to-install material that will satisfy any homeowner.
Bamboo offers a similar visual effect to hardwood flooring, and it’s tough and durable. Bamboo flooring is also a sustainable option for those who are environmentally conscious, and the price is comparable to traditional hardwoods.