Royal Scot’s 2018 Tour of floors – Light wood/wood-look flooring
It’s that time of year again where everyone is telling you about hot new trends for 2018. But here at Royal Scot Carpet & Flooring we know you are going to have a floor for more than a few months, so we will be posting about trends that are not only beautiful and practical, but ones that have proven staying power, so your home will look fabulous long term. We will be exposing tastes that have come to us from other places around the globe, and styles we may already have that we could perhaps use a little better. We will also be investigating flooring that has additional benefits such as Eco-Friendly materials, and may even venture as far as decor (if we are feeling brave enough!)
Royal Scot Carpet and Flooring are starting our tour of floors with a popular trend that we noticed around 2010 – Light wood flooring. To be clear, the light wooden flooring we are referring to are the cooler shades of white and grey, rather than that of the warm honeys and orange tones which now seem a little dated, and don’t have that same crispness.
Over the past few years, and this year, is all about extremes and wooden flooring is no different. Flooring coming in both strong and bold, and dark colours are as much of a talking point as the lighter more subtle colours that accentuate and complement our furniture and accessories. Dark flooring being a focal point, whilst light flooring gives us a cooling relaxed feel, and acts as a backdrop to eye-catching colours and decorative pieces.
For both business spaces and residential homes, dark or light wooden flooring is the trend to follow.
Grey flooring has grown in popularity, and you can see it everywhere you go but especially in “wood” or tiles that look like wood, or many effects where people are refinishing hardwood to grey, and we can see why! Deciding on your flooring is a difficult decision, as if you choose wrongly you are left with the consequences for a long time.
Grey is a cool colour and is such a versatile backdrop to so many other colours, it can also provide balance for the warmer tones you may use in other areas of your house. Grey tones naturally compliment pastel, monochrome, or pop colour decoration, so you can change the look of your house completely from child friendly to bachelor pad whilst keeping the same floor.
Light-coloured finishes send a message and much needed feeling of space and freshness. This Scandinavian style has been going strong since 2010, and it looks like it’s here to stay! Its lighter colour means dirt doesn’t stand out as much as darker shades, and that’s a great benefit if daily cleaning is not your thing!
If you would like to know more about our collections of grey flooring don’t hesitate to contact us!