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Hardwood Flooring Trends in 2019

     

 

Hardwood flooring is trending to be the most popular style of flooring that homeowners choose. There are several key benefits and characteristics of real wood floors: it’s timeless, comfortable, warm and attractive.

Real wood flooring makes a house a home. Homeowners choose hardwood flooring for their resilience, character and the increased value it brings to their home as floors provide a stunning backdrop to your space. If your home is on the market, the beautiful, stand out hardwood floors have a way of impressing prospective buyers.

Because hardwood flooring is a prominent feature of your home, we’ve listed a few trends that we’re seeing in 2019 that have longevity:

  • Cooler, Darker Colors: There’s a definite move away from warm tones (reds, yellow and red/brown undertones). Grey is the new, versatile “it” color and it shows no signs of slowing down. It’s neutral tones opens up the many possibilities of working palettes around it and pairing its hardwood color with other elements of the room can really bring the whole look of your space together. The new “Greige” (grey+beige) color is in demand and creates a minimalist feel with the warmth of beige.
  • Elongated Tiles, Wider Planks: Planks that are 6-8” wide and 24’-48” long. This size lends to a comfortable, casual aesthetic. The wider planks also make older homes look more rustic and lend to the farmhouse appeal. In modern homes, the wide planks give it an elevated, contemporary feel.
  • White Oak – Oak accounts for approximately 80% of hardwood flooring in the USA. White Oak is a perfect choice for those wanting a minimalistic, modern look but still retaining character and beauty. Another benefit is that White Oak is easy to maintain and more water resistant than its counterpart, red oak.
  • Hardwood Cuts – More and more customers are seeing the value in rifted or quarter-sawn wood. Its linear pattern immediately draws you in and rifted hardwood expands more and contracts less, making it a great choice for those highly traffic areas such as the kitchen and living room.

If you’re looking to add or upgrade your Hardwood flooring in your home, contact GC Flooring Pros for a free in-home consultation. Click here to get started today, on elevating your home.

Vinyl Flooring…What’s the Draw?

Vinyl flooring is a highly popular option and a great choice, due to advanced technology that has helped vinyl manufacturers to create realistic, stunning floors that look like hardwood, tile or stone. It’s durable, cost effective and low maintenance, which makes it advantageous for those who want the comfort, beauty and longevity in every day, high traffic areas of their home. We hope these following reasons will help you make an informed decisions for your next flooring project in your home:

ECONOMICAL

Luxury vinyl flooring is a smart choice, as it can be maintained easily, is economical and long lasting. The beautiful look of a wood grain from an exotic tree species is printed onto the vinyl, so you have the look without the high costs of hardwood flooring. It comes in an array of hues, patterns and grain sizes, to give the appearance of hardwood floors. Whether you go for traditional, exotic, or rustic wood looks, there are many design ideas for you to choose from that will fit your personal style!

COMFORTABLE

Vinyl floors have a foam layer that create a comfortable and soft feel, while still being durable and stain resistant. So if you’re standing for extended periods of time, this is the perfect choice for you. Some vinyl floor products also come with a sound barrier layer to muffle footsteps.

DURABLE

Vinyl floors are used in commercial and residential spaces as it’s tolerant of high traffic, resistant to spills and abrasions. It’s water proof and low maintenance capabilities make it a highly sought after option at restaurants and commercial offices.

STYLE

The trends, designs, grains and hues that are available in vinyl floor options on the market, are extensive. In 2019 vinyl manufacturers will be producing even more looks that will mimic the latest texture trends and the most sought after hardwood flooring style.

CONTACT US

GC Flooring Pros is proud to offer the latest trends in vinyl flooring as well as hardwood flooring. To book your free in-home consultation, please contact us at:214-814-1177 or fill out the estimate request form by clicking here.

How-to, Interior Design

Choosing The Right Floor For Your Home

While the floors in your home are important to the look, feel and functionality of your home, choosing the right floor doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process, so here are a few key questions to ask yourself before you start updating your home with brand new floors:

  • How much traffic do you expect the floor to receive?
  • Do you have children? (if you have older children, durability may not be that much of an issue)
  • Do you have pets?
  • Will the floors get easily wet or dirty?
  • How often will the floor need cleaning?
  • What’s your design style? (If you don’t know, we can help!)
  • What is your budget? (Will you need old flooring disposed of? Do you need extra baseboards?)

Considering your lifestyle, functionality needs, design and budget, will help steer you to the best options for your flooring needs. 

For more details, specs and ideas, call GC Flooring Pros today for a free estimate and let’s get started on your dream design for your floors!