Fall is a great time to spruce up the appearance of your home. If you are thinking of replacing some flooring in your house, this is a great time of year to get your renovations accomplished before the holiday and entertaining season is upon us.
When choosing flooring, you want to choose something that falls in with current trends, but also something timeless. Unless you plan on changing your flooring every year, you want to choose something that you can live with for a while and something that will appeal to buyers if or when you choose to sell your house. Here are our top 5 flooring picks for Fall 2015:
1. Environmentally friendly flooring options are popular among conscientious homeowners. Some great options are cork and bamboo, both of which are available in an increasing number of styles, colors and finishes. Cork and bamboo are both quick-growing renewable resources and make more durable flooring options than you might expect. While cork is definitely susceptible to water damage (we don’t recommend it for bathrooms or entryways), today’s bamboo floors can actually be more durable than hardwood.
If you are interested in true hardwood flooring, look for options that are made from locally and sustainable harvested wood. This is a great environmentally friendly option that has the added bonus of supporting local businesses.
2. Grey remains the most popular neutral color in decorating this Fall. In keeping with this trend, hardwood and engineered hardwood floors are now available in grey finishes that are reminiscent of driftwood or weathered barn boards.
If you are refinishing your hardwood floors, a grey finish may be just the thing to give your space a totally new look.
3. Tiles that mimic the appearance of hardwood can be a great option for those who love the look of hardwood floors but need a floor that can stand up to rougher treatment (such as homeowners with young children, large dogs or both). It is also a great option for finished basements, bathrooms, or other areas where you might be concerned about hardwood flooring suffering due to fluctuating humidity levels or occasional exposure to water.
4. Distressed hardwood floors can give the appearance of reclaimed wood without the additional expense. This flooring can help you stay true to the style of an older home if you need to replace old or damaged hardwood flooring. It is also popular among homeowners who are hoping to achieve a more rustic style.
5. Exotic species of hardwood with bold patterns are popular for those who have a distinct style and aren’t concerned that the various woods in their home won’t match. These flooring options are absolutely beautiful, but can be expensive and might look too “busy” for some peoples’ tastes.