If you’re considering a home renovation this year, hardwood flooring is likely on your to-do list. With so many style, color and texture options it’s hard to know which one to choose.
At Unique Bespoke Wood, all of our styles are beautifully crafted and made to fit your home. They are a must-have for any homeowner who wants to send a message of elegance and class to any neighbor, friend, or family member that walks into their home.
While no hardwood floor style is the wrong choice, it’s good to know what trends are hot right now, and what styles will last the test of time. Check out our guide to 2018 hardwood floor trends below!
Parquet or Bust
The best thing about a quality hardwood floor is its durability and strength. A good hardwood floor from Unique Bespoke Wood is like an investment for your home. It can handle the wear and tear of daily life through marriage, toddler toys, teenage tantrums, and finally when you’re ready to sell, it will look as beautiful as the day you installed it.
While a hardwood floor on its own is great, the best way to increase the value of your hardwood floor is to build it in a parquet style.
Parquet is not only durable, but functional. In an unfortunately accident causes damage to your floors, parquet can be easily re-installed with brand new pieces to keep your home looking as beautiful as it can.
Most importantly, we cannot forget how beautiful parquet is. Parquet comes in intricate designs and styles, and adds a unique character to your home that regular hardwood flooring does not.
That’s why we believe that when choosing a hardwood floor for your home remodel this year, parquet is the direction you want to go.
Of course there isn’t just one style of parquet. There’s been a long-running battle over the years between chevron and herringbone parquet styles. While both are beautiful, it’s clear that in 2018 there’s just one parquet style choice...
Herringbone parquet flooring is the easy winner this time around.
In 2018 flooring styles are heading back to the traditional, and there is nothing more classic than a gorgeous, bespoke herringbone design. On an expensive jacket, a decorate pillow, or the floors of your home, the herringbone design exudes class and sophistication.
What’s great about the herringbone wood flooring design is how beautifully it flows from one room to another, interlocking in perfect symmetry along the way. The intricate way the rectangular wood pieces create triangular shapes catches the eye and you’ll find you don’t mind so much to find your dinner party guests staring at the floor all night!
Be sure to check out our beautiful herringbone designs here.
Grey is here to stay
Don’t listen to the naysayers, grey floors have not outlived their trendiness yet.
In fact, a stunning grey hardwood floor is increasingly becoming the key to a stunning, modern home. Cool tones and minimalist designs are accented beautifully be a bespoke parquet grey floor.
To get the ultimate value out of installing a grey hardwood floor, be sure to go with a darker shade. The dramatic, dark tones are all the rage in 2018, and they add a spectacular boost of elegance to your home.
At Unique Bespoke Wood we have countless of stunning grey parquet flooring style to choose from, see the full collection here.
Keep It Simple
A bespoke herringbone parquet floor is most beautiful in its natural form.
This is a design that stands out on its own. Don’t try and overload the design with a mixed colour pattern or an overpowering texture. A flatter finish can actually bring out the beauty in the intricate design in a way that a high gloss often disguises.
So try to stay away from the high-gloss looks for a while, as the natural looking finish, like a sheen, matte or flat, are also some of the hottest trends of the year. Plus it fits it beautifully with all the rustic, authentic looks coming out this year in home decor.
If you want to get a bit more decorative, while still keeping with that authentic look, a slightly distressed look might be the way to go. This works best on a grey floor as it plays up the modern sleek look with a bit more of a well-worn feel, and can bring a lot of warmth to an otherwise cool toned house.
Go for eco-friendly
The great thing about the environmentally conscious trend is that you can help save the planet while still looking great.
Right now, eco-friendly stains and finishes are becoming more and more readily available, less expensive, and increasingly a popular style choice as well.
For example, instead of going for a traditional polyurethane finish, you could try an oil finish instead. Oiled floors are an all natural alternative that soaks into the wood to cover in completely. Once it settles in, it creates a beautiful organic feel that covers and protects your floors with a clean, subtle finish.
An eco-friendly choice like that will give you something to boast about at your next dinner party for sure.
To sum it up
In 2018 there are more hardwood flooring options to choose from than ever. If you listen to the experts, a stunning herringbone parquet style is the way to go. At Unique Bespoke Wood, we have all the designs, stains and colors you could ever want, plus the expertise to know what to recommend.
For your home remodel this year, the 2018 trends have provided some stunning options. Pair your herringbone parquet hardwood floor with a dark dramatic grey color, and a subtle finish and your home is sure to be the talk of the town.