Give Your Home the Superstar Treatment with Luxury Flooring

Upgrade your home this spring with luxurious flooring for some serious design points! Keep reading to find out what’s trending and how to choose the right type of flooring.

 

Photo: Lynne Scalo Design

There is something about spring that really makes us want to give our home a change. We are always looking for ways to revamp our homes, liven them up, and give them a fresh new start. What’s a better way to bring some new life into your home than will new, luxurious flooring? If you are still stuck with old parquet flooring from when you first bought your home, or worse carpet flooring or vinyl – it’s time for a serious makeover. Here are some designer-tested and approved flooring trends that we have been drooling about. Take a look:

GREY WOOD FLOORS

This trend is surprisingly still going strong and it looks as glamorous as ever! There is something special about grey wood floors that make them look quirky and versatile as ever. What’s also so great about choosing grey floors is that they go with just about any decorating style or color scheme. I love the look for grey flooring, and a nice grey kitchen with gold hardware and accents. Such a modern, chic, and clean look for 2017.

-> Do you like monochrome too? Check out this post where I share my monochrome stripe addiction!

Photo: Domino

Bring some panache to apartment living by installing grey flooring and re-decorating in a black and white theme. This apartment featured in Domino magazine was designed by a fashion blogger that was determined to design a home that matches her style. Her striking geometric statement wall really worked well the grey flooring trend!

SHINY BLACK FLOORS

One of my favorite trends, black floors look glamorous and are very beautiful if you can up-keep with your cleaning. This is definitely not a trend you may want to follow if you do not have a good ventilation and air filter in your home – black floors show dust SO easily! There are tons of black laminate flooring options that you can choose from which makes these floors actually quite durable and affordable. Black flooring makes a home look like it’s floors run for miles and looks beautiful with white walls for a monochrome look.

Photo: My Shabby Slips

WIDE PLANK FLOORING

Trying to make your home look bigger? A must-have trend when designing a small home is using wide plank flooring to visualize a larger space. This is one designer trick you really want to remember while decorating your home! Choose wide plank flooring for a modern, elegant and rich look to your home. Wide plank floors are definitely gaining steam in the design world for 2017 and are no stranger to attention. Manufacturers are only looking to make even longer and wider planks, which is why we think this trend will soon become a flooring staple.

Photo: B Interior LLC

This modern New York apartment takes city dwelling to a other other level thanks to wide plank flooring. These floors really are a great way update your home’s decor and put a rustic spin to modern decorating.

WOOD-EFFECT TILES

I love the look of wood especially when used all throughout the home. Have you ever looked in décor magazines and saw hardwood flooring used in the kitchen and bathroom and thought – just how does that work out? You can get that look without the worry of wood floors expanding, contracting, raising up and splitting due to humidity and temperature changes. Wood-effect tiles are just tiles with a wood design and real timber feel to them. There are easy to wipe-up, maintain and can last for years unlike wood flooring.

Photo: Little Green Notebook Blogspot

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How Sanding Can Make your Hardwood Floors Look Brand New!

Instead of changing your hardwood floors, consider sanding and applying a fresh stain to make them look as good as new!



Photo: Blue Door Living

The floors of any house or office start showing signs of use after sometime. Even the sturdiest ones give in to the wear and tear they go through and thus might require improvisation. When it comes to hardwood type flooring, you can re-do these floors yourself or you can always hire a professional.This is a great flooring option to update your home without having to break the bank and a good decorating tip that goes a long way. There are tons of companies like Floor Sanding Brisbane can handle your floor makeover from start to finish, or you can look up some tutorials on how you can do it yourself.

Should you Hire a Pro?

Hiring experienced professionals to makeover your hardwood floors is a lot cheaper in the long run, then installing brand new flooring. These companies have extensive knowledge in all types of hardwood. Whether the customers want a rustic theme or a contemporary look, they will know exactly how to achieve that look with specific sanding methods, lacquers, and stains.

If you want to get the job done right the first time around, consider hiring a pro. Experienced workers can get the job done fast and with impeccable results.

What Can and Cannot Be Fixed?

Sometimes a flooring makeover is the best and cheapest way to turn old and worn out flooring, into gleaming, brand new floors. It’s also a great way to keep your hardwood floors looking like new and extend their lifetime. What you have to know in the beginning is if it can be repaired or not. A floor repairing service can bring in their professionals and they can inspect the floor and determine the problem and needs. If you wish to renew the look by removing the marks, the team will ensure removal of the stains without damaging the floors as much as possible. However, if there is a requirement for replacing any board you will be notified.

Keep in mind that some minor blemishes on your floors can bit spot-on fixed. A hardwood marker, a little bit of sanding, or some paint can go a long way without having to
change your whole room’s flooring.

Photo: Studio McGee

Consider Safety First

Before you begin your makeover project, you always need to keep safety as the first priority. Sanding, staining, painting, and fixing hardwood floors can create a lot of dust, debris, and release toxic chemicals in the air. Your home must be well ventilated and the machinery should be equipped with proper safety features to ensure the wellbeing of others and themselves.

If you are not prepared to do the work yourself or are not very good with tools, leave this job to the professionals. A flooring company will follow safety rules religiously and will have all of the proper tools and equipment to get the job done right, the first time around.

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