A wooden floor is arguably the biggest piece of furniture within an interior these days, keep a step ahead of 2018’s emerging styles by reading on…
With our desire for authenticity, wooden flooring is sought after for its natural appeal and ability to transform the feel of an interior. Careful consideration is going into the selection process this year. Technology and product development, deepen design possibilities more than ever for our clients to showcase their style. Several themes preside though…
Scandinavian Style Wooden Floors
Wanderlust in wood trends is Scandinavian. White, wide and very long Douglas Fir floorboards once seen, are hard to downsize to measly mundane formats. White and light is a key element in creating the hygge factor and creates a blank canvas …the very reason art galleries and museums adopt white walls and wooden floors.
Open-Plan & Wide-Plank
Open plan is a beautiful concept but notoriously hard to execute seamlessly without floor-type transitions. Unless you choose wooden floors, which just flow and where highly-desired, wide and long floorboards come into play. It’s no longer a designer’s secret that wide planks increase space visually. Large floorboards work equally well in a contemporary interior, yet lend authenticity to an industrial, coastal or rustic aesthetic. More of the beautiful wood grain, character and figuring is visible, adding to its natural appeal as a living material.
Band-Sawn & Brushed
Surface texture is making a serious statement. A floor reveals patterns and textures at second glance. What’s important is the subtle effect that triggers a subconscious feel, underlining the character of the room. Brushing pulls the soft grain & enhances the natural ingrained texture. Band-Sawing creates a rough-sawn rippling a modern plot twist of distressed.
Natural and Muted
Cool natural tones are strongly preferred. There is a strong shift away from warmer tones and olde worlde honey pine hues. Mixed-widths combined with natural tones as specified in the floor above give a nod to the past with a modern twist.
Call them ship-deck style , extra-long tongue or gappy but these defined floor boards are seriously gaining in momentum providing a nautical nod, contemporary edge or time-shrunk rustic effect.
It’s goodbye to gloss and hello low-lustre! Matte and subtly sheened finishes are understatedly stylish and de rigeur.
Grey is here to stay but in 2018 a softened grey x beige – Greige. ‘Grege’ is actually the french word for raw silk and describes this beautiful tone succinctly. Greys and beiges are found naturally within unfinished Oak and retained by specifying our Low-Lustre Nature UV Oil finish .The versatile and natural new neutral.
So there you have it , this year we will see a continuing refinement of emerging themes, Scandinavian style white and wider wooden floors, rippled and brushed textures, chalky-matte warm whites, and driftwood greige / greys….did I mention Parquet?