Design Lesson
Jan 22, 2013

Design trends: Hardwood flooring

By: Style at Home

Design trends: Hardwood flooring Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson
Jan 22, 2013

Design trends: Hardwood flooring

By: Style at Home
Looking to install a new hardwood floor? There are more looks available than ever before, so we’ve narrowed them down to our favourite four trends.
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1 Grey plank flooring
It’s no secret that grey has garnered many admirers, so take your best-loved neutral to the floor with this extra-long and extra-wide plank flooring. Summit Collection Summit Designer engineered hardwood flooring in Grey Mist Oak, Torlys, $9 per sq. ft. hardwood-flooring-2-1.jpg
2 Classic chevron in walnut

Très chic, non? This classic chevron design is timeless in versatile walnut and ideal for a fashion-forward pied-à-terre or a grand estate. Kentwood Couture Collection Chevron Herringbone engineered hardwood flooring in Walnut Natural, Kentwood floors, $15 per sq. ft. hardwood-flooring-3.jpg
3 White oak flooring

Favoured for its light, airy feel and streamlined look – a result of the rift and quarter cut that limits rings and knots and creates a more uniform board – this white oak flooring is great for contemporary spaces with a designer edge. White Oak R&Q engineered hardwood flooring in Natural, Mirage, from $9 per sq. ft.

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4 Deep-smoked engineered hardwood

These deep-smoked and limed engineered planks provide loads of texture with their high-contrast graining – perfect if you want a sophisticated floor that makes a statement. DuChateau Vernal Collection engineered hardwood flooring in Mocca, Wood by Stone Tile, $12 per sq. ft.

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Faux bois

Hardwood floors are costly and isn’t right for all projects, so where wood won’t work, such as in moisture-prone bathrooms or when budget reigns, look to alternatives like laminate or porcelain tiles that appear so true you’ll swear you’re stepping on the real thing.

1 Porcelain
Ambiance porcelain tile in Noix. Antica Tile & Stone, from $11 per sq. ft.

2 Laminate
Fausfloor Cosmopolitan Collection cottage oak laminate flooring in white. Yorkdale Hardwood Flooring Centre, from $4 per sq. ft.
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