Hardwood Flooring really makes your home very welcoming & beautiful. When properly cared for, it will stand for a long time giving you warm & positive feelings.
It is also considered a long-term investment, as hardwood floors add considerable resale value to your home.
As classic as wood floors are, they continue to evolve. Nowadays, there are plenty of designs that can match your taste; modern, Islamic, contemporary, country, vintage, even ultra-modern.
Here are some of the latest trends you may like some of them according to your style & personality.
Hardwood Flooring isn't always about protection.
Hand-scraped wood floors in the very beginning in the 1800s, Hardwood floors are getting finished by hand, no machines are used in this process. Crafters were scraping thin layers of wood at a time, smoothing out the top surface, leaving the scraping marks behind, proving to the next generation a piece of wood had been worked by hand, we all can see hand scrape marks in wood floors surface when we visit any of the old structures.
Now, however, we have machines and special tools that can sand & polish wood floors without leaving any marks, one of the common trends now is marking hardwood floors with these marks to look similar to the hand-scraped floors, giving the look and feel of the historical wood floors.
When you visit any old building like a museum, or an old company or commercial shop which was built in the 1900’s you can see the wood floors distressed & marked by decades of rough use, the gouges, nail holes stains, discolouring, and saw marks.
homeowners today are showing their administration for the over when skill rather than technology was the king.
Remember when you visit grandpa, the wood floors pieces are about 2 to 3 cm width, and 15-20 cm length, each piece is installed perpendicular to the other giving a herringbone pattern, later on, the piece gets wider and taller, and the smaller one becomes an old fashion, the width increased to about 6-8 cm and the length increased to about 35-40 cm, Now, one of the latest trends is wide planks or extra wide planks, people prefer to install planks of width about 12-15 cm and to 20cm and length reaches to 180 cm.
Also installing mixed-width planks together giving a very nice result in your home.
Exotic hardwoods with unusual patterns are now available. A long time ago, oak was the king of wood floors all over the world, now it's time to discover the wealth that Africa has, mahogany, Iroko, Sapele, teak and many more wonderful types to discover.
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Instead of the traditional herringbone pattern, now the chevron pattern is much more modern & popular, matching a modern or contemporary taste, you will be satisfied with this pattern more than a traditional herringbone.
The brown tones of wood floors we use where around starts to become an old fashion, the white, grey, and greyish colours now are the king, not only for your wood floors but also pergolas, kitchens & dressing rooms.
these colours matching modern ultramodern styles much better them brown & reddish-brown colours
Finally, we can say what is old on hardwood floors is new again.
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