Going into the winter months is an incredibly popular time to purchase flooring with October being the most popular month of the year for individuals to purchase flooring. Everyone is keen to create that cozy atmosphere to stay warm while you risk being locked in by snow storms and dark nights. Purchasing flooring can be incredibly difficult and it can take days, weeks or even months to finally choose your ideal flooring. However, we have made your job easier by creating a list of all the popular winter flooring trends going into the final quarter of 2018.
One of the most popular flooring trends during winter months is the dark oak of walnut. A lot of individuals are usually put off by the price of walnut flooring, however, there are alternatives on the market that will make the purchasing process quite a lot cheaper. Instead of purchasing solid walnut flooring, you can purchase engineered walnut or laminate walnut flooring. Engineered wood flooring is constructed using multiple layers of plywood, however, it is topped with a wear layer of real wood, therefore making it appear identical to real wood once installed. Engineered floor is also classed as being more stable as the multiple layers of plywood allows the boards to expand and contract, which will reduce the chance of the floor buckling during the winter months where temperatures may fluctuate.
A similar real wood flooring trend that is becoming popular going into the winter months is parquet floor, which includes the style of herringbone and chevron boards. A parquet styled floor originated in France and with the antique trend becoming increasingly popular, traditional floors are coming back into fashion. In the winter months a, parquet floor looks fantastic in front of an open fire. If it ever gets damaged then the damaged area can be sanded and refinished to look brand new, one of the main positives of a real wood floor.
Tiles can be a risky option into the cold winters, however as they can be installed on top of underfloor heating, they can feel nice and warm on your cold feet. A light glazed white tile can look fantastic underfoot and reflect any natural light that is left during short days. Bright metro wall tiles work brilliantly with a white floor as it will add colour, style and class to a fairly plain coloured flooring.
The most obvious flooring style during winter months is carpet as it feels fantastic underfoot and really traps any natural heat that is left inside your house. In a room, dark tones such as dark greys and blacks are very popular as it really makes your room feel warm and cosy. However, for a living area, we would suggest lighter colours such as cream or beige as these shades will be easy to match furniture to.
Trends can be great to follow; however, it will always come down to personal preference. Make sure you take furniture into account as it can become an expensive revamp if you are wanting to purchase a new flooring and new furniture.