The choice of color for a floor, perhaps more than ever, takes into account the entirety of the space where it will lay. Increasingly, modern hardwood floors offer both character and color options to complement or contrast existing elements such as furniture, cabinetry, and even walls.
Popular trends have expanded from the more traditional colors into higher contrast spectrums. Whitewash, blonde, and caramel offset darker tones of espresso and walnut while varying shades of gray round out the palette. These flooring options enable the creation of more dynamic designs with specific contrasting color focal points and accent colors in the room.
The Elegance Series from Impressions Flooring Collection is a 5” wide solid plank product which offers color options ranging from the light whitewash to the richly dark stout. Crafted from European White Oak and boasting a wire-brushed finish to open and enhance the grain, this series will make a beautiful addition in any home.
The finish on a hardwood floor is both an aesthetic and practical choice. Factors such as sheen, (the amount of light the floor will reflect), required maintenance, and expected foot traffic all affect the decision-making process when choosing a finish.
Going into 2019 trends in hardwood flooring indicate a shift from the once exceptionally popular high gloss finishes to lower gloss finishes such as satin or matte. Generally requiring less maintenance than their high gloss counterparts, satin and matte finishes are more forgiving in terms of showing dirt and scratches. Aesthetically, the lower gloss hardwood finishes tend to create a more calm, lived-in feeling than the more dramatic high gloss options.
The Lexington Series from Impressions Flooring Collection is a low gloss engineered hardwood available in both plank and pattern cuts for the creation of a truly unique floor. This beautiful lime washed floor also features a unique top and bottom wear layer which requires no oil or wax maintenance.
Engineered hardwood flooring is an alternative to the traditional solid hardwoods that generally spring to mind. Engineered hardwoods are created by applying a hardwood veneer to a layered wooden or HDF core.
Engineered hardwood floors are seeing a rise in popularity in 2019. Overcoming some of the limitations of their “traditional” solid alternative, engineered hardwoods feature a cross-layered core which provides additional dimensional stability to help prevent cupping and warping. This, in turn, allows for both the manufacture of wider planks for a more contemporary look and an ability for the floor to be placed in areas where humidity would prevent a solid hardwood flooring product.
The Denali Series from Impressions Flooring Collection is a 7-1/2” wide engineered hardwood manufactured from European White Oak. It features a low-gloss aluminum oxide finish, micro-beveled edges and is available in 5 of today’s most popular colors.
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