Bamboo flooring has been around for a while now but in recent years, producers are releasing an explosion of colours and styles. A favourite among green builders and renovators due to its high sustainability factor, this fast growing grass results in much harder wood than most hardwoods when dried. Newer products called strand-woven bamboo, a highly engineered product using inner fibres are twice as hard as traditional bamboo flooring. In addition to common thin-banded styles, new home owners also have the option selected wide-plank styles that mimic the look of classic hardwoods.
Reclaimed hardwood adds charm and history to many new homes. Procuring enough at a reasonable price could be challenging however. New factory-finished hardwood flooring can offer a great alternative; offering the charm of reclaimed timber right down to that timeless hand-hewn look – but without the high cost associated with true salvaged lumber. Using factory finished hardwood will result in a more resilient product; standing up to moisture and temperature fluctuations much better than any wood flooring that’s finished onsite.
Grey has become a popular ‘neutral’ tone for walls carpeting and now flooring in many new homes. Stains can range from light neutrals to deep saturated charcoals helping to bring out the beauty of natural hardwood. A trend that started a few years ago, grey hardwood flooring is a great way to modernize your new home and bring loads of visual interest to a room, allowing the flooring to be a true statement piece.