When designing a space, longevity, style and distinction are key. Your floor should make a statement and set the tone for the home, so selecting the right combination of colour, finish, size and pattern is essential. Read on for our key trends for 2018.
Greys have long had their day and remain a staple for many designers. However, warmer colours are now coming in and we will see more warm tones in the near future. Warmer toned flooring is representative of the heart of the home, which is really making a comeback and becoming a key focus for many designers. With warmer tones, homes once again feel homely.
Wide boards have been widely used for quite some time and are their popularity has not waned, however we are seeing more cutting edge designers are opting for a more European flavour with the current European trend for more narrow boards, or at least a mix of widths. These narrow boards and mixed widths are reflective of old charm in a highly contemporary application. Many of our trends in Australia flow on from the continent, so to stay ahead, consider narrower boards or mixed widths and Style Timber can bring them to you.
A distinctive feature that is increasingly being used by designers is pattern. Patterns such as Herringbone and Chevron create a bit of interest and achieve a unique difference in spaces to help them stand out. Another pattern trend that we are seeing is using strip flooring in different directions for different spaces. This simple trend achieves a differentiation between areas.
Genuine recycled timber is a beautiful option and can be a more environmentally sustainable choice. Our collection includes genuine recycled timber and reclaimed reproduction wood of mixed species such as European Oak, American Red Oak and Elm. These timbers each have unique features and add a sense of warmth, charm and rustic character to any space. Burned effects, nail holes, worm holes, saw marks and some cracks are all visible parts of the surface finish, creating an aged appearance and they are more durable and harder than fresh timber.
We have searched global trends to adapt and bring the most exciting and unique ranges to the Australian market. Our aim is to inspire and deliver the best to lovers of timber. Designed by European architects, our oak timber floors have been refined to create the iconic ambiances of centuries past in your modern home, and our wide range is sure to suit every taste. Captivating details are embedded in each and every board, achieved through exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail, refined with brushing, light hand scraping, deep smoking, and staining techniques.
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