2022 Style Watch: Lighter and Brighter
Jan 25, 2022
As we kick off 2022, the first flooring trend to consider is the “lighter and brighter” style. Light floors will continue to be popular this year, making light hardwood such as white oak and white ash top-of-the-line choices for many homeowners looking to redo their flooring. Aside from adding an airy, open vibe to your place, lighter floors can give your home the illusion of space. Much like mirrors, light surfaces refract light, so when installed in rooms that might have fewer windows and natural light, the space feels bigger and less boxed in.
Check out these four flooring products that brilliantly embody the lighter and brighter trend:
White-Washed Luxury Vinyl
Light flooring has been a go-to for many looking to inspire contemporary design and you can do just that with Downs H2O Timber luxury vinyl plank in Gainsboro. This trend-setting product is a washed-out white-oak look that can be installed anywhere in your home. Its embossed-in-register detailing beautifully mimics authentic hardwood, but the vinyl material is far more resistant to scuffs and scratches. With waterproof technology, you can install Downs H2O Timber in your bathrooms, kitchens, and basements without having to worry about spills or messes.
Bright Engineered Hardwood
Looking for a more traditional lighter and brighter product? Try Amur Oak hardwood by Downs in the honey-blonde Verona hue. This aged oak floor features wide boards and captivating grain patterns with warm hues reminiscent of an old-world charm. Plus, Amur Oak is an engineered hardwood from our exclusive Downs Sawn Face collection, which means that you can install this floor above and below grade. The distressed surface of this hardwood gives it a unique visual appeal and boasts a tough finish that’s made to last. Go lighter and brighter with hardwood that’s engineered to withstand your toughest household messes.
Plush White Carpet
For homeowners searching for a cozy and bright floor that's soft underfoot, check out Tigressa’s Groundstroke Plus in Etched. This beautiful ivory-colored carpet is crafted from recycled materials making it an eco-friendly option for your home. It will add an inviting, relaxed vibe to any room of the house with its popular, casual textured Saxony styling designed to enhance your interior design. A comfortable, plush white carpet can instantly elevate your basement into a game room or an at-home theater with fade-resistant, resilient fibers that are extremely resistant against crushing from heavy foot traffic.
White Oak Performance Flooring
For a lighter and brighter durable, waterproof flooring option, check out Floorcraft’s performance flooring in Ventura Oak. This oak-look laminate features a light wash to give it a faded white oak appeal. Its engineered construction is more resistant to humidity than a typical laminate and can be installed in any level of your home. Meeting the highest performance standards, this performance flooring solution is the perfect blend of traditional wood-look and contemporary style.
Of course, if you aren’t sure which type of flooring solution would be best for your home environment, consult the professionals at your local Flooring America for expert flooring advice. And don’t forget to check out our 2022 Style Watch list to read more about this year’s top flooring trends and products.
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