Interior design trends come and go, some more quickly than others. From architecture and materials to patterns and colors, many styles come and go more quickly than you can hire a decent contractor. Perhaps you’re not one to place yourself at the mercy of trend-setting sources, but you do like to mix it up a little, and your likes and dislikes tend to flip flop. Or maybe you simply want to keep your options open and don’t want to lose money if you decide to sell your place in the near future. Whatever your reason for wanting flooring that stands the test of time and won’t go out of style as long as it lasts, real hardwood flooring is the perfect starting point for every room of your home, regardless of the design style you (currently) prefer.
How Wood Flooring Transcends Decorating Style
In case you’re not yet convinced, let your eyes roam down the page of this well-illustrated article that gives an overview of 8 popular interior design styles. You’ll notice a variety of color schemes, materials, and effects, but one thing that the observant scanner will realize is the presence of hardwood flooring as the backdrop to many of the rooms — not in just 2 or 3, but in Every. Single. One. If you’re sure you’ll still be into the Industrial look twenty years from now, you may want to go with a cement floor or brick-look tiles. But just in case the fad fades in the decades to come, it’s best to go with wood — perhaps something reclaimed or from our Authentic Hand-Scraped Collection or an Extreme Custom floor in Reclaimed Heart Pine.
Similarly, tumbled tiles can beautifully frame a Shabby Chic design; however, if your home’s next owner prefers a more masculine or traditional style, your investment in high-end tile flooring may end up meaning that you lose money on the sale. If, however, you choose any of the striking species available in Rehmeyer’s Legacy Collection, you or your home’s next owner will be free to change things up, without having to remove your beautiful new floor.
How Wood Flooring Can Stand the Test of Time
In 2016, both extremely dark (almost black) and light (or blonde) wood floors are trendy; however, when it comes to any style trends, extremes can easily become passé. To avoid your wood flooring’s ever being seen as “so last year,” you can stick to mid-range colors. Your floor might not quite have the “wow factor” you’d like, but in return, it will still get “oohs” and “ahs” for years to come.
Another way to make sure your hardwood floor doesn’t become a has-been is to resist the urge to shop for bargain-basement pricing. Why? It’s almost always accompanied by, you guessed it, bargain-basement quality. As the old adage goes, you get what you pay for. When you shop for premium, custom-milled, wide-plank wood floors, you won’t find the lowest prices possible. But your investment in both a quality product and professional installation will pay off, in the long run.
Rehmeyer Wood Floors
Rehmeyer Wood Floors offers a full range of custom milled and stock wide plank hardwood flooring. Rehmeyer’s flooring is all 3/4″ solid hardwood and sold unfinished, prefinished or completely custom finished to suit your project. Call Rehmeyer Wood Floors today toll free at (888) 474-4047 or visit their website at RehmeyerFloors.com to learn more about their custom flooring services. Rehmeyer Wood Floors ships nationwide.