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2022 Style Watch: Lighter and Brighter

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:

  1. White-Washed Luxury Vinyl

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.

  1. Bright Engineered Hardwood

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.

  1. Plush White Carpet

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.

  1. White Oak Performance Flooring

floorcraft 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.

Need Help Installing Floors in Your Home? Ask the Experts at Factory Flooring

What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process? 

When you work with Factory Flooring, you don’t have to worry about these questions. Our team of professional flooring installers will handle all the heavy lifting for you — literally. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the savings on your energy bill. 

Need to get more flooring ideas first? Our design blog has dozens of articles to help you get started. Whenever you’re ready to tackle your insulation project, we’ll be here to help. Contact us online to get started, or call Factory Flooring at 469-583-7053 

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  • Jan 27, 2022
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