“Design is a journey of discovery”
As you may have read earlier on our blog, we have just returned from Domotex, Bau, TISE and IDS with exciting news on all the latest hardwood flooring trends and innovations. I’m sure many of you are eager to learn more about what’s hot in 2017 in terms of hardwood flooring trends!
In our February 2016 blog post about hardwood flooring trends, we established that trends are based on the world we live in every day.
In the last few years, the fast pace of technological change has improved our lives immeasurably, but it can feel unsettling. Not surprising, then, that the leading interior design trend is to make our homes islands of comfort, warmth and refined elegance.
It really is breathtaking to track the advances and incursions of technology in our lives. While we enjoy the benefits of improved appliances in our kitchens, family rooms, studies and dens, people are looking to place things in context.
We are reclaiming the idea of “home” as an organic, natural place where we nurture ourselves and our families. That is why for 2017 we are focusing on natural hardwood floors and furnishings that reveal the artisanal craftsmanship of designs that accentuate the grain and texture of the woods we choose.
Latest trendsetting hardwood floors revealed
At TISE (The International Surface Event) in Las Vegas and IDS (Interior Design Show) in Toronto last January, we introduced three colors in our unique, trendy and eco-friendly hardwood flooring series called Organik.
Read “Lauzon returns again to The International Surface Event” to learn more about our experience at TISE.
Elegant Organik Series hardwood flooring boasts extensive tonal variation for a chameleon effect, becoming lighter or darker depending on the lighting and décor. This completely natural maple hardwood flooring line is like no other flooring on the market thanks to a unique, breakthrough process that unlocks the beauty of maple’s natural grain, knots and mineral streaks.
New Organik floors elevate your décor and well-being to a new level with our Pure Genius® air-purifying smart technology, a first-of-its-kind innovation in hardwood flooring that makes homes healthier. When activated by natural or artificial light and by the movement of air, the flooring breaks down airborne toxins and improves indoor air quality by up to 85%.
Learn more about our Pure Genius by reading our blog post “The smartest hardwood flooring we’ve ever seen“.
Top 4 hardwood flooring trends
Each of the following hardwood flooring trends, arising from a growing desire for calmness, tranquility and well-being, is reflected in our Organik Series hardwood floors.
– Interest in Origins –
Both homeowners and designers tell us they are very concerned about the origin and quality of the materials in their homes. They want their design choices to be respectful of the natural environment.
Our Organik Series is entirely made in our facilities in Quebec, Canada, from trees we carefully select in our forests. In addition to being locally sourced, our floors are produced with our breakthrough eco-friendly process. At Lauzon, green isn’t just a color, it’s part of our value system!
– Hourglass –
We believe that today’s customers aren’t looking back nostalgically but rather wanting to honor the past and pay homage to it in a contemporary design setting.
Our designers have achieved this flow between past, present and future in the Organik Series, allowing homeowners to do the same in their interior décor. Organik floors have integrity. Their natural look and feel convey a sense of origin, substance and history—a sense of the legacy of the forest.
– Open living –
As open kitchens become the norm and condo living and no-wall layouts enjoy increasing popularity, open living spaces are multiplying. Long gone are the days of formal living rooms and enclosed kitchens à la Mad Men.
The neutral chameleon tones of the Organik Series unlock a whole world of décor possibilities, particularly for the family-centric great room, where natural hardwood flooring unifies the kitchen, family and dining rooms into a single welcoming living space.
– All about size –
Bigger is better when it comes to wood planks. Wider and longer boards add visual interest to a room.
To unify open spaces with the authenticity of wood at its best, our Organik Series now features NextStep engineered boards up to 6 feet long and 5 3/16 wide. This new length makes any room in the house look bigger, and because fewer boards are needed to cover a given area, fewer joints are visible, for a spectacular, even look.
Whether used to unify a large space or give definition to more traditional room layouts, our beautiful Organik Series provides a sense of natural continuity and rootedness, creating a holistic center in the place you call “home.”
Photo 5: Sombra, Hard Maple, Organik Series
Photo 6: Rustica, Hard Maple, Organik Series