At AH Peck, we constantly make sure that we are up to date on all of the latest trends and innovations. Not only that, but we also work with a number of interior designers who never cease to amaze us with their weird and wonderful ideas. So for this blog, the team got together and had a think about what 2017 holds for flooring, and what we imagine will be seen up and down the country this year. Because flooring is about so much more than tiles, wood and carpet – flooring can be a thing of beauty, an area of inspiration. Whilst we don’t definitively know what floor Ernest Hemmingway wrote on, or for that matter, the wonder that is JK Rowling. We suspect Hemmingway penned “A Farewell to Arms” on an earthy, deep, rich wood whilst we think Rowling probably favoured a more refined, antique panelling. Whilst we cannot attest to whether our suggestions are factual, we do genuinely believe that flooring can have a profound impact on a space and a home. So, as we move into 2017 and work out exactly what this means we hope this fabulous flooring trends will help offer some peace, beauty and tranquillity in these potentially, trying, times.
Towards the end of 2016, we were seeing far more demand for parquetry using oversized panels, such as herringbone, chevron, as well as Versailles. That being said, the most popular was undoubtedly Mansion Weave, and in the last few months of 2016 we laid around 1,000 square metres of that alone. This stunning style of flooring allows for an elegant finish, as well as helping to make a space look that little bit bigger, so at AH Peck we expect to see it continue to dominate well into 2017.
We are also seeing a lot of demand for bespoke wood work, such as headboards, bathroom features, and even doors. Unique and innovative, this offers a truly original way of standing out, as well as providing a seamless interior that looks modern, sleek, and elegant.
The incorporation of materials in unusual places is not limited to wood, as we are also seeing the rise of transitional flooring, which finds materials such as brass, ceramics, and steel integrated into the floors and flowing into wood. Acting as a feature piece on the floor, they allow for a neutral space to be invigorated with unique patterns that can offer a truly contemporary design solution.
Finally, at AH Peck we are a little bit proud of our latest innovation that, we hope, will come to set the trend towards the end of 2017. We are not quite ready to go live with our specialist finishing product, however we are in talks with suppliers and analysing manufacturing processes so we can create a truly bespoke finishing product that allows each floor to be finished according to its unique requirements. The first of its kind on the market, it will act as a radical alternative to off the shelf options that limit designers and decorates to a premade range.