2019 will be a happening year for Solid Hardwood Floors.
Floors are a very important aspect of any home décor as they determine the personality of the owner and her/his aesthetic sense. Earlier people considered Granite and Marble as the best products for flooring but now the awareness about Hardwood Floors is picking up & people today are considering hardwood floors as an option because they are sustainable & enhance the beauty of the decor. Solid hardwood (wood, tile, vinyl and laminate) provide sensual pleasure under your feet and year 2019 can be year of Hardwood Floors. Dark, light and high variations top 2019 colour trends. Wood-look flooring, Waterproof flooring, Textured flooring, Environmentally-responsible flooring are few of the trends we can expect to see in 2019. Also, the current trend for wider planks will continue, as well as using mixed width planks which give a less uniform, more individual feel. Pleasing to the eye, karmic to the soul and naturally warm to the touch, these inspire, provide comfort and awakens one’s senses. In any living space, its presence is a real source of pleasure.
Solid Hardwood Flooring has various advantages which is why one must opt for it in India. It is the best form of flooring used in the Indian Climate conditions provided it has a moisture control level of 8% (depending upon species). In hilly areas of India or where the climatic conditions are very cold people have been using wood for floors for a long time due to absorption of the low temperature which keeps the rooms cosy. Similarly, in the hot season, real solid wood flooring retains the cooling effect thereby reducing the air conditioning costs. The installation of Wooden Floors has also become easier with innovative technologies today which not only helps in the expansion and contraction due to climatic changes, but also helps in maintaining the gaps and the aesthetic value of the Solid Wood Flooring.
During the mid 1990’s, there was a major revolution in the Indian Wooden Flooring market. Laminated Wooden Flooring suddenly invaded the homes of the rich and the famous. During the initial stages the Laminated Wooden Flooring from Europe was imported by various companies in India and was sold at an exorbitant rate of over Rs.250/- per square foot. These were the rates of laminated flooring in 1995 as against the current rates of Rs.50/- per square foot available across the country. With the passage of time the Laminated Flooring lost its luster and is now seen mostly in the middle class homes across India. However, all said and done, Laminated Wooden Flooring however cheap it may sound has certainly replaced the marble tiles and marble flooring. Then there was an influx of imported Engineered Wooden Flooring. Engineered Flooring has a top layer of real wood veneer bonded with Plywood/Pine Wood or HDF as the core material, which is also used currently.
As evident, hardwood is the best flooring solution for both hotels & residences due to traffic volume and climate that changes dramatically at different times of the year, something typical to India and the subcontinent. Engineered flooring has found a footing in the hospitality industry but few are aware that it comprises of various layers of different types of wood, each of which expand and contract to varying degrees, creating maintenance problems. Also, Hardwood flooring companies are working towards creating awareness about the benefits of solid wooden floors. The hardwood floors are thus exquisite, made for life – meaning real people’s real lives, to look beautiful through generations of daily use. They are sure to add modishness to one’s style statement. The classic and confident looks of these flooring will enhance any interior style with their unaffected naturalness. The warmth and the sensuous texture of these floors will leave you enthralled while adding to your interior decoration.