Not all current trends are based on natural, reclaimed, and rustic design elements. In fact, three distinct interior design styles incorporate clean lines, engineered materials, and chic new elements. This kind of design calls for a different kind of wood floor, but that doesn’t mean that some kind of wood floor isn’t the best flooring for modern design.
Wood Floors for Mid-Century Modern Design
Popular during the 1950s, this style includes minimalist silhouettes along with a variety of materials, such as aluminum and molded plastic. While individual Modern pieces can be incorporated into almost any design and mixing design styles can be done quite artfully, a home designed completely in a Mid-Century Modern style may appear dated. One way to keep this futuristic look grounded is to offer it on a natural-looking platter of a hardwood flooring. The natural depth, warmth, and textured look of Premium Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring will break up an otherwise monotonous, cold, distant Modern look. You’ll probably want to stick with the clear-grade Prestige Collection, in either Birdseye Maple, Purple Heart, or Walnut, to accentuate the dramatic effect. Add a few other earthy elements, like a fountain and some rich textiles, and you’ll have the perfect combination of sleek and inviting.
Wood Floors for Scandinavian Design
Similar to Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian design also capitalizes on minimalism. Think beyond IKEA here: There are many different veins of Scandinavian design, some of it more ornate than others. It also incorporates bright, fun accent colors and functional simplicity. With gray tones as foundation colors, your choice of species will be quite limited. A reclaimed wood floor might be just the right fit, as would Ash with French Country Styling or Custom Red Oak.
Wood Floors for Urban Modern Design
Think big city designer lofts with creative combinations of vintage finds and creative geometric patterns. It seems like a study in contrasts, and it is. When minimalist low-profile furnishings are artfully paired with edgy artistic expression and traditional decorating staples, the result can be truly breathtaking (yes, in a good way). One of the keys to pulling off this unique design style is to keep it simple and find a unifying theme. Perhaps it’s a color or pattern that flows throughout the entire place.
An additional way to provide unity amid what might otherwise seem like a chaotic mix of styles is with — you guessed it — a hardwood floor. Flowing from room to room, providing a backdrop that’s as sleek and stable as they come, your Urban Modern home can combine styles from the past and present when its floor takes you back with vintage charm, like Legacy Collection flooring or provides a shockingly light color pallet, like Ash or Birds Eye Maple.