Today’s flooring options have you covered
While some trends come and go, when it comes to flooring, classic styles are always instant hits. How about classic with a twist? Check out these flooring ideas from Zillow:
- Herringbone Hardwood
If you’re looking to update your Santa Barbara home with new flooring, you can’t go wrong choosing herringbone hardwood. Today’s herringbone hardwood takes traditional flooring to new heights with cool patterns in different sizes, configurations, and finishes. I see these as the perfect element for a statement-making entryway, grand hallway, or small space. But don’t stop there. A herringbone pattern is the ideal facelift for any room. Santa Barbara homeowners might want to check out lightly colored hardwood with subtle distressing. Matched with a neutral monochrome palette and you’ve got a timeless hygge look.
Terrazzo flooring is back on trend and bolder than ever. This flooring is perfect for just about any home, from uber-modern to retro. You’ve probably seen it in many Santa Barbara homes over the years because it’s one of the oldest flooring styles still in use. Famous for its old-world look and flexible applications, terrazzo is now moving toward a contemporary, yet timeless style, with a focus on its green qualities. Because terrazzo is durable and easy to maintain, it often outlasts the buildings it’s installed in, making it the ultimate eco-friendly material.
- Geometric tiles
The industry’s hitting the reset button when it comes to tile. A modern home with a geometric tile floor can add coziness to your Santa Barbara home. It livens things up with bold colors and patterns. Use dark grout to create interesting layouts. More traditional homes in Santa Barbara look awesome with geometric tiles. They can add uniformity and character through warm, rich tones. For those Santa Barbara homeowners looking to balance between the two extremes, consider a neutral-colored tile in a more traditional layout.
- Acid-stained concrete
Frank Lloyd Wright used concrete for flooring. Today’s homeowners are using this tried and true flooring trend to move toward a transitional or even contemporary look. There’s nothing like acid-stained concrete flooring and it’s becoming a prominent theme in many metropolitan and urban areas, even right here in Santa Barbara. The process is a combination of science and style. The result? A beautiful, unique look. I love marbled concrete with a sleek, glossy finish. It can look edgy and masculine, perfect for a modern-day bachelor pad. Or, pair it with neutral tones for a traditionally-styled family home.
As you can see, no matter what you’re looking for, today’s flooring options have you covered. If you’re interested in trying any of the above flooring ideas in a new home in Montecito, Hope Ranch or any of Santa Barbara’s upscale communities, please check out my comprehensive website then give me a call at 805.886.9378 or email me at Cristal@montecito-estate.com.