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Bringing The Vibrant Concepts Of Maximalism To Wood Flooring

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Minimalism has been around for a while now. Interior designers and architects have seen an increasing demand for homeowners wanting to keep their home and office decor very understated, elegant and classic. However, the latest ideas in the design space and the dawn of the ‘íf you’ve got it, flaunt it’ age, has seen a rise in customers looking to up the ante when it comes to interior design, especially with respect to wood flooring.   Wood flooring has been the go-to for people interested in making their space look luxurious while still keeping it cozy; not to mention the huge variety available in terms of wood colors, variations, finishings, and textures. Over time, hardwood flooring in apartments and villas has become a staple, turning even the simplest of homes into contemporary art pieces. However, it’s not often that we come across vibrant hardwood flooring being used in homes. Still, homeowners today are a lot more open to experimenting with maximalist designs when it comes to their floorings and homes in general. So let’s take a look at what the new year has in store for vibrant wood flooring designs and concepts. First, let’s understand the maximalism trend and what it includes.  The complete opposite of minimalist homes, maximalist homes are prone to include lots of color, texture, and patterns that could be equal parts daring and dramatic. Homeowners who opt for this style pretty much want personal touches to every nook and corner, rather than leave them blank and empty. This gives them the freedom to play up their home decor in new and interesting ways. Some of the basic rules of maximalism include:
  • using anchor pieces in neutral shades and adding brightly colored elements, such as patterned wallpaper and bold wood flooring to complement them
  • using hues and tones as well as contrasting shades to create a look that is unique to each homeowner’s personality
  • taking into account that one can mix and match different styles and create a personal haven of textures and patterns rather than stick to a consistent tone
How can you implement maximalism to your flooring? Maximalism, in general, means embracing a variety of choices. The same rule applies to the flooring as well. Not only can you experiment with a ton of different wood flooring options, but you can also choose to pair it with bold accents such as a patterned carpet or a completely different style of furniture. Let’s take a look at a few examples of how to bring vibrancy to your flooring: Choosing unconventional wood flooring Unconventional wood Sure, distressed dark wood flooring is trending. However, with maximalism comes the opportunity to be bolder and different than your peers in terms of your decor choices. Experimenting with an option such as Maison Oak wood flooring already gives your home a unique base, to begin with. Having an unconventional choice for flooring provides your space with an edge. Once this is in place, you can explore and play with different types of home accents, furniture, and even lighting. Whether you want to go crazy with unique wall art or invest in artistic furniture, the world is your design oyster. Opting for a full, busy wall to contrast your flooring choice Playing up your walls might just be the most fun way to include maximalism in your home. It is also a great way to complement your wood floor of choice. If you’re someone who is not comfortable opting for a bold floor but still wants to explore their creative side, bold walls are the way to go. You can use patterned, color-blocked or textured wallpapers to play up a room or even an empty corner to give it some character. A wall display is also a brilliant way to bring a sense of maximalism to your room. Use it to display objects you love or have collected over the years. A great idea for a room and an even better conversation starter for you. From floor to ceiling Floor to ceiling It’s true that most designing is limited to the floors and walls of a home but the advent of TV shows focused on design and architecture has seen increasing popularity in the use of ceiling spaces to add a touch of maximalism to an apartment or villa. A ceiling is just another wall, so playing it up with a bold paper or designing it to complement your choice of flooring can be a really unique statement piece in your home. You can top it off with a statement lighting texture in the form of an extravagant chandelier or custom-made fixtures for a more dramatic effect. Experiment with your kitchen design We often tend to concentrate our floor design ambitions in living rooms and bedrooms while our kitchen floors are neglected. This is precisely why you need to pay attention to your kitchen design. Since a considerable amount of time is spent in kitchens, whether you are cooking, eating or entertaining guests, it is only fair to give this room an architectural twist of its own. While it is not recommended to install hardwood floors in kitchens due to the high probability of moisture damaging the wood, you can still play with colored tiles for flooring and implement wood in the form of cabinets and tables to bring in an aspect of maximalism. Once again, you have the choice to opt for one of the hundreds of wood finishes and variations to create a tone of your choice for your kitchen. A contrast flooring Black accents If you’re looking to just let your floors do the talking, opt for a single tone room and a pop of color with your flooring choice. So think black accented walls, dark furniture, dark accents and a pop of brightness with Ash Alabaster wood flooring. It is perfect for homeowners who like to experiment with bold designs and unique room ideas. The modern, maximalist decorating trend comes equipped with a rebellious edge, and nothing shouts rebellion like a single color-themed room. Stark graphic rooms When we think of graphic colorful rooms, we think prints abound, colors everywhere and patterns in every corner. However, what brings these colors and prints to life is having a subdued almost inconspicuous flooring to bind it all together. This is where flooring plays an important part. You don’t want to go overboard and distract the eyes from all the colors and graphics in the room with an even louder wood flooring option. So installing beech or oak wood floors in the room can provide a consistent base to best showcase the art that is your room. There is a misconception that maximalism is all about going crazy with every color, design, and pattern in the book. But maximalism is largely about comfort too. While minimalism brought in extreme nesting styles, homeowners were left longing for comfort. Maximalism brings the best of both worlds together, combining the most comfortable decor with your favorite colors and accessories. It could be the perfect decorating style for you if you're someone who loves happy colors and patterns.  You can incorporate a variety of decorating styles in your maximalist home, as this style fits beautifully with boho, country and other design themes. The best part is you can tune the extent of your maximalism by playing your decor up or down with the perfect choice of hardwood floors. If you’re looking to learn more about the different wood options and the perfect choice for your home based on your personality, get in touch with Nordic Homeworx today.
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Unconventional Wood Flooring Ideas For Your Apartment

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A luxury statement by itself, hardwood flooring seems to be a part of the most gorgeous homes on the market. If you’ve entered a room and found it to be modern chic, chances are the floors are hardwood. Since they come in a bunch of varieties, you can play with the design aesthetics of a room by incorporating them in different spaces of your home. We spoke to the best wood flooring companies in Dubai to bring you the most unconventional 2020 wood flooring trends that will stay beautiful for years to come. Unconventional Colors   The past seasons and years have seen an influx of extremely colored floors that were either too dark or too light. However, wood companies are seeing a rise in the demand for more whitewashed, beachy wood colors. But this doesn’t mean the darker tones are on their way out. However, warmer tone floor ideas are making their way in. Customers are looking to set a cozy yet spacious tone to their homes and wood colors such as blonde, whitewash, gray and honey tones seem to be the preferred choice. Although dark wood floors were in trend for the longest time, with lighter-toned wood flooring, homeowners have the opportunity to create a light, airy vibe in their homes. Blonde wood is a perfect choice if you want to create a contemporary chic look. Accentuate this with gold accents throughout your house and you have an ultra-modern home.  Even gray and whitewashed floors are super trendy and here to stay. Although it may not be for every homeowner, if you have a taste for the classic, you can't go wrong with these lighter shades. It’s sure to stand out since not everyone usually goes for these types of floors. You can also look to remodel your closet, doors and cabinets around this shade giving your room a cool and consistent look. Unconventional VariationsNordic Wood VariationsWith technological advancements, wood suppliers are now able to replicate wood designs. In nature, no two pieces of wood look exactly the same but expert manufacturers are able to construct wood flooring with a high variation of colors and grain. The variations usually belong to the same color family. This will be especially beneficial to homeowners if they’re looking for a consistent wood variation within their home. More daring homeowners go for bright colors mixed with neutrals for a unique variety. Although less common, if done correctly, it can instantly elevate the look and feel of your home. Plus, it's a great conversation starter! The challenge here is you need to be absolutely sure about the kind of aesthetic you’re going for. Since these are custom-made pieces, as a homeowner, you need to be 100% sure of your vision. You can always look towards the opinions of professional wood suppliers to get a better idea of what this kind of variation would look like. Unconventional Textures Nordic Wood Textures We’ve talked a lot about color differences but 2020 will also see an increasing number of wood variations. While distressed wood has always been a front runner when it comes to wood flooring, wire-brushed and hand-scraped textures are also becoming prevalent amongst homeowners. Some homeowners want a consistent look, while others prefer the natural difference in texture and graining between two planes of wood. In such cases, hand-scraped wood is your best bet. As mentioned, unconventional textures are on-trend. With hand-scraped wood, you can opt to make your home look timeless and classic. They work well for all homeowners from different age groups and lifestyles. They’re guaranteed to amp up the value of a home. Also, the unique, handcrafted look will stay put for years to come without losing its charm. If you're looking to add character to your floors, wire-brushed floors are good options. They provide a weathered look and a rustic, worn-out charm, so you don’t have to meticulously clean your floors very often. Wirebrushed floors hit the market a couple of years ago but even in 2020, they’re one of the biggest trends in textured flooring.  Distressed wood is your best friend if you’re looking for wood flooring with a personality. Since the wood is crafted to get your desired look, every piece of wood has its own individuality, which makes it such a hit with homeowners and wood companies alike. The distressing happens naturally and the wood comes with a rich history, different than any other wood. Unconventional Finishings Nordic Wood Finishings   We’ve seen shiny wood floors over the years. However, 2020 will see a few different finishes. The highest trending finish currently is the satinwood finish. This is a perfect compromise between glossy and matte. It will give you some shine; however, it will still do a good job of hiding dirt and imperfections rather than highlighting them. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a mellow, subdued look. Then we have the matte-finished wood flooring. This finish is highest on every homeowner's wish list especially if they want a contemporary and expensive look. What needs to be taken into consideration here though is opting for a high-quality wood. A poor quality wood floor will look very dull with a matte finish on it.  When you want the ultimate control over your style, site finished wood floors are the way to go. With this finish, raw hardwood is initially installed, then sanded and refinished to perfection. This might sound primitive but self-finished wood gives you a more consistent and professional look compared to pre-finished wood. Factory-finished planks are treated individually, which can lead to color differences, giving your floor a slightly streaky look. With the site finished wood, you get to choose the exact look you want. What’s better is you can see what the treatments will look like in your own space, with your own lighting. This is perfect to get a finish that meets your standards. Since an increasing number of people are opting for individualized looks, site finished wood is gaining popularity. What does this mean for smooth wood floors? While the spotlight is currently on textured wood flooring, smooth wood floors have surprisingly not been put on the back burner yet. Smooth wood flooring is chic, simple and elegant. It will honestly never go out of style. Maybe it’s not “trending” right now, but if you’re someone who likes the classic understated look, smooth wooden flooring is always an option for you. As you can see, there’s a lot going on with wood flooring right now and more so, with unconventional ones. There are plenty of different, unique options that are trending. As a homeowner, you have a wide variety to choose from. The best part is wooden floors are such a timeless addition to your homes that you can never go wrong with them. They’re here to stay and they’re here to make your home beautiful. If you’re looking to experiment with this beautiful material, get in touch with your local wood supplier today to find a variant that best suits your needs.
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10 Reasons To Say Yes To Hardwood Flooring In Your Home

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With so many different flooring options to choose from, hardwood flooring might seem like an expensive option. However, when you consider the durability and lifespan of hardwood floors, it’s one of the best flooring choices to opt for if you’re considering a home improvement project. With the exception of kitchens, bathrooms and other usually damp areas, hardwood flooring is a classic material to choose from for almost any other room in the house, including bedrooms. While the warmth, coziness and sound-dampening qualities of carpeting are quite popular in bedrooms, more and more homeowners are opting to remove existing carpets to either expose the existing hardwood floors or lay solid hardwood planks to give their room a classic makeover. If you’re still unsure about why you should pick hardwood floors, read on to find out the pros of using this premium material flooring. Continue reading
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7 Hardwood Flooring Options To Brighten Up Your Home

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If you’ve ever walked into a home and immediately thought that it was a beautiful classic home, chances are the house had wooden flooring. This is not to say carpet floored homes aren’t gorgeous but one of the many advantages of using wooden flooring is that the look of natural wood works well with many decorating styles allowing versatility when you redecorate. It also provides a hardwearing, practical surface that will age gracefully, whether you choose to go with solid, engineered or laminated boards. So if you’re looking to create a classic backdrop to any contemporary interior while keeping it functional, engineered wooden flooring should be your go-to choice. Read on to find out the 7 best wood flooring options to opt for in your home. Continue reading
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7 Interior Design Trends To Prepare You For Dubai’s Winter

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As the weather changes and the temperature cools down, the people of the UAE are getting ready for the 2019 winter. So, have you started making changes in and around your home to welcome the new season? From interior designs to color tones for the winter, our designers at Nordic Homeworx are looking at home interiors as a whole this year.  While we still focus on providing the best wood flooring for Dubai homes, here are a few tips to help accentuate your lovely abode in other ways. Continue reading

NEO MINT

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According to trend forecasters, a new pastel shade of green named neo mint will dominate the worlds of fashion and interiors in 2020. Neo mint is a gender-neutral colour with an oxygenating, fresh tone that aligns science and technology with nature. Combined with our Kährs Ash Air wood floor, you will have a weightless interior with a modern feel.

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Wood Flooring Ideas For Your Perfect Minimalistic Home

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Simplicity is the essence of minimization- or so it is said. With increasing interest in minimalist homes, we see a lot of people adopting design changes that complement the minimalist style. From subtle decors to complete overhauls, homeowners are ready to bring in changes that will make their homes more calming, comforting and appealing. So what comes into your mind when you think of minimalist homes? -Homes with almost nothing in them except for some statement furniture pieces and artworks that complement one another? Continue reading
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3 Ways To Keep Your Parquet Floor Looking Great All Year Round

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When it comes to elegant and elaborate wood floors, parquet floorings are a class apart. These unique floors are constructed by carefully fitting wood pieces together to create stunning geometric patterns that add depth and style to any room.  While these dramatic floors were a big trend back in the 1960s, they slowly lost their charm over the turn of the century. However, with the recent rise in the engineered wood flooring, parquet flooring has made a comeback. With a wider range of wood species and new motifs, these floors are getting back in style, adding beauty to many homes across the country. If you are a homeowner fell in love  with the bold statement set by parquet floors and opted it for your home, here are three easy methods to keep these floors squeaky clean and shining all year round: Continue reading
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Flooring Ideas To Create The Perfect Scandinavian Vibe In Your Home

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People and their concept of homes have drastically changed over the years. From small, cozy and slightly cluttered homes, people are now moving towards large and spacious living spaces with minimal furniture and interior decor. This is one reason why Scandinavian style interiors are gaining a lot of popularity all over the world. With its sleek, minimalistic interiors, warm colors and use of natural materials, Scandinavian style can look either rustic or very futuristic. In this blog, we will look into this interior style and learn more about the wooden flooring ideas for the perfect Scandinavian look. Continue reading

OLIVE TONES

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Comforting shades of olive green and grey-brown give a deep, cozy warmth and a tranquil expression of recovery and harmony, strengthening our connection with nature. These tones instill a sense of calm and a timeless style regardless of current trends. Materials such as patinated wood, clay and stone match the colour scheme and give the interior an extra dimension.

Our new Oak Ombra by Kährs Boardwalk Collection has the perfect grey-brown hue that combines a traditional oak wood floor look with a modern feel.

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