Even though it’s been cold here in the Northeast, there are a lot of flooring and design trends heating up in the new year. We’re excited to share some of our favorite trends for the coming year and look forward to seeing how our favorite designers and companies implement these trends in the coming months!
Reclaimed Wood Floors
Back in September, we discussed some of our favorite wood installs, including reclaimed wood. This eco-friendly product is extremely versatile and can be used in homes, offices, and restaurant applications. Here at Consolidated, we have formed a partnership with local urban forestry pioneer company Citilog, who upcycles and repurposes urban trees into wood flooring, cabinetry, and millwork. The product, much like other reclaimed and restored wood that is installed as flooring, is a beautiful and rustic – providing charm and warmth to any space.
Viridian Engineered Flooring – reclaimed & recycled wood products
Industrial finishes have been booming in popularity over the past several months. From dark wood and exposed brick to metal detailing and lighting, many corporate workplaces have adopted this aesthetic in their offices. The sparse and simplistic design is often contrasted with pops of color in accessories, as seen in the photo below. Our favorite aspect of the industrial trend is the move to using more concrete flooring in the spaces. With finished or stained concrete floors, spaces can be uniquely transformed.
Interior Architects for J. Walter Thompson in Atlanta, Georgia; photo by Eric Laignel via Interior Design Magazine
As carpet and resilient products evolve, the shapes and installation methods introduced in the market have created some of our favorite trends. Plank shapes are one of the trends that we are looking forward to seeing more of in 2014. Carpet manufacturers like Interface have plank styles that can be installed in traditional brick and ashlar methods, as well as herringbone patterns. Mohawk Group encourages the installation of their patterned tiles to form plank patterns. The style options are endless with these designs!
Interface Net Effect Plank Products
In markets like ours in New York City, neutrals have been king for years. More frequently than ever, we are seeing pops of color in the workplace – enhancing way finding throughout the space, creating focal points, and distinguishing collaborative areas from other spaces. In many cases, colors that are found in the organization’s logo are added to the design of the space to create heightened brand awareness in the office culture.
This organization’s red found in their logo, can be seen in accessories around the office. Photo via Gensler
What other trends are you enjoying in 2014? Tell us in the comments section!