Hot Flooring Trends for 2008

As 2008 arrives, many people will be making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, and eat healthier. Improving the home will also be a New Year’s resolution that some homeowners will set. And, installing new hardwood flooring is one such project that will not only add beauty and elegance to a home, but will also help increase a home’s value. What styles of flooring will be in hot in 2008, and which ones will still stand the test of time?

Handscraped Floors

One of the hottest trends in 2008 is actually more than 200 years old. Handscraped flooring is enjoying a re-birth as favorite flooring style for many homeowners. “People like handscraped flooring because no two floors are alike,” said Tom Sullivan, founder and chairman of Lumber Liquidators. “The fine craftsmanship that goes into a handscraped floor is truly one-of-a-kind so its no-wonder that this will be one of the hottest flooring trends this year.”

In colonial times, hardwood floors were sawn using basic hand-held tools. This process produced beautiful hardwood floors, each with a unique look and feel. These handscraped floors are enjoying a renaissance as more and more homeowners are attempting to achieve colonial craftsmanship in their own home.

Sustainable Flooring Choices

Bamboo floors will continue to be hot in 2008, just as they were in 2007, thanks to increased consideration for the environment. Bamboo is a popular flooring choice because it is a sustainable resource. It is one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth, making it an ecologically sound choice in flooring. Bamboo is actually a grass and has an extensive root system that creates new bamboo shoots once it’s been harvested, thereby requiring no replanting. Bamboo floors create a naturally beautiful, eco-friendly product that provides a feeling of luxury in any home.

In addition to bamboo, cork is also another great selection for those wishing to have sustainable products in their home. Cork is considered a renewable product because the same tree can be harvested numerous times. It is also durable, acoustical and long-lasting.

Timeless Treasure

Trends come and go, but one that stands the test of time is a solid hardwood floor. A solid hardwood floor will add a luxurious look and feel to any room. Lumber Liquidators offers many beautiful species with a variety of widths and grades that are sure to please any homeowner. “It’s amazing what a new hardwood floor will do to a room,” said Tom Sullivan.

Homeowners who resolve to improve their homes with new flooring in 2008 are making a decision that will add beauty and elegance to their home. And whether they decide to go with the trendy or the timeless, by installing new hardwood floors, homeowners will not only improve their home’s look, but also its value.

This article was provided by Lumber Liquidators. Lumber Liquidators, the nation’s leading specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, offers many handscraped flooring options from Virginia Millworks for homeowners looking for a floor that feels as good as it looks. At Lumber Liquidators, we’re committed to providing our customers with the best in hardwood flooring so they can improve the look, feel and value of their home. With hundreds of options, there’s literally something for everyone, no matter your style or price range. Visit them online at www.lumberliquidators.com .

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Lumber Liquidators has the largest inventory of hardwood flooring in the United States. We offer incredible deals on solid hardwood flooring starting at $.89 a square foot. Our inventory includes Bellawood prefinished flooring with a 100 year warranty- the best in the industry, Morning Star Bamboo Flooring with a 30 year warranty and Virginia Mill Works Handscraped Rustic Flooring. Lumber Liquidators offers solid and engineered hardwood floors in domestic species and hard to find exotics such as Bolivian Rosewood, Birdseye Maple, and Brazilian Cherry. At Lumber Liquidators you get More Floor for Less $$$. Visit us online at www.lumberliquidators.com, by phone at 1-800-HARDWOOD or visit any of our over 160 Nationwide store locations. Catalogs and samples are available. No one else has hardwood flooring for less.

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