Luxury Flooring Trends for 2011
Jewel encrusted tile, exotic rich hardwood and intricate detailed patterns are but a few of the luxury flooring trends hitting the market for 2011. Some are classics that we’ve seen year after year, like marble and granite, while others are fresh home décor ideas we’ve not seen until now. Take a look at our gorgeous picks. We’re sure you won’t be lacking for inspiration.
Diamond Inlaid Tile (via)
At the top of the luxury flooring products sits a diamond, yes diamond, inlaid floor tile from the Italian firm of Pietra Firma. Inlaid with black onyx, mother of pearl and real diamonds, this tile cost $100,000 per square foot! While very few of us can afford to have diamond inlaid tile, we’re seeing this luxury tile translate into other custom tiles and mosaics of unusual materials in modern patterns and patterns based on classic designs.
Colored Handmade Tiles (via)
Color is another trend we’re seeing in high end, handmade tiles. Rich sumptuous hues make a bold statement in any home décor setting. Red joins the line up for a fashion forward look.
Dark Stained Hardwood Floors (via)
Dark, darker, darkest stained hardwoods are a trend that doesn’t seem to be ending. Dark wood floors add drama and can make a space feel bigger. Macassar Ebony is one of the most expensive hardwood flooring options available. The gorgeous natural color variations set it apart from the dark stained traditional hardwoods like oak.
Textured Wood Flooring (via)
We are seeing more cutting edge flooring options in wood home décor fashions in 2011. This wood flooring is textured to look like faux crocodile leather. We’re also seeing shaped and textured wood tiles for both floor and walls.
Cork Tiles (via)
Pattern, like we saw above but made mosaic tiles, is a big trend in flooring. This pattern floor is achieved with cork tiles. Cork may not have the same panache as marble but we consider it luxurious for its easy feel under our feet and its valuable eco friendly properties.
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