For a classic, elegant look, choose a mid-tone
wood floor, which will never go out of style.
Photo: Floor Muffler.
Dark, dark shades, wide planks and matt finishes. According to retailers in town, that’s what most buyers of hardwood floors ask for these days. On the other end of the spectrum is natural maple, which also continues to be a popular choice. So it’s either very dark, or very light. A mid tone colour is a safer choice though, if you're thinking of the resale value of your home.
Another trend is the increased interest in floating floors with interlocking edges that snap together. This “click-in-place” product needs no glue or nails, which makes it a great choice for apartments. A floor muffler underneath the boards reduces noise traveling through, promoting good neighbourly relations.
How about an animal-print floor like the middle one,
which I saw at the IDS show in Toronto in January?
You'd better love it! It's extravagant and quite a