10 Trends for 2017

Domotex Hannover, the most important trade fair for the flooring industry, is over and our designers are already thinking about next years’ collections in wooden flooring. High time to give an overview of the latest trends in wooden flooring and parquet, because whether you are a trend follower or not, without our noticing trends will always determine what we think is or is not pretty.

These are the 10 flooring trends of the moment:

1.   Stylish black still successful

A black floor has a luxurious feel. Black will offer the ideal contrast if you want an interior with pale furniture and white walls. Using black wooden floors means that lighter tones in the room are better reflected and look nicer. But also the flooring itself looks stunning. Dark floors are a real eye catcher and give your home spunk.

One of the most popular black oak Lalegno floors is the 15-AB-180-CARB-B, an engineered oak floor that was blackened through heat treatment. This means it will always stay black, even if you want to renovate it later.





2.  Deep warm browns bring the sun into your home

In hectic and rainy Europe the need for a relaxed southern feeling is sometimes high. Perhaps that is the reason why floors with deep warm brown colours are in high demand.

A wooden floor in warm dark brown, colour of the earth, clearly emphasizes the link with nature and gives your home a slightly exotic look that can inspire a variety of interior styles.

The 14-CLASSIC-190-LAZIO-V is part of the ROVERE Collection and brand-new this year.

Combined with dark, robust furniture and light walls, this dark brown floor refers to the tropical settings of the colonial style.

Do you prefer a country cottage feel? The this dark floor will bring contrast in your home.



3.  The geometric shape of wooden tiles

After tile floors imitating wood, there is now also wooden flooring with the look of tiles. And they are absolutely fabulous! In recent years designers have made good use of geometric shapes when designing wallpapers. In 2017 the trend towards geometry will continue and feature as a graphic design element for the floor.

The diamond-shaped wooden tiles of the 15-CUBE-190-BRUT create a striking, contemporary designer look that looks sublime when combined with a minimalist interior or in homes with Scandinavian aspects.

In its turn, the 15-CLASSIC-180-NOV-BARN-DESIGN provide the slightly rougher, romantic look for a real bohemian atmosphere.



4.  Herringbone & Hungarian Point

It seems as if the classy old parquet laying patterns such as herringbone and Hungarian Point, were completely reinvented. Those old patterns, which originally you would mainly find in expensive mansions, have indeed truly become the hottest style of the moment.

This laying patterns adapt themselves perfectly to the modern interior and make it stylish and timeless.

Herringbone parquet is exactly what its name says: a wooden floor laid in a pattern similar to that of a fishbone. In the herringbone floor left and right strips are placed at an angle of 90 degrees.

Hungarian Point is also a classic parquet floor. Here the strips are installed at an angle of 45 degrees.

Lalegno offers Hungarian Point floors in three different finishes: 15-ABC-90-BRUT-HP: untreated oak, 15-ABC-90-BRUT-HPG: smoked oak and  15-ABC-90-BRUT-HPCARB: thermically treated oak.

15-ABC-122-BRUT - VG


5.  Versailles revisited

Versailles panels are also wooden tiles and classic parquet floors going back to the times of glory for the French castle of Versailles. And yet, anno 2017, it is a contemporary look giving the modern home a unique and very ad hoc style.

A square Versailles wood tile consists of a wooden frame, in with slats and rhombic elements form a complex pattern. The slats are, as it were, interwoven.

Although Versailles flooring still refers to the French chateau where its roots lie, the engineered Lalegno 20-CLASSIC-80x80-BRUT-VERSAILLES is really very much in vogue.



6.  Super thin or extra wide 

Do you dare to opt for sleek and modern? Then the look of narrow strips of wood is perhaps the trend you will melt for. The Lalegno 15-FINELINE-WITOLIE for example is such a dynamic floor, gorgeous when combined loft interiors and modernist living rooms, but it is also often chosen as an eyecatcher in a design environment. Architects and interior designers are invariably won for this type of wooden flooring.

But the other extreme is equally impressive: extremely long and wide planks look fantastic in large imposing areas. Very wide or tall floor boards were previously because unthought of because the solid variety of wooden flooring in large format is difficult to keep stable. Fortunately Lalegno, thanks to the ingenious design of its multilayer flooring now offers boards of 320mm wide and up to 4 meters long (20-CLASSIC-320-BRUT-SL).



7.  Whites & greys: the look of Scandinavian design

Pale floors in all variations of white, beige and grey have been trendy for quite a few years now. This development runs almost parallel with the continuing and thriving interest in Scandinavian interiors. Their sleek design, warm colors and natural materials give your home a modern look without feeling chilly, and that thought is apparently very popular.

Wood is one of those natural materials they have in abundance and very much like to use in the far north. Therefore wooden flooring is so typical of the Scandinavian style. The finish is often done with a natural oil or stain so that the wood’s pale color is preserved.

Lalegno has a nice assortment of light coloured floors in durable oak that pay tribute to the clean lines and a minimalist architecture of Scandinavian design.

More interior design advice on flooring complimentary to the Scandinavian style



8.  The subtle colour of freshly sawn oak

For the moment, no other Lalegno finish does better than the RIESLING, the perfect combination of subtle and sublime.

What makes this floor subtle is its beautiful color, with the lovely light shades of freshly sawn oak. Sublime this floor becomes through its matte wear layer in a protective varnish that guarantees great ease of maintenance.

The 15-ABC-189-RIESLING-B is even doing so well that our designers came up with a new twist this year: 10-2-HOME-189-RIESLING-B, a thinner alternative that is very practical when there is limited building height available for installation, so ideal for renovations.



9.  Character is key

For this trend wooden floors are allowed added homeliness, coziness and a rougher, more authentic look. Distressed floors, high in character are a hot topic. When it’s about wooden flooring, antique is ultra-modern!

Is this the trend you go for? Then, especially for you, Lalegno has developed the BARN Collection: the quirky, axe split oak floors with their rough distinctive look that makes your home feel warm and comfy. This 15-CLASSIC-190-BRUT-BARN-G, for example, provides you house with a feeling of history and makes it a home.



10.  Walnut, for those who want something different

These days, floors can stand out and draw attention. With its expressive grain drawings and good-looking colour variations walnut floors do exactly that. The colour is a deep chocolaty brown which in general is very much liked by todays’ buyers and fills your home with a stylish atmosphere.

When you opt for the 15-WALNUT-189-BRUT you will receive a luxuriously beautiful floor which will last many, many years.