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Insider Secrets… Flooring Trends

The experts at Trends and Trades help decipher today’s flooring trends.


A new specialty finish called “Invisible Touch” from Listone Giordano gives the look and feel of natural, bare, unfinished, untreated, wood, but with the protection required for everyday wear and tear. This water-based finish protects wood while keeping its natural appearance and the color of an untreated surface. In addition, it features Listone Giordano’s new antibacterial technology.


Grey tones, achieved through a smoking or staining process, will continue to be a trend in 2016. Grey tones can appear green or even purple depending on the lighting. To ensure your flooring looks the way you imagined, take a few samples home to see which tone will look best under your lighting.


Listone Giordano keeps challenging famous Italian designers, such as, Daniel Lago, Michele de Lucchi, Philippe Nigro, Matteo Nunziati, Marco Tortoioli Ricci, to think outside the box and come up with innovative concepts for hardwood floors. That’s what the Listone Giordano Natural Genius line is about; products like the Slide, Medoc, Vibrazioni, Foxtrot, and Quadrone represent completely different concepts in the hardwood floor industry.


Traditional patterns like herringbone and chevron are being reinvented with modern finishes. This has been a strong trend in the last few years and will keep growing in 2016 with new finishes and colors.


Whether the look is sleek modern or rustic vintage, wider planks in longer lengths continue to be a popular choice.

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