Acid stained floors are just as popular as ever. But the style is continuing to evolve as the novelty of the trend is leaving and more distinguished styles are developing. If you’re remodeling your home, keep these three 2020 trends in mind:
1. LEED Standards and Eco-Friendliness
Going green is gaining ground. Acid staining residential floors were already an environmentally friendly alternative to wood and carpet because they reduce transportation demands and future waste. But you can also look for low-VOC and less toxic chemicals to achieve beautiful stains and color patterns. Whether you’ve done research into LEED standards that more and more buildings comply with or you’re interested in going green overall, acid staining your floors is a great choice.
2. Smooth Room Transitions
Open concept floor plans are also a modern trend that isn’t losing popularity. While you might not want to knock down walls in your home to achieve the full look of an open floor plan, you can still make your space feel open by getting rid of floor transitions that chop hallways and rooms into distinct spaces. Acid stain every room in your home at once or pair up rooms like the living room and kitchen. Extending the same flooring into multiple spaces gives the illusion of more space and openness.
3. Large “Tiles”
At the same time, you can make your home feel even larger by adding a tiling effect to your acid stain. Creating a grid layout of large 24″ x 24″ or 36″ x 36″ “tiles” with dark lines makes rooms feel larger, especially if you have an experienced professional lay out the design. Acid staining encompasses different styles of patterns, tiles, and even complex graphics, so you can have exactly the right design.