Hardwood, bamboo, reclaimed wood floors are on trend in 2012. These surfaces are easily cleaned and maintained. Bamboo flooring is highly sustainable, and has the looks of brand new hardwood. Homeowners looking for something more unique should opt for reclaimed wood floors. These floors are recycled from dismantled buildings and like bamboo floors, are a better choice for the environment. For 2012 any hard flooring option is a solid choice.
Eco-friendly and nature inspired materials are going to be popular choices for homeowners in 2012. Natural wood finishes on tables, dressers and furniture will be reminiscent of the outdoors. Colors that reflect nature, sky blues, forest green and neutrals are on trend. Take it a step further and use low VOC paints and stains.