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When Do Fads Become Trends?

By her own admission, it took some time for a Palm Beach Post reporter to warm up to this West Palm Beach restaurant & speakeasy. It?s been on the scene for a couple of years now, and she fully admits to this establishment as being a gem: by Liz Balmaseda.

At first, the reporter thought it would be one of those passing trends, believing that even the name, Alchemist Gastropub, just tried too hard. All that?s changed now, as the decor conjures visions of great old haunts of New Orleans, not to mention the menu is as eclectic as the decor of West Palm Beach.

That brings us to the question: Why is hardwood such a long-lasting trend and not a fad?

Quantum Floors, the West Palm Beach hardwood flooring expert, explains. While a fad is something of short-lived popularity (think pet rocks), a trend changes consistently over time, building upon the product?s former styles, designs and fashions to keep it up-to-date, exciting and unique.

Hardwood Flooring has been around for years. It is still the #1 choice among homeowners, and that will likely continue for a long time. Once thought of as something mainly for traditional atmospheres, it is constantly updated with new colors, patterns and textures so it fits in anywhere. There is constant trend-watching; large planks, real parquet wood and geometric patterns will be hot for 2018, so you?ll see a lot of that. Dark colors were once thought of as mostly traditional, but they can be even more modern than other colors, so you?ll even be seeing some updated finishes. We know that eco-friendliness is now an important issue, so there is also reclaimed wood.

With all of this, you can create something that is unique for you (?customization? is a 2018 buzzword), and authentic to your needs.

Here?s one of the biggest updates: It?s been engineered to create another form of real wood that?s more stable, versatile and moisture-resistant than the solid wood we all know.

One of the main differences between a fad and a trend is affordability. While we admit that the upfront cost of hardwood flooring can be higher than everyone would like, this floor will last for decades. If taken care of properly, we?ve even heard of it lasting up to 100 years. That means no replacement costs!

Quantum Floors of West Palm Beach is the expert on hardwood flooring. The company also has showrooms in Ft. Lauderdale, Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.