What’s trending in wood flooring?

National HardwoodNews

Wood and Wood-look flooring isn’t new; wood-looking flooring in engineered and vinyl has been hot for years. In fact, it’s been the #1 flooring trend 2 years in a row, with no end in sight.

Waterproof flooring. Wood-like vinyl tile flooring has quickly become the perfect flooring for busy homeowners, families and pet owners.

Textured flooring. Mimicking classic hardwood, with hand scraped, wire brushed and fully distressed floors, wood-like has become very common place. Textures in engineered and laminate flooring is also improving greatly, and homeowners love the look and feel of the deep groves.  Many homeowners are opting out of real wood options and choosing the eco-friendlier option of engineered and/or laminate flooring.

Environmentally-responsible flooring. Homeowners want to make sure their flooring is using natural, renewable, recyclable and home-grown materials.

Flooring colors: Gray flooring is still big, however blonde or natural is also in. Light, airy, blonde/natural flooring works with just about any decor and instantly makes your room appear larger. However, dark floor stained flooring is are still very popular.

Styles: Wider planks as long as 48” at various widths will continue, as well as using mixed width planks which give a less uniform and more individual feel.

Patterns: Herringbone and Chevron patterns are showing up everywhere, as well as laying a room on a diagonal. This will add to the boldness to a room, so choose these areas carefully, but done in the right space can add character to a room.

New Go-To Flooring: Vinyl is becoming the new “go-to” flooring. The vinyl plank floors offer the visual beauty of a hardwood floors with unparalleled durability. These can be 100% waterproof and will hold up under a lot of conditions.

Hardwood flooring styles have a long cycle, that can last for generations They are known for their timeless charm and are an integral part of any home. With so many choices, selecting the proper flooring offers many opportunities to make your home exactly as you’d like it to be.