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Hardwood Floor Trends

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It’s not hard to fall in love with hardwood floors. Strong, natural and gorgeous, it’s everything we love in a stunning surface. In fact, the more difficult part is deciding which hardwood look you love the most. Different species, stains, finishes and widths can make the process confusing. Even after narrowing down your favorite wood options, you must weigh factors such as activity level, budget and location within the home. There are so many types of hardwood floors, and they can all transform the overall feel of a home. Lucky for you, we’re here to help you take advantage of the latest hardwood floor trends for your home!


Wider, Longer Planks:

Everyone is going crazy for this look, and it’s pretty easy to understand why. Wide-plank flooring is extremely popular due to showcasing more beauty and reducing the overall number of seams in the finished floor. Longer plank lengths allow you to easily create flowing, visual continuity in single rooms or between multiple rooms. In other words, longer and wider plank formats produce fashionable, modern hardwood floors that make rooms appear grander and more sophisticated.



Shiny things often catch our immediate attention, but subtle textures will keep you coming back for more. Low-luster hardwood finishes emulate the elegant beauty of oil-finished floors without the time-consuming maintenance that traditional oil finishes require. So not only does low-luster hardwood bring the style, but these finishes are more kid and pet friendly since they don’t show as much dust, dirt or footprints.



Looking to capture classic Americana? Love the rustic beauty of a Midwestern barn loft? The natural features of reclaimed wood bring warmth and can easily be incorporated in both traditional and contemporary spaces. In addition to bringing a touch of history and luxury, the unique reclaimed characteristics create a truly tactile surface for the ultimate “one-of-one” type of feel.


Coastal Cool:

Everyone loves the beach, and creating that serene feeling in your home is actually pretty easy to do. White, gray and light beige hardwoods are the perfect cool, calm shades to start with. Combine the aforementioned trends of longer, wider plank for elevated style and ultra-low gloss to showcase every grain detail. Not only do you highlight decades of beauty and tranquility, these hardwood styles are incredibly easy to maintain. Clean less and relax more? Now that’s a stay-cation any savvy homeowner can get behind.

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