It’s always exciting to install new flooring. It can change the entire look of your home. However, you want to make sure that it is up to date with the latest styles and trends. Here are some of the top hardwood flooring trends for 2020.
Get Lighter – Whereas a decade ago, most homeowners were choosing dark shades for their hardwood, nowadays light is more trendy. French white oak is all the rage and is perfect for chemical reactive staining looks which will provide a light airy feel when compared to traditional domestic oaks.
Gray and Beige – Gray has been very popular over the past couple of years, but that trend is evolving a little bit. It seems that grey is transitioning to beige and lighter browns. Even so much as to create a new color that has been gaining popularity quickly, griege. However, even by itself, Beige flooring gives a homey, yet modern look which stands the test of time.
Wire Brushed – Many homeowners are not just going with the beige and grey mix, but they are also augmenting it with a wire brushed texture. This texture brushes down soft spots in the wood grain leaving the hardened grains in place making it perfect for hiding dirt and scratches. In fact, instead of being scratches and dents, they are called character marks, adding to the weathered look!
Natural Finishes – Some things are classic, and will always find a way back to popularity. Natural finishes are coming back in a big way. This is a movement away from some of the trends we’ve seen in the past but that is a natural process. Solomon said, “there’s nothing new under the sun”; we believe that classical trends and styles are cyclical and after taking a break on the side, they return to the spotlight for another season of popularity.
Longer Planks – Since the year 2000, homeowners have been transitioning towards wider planks for their flooring. This can help make a room feel larger and more open. While they are getting more popular, it is actually a traditional look from the last century that can give the home a timeless feel. However, as the planks became wider and the lengths remained the same, the flooring began to resemble a checkerboard of sorts. To combat this unwanted look, longer planks have become more popular among consumers who enjoy a wide plank hardwood floor.
No matter what trend you choose for your next flooring project, make it exciting and make it your own!