Hardwood flooring has been a top homeowner choice for years, and that trend shows no signs of slowing. That’s easy to understand – hardwood floors are durable, warm, beautiful, timeless and versatile, offering a wide range of colors and styles to suit any lifestyle and taste.
If you’re considering new flooring, you’ve got lots of wonderful choices – let’s take a look at some of the hardwood flooring trends for 2018.
Cooler color tones like grays, browns and ebony are hot design color trends. Gray is a favorite neutral and its popularity in flooring has been growing steadily for a few years. Gray hardwood flooring shades have expanded to include not just light and dark tones, but also gray blended with browns, “greige” (gray with beige), and whitewashed. Dark hardwood flooring from browns to shades of ebony are holding steady as a top color choice for 2018. Elegant and dramatic, these cool tones allow a wide range of wood tones and colors to be used in a room, and mixing in somewhat lighter accents will add dimension to the floor. At the opposite end of the spectrum, light hardwood floors are still heavily in demand but with cooler hues, leaning away from yellows and warmer tones.
Low luster finishes in matte, flat, or satin sheens, giving hardwood flooring a more natural appearance, have replaced glossy wood finishes. These finishes are easier to maintain and more durable – a win-win for homeowners.
Wider planks are becoming preferred because they make rooms look larger; they also play to the style of the home, giving newer homes a more contemporary look while underscoring the rustic, traditional look in older homes.
These trends are just a few of the many beautiful choices of hardwood flooring options, there are many more you can browse through in our showrooms. As flooring experts, we can help you match your personal tastes, needs and decor with the perfect hardwood floor for any areas of your home.