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Top Wood Flooring Trends 2017

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

most popular wood floors

The latest hardwood flooring trends change every now and then, while others can last more than a lifetime.

Choosing the right shade and type of wood is important not only for the moment, but for the years to come as well.

Whether you’re buying a new home or planning to sell your current house, keeping up with the hardwood trends is going to be a huge benefit for you.

Structure and Style

Hardwood floors are elegant, timeless, and can last over a hundred years. Keeping up with the current wood flooring trends will get you the best value for your home and a floor you’ll love for a long time.

When it comes to structure, the current and most popular fad is a smooth and sleek hardwood floor. As for board size, wide hardwood planks are installed in quite a bit of remodels. They give smaller, more compact rooms an open feel.

Long, standard hardwood plank installations are traditional and most frequently used. This style has been popular throughout the history of hardwood flooring and will continue to trend for centuries to come.

A popular trend since the 90’s is the distressed look. This style of flooring is unique and has a “country” appeal. Install a subtle style or be bold and go for a stand out dark and vintage.

Textured hardwood floors are still trending today because of their grainy nature and how popular they are among busy households with kids and pets.

Today’s Most Popular Wood Flooring Colors

Gray and white hardwood is a wood flooring trend that has been highly sought after for over 3 years now. It is quickly increasing in popularity, being utilized in home remodels today and in new constructions.

It works well with many colors and comes in shades of washed out gray to a dark rustic shade.

gray wood flooring trends

Dark hardwood flooring is by far the most popular trend installed in homes. Perhaps an exotic espresso or a black stained hardwood, everyone loves this dramatic look.

It pairs beautifully with bright and lively colors or neutral and warm hues.

Some notable darker hardwoods include Wool Oak and Stonewash Oak from American Retreat by Mohawk.

popular dark hardwood colors

Espresso wood floors look fabulous with yellows, light blues, light greens, and even light grays. Black hardwood is almost always paired with white, off white, or light gray.

This look is very contemporary and found in many homes.

Hickory Mocha and Hickory Chocolate from Henley Hardwood by Mohawk are popular examples of these shades and hues.

coffee colored hardwood

Bleached blondes or a burnt caramels have become quite traditional nowadays. It can be found in a lot of older homes as well as remodels and new constructions. 

A “safe” choice of flooring color, it’s the perfect hardwood installation option for those who love the look of a classic wood floor. This trend is timeless and also great for resale because it is neutral.

neutral hardwood trend

Even though trends tend to last between 5-7 years, it’s about your preference. If you love a sleek gray hardwood floor, go for it! Just be sure you won’t get sick of it in the long run.

What Hardwood Flooring is Best for my Home?

The best wood flooring option for your home depends on your lifestyle and home decor. Choose from solid hardwood floors or engineered wood flooring.

With so many different hardwood species to pick from, one wouldn’t know where to begin. The Carpet Guys experts will be more than happy to provide an in-home consultation to help you out.

Our consults consist of discussing options and providing a free hardwood installation estimate, so you know what you’re getting. It is easy and available 7 days a week with flexible hours. We’ll get you the remodel of your dreams at a price you can afford.

Give us a call and explore the wood flooring trends with us today!


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