Light floors, wider planks, engineered hardwood flooring, and textures are all trending for wood floors this year.

Today’s modern homes often have open floor plans with one big room that includes both the living and dining space. They are light, open, and airy, usually with plenty of natural light, such as bay windows and skylights. Today, a big trend is the rustic and farmhouse style with neutral, subtle, earthy color palettes; blond, honey, gray, and gray blend floors complete the overall look. Whitewashed floors are in line with another trend, California beach decor.

Designers love light floors because they make coordination so easy; it’s almost impossible to get anything wrong with a light-colored floor. They also tend to be better at hiding dust and animal fur, making cleaning easier. Keep in mind that floors are always an expression of your style; hardwood flooring will never go out of style, but color trends do change, so be sure whatever you choose matches your sense of design.

The darkest dark

Dark floors will always be popular, and that favor is increasing; an exciting trend is that dark floors are going extremely dark, with colors such as ebony, walnut, or even blends to make floors a true black. Always be sure to explore stain samples carefully.

Other trends include

Engineered wood flooring is a trend in itself. This hardwood version is taking a significant share of the wood flooring industry since it appeals to those who want both beauty and practicality. On the surface, it looks like a solid wood floor, but underneath is a layered construction that makes it stable and better able to handle water.

Wider planks are more traditional and better able to show off the knots and grains. They can, however, make an already-small room appear even smaller, so sometimes you may prefer a narrower plank. They also look airier and more contemporary. Wire-brushed, hand-scraped, and distressed textures are trending both with wood and wood-look floorings, such as luxury vinyl or laminate.

To learn more about hardwood flooring or any other products or services, come into the A&D showroom in Augusta, GA. You’ll walk out with inspiration and a free wood floor estimate. We are also convenient to Martinez, Evans, and North Augusta.