These days, everyone is experimenting with hardwood floors or using materials to mimic hardwood floors. There are so many styles, finishes and types of wood to choose from. We thought we would share the hardwood floor trends that we are sick of seeing:
What we’re sick of: Grey hardwood
Choosing grey flooring for your kitchen limits you to selecting a cool color palette for everything in the kitchen. We find that our customers select grey hardwood as a reactive decision to make a dramatic change from their previous floor. As a trend, grey hardwood is nearing the end of its lifecycle.
What to do instead: Dune/Drift hardwood
This style has a contemporary look and is made to look like wood that has been washed onto a shore by winds, tides, or waves. It is a color between warm and cool which positions it well for trend shifts. It also plays well with gold and grey color schemes.
What we’re sick of: Dark hardwood
This style is a nightmare to clean and looks dirty the same day you mop it. You can also see every scratch because the wood is natively a brighter color beneath the dark surface.
What to do instead: Light natural hardwood finishes
Lightly colored finishes are ideal for families with pets and young children as they hide dust, pet stains, and food spills. We recommend hickory, white oak, maple, and light natural walnut as hardwood finishes. Each of these finishes are great at highlighting the appealing characteristics and graininess of the wood.
What we’re sick of: Glossy hardwood
This style is a little too formal to match the design of most current homes. It can also be impractical for living spaces because it easily shows scratches and dust.
What to do instead: Matte hardwood
With a handcrafted and artisan feel, this wood offers a wide selection of color choices. Matte hardwood is prefinished for durability to hide scratches, dirt, and other imperfections.
If you want to know more about hardwood floor trends or would like personalized recommendations for your home, our talented designers are happy to help.