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Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2018

Room with hardwood flooringIt’s a new year and you want to update the look of your home for a fresh start. One area you are looking to enhance is your flooring.  Too much of the flooring in your home appears cracked, scratched, and looking well-worn and over-used.  Your floors definitely have that old and tired appearance.  You feel hardwood floors would look great with the overall interior design of your home.  With your new hardwood floors, you want to make sure the style of the flooring is the most up-to-date and on trend for 2018.

Hardwood floors are a traditional flooring option that can enhance any home interior design. With the variety of style, colors and textures, and new trends and designs, knowing what flooring is the best option for your home can be a daunting task.  To help you decide on the best choice for your home, here are a few of the top hardwood flooring trends for 2018.

Top Hardwood Flooring Color Trends for 2018

Hardwood flooring is available in a variety of hues, stains, and colors, including clear coatings and stains that enhance the color and grains of the wood itself.  Over the last few years, the color gray has been growing in popularity, becoming one of the top color choices for hardwood flooring. Gray is still among the popular color choices, but with a more toned-down hue. In 2018, we expect that the gray trend will continue, however will be mixed with beiges and browns for a more muted look. The word used to describe this gray/brown/beige is ‘greige’.

gray/brown/beige

The two other color trends for 2018 are on opposite ends of the color spectrum: black and white.

Dark stained hardwood floors, including black and ebony, are increasing in popularity and becoming the preferred color choice for hardwood flooring among homeowners without small children or pets. Rich, dark colored flooring, especially colors such as true black, tend to show dust and dirt more readily than lighter colored flooring.

On the other end of the color spectrum, and in trend for this year, are white and white-washed hardwood flooring.  This is a great choice to complement the cool tones of top color choices for this year’s interior designs.

Styles Trends for Hardwood Flooring in 2018

In 2018,  we expect to see a variety of sizes and cuts of hardwood floor planks not generally found in home flooring designs or styles and patterns that haven’t been popular for many years. Often seen in older homes, parquet flooring is making a stylish comeback. A strong artistic design element, the small pieces of parquet wood flooring can be arranged in almost any pattern, including a traditional herringbone design. With endless possibilities of unique plank layouts, parquet flooring adds dimension to any home interior design.

For 2018, hardwood floor plank sizes will be wider, replacing the traditional smaller widths.  Also gone are the days where hardwood flooring planks in a room have to be the same size.  This year, hardwood floors will be laid out with the wood planks in varying lengths, giving the flooring a more natural look.

Eco-Friendly Hardwood flooring Trend for 2018

Another popular trend is the use of eco-friendly hardwood flooring. These include wood flooring options that are made from materials that are harvested from sustainable sources, repurposed, or are non-toxic to you, your family, and the environment.

A trend that has been growing in recent years, and in 2018 is fast becoming an industry standard, are wood flooring materials that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).  The FSC is an organization that promotes, “environmentally sound, socially beneficial, economically prosperous management of the worlds’ forests.”  Safe and beneficial forestry helps to protect our forests from deforestation and destruction.

Hardwood flooring options that are eco-friendly include bamboo, cork, and reclaimed wood. Popular options for reclaimed wood include the wood from buildings that have been torn down such as old homes, barns, and factories.

reclaimed wood

DIY Still Strong Trend in 2018 for Installation of Hardwood Flooring

DIY household projects continues to grow in popularity. This trend also includes installing DIY hardwood flooring. Although other types of flooring options, such as vinyl and linoleum, are relatively easy to install, hardwood flooring is a more difficult project. Hardwood floors with different plank lengths and sizes, including parquet, can be tricky to fit correctly. Uneven floor planks can leave wide gaps that trap dirt, debris, and moisture causing wood floors to warp, buckle, and look old way before their time.

Having your hardwood floors installed by a professional installation company, such as Pro Floors of Utah, will guarantee your flooring will be fitted properly and gap-free.

The professional staff at Pro Floors of Utah can walk you through the many different types, styles and colors of flooring, including the hardwood flooring trends for 2018. They will not only be able to help you choose the right flooring for your home’s needs but ensure your hardwood floors are properly and professionally installed to enhance your home’s beauty for a lifetime.

Brandon Brown

I grew up in our families flooring business in Midvale with my parents and grandfather. Over the years I had the opportunity to estimate, sell and install all types of flooring both residential and commercial with my grandfather, father, brothers, cousins and uncles (many of which are still in the business). My favorite part of the business is meeting new people every day and enjoying the diversity of each of the projects we tackle. I guess you could say, "it is in my blood."

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