6 More Hardwood Flooring Trends For 2017
Hardwood flooring is becoming increasingly popular right now. It is durable and easy to maintain, and it looks elegant and stylish in any kind of room. It can also suit a variety of decor styles.
Like all home products, there are trends in hardwood flooring. Here are some more of the new directions being taken in 2017.
Wire-brushed floors are a relatively new trend that is increasing in popularity. Wire brushing pulls the soft grain from the growth ring, giving a subtle, etched texture to the surface of the wood and enhancing the graining. It gives your floors a vintage style and masks everyday wear and tear.
The trend of wider planks is also on the rise. Instead of the more common 2 1/4 inch widths that have been popular in recent years, people are choosing 3 1/4 or bigger. Wider planks make your room seem more spacious. Wide solid wood planks are more expensive than engineered wood flooring like that produced by http://www.ukflooringdirect.co.uk/engineered-wood-flooring.
Multi-width planks make for a traditional look. Before wooden flooring was engineered, this was how people got the best out of the wood that they had. This is not the first time that multi-width flooring has come back into fashion, so be aware that it could date your room. For more wooden flooring trends, check out The Flooring Girl.
Chevron is a zig-zag pattern of short lengths of wood. Unlike herringbone floors, where the zig-zag planks overlap, Chevron floors are laid in crisp, sharp V-shapes, giving a dynamic, contemporary appearance. This look can be pricey, however, because the planks must be cut at a precise angle and the work takes skill.
Farmhouse and weathered planks
Otherwise known as shabby chic, this is a return to older styles of flooring, often refinishing existing old floors or using reclaimed wood. It can make a room seem comfortable and friendly, with the wear and differences in width and colour adding character to the floor and the room.
Using domestic woods
Finally, there is a growing trend to use domestic hardwoods such as oak, pine or maple rather than exotic woods such as Brazilian Cherry or Tigerwood. The colours are cooler and more muted, with fewer red tones, and they don’t date as quickly.