One of the best things about hardwood flooring is its timelessness. You can install it in your home today and watch it boost your home’s resale value a decade from now! Despite the prevalence of traditional hardwood styles, some not-so-traditional styles of hardwood have grown in popularity amongst Mayfield homeowners as well. Below, the experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland East have compiled a list of the most popular hardwood flooring trends that made an appearance in 2017.
Gray Hardwood Flooring
Gray tones in hardwood flooring have been popular for the last couple of years now, and there’s no sign of this trend going away any time soon. Gray hardwood provides a unique neutral color that is simple, soothing, and modern. This tone of hardwood is most popularly paired with extremely low-sheen finishes, and it looks exceptionally beautiful on wide plank flooring.
Getting the gray look on existing hardwood flooring is possible but can be difficult to achieve. It may be best to hire a professional who has experience re-staining floors gray to make sure that your hardwoods turn out looking exactly the way you want them.
Chevron and Herringbone Hardwood
Chevron and herringbone patterns are also trending in the world of hardwood. Herringbone provides a more historical look, while chevron feels more modern thanks to its clean-cut angles. While these two patterns look similar, they are actually made using differently cut wood planks. Chevron planks are cut at an angle and meet evenly at the ends, while herringbone planks are rectangular planks that are placed to appear interlocking.
These forms of parquet flooring have fallen in and out of style throughout history, with 2017 being one of their “in” years. While it’s stylish now, the chevron and herringbone hardwood trend may not appeal to all homebuyers. Keep this in mind if you intend to sell your home in the near future. Installing chevron or herringbone-patterned floors can be costly, as the planks must be cut specifically for these patterns, and the installation is not a common practice.
Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring
A hardwood plank is considered to be wide if it measures over 5 inches in width. However, with wide plank flooring growing in popularity over the past year, we’ve seen some hardwood floors with planks spanning even wider than that. One reason why wide plank hardwood is so popular is because looks cleaner and more visually spacious than narrow planks. This is because there are fewer seams to distract the eye.
Wide plank flooring also provides a larger canvas for the natural graining of the wood to stand out. Knots and grains are features of wide plank hardwood that provide a natural, textured look. This is a look that won’t be going away any time soon.
Get Started Today in Mayfield
Flooring trends come and go, but the ones listed above certainly made an impression on Mayfield homeowners this past year. Contact Floor Coverings International Cleveland East today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll help you find the perfect hardwood flooring solution for your home. We proudly serve Cleveland and surrounding areas.
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