2018 is here and with a new year comes new trends in hardwood flooring. There are many new trends this year with regards to shades, materials, layouts, and finishes. Here are just a couple of the hardwood flooring trends we expect to see in 2018.
Despite the fact that darker hardwood can sometimes be a challenge to keep clean, the trend toward darker hardwoods that we’ve seen for the last several years continues to grow. Homeowners who prefer darker hardwood have been leaning more towards the cooler shades and staying away from anything with a red undertone. If you’d like to go darker with your hardwood but save yourself a bit of the maintenance involved in darker flooring, try dark walnut, antique brown, coffee brown, or special walnut.
Light and Airy
On the other end of the color spectrum, lots of homeowners are also going for a lighter, more natural look. However, the trend towards cooler tones remains here as well. Lighter hardwood is the second most popular color for hardwood flooring.
Keep it Simple
Homeowners seem to be moving towards a simpler layout for their floors. Many are asking for single-width planks laid in a single direction. Herringbone, multiple widths, borders, diagonals, chevron, and other layouts are being left behind in favor of simpler flooring choices. The simple, clean look is growing in popularity, as other options tend to be busy and distracting.
Wide Plank Flooring
Wider plank flooring can make your space look larger. Wide planks can make an older home look more authentic, and a newer home look more modern. In the last several years, new installations with planks smaller than 3 1/4” have been decreasing dramatically, and that trend is expected to continue.
Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.