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2021 Wood Flooring Trends

2021 Wood Flooring Trends: 21 Trendy Flooring Ideas

Wood flooring is a classic choice, and even with the influx of wood-look flooring options, there will always be a market for solid hardwood and engineered wood flooring.

Now, when I say “classic” I do not mean boring. The latest wood flooring trends in 2021 are anything but boring.

As technology improves, wood competitors like laminate flooring, vinyl flooring, and tile are upping their game. Wood manufacturers have to keep things interesting, trendy, and up-to-date if they want to stay in the game.

In the past, wood has set the trend and other flooring manufacturers followed suit. However, these other floors are pushing the envelope and, in response, so is wood flooring. Let’s take a look at what wood flooring trends are happening in 2021.

2021 Trending Wood Flooring Types

You have so many options these days when it comes to wood flooring. Traditional wood flooring trends are out, and some new characters have joined the party.

You’ll notice a push for staying local and using recycled materials. Homeowners are starting to note the kinds of materials they’re using and choosing their flooring accordingly.

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Engineered Wood

Shaw Vicksburg Engineered Wood

Engineered hardwood flooring is the closest thing you can get to natural, solid hardwood. You know, other than actual solid hardwood. It has a thin hardwood veneer layer on top of man-made materials like plywood or fiberboard.

Engineered hardwood has a medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or high-density fiberboard (HDF) core which stabilizes and supports the plank. Even better, the layers of engineered wood planks include a premium attached underlayment making it extremely durable and perfect for all areas of the house.

Because it is technically real wood, engineered wood is extremely durable and offers looks in just about every trending wood look. With no extra finishing or refinishing required, engineered wood is out-of-the-box ready and, often, super easy to install yourself. 

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Will the engineered wood flooring trend last in 2021 and beyond?

Just how laminate and other solid hardwood alternatives continue to thrive, engineered wood flooring is no different! Expect to see engineered wood in homes for decades to come.

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Reclaimed Wood

2021 Wood Flooring Trends: Reclaimed-look wood floors in a living room setting.

Unique, durable, and green, with each plank telling a story, it’s no wonder reclaimed wood has taken off so quickly. 

Reclaimed wood simply means taking old building materials and re-using them. Essentially, recycling. Reclaimed wood kills two birds with one stone, giving you something original that’s also environmentally responsible.

Often, reclaimed wood comes from decking, timbers, and barns. It has a naturally distressed look. Although, now that it has become so popular, you will find reclaimed wood from unique sources like wine barrels and more. 

Will the reclaimed wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

As reclaimed wood gains popularity, it becomes increasingly rare and difficult to find, only making it that much more popular.

This will be a trend that sticks around for a decade or so until something different comes along.

Cork Flooring

FlooringInc 2021 wood flooring trends: dark cork flooring in a kitchen

Eco-friendly, anti-fatigue, and resilient with a unique look, cork has been trending for years and, in 2021, we only expect to see more cork floors on the market and in the home.

Although we’re calling it trendy at the moment, cork is one of the oldest options on the flooring market. Durable, unique cork flooring has persevered the test of time and will likely only become more popular over the next decade.

Cork doesn’t quite look like a corkboard. It does, however, have a unique look that no other flooring has been able to replicate.

Homeowners love this special softer look that cork floors provide. In interior design, you’ll see a lot of balancing hard looks against soft. Cork gives you a beautiful soft appearance that you can easily contrast with harder lines in your other decor.

Will the cork flooring trend last in 2021 and beyond?

People are becoming increasingly interested in eco-friendly flooring, making both cork and bamboo flooring take off. Cork is pretty unique though, so it won’t appeal to everyone. I’d say that this flooring has probably peaked in popularity.

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American Grown/American Made Wood Flooring

American Grown Wood Floors: Mohawk Sawmill Ridge Waterproof Laminate

The desire for homegrown and American manufactured products extends beyond traditional items to flooring and home decor. Some homeowners will pay top dollar for that title.

Essentially, purchasing American grown wood floors is equivalent to shopping local, which is huge right now. This means all of the material used in your flooring is locally-sourced and manufactured, right here in the USA. From the wood all the way down to the machines manufacturing each plank, your flooring will be as patriotic as you are. 

As far as I can tell, American made floors are just getting started, and not leaving as long as the floors stay relevant with the other wood flooring trends. 

Will the American-made and grown wood flooring trend last in 2021 and beyond?

I predict the demand for American-Made wood flooring will be steady going into the future as people focus on buying more things locally. 

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2021 Wood Flooring Species Trends

Whether you notice or not, there are many different species of wood out there. In flooring, some of these species, in particular, are trending BIG in 2021. 

White Oak Wood Flooring

2021 Wood Flooring Trends: White Oak Wood Floors in a Kitchen Setting

In 2021, everyone is looking for beauty on a budget, which is where white oak wood flooring comes in. 

White oak flooring is extremely attainable and stylish. It has personality and a cleaner grain than your typical hardwood, creating beautiful variation and a contemporary aesthetic. 

Despite having the word “white” in the title, this species of wood has a versatile color palette, as it is actually darker than maple or red oak. So you can have the warmth of medium-toned wood flooring and the style of the white oak wood species. 

Will the white oak wood trend last 2021 and beyond?

White oak seems to be a timeless wood species that has been around for a long time. Therefore, I do not see this species of wood going out of style any time soon. 

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European White Oak Flooring

European White Oak Wood Flooring

No, you’re not seeing double! While similar to white oak flooring, European white oak is making a splash in 2021 wood species trends. 

The main differences between white oak and European white oak are the color undertones and the grain. European white oak has cooler color undertones such as gray, whereas white oak has a yellowish undertone. While the grain of each species is very clean, European oak’s grain is tighter than white oak. These differences create more modern wood flooring with European white oak. 

Will the European white oak wood trend last 2021 and beyond?

European white oak will certainly be around for the next 15-20 years as the modern look is always in style. Beyond that, I think traditional white oak will take the cake in the long run. 

2021 Wood Flooring Color Trends

In 2021, we’re moving toward the lighter end of the color spectrum. The lights are getting even more extreme with more white-washed, beachy looks.

But you’ll see some warmer, middle-of-the-road hardwood flooring ideas sneaking in, as well. Homeowners are increasingly using flooring to set the tone or feel of their home. That means, we need more options! Therefore, manufacturers are responding with more beautiful colors than ever before.

Here are the most popular wood floor colors to stay trendy in 2021.

“Oak Hardwood is still the king of kitchen flooring. The number one thing we are seeing is a throwback to lighter colored hardwood. Gone are the days of dark wood floors, now we are seeing lighter brown tones close to fruitwood. Our clients are asking for brown and gray tones over the reddish hues of the 1990s. With the popularity of modern and transitional styles in kitchen cabinets, adding textures to the floor like borders have come back in style with chevron and herringbone patterns being the two most popular.” – Bryan Sebring, Sebring Design

Blonde Wood Floors

2021 Wood Flooring Trends: Blonde Wood Flooring in a living room setting.

As more homeowners embrace the light, airy feel in their homes, you will see a huge resurgence in light wood floor colors. Blonde wood, in particular, can give you that light feel, while still feeling timeless.

With blonde wood, your decorating possibilities are endless. You can go for a chic, contemporary feel, or a rustic, homey vibe all without changing your floors. Typically, lighter wood colors go toward cooler tones, making it perfect to decorate with blues and grays.

Also, blonde wood makes any room feel larger and more open, especially if you use large planks. 

For a blonde wood look, you’ll see bamboo, maple, white oak, and ash. While you can use a stain to get darker colors, with a light color it’s best to purchase a wood floor that is already blonde.

Will the blonde wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

If you ask me, the blonde wood look will become the most popular wood floor color before you can even think about switching it up to something new. If you like them, go for it! They’ll be a hit for quite a while.

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Whitewashed Wood Floors

Whitewashed wood flooring

The whitewashed look is more of a west coast trend that is starting to spread across the country. As that relaxed, California vibe is spreading, so are the floors that come with it and whitewashed wood floor color is at the top of the list.

In addition to the California, easy-going look, whitewashed floors are also excellent for the now-trending farmhouse style homes, particularly in kitchens. It can also give that “beachy” feel or also an upscale contemporary feel, depending on the rest of your decor. 

Now, when I say “whitewashed” I don’t mean a smooth, finished white wood. Whitewashed wood typically shows signs of wear with the darker wood peeking out from underneath. 

Whitewash will make your home look brighter, bigger, and more relaxed, especially because lighter wood colors are trending toward cooler tones. 

Will the white-washed wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

If this trend lasts, it will be regional, at best. If you’re looking for light wood, I suggest going for a more versatile blonde wood instead.

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Honey/Copper-Colored Wood Floors

Copper toned wood flooring

Just a step darker than trending blonde wood, warm, rich honey wood will be taking 2021 by storm. 

Also known as copper-colored, honey wood floors are still light enough to give you many of the benefits of blonde wood, making your room look larger and more open. But, you also get that nice, rich warmth that comes from a slightly darker tone. 

You see, medium wood often features warmer, natural tones, giving you the perfect compromise of lighter and darker wood. That’s why more and more people are adding honey wood swatches to their Pinterest boards.

Additionally, you can find honey wood floors in many popular wood species. Honey is a natural tone so it’s easy to find and it will look more realistic. 

Both cool and warm tones will be trending across the wood flooring market in 2021 and, if you go the warm route, I would recommend a honey wood or wood look. Honey wood is not just a trend; it’s a color classic.

Will the honey wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

I think this warm, cozy tone is going to be around for the long haul. While other trends may steal the spotlight from time to time, I believe that honey wood is going to remain classic and relevant for decades to come.

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Gray Wood Floors

Gray wood floors in a dining room setting

Gray flooring, particularly gray wood, has grown exponentially over the last decade and has quickly become the most popular trend, not just for flooring, but for homes in general. 

In addition to looking chic and trendy, gray floors set the tone of a cool, contemporary home. They give you a neutral backdrop for decorating in virtually any color. Aquas, greens, bright bold colors or even black and white – they will all go with your sleek gray flooring.

Will the gray wood floor trend last in 2021 and beyond?

I say, if you like it, go for it – it’s not going anywhere soon! Gray will probably stay in style at least until it’s time for you to purchase new floors anyway.

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Greige Wood Floors

Greige wood-look flooring: 12mm Bel-Air Windwood Laminate Flooring

In 2021, greige (gray + beige) is the new gray in terms of wood flooring color trends. This trend of brown, beige, and a touch of gray has taken off in the past year. 

Greige has the minimalist feel of gray with the depth of beige. The greige wood floor color goes well with almost any other color in your home decor, complementing modern white looks or country browns and contrasting more bold colors of the home.

Greige floors work well for any room of the house. The unique color adds a fresh look to bedrooms and gives living rooms and entryways a feeling of luxury.

One thing is for sure, greige wood floors are a good choice if you’re looking for the best flooring for resale.

Will the greige wood floor trend last in 2021 and beyond?

Absolutely! Greige wood flooring is a hot new trend that I see taking off even more in the next decade as people look to simplify their lives and homes. It’s just that right blend of neutrality that people are looking for.

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2021 Wood Flooring Texture Trends

As I mentioned above, high variation is in! Not just for colors but textures, as well. In 2021, you’ll see more and more floors where no two planks look the same, particularly with the handscraped wood flooring texture.

Handscraped Wood Floors

Handscraped wood flooring in a living room setting.

One of the more unique flooring textures is the handscraped look. This technique is used to make the floors look weathered while still looking stylish. With scrapes and knots, your floor will look like it has been in your home for a long time. 

Essentially, the wood grain is more exposed, giving your floors a rustic look that still looks expensive and one-of-a-kind. 

Because handscraped floors look truly finished, they are trendy not just with younger homeowners but with more established homeowners, as well. The handscraped wood floor trend is almost guaranteed to amp up your home value.

Will the handscraped wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

This unique, individual, handcrafted look will stand the test of time. It looks expensive, and people love expensive.

**Note: Be careful purchasing handscraped wood floors. Many companies will call their floors hand scraped, but they really use a machine making each plank look similar and more uniform. It is less expensive for them, but it does not offer the same effect.

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Wirebrushed Wood Floors

Shaw Couture Oak Engineered Wood

Similar to handscraped wood floors, homeowners are loving the weathered look of wirebrushed wood flooring textures. Wirebrushed wood floors provide more texture than your typical smooth hardwood floors. This trendy look adds character to your floor while still offering a finished look.

Wirebrushed floors are somewhat of a middle road between handscraped and distressed floors, as wirebrushed textures are more subdued and streamlined but still rustic and unique. While the wirebrushed floors are cool, if the trend towards imperfections and character continues, distressed and handscraped wood will likely have more to offer in both variety and character.

Will the wirebrushed wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

I believe there will always be a market for this type of flooring. However, it will likely only be a hot and trendy choice for the next 5-7 years.

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Distressed Wood Floors

2021 Wood Flooring Trends: Distressed wood flooring

Distressed wood gives your flooring character, which creates a spectacle in every room it’s installed. 

The entire idea behind distressed wood is that it looks like comes with a backstory. This makes your home cozier, and homey. Plus, the wood looks different than any other flooring.

Most of the time the distressing is done by machines in a factory. However, if you find real aged lumbar that has gone through distress and finish it for your home, that will look just as amazing.

Will the distressed wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

I do believe distressed wood flooring will continue to be popular, particularly with younger generations. However, I don’t anticipate it will spread quite in the same way as handscraped and wirebrushed wood.

If you’re looking at long-term resale value, I would choose handscraped wood.

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2021 Wood Floor Finishing Trends

In 2021, you’ll continue to see flatter finishes. Shine is out as homeowners trend towards flat finishes, including the usual suspects and new(ish) oiled finishes.

Fumed or Smoked Finished Wood Floors

Fumed or Smoked Wood Floors in a bedroom

Now hitting the 2021 wood flooring scene, fumed wood! Fumed a.k.a “smoked” wood is wood that has been exposed to ammonia gas. The ammonia’s reaction with the natural tannins in the wood causes a darker finish, usually with a gray undertone. 

This method of finish is particularly popular with white oak flooring as the ammonia brings out the color in the wood’s grain. Plus, fumed wood evenly colors each plank, providing a sleek, modern flooring. 

A fumed or smoke finish will give your floors a vintage chic look. It’s simple and classic with its rich, yet subdued color. 

Will the fumed-finished wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

I predict the fume or smoke finished wood trend will stick around for years to come. Based on its evenly coated application, classic appearance, and gray undertones, you can’t go wrong with this trendy finish. 

Satin Finished Wood Floors

2021 Wood Flooring Trends: Satin-finished wood flooring

A perfect compromise in between glossy and matte, a satin finish still gives you a little shine, however, it’s muted enough to hide dirt and imperfections rather than highlight them the way gloss does.

Satin finishes are typically 40% lustrous, which means on a shiny floor scale of 1-10, they get about a 4. For the last few years, satin finishes have been the most popular among homeowners.

A satin finish will still make your floors shine; it’s just not super shiny. It’s mellow, subdued.

Will the satin-finished wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

The great thing about this middle-of-the-road option is you can be almost certain that this finish will never go out of style. I believe trends will go more and more towards matte finishes as the years go on, but eventually, that trend will change and we will be moving back towards the glossier looks.

This means satin finishes will stay current through all of that, making them the safest choice for the longest life of your floor.

Matte Finished Wood Floors

Matte-finished wood flooring

Although satin has been the most popular finish for the last few years, I predict matte will steal that title sometime over the next 5-7 years.

There is a misconception that matte floors look dull or flat. I don’t think that’s the case at all.

Matte floors make your house look contemporary and eye-catching. Of course, a poor quality floor can look very dull with a matte finish, but a high-quality wood floor will look gorgeous.

Will the matte-finished wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

At first, I didn’t think matte floors would last longer than the next decade. However, matte is still trending up and I think this trend could last the lifetime of your floor.

Site Finished Wood Floors

2021 Wood Flooring Trends

When you want the ultimate control over your style, site finished wood floors are the way to go. With this method, raw hardwood is initially installed, then sanded and refinished after the fact.

Maybe this sounds a little backward to you, but self-finished wood gives you a more consistent and professional look than pre-finished wood. Factory-finished planks are treated individually, which can lead to color differences along the edge, giving your floor a slightly streaky look.

When you site finish your floor, you get to choose the exact look that you want. Even better, you can see how treatments will look in your own space, with your own lighting. This is a great method for getting the most accurate finish possible. 

Will the site finished wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

Yes! As more and more people are opting for unique, individualized looks, it only makes sense that site finished wood will become more popular. It takes a lot of work to finish your floor, however, so this DIY renaissance might not last forever. Still, it’s good to know that you have that option!

Oiled Wood Floors

Oil-finished engineered wood flooring: Western Skies Maple Engineered Wood

While traditional polyurethane finishes layer on top of the wood, oil finishes penetrate the wood, seeping in and coating every layer of the wood. This makes your wood stronger and continues to improve the strength and durability over time.

Using an oil finish gives the wood that flatter, matte finish that is trendy these days. It looks organic and natural – just what homeowners are looking for in 2021!

To refinish a typical wood floor you have to first sand, then refinish. It’s a bit of a process. However, with oiled wood, to refinish, you just add more oil. Simple as that.

The drawback to an oil finish is it can exacerbate some of the challenges of wood flooring, making it more susceptible to water damage and scratches. While refinishing is easier than traditional finishes, you may find yourself refinishing more often and spending more time maintaining your floor.

Will the oiled wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

It’s still pretty new, but as matte finish increases in popularity, I believed oil finishes will, as well.

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2021 Wood Floor Layout and Pattern Trends

It’s no surprise that patterned floors are still a huge hit. Whether you’re looking for complex, busy patterns or more simplistic layouts, you’ll see sleek, upscale wood flooring pattern trends 2021. 

Herringbone Wood Floors

Chevron vs. Herringbone Patterns Graphic

First, let me clear up a little misconception. Chevron and herringbone are very similar, but each has its distinction.

While chevron floors require the wood planks to be angled and come together to a point, Herringbone achieves a similar look by connecting two planks at a 90-degree angle. This pattern can give your floor a focal point, and make the room feel larger, as the Herringbone angles are more narrow.

Longer herringbone patterns are going to be super hot over the next year, especially among young homeowners. Whether it’s in a small area, like a hallway, or a common area like the kitchen, herringbone makes your floor look custom, and unique, at a fraction of the cost. 

Will the herringbone wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

This trend isn’t likely to last forever, but it sure looks pretty while it’s here. The beauty of herringbone-patterned flooring is that you don’t need the pattern across your entire floor. If it seems too busy, you can create a focal point in a small area such as entryways, or in the middle of a large room. 

Wide Plank Wood Floors

Wide Plank Engineered Wood

This is one trend you can expect to see every year in every style for the foreseeable future. Longer, wider planks make your room look larger, more open, more cohesive, and less busy.

While shorter, thinner, planks give more of a traditional hardwood look, they will also start to look outdated for that same reason. 

In 2021 I recommend getting on board with the large and extra-large plank trend!

“I always pick “trends” that I think will have longevity in the marketplace. Elongated tiles or planks have made a splash and are here to stay. Your best best is 6-8” wide and 24’-48” long. This size lends to a comfortable casual presentation.”  – Courtney Greger, My Flipping Job

Will the wide plank wood trend last in 2021 and beyond?

Manufacturers are only trending towards even wider and longer planks. This trend will soon become a classic staple and will likely last the test of time.

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Conclusion

Did we miss anything? Leave it in the comments – we’d love to hear your thoughts!

As you can see, there’s a lot going on in the wood flooring industry right now. There is plenty of different, unique options trending that will likely stick around for years to come, which means your possibilities are endless.

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About Ari Ziskin

Ari Ziskin is our resident expert in all things fitness, dance and flooring trends. After five years of blogging at Ari’s Menu, where she was featured on sites like The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, Ari decided to pursue writing full-time. Nothing makes her happier than sharing her knowledge to help people create their gyms and begin their fitness journey.

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November 13, 2017 10:55 am

you had me at honey wood floors

Steven B.
November 13, 2017 11:40 am

I was searching for flooring for a remodel in my home and I’m glad I came across this article! I have so many ideas and inspiration to move forward with my project.

Great read and very informative.

Justine Janna
Justine Janna
November 13, 2017 12:20 pm

The diagonal flooring is by far my favorite! The home displaying the diagonal flooring is picture perfect! It looks like it came straight out of BH&G all I need is a warm fire, my favorite book and a pumpkin spice latte to complete the mood. I’m just mad about fall and flooring! See you later decorator!

Laurel
Laurel
November 13, 2017 2:26 pm

Oh my gosh! This post is just what I was looking for. We have gross carpet, ugly pergo and a tiny bit of actually beautiful wood art eh entry way. I have yet to find an option that matches it! Now I neeeees to find a sample of warm cork or high variation floors to see if I can get a match! Great post!!

Mauri
Mauri
November 13, 2017 5:17 pm

I love all the choices. Grey is the new beige holds true for me. I will share the American made option with a friend of mine
Looking forward to redoing my bedroom in one of these super choices

Mauri. Mesa az.

Alexi
February 20, 2018 11:34 pm

We’re seeing the same trends down here too Ari. One of our most popular lately is reclaimed barn wood flooring. And yes, dark floors are making way for lighter ones for sure. Love your blog, very well researched and written.

Riverbend Interiors
June 28, 2018 3:07 am

Wow, such an awesome post. Thanks for sharing such a great information. Keep up the work.

Jean
July 16, 2018 5:08 am

This article is very helpful for the people that is trying to change the design of their home

Taylor Anderson
August 1, 2018 12:28 pm

I love Jamie’s advice about choosing a trend for your home that will last in the marketplace. I’ve been looking for some new hardwood flooring, though I haven’t been sure which type to get. I’ll definitely keep this article in mind as I do more research into flooring trends.

Rachel Frampton
August 20, 2018 10:16 am

Thanks for the great examples of home flooring trends. I really loved the idea of doing engineered wood flooring in our home because it can hold up to our pets and kids, and is very durable. I think engineered wood flooring may be a good option for our home.

Dustless Hardwood Floors
September 30, 2018 7:29 pm

Awesome article Ari. Really well researched. As a pro floor guy we see lots of the same trends over here in New Jersey. And yes, Jacobean is still (and probably always will be) one of the most popular colors. It’s timeless and goes with many styles. Looking forward to your 2019 update.

Kate
Kate
October 20, 2018 10:32 am

21 trendy flooring amazing ideas! Thank for the blog. As per my view, the wood flooring is as affordable as durable, trending & unique in style. Along with the advanced technology, we should do follow the wood flooring as it is trending & budget friendly

Alden Murray
October 24, 2018 1:53 am

Thank you for sharing. There are a few trends that have really begun to stand out.

Rose
Rose
November 30, 2018 6:59 pm

Matte flooring by far is the most modern and gives a clean look. Great article, my mind is now made up!

Rose
Rose
November 30, 2018 7:00 pm

MATTE has down is by far the most modern and clean look in my opinion. Great article!!! My mind is now made up.

Sarah Smith
December 18, 2018 5:39 pm

Personally, my favorite flooring option you’ve listed is the herringbone flooring. It would look really classy with some rustic blonde wood. I will start looking into stores for the bamboo or maple or white oak flooring that you’ve mentioned will look best for a blonde floor.

Marvin
Marvin
January 1, 2019 6:31 am

I’m looking to do a living/dining room area with hardwood. the family room and foyer are already done with 2-1/4 wide. Would it be OK to use 3″ wide for the remaining area? Everything else is the same: finish, color, etc.
thanks.

Kayla Haas
January 4, 2019 2:08 pm
Reply to  Marvin

Thanks for your reply Marvin!

3/4″ of an inch doesn’t sound like too noticeable of a difference. If you can get a few planks as a sample, perhaps lay it out in the new room to see if the difference in size is distracting? From here, it sounds like as long as the finish, color, etc is the same, the sizing difference should be fine!

Taylor Anderson
January 14, 2019 12:24 pm

I thought it was interesting that dark stained wood floors were still a surviving trend. However, it makes sense, as stains wouldn’t be as easy to see. The flooring in my bedroom is quite old, so I’ve been wanting to replace it with wood. Thanks so much for explaining the different wood flooring trends for 2019.

David
February 14, 2019 5:08 am

Thanks for sharing this article. Good job, keep going.

Daphne Gilpin
February 28, 2019 1:08 pm

Thanks for pointing out that wider and longer planks have been trending lately and are expected to stand the test of time. My husband and I are thinking about having new hardwood floors installed, so I’ve been looking online to get some design ideas. I hadn’t heard that longer and wider planks were in style, so thanks for mentioning that here!

Michelle Barichello
March 1, 2019 8:03 am
Reply to  Daphne Gilpin

Great to hear, Daphne! Good luck with your project!

steele honda
March 1, 2019 4:13 pm

I love the look chevron wood floor that you have in the picture. My husband and I are thinking about remodeling our kitchen floors to make them a little bit easier to clean, and I think that would be a great option to keep in mind. I like that it looks stylish but is also practical.

Michelle Barichello
March 4, 2019 12:21 pm
Reply to  steele honda

Thank you for checking out our post. We agree, we love the chevron wood floor pattern. Good luck with your project!

Adam Cole
March 11, 2019 6:42 am

I like the wood interior for my home because wood is excellent looking. Like a royal home. You sharing the wood flooring design and your flooring suggestions are really nice. I am impressed with your flooring designs. Great blog. It’s very helpful for new trending designs for flooring. Thanks!

Michelle Barichello
March 11, 2019 10:09 am
Reply to  Adam Cole

Glad to hear you enjoyed the post, Adam. Thank you!

Larry Weaver
May 6, 2019 9:13 am

Thanks for the tip that different widths of wood planks can make your home look modern and unique. I would like to renovate my living room and install some timber flooring. Because I want my home to have a modern flair, I’ll look into different panel widths that’ll hopefully impress my wife.

Sandra Patterson
Sandra Patterson
May 8, 2019 11:59 am

Thanks for the article!

Sandra Patterson
Sandra Patterson
May 8, 2019 12:01 pm

I love the picture of the dark engineered wood, with the white walls and white or light colored furniture. My sister is planning on putting new flooring in her home, but she isn’t sure about what kind of furniture she should use with it. I will be sure to forward his article to her, maybe this picture will inspire her as much as it did to me!

Alden Murray
June 18, 2019 11:02 pm

Thank you for every other magnificent post. If you choose it right, your wood flooring will last you for years to come. Decorating your home will be a lot easier as well since beautiful floors make for an excellent base for truly outstanding interior design.

Russ Renna
June 25, 2019 7:05 am
Reply to  Alden Murray

Appreciating the persistence you put into your blog and detailed information you provide.

Michelle Barichello
June 27, 2019 9:41 am
Reply to  Russ Renna

Thank you!

Allie
Allie
August 13, 2019 11:38 am

Great article!! Can you sand and restain engineered hardwood or wood laminate floors? We have high gloss, skinny plank, cherry colored floors, which is pretty much the opposite of everything “on trend”. We thought about making changes to wall paint colors, kitchen cabinets, etc, but the red color of the floor limits us quite a bit. And with two full sets of stairs for a <1500sqft condo, the cost of new floors feels prohibitive. Any tips for changing/working with our floors?

Chelsi Hewitt
Admin
September 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Reply to  Allie

Hello, Allie! Thank you for your question. Laminate flooring cannot be refinished, because the surface isn’t solid hardwood. If you attempted to refinish a laminate floor, you would risk damaging it, so we do not recommend that. If you have engineered hardwood flooring, you might be able to refinish it, but that depends on the manufacturer. Please consult the manufacturer’s instructions for your flooring, and make your decision from there. Like laminate, if your engineered hardwood floor isn’t designed to be refinished, you could potentially damage it by attempting any refinishing. If you find that refinishing isn’t an option, we… Read more »

Aaron
Aaron
October 29, 2019 9:22 pm

Thank you so much. Very helpful! We have a Eurosawn white oak solid in mind, but only comes in 5inch. Do you suggest going with engineered 7inch instead? We know the solid has more value due to the number of times it can be refinished, so we are torn. Our open room is not that large. 22×25 ft and includes entry way, living room, dining table, and kitchen. Any help would be much appreciated.

Chelsi Hewitt
Admin
October 30, 2019 9:56 am
Reply to  Aaron

Hi Aaron!

Thank you for this great question. Solid wood and engineered wood flooring are both good options, but the best choice for you depends on a few factors. Since you’re installing flooring in a kitchen, moisture resistance might be a big factor. Engineered hardwood offers more moisture resistance than hardwood. However, if you have your heart set on refinishing, solid would could be the better option.

I hope this helps you with your decision. For more detail and comparisons, check out our guide on the differences between engineered hardwood and solid hardwood: https://www.flooringinc.com/blog/engineered-wood-vs-solid-hardwood/

Aaron
Aaron
October 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Reply to  Chelsi Hewitt

Thank you! For our space would you suggest engineered 7inch plank or solid 5inch plank? Prices we are finding are very similar to one another. We think solid will bring more resale value, but 7 inch wide planks would make our 22ftx30ft open room appear larger?

Nora Ruehle
Nora Ruehle
January 9, 2020 4:00 am

I have a site finished red oak flooring. I’ve had hurricane damage and will be refinishing. How can I get the “blonde” coloring with mixing minwax colors? My wood floor professional is coming and he only uses minwax. He is fine with mixing, but the red oak has a pink hue making it tough to get the lighter stains not to bring out more pink. What is your experience on more of a blond mix? I had thought about a white wash, but same pink bleed through. Also, I have a lot of gray in my home, and I need… Read more »

Chelsi Hewitt
Admin
January 9, 2020 8:50 am
Reply to  Nora Ruehle

Hi Nora,

Thank you for this question! Unfortunately, we don’t specialize in stains. We recommend bringing these questions to your flooring contractor, who will have more experience in this area, and who can look at your floor in person. Please let us know if we can assist you in any other way.

Thank you!

Flooring Inc