As we kick off 2017, the team at My Affordable Floors is energized and ready for the opportunities presented by a new year. With a real estate market still going strong after a great finish to 2016, many homeowners wish to boost the value of their homes by upgrading to quality hardwood flooring. When you choose My Affordable Floors for your hardwood floor installation project, you gain not only the best installers in the business, but a team that understands current trends in hardwood flooring. This means that your new floor will be built to last as well as stylish for years to come.
Let’s take a look at what’s happening in hardwood flooring for 2017.
Is grey here to stay?
For several years, European-style grey colored or French White Oak flooring has been trending, and especially popular in high-style areas. However, this trend may be reaching its tipping point, as an increase in homeowners are moving away from this look.
In 2016, we’ve seen an increase in savvy homeowners returning to traditional, natural color hardwood, without trendy colors or effects. These homeowners see this option as a way to future-proof their home by giving it a truly beautiful look that never goes out of style.
In keeping with the return to more traditional hardwoods, heavily distressed flooring has seen diminished popularity in recent years. Subtle treatments, such as a wire brush ceruse effect, have shown strong performance and an understated style.
Popular hardwoods in 2017
Tradition also reigns when we examine the different types of hardwood flooring for the new year. Red Oak remains strong, and White Oak has made a strong return to popularity as well. Hickory, with its rustic character, is another popular choice. However, other traditional woods such as Maple and Birch have lost favor, particularly in natural finishes. Exotic woods, which had experienced a rise in recent years, have fallen behind the character grade hardwoods and more traditional options.
Longer and wider boards
Wider material has been preferred by homeowners because of its high-end look and effect of making smaller rooms feel larger. Along with wider widths, many are now moving towards longer length boards for their flooring. Again, this offers homeowners a more traditional, less engineered look for their custom hardwood floor.
Along with these larger boards, random and mixed width installations are making a strong showing in the current market. This combination of different sized boards gives the floor the handcrafted look that many homeowners and buyers are looking for.
In 2017 there are a myriad of stylish choices for your new floor, ranging from high-style and trendy to traditional and evergreen. To make an informed decision, it only makes sense to talk to the experts at My Affordable Floors.
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