It goes without saying that hardwood flooring is growing in popularity, especially with the lower-cost engineered products putting it within reach of most budgets. Even so, if you are going to take the plunge to install hardwood flooring in your home, you want to know you’ll get a good return on your investment. Besides choosing a quality product and an expert installer, here are a few of the hardwood flooring trends for 2018 that you should know about so that your renovation will give you the return you desire.
Although quality is the key to durability and longevity, expect the next few years to see a demand for distinctness. Hardwood flooring that has a hand-crafted finish, such as wire-brushed or hand scrapped, is gaining in popularity. Wider and longer planks are also popular, as they present fewer joint lines and permit more visibility of the woodgrain.
When it comes to coloring, the trend is extremes, with both gray and blonde on the light scale and deep, rich, dark wood species on the other end of the range. Shades in between are being nearly forgotten. Both light and dark colors are found in a beautiful matte finish that is gaining in popularity, taking favor over the shiny products that were previously popular.
The trend for installation of hardwood flooring is to create a trendy herringbone design or install on a diagonal in a room. Both will require more product and result in a higher installation cost, but they are well worth the extra if you want a unique, expensive, and modern appearance.
If you have any questions about hardwood flooring, you’ll find the answers you seek here at Carolina Flooring. We have over 40 years of experience and back our workmanship with a one-year warranty. When you want quality you can stand on, trust us for 100% satisfaction. With our custom flooring solutions, you’ll end up with results you’ll love for years to come.