Hardwood adds warmth and organic beauty to every space, and is on the wish list of almost all our clients. But because its a big investment, choosing the width, color, and brand can be stressful. Today we are sharing what is trending, the looks we love, and some specific flooring we’ve used in recent projects. Read on for hardwood flooring trends of 2020!
Width: Trending on both sides of the Spectrum
Neither our clients nor followers can get enough of wide plank oak. We don’t blame them. The look is light and airy with fewer lines breaking up the space. Take a look at this post, Design Trend: Wide Plank Oak to see why it’s a look to keep on loving and to learn about the specific hardwood flooring brands and finishes we used in our projects last year.
On the opposite end of the width spectrum, narrow strip wood floors are increasing in popularity. These floors add a lot of beautiful texture to a space since there are more visible lines and different grain patterns. Because strip wood floors were popular in the 1940’s and 1950’s, when used in a new build, these floors have a more traditional feel that fits in with the New Traditional vibe that is trending. They are also becoming popular because if you are remodeling an older home, keeping the narrow strip hardwood and refinishing it, instead of replacing it, is a greener way to go.
Color: Warmer Darker Tones are Dominating our Favorite Designs
For years, everyone seemed to favor light woods with cool gray undertones in their hardwood, but the last few years have seen a resurgence in rich warm woods. Choose this if you are after a classic look or want to add contrast to a white, light-filled space.
Finish: Raw, Hand-scraped Looks
Becki Owens Torina Project / Pravada Flooring, Canvas Collection, Palette
A raw unfinished looking floor with artisan details like hand-scraping is the look most requested by clients. It creates a vibe that feels just a bit rustic and looks beautiful in coastal and modern farmhouse spaces. One downside of a raw wood floor? Maintenance. Read about the flooring we chose for our Torina Project. It uses Pravada’s Endura Finish for durability without the shellac look.
Keep it Fresh: Mix Wood Tones Throughout your Space
Playing with wood grains and colors in your flooring is part of a bigger trend of mixing wood tones through out a space. Layering woods in a space creates rich organic beauty. Embrace this years traditional warm dark tones, but keep it feeling fresh by mixing in lighter, ashier tones throughout the space.
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