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Partner Post: Wood Flooring Trends to Watch for in 2017

Posted by Denver Carpet and Flooring on Mar 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Wood has long been a favorite flooring style for discerning homeowners because it’s a classic option that offers both beauty and functionality. It is tough, durable and can elevate the look of any space. And with proper care and maintenance, wood flooring can last a lifetime.

We thought we’d share some 2017 wood flooring trends just in case you’re interested in making this update to your home. Take note of these trends to start exploring your choices.

Gray wood floors

The color gray has been trending for several years now in every other aspect of home décor, so it was only a matter of time before it hit hardwood. People embraced this contemporary neutral wholeheartedly and it’s quickly became a staple in the modern home.

When it was first introduced, it seemed like just a fad that would soon go away, but it appears that gray is going to stay in style and will likely last the test of time. Because gray is going to be here for the long haul, it’s a color choice that makes sense for anyone who wants to create a trendy yet timeless atmosphere in their home without it looking dated in a few short years.

Dark wood floors

Many homeowners favor dark wood floors because they make a strong statement. For example, think about how striking they look against against white walls and molding. We’re expecting this trend to continue in 2017 and probably go on for the next 5 years.

Dark hardwoods like walnut, cherry and oak noticeably stand out in neutral, contemporary spaces. Plus, the deep, opaque colors complements many design styles. While they tend to show scratches and dirt more easily, they’re a versatile choice for a pop of personality in one room or as part of an overall design theme throughout your home.

Wide-plank wood floors

We’ve been seeing a dramatic increase in use of wider plank flooring for quite some time now. Not only does it look beautiful, it also makes small rooms appear bigger, especially if the planks are light colored.

Wider planks create a more unified look because the end result has fewer joint lines. So if you’d like more emphasis on the actual aesthetic of the wood itself, opting for wider planks is a fitting choice.

Natural-finished wood floors

The natural-finished hardwood continues to be a firm favorite across the country in spite of the diverse and adventurous trends that we’ve been seeing.

In 2017, we’re expecting to see a renewed interest for natural-finished hardwoods. Homeowners will turn back to traditional hardwoods that showcase the wood’s inherent textures and grains. After all, nothing beats the classics. If you decide to install a hardwood with a natural finish, when you’re ready to sell your home the flooring will still look as stylish as it did the day you put it in.

The trends listed above are intended to provide inspiration for your next flooring projects; they are far from your only options. Don’t choose certain flooring just because it’s on trend. Rather, consider these trends as one factor in your decision and invest in flooring that you’ll be happy to see in your home for years to come.

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