Hardwood flooring has always been a popular choice. Ever since childhood, we’ve loved the idea of flooring that we can slide across in our socks. It feels great, it’s easy to clean, and it looks classic. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t trends that stand out in the world of hardwood flooring. Here are a few of our favorite hardwood flooring trends for 2021:
Gray Hardwood Flooring
Homeowners love the look of dark hardwood flooring, but sometimes the maintenance for dark flooring can be more of a pain than that of lighter flooring. That’s why many prefer a shade just slightly lighter, and more and more lately, gray hardwood flooring is coming into popularity. It’s something different from the traditional brown, but it still has that classic elegance of hardwood. It’s versatile, too. You can opt for a dark charcoal or something lighter and cooler. Whatever you choose, gray is definitely in right now.
It’s not just the look of hardwood floors that homeowners love. The feeling of wood is also warm and well loved. Typically, wood finishes smooth out that authentic woodgrain feeling, but you can bring some of the texture back with wire brushing. This creates soft, subtle grooves in the flooring. Not enough to splinter, but enough to bring back some of that beloved woodgrain texture for your hardwood floors.
Hardwood flooring can come in planks from anywhere between an inch or two in width to nearly a foot. While narrow hardwood planks may have been popular in the mid-century modern style, lately homeowners have been showing their appreciation for wider hardwood planks. Wide planks can actually make a small room feel more spacious, and they have a very distinguished look to them, as well. With a light or natural stain, they’re perfect for a rustic farmhouse look, while darker stains may better suit a modern aesthetic.
Homeowners love the look and feel of hardwood floors, but most are trying to be more environmentally conscious these days. You can bring this into your hardwood flooring with eco-friendly oil finishes or high grade polyurethanes. You can also be more eco-friendly with the hardwood you choose. Rather than going for newly manufactured hardwood flooring, consider choosing reclaimed wood. This will lessen the need for raw materials, and your reclaimed wood comes with character and history of its own already built in.
Hardwood flooring can be a beautiful addition to your home, and reclaimed wood could offer just the wood planks you need to make it a reality. Want hardwood flooring that’s unlike any other hardwood flooring in your neighborhood? Reclaimed Wood Solutions operates out of Texas, but we ship reclaimed wood throughout the United States. Contact Reclaimed Wood Solutions today to learn more about what we offer and how you can make your own hardwood flooring with reclaimed wood.