Our industry has seen some fairly bold trends in 2016, and we're certain this train isn't slowing down anytime soon. Our thoughts? Woot- woot! With so many different styles and options available, you're sure to find something you'll love that will set your flooring apart from the rest. Scroll down to see some inspiring looks that are sure to impress.
Gray tones hit a peak in 2016, thanks large-in-part to HGTV and home-improvement programs, and we anticipate this trend will continue through 2017. Grays and gray-brown blends provide a super modern and updated feel, whilst still providing a rustic charm. Like your favorite pair of jeans, they can be dressed up or down.
Other honorable mentions are super-dark Ebonies and super-light Whites. 2017 is all about extremes!
One fun way to make classic hardwood flooring a bit edgier is to have it installed in a pattern. We've seen a rise in chevron, herringbone, parquet, and diagonal installations and agree that they add a uniqueness and sense of regality to any room.
Another increasingly popular way to add some character to any room is through texture. Hand-scraped and wire-brushed flooring is on the rise, and we can see why; they have a charming appeal and can add gorgeous dimension to your flooring.
Perhaps our most favorite trend we're seeing for 2017 is the installation of less common species, and accentuated with a natural finish (no stain) to emphasize its organic beauty. Maple, Hickory, Cypress and Cherry have seen a rise in sales, closing the gap between exotics and more frequent species, like Oak. From their indescribable grain patterns to their one-of-a-kind characteristics and color variation, these hardwoods are sure to inspire awe and add emphasis to any living space.
We're excited to see what new styles and trends will appear in 2017. Which is your favorite? Comment below!
Peace, Love & Wood,