Elegant AuthenticityInstead of polished and proper wood flooring, this 2017 flooring trend incorporates a more authentic and worn look into the final product. For a timeless and elegant look, hardwood flooring in dark black or dark gray tones. Many homeowners love the vintage and natural vibe that this hardwood flooring exudes.
Wider PlanksOver time, the size of planks in wood flooring has continued to increase. Wide planks are one of the biggest 2017 flooring trends, as they make your rooms look bigger. Homes built between 1950-2000 typically have planks that are 2 ¼ wide. Today's hardwood flooring can be produced in planks 3 ¼ to 5 wide for a major visual difference.
Shop LocalAmerican-grown woods are more prevalent than ever thanks to the growing trend of buying locally-sourced things. Oak is very reasonably priced and easy to find. Other American-grown woods like maple, pine and hickory are also great options. Along with shopping local, sustainable woods are also becoming more popular.
LaminateYou might be surprised to see laminate listed as a wood flooring trend, but laminates that mimic hardwood flooring are growing in quality and popularity every year. Today's laminate floors are manufactured to look just like hardwood or ceramic and offer more flexibility in terms of installation. Laminate flooring is naturally stain and fade-resistant and can be used in spots that hardwood flooring cannot, like bathrooms.
Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)Luxury vinyl plank flooring offers homeowners the look, grain and character of real hardwood flooring with the amazing waterproof properties of vinyl flooring. It works beautifully in high-traffic areas and commercial settings thanks to its durability. Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring is easy to clean, stain and dent-resistant, eco-friendly and quick to install. If you are looking for the ultimate in cost-effective flooring that has all the benefits of both wood and vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring is perfect for you.
Last but not least, engineered stone is a very popular flooring trend for 2017. If you are considering natural stone or ceramic tile for your bathroom or kitchen, take the time to experience engineered stone first. Engineered stone offers the durability and beauty of natural stone, but is much easier to install. It is warmer to the touch and much more comfortable under your feet than ceramic tile.
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