When it comes to wood floors, they are a timeless classic that will always be in use, however, as the years turn into decades, the presentation of the wood floors may change. Today, we at Mike’s Custom Flooring would like to share of the trends of 2022.
What are the Latest Trends in Hardwood Floors?
Cool Tones. Though cool tones are not a new trend, it has recently grown in popularity. Consumers interested in muted colors including cooler browns and dark colors will likely increase.
Au Naturale. Natural, light hardwood floors are back. Natural hardwood and hardwood finishes are traditional and timeless. You can see the annual rings, knots, and other features present in trees with these types of planks, though the rustic look works well with a number of interior designs.
Dark Hardwood. Especially the ones that fall within the cool tones category, dark hardwoods will be very popular this year. Great compliments to light-colored walls and décor, dark woods like dark bamboo, true black finishes, and dark walnut.
Textured Wood. Among young homeowners the wire-brushed, distressed, and hand-scraped wood create an old, rustic look is popular. With brick and farmhouse interior design elements and architecture, textured hardwood works well.
Grey Wood. Over the past several years, greys (and grey variations) have been a popular option, however, grey blends like greige (grey and beige), grey browns, charcoal grey blends and even grey blacks are even more so.
Color Variant Hardwood. Being an extension of the natural wood trend, this is where no two planks are the same. The overall appearance of the two-toned planks creates a rustic look and the variation in color, texture, and plank size gives the impression that your floors were custom-made for your home. Because the bold look of color variant hardwood is sure to make your floors the focal point of your home, this type of flooring works best with simple décor.
Thicker, Longer Planks. The length of hardwood floor planks matters tremendously in addition to color and texture. Because they make the area appear less cluttered, for smaller homes and rooms, and they’re a more traditional option compared to shorter planks. You’ll want wood planks that are at least 7 “to 7 ½” long fort his look.
Wider Planks. Wide planks are the best way to open up a small space like long wood planks. Whether it’s rustic, contemporary, or anywhere in between, they are also great for enhancing your home’s overall aesthetic.
Herringbone. By placing two planks at a 90-degree angle, Herringbone flooring is created. This unique pattern is great for making rooms appear larger. This pattern was originally made with wood tiles; however, flooring installers have been putting herringbone in American homes for years. You can create the herringbone look with pretty much any type of hardwood.
Eco-friendly. People will likely continue looking for eco alternatives for their homes in the future, sustainable, earth-friendly products have been on the minds of consumers for a while now. Reclaimed wood, bamboo, cork, and wood finishes free of harsh chemicals are such options.