It’s durable, it’s easy to clean, and it comes in a variety of styles, patterns, and textures. No wonder hardwood flooring is so popular among homeowners.

If you’re ready to make a change to your home this year, Ability Wood Flooring is the only Orlando flooring installer that you need to call! Let’s take a look at what 2021 has in store for the hardwood flooring companies and customers.  Here are 10 hardwood flooring trends to look out for this year in terms of material, finishes, texture, and more. Some new and some old, but all are worth exploring.

1. Cool Tones Woods

While cool tones are not a new trend, they’re certainly an option that hardwood flooring companies have seen grow in popularity over the past few years. This year, flooring stores will likely see quite a few consumers interested in muted colors including cooler browns and dark colors

2. Au Naturale

Light, natural hardwood floors are back. Natural hardwood and hardwood finishes are traditional and timeless, and you’ll likely find them at any flooring store. With these types of planks, you can see the annual rings, knots, and other features present in trees, but the rustic look works well with a number of interior designs.

3. Dark Hardwood

Dark hardwoods, especially the ones that fall within the cool tones category, will be very popular this year. Dark woods like dark bamboo, true black finishes, and dark walnut are great compliments to light-colored walls and decor.

4. Textured Wood

Wire-brushed, distressed, and hand-scraped wood create an old, rustic look that’s become super popular among young homeowners. Textured hardwood works well with brick and farmhouse interior design elements and architecture.

5. Grey Wood

Greys (and grey variations) have been a popular option over the past several years, but grey blends like greige (grey and beige), grey browns, and even grey blacks. Keep a lookout for colors like charcoal grey blends. It’s a great option for homes with a contemporary look and pairs well with bold colors, black and white.

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6. Color variant hardwood

This is an extension of the natural wood trend. With color variant hardwood, no two planks are the same. The variation in color, texture, and plank size gives the impression that your floors were custom-made for your home, and the overall appearance of the two-toned planks creates a rustic look. This type of flooring works best with simple decor because the bold look of color variant hardwood is sure to make your floors the focal point of your home.

6. Color Variant Hardwood

This is an extension of the natural wood trend. With color variant hardwood, no two planks are the same. The variation in color, texture, and plank size gives the impression that your floors were custom-made for your home, and the overall appearance of the two-toned planks creates a rustic look. This type of flooring works best with simple decor because the bold look of color variant hardwood is sure to make your floors the focal point of your home.

7. Longer, thicker planks

In addition to color and texture, the length of hardwood floor planks matters tremendously. For smaller homes and rooms, long planks are a great option because they make the area appear less cluttered, and they’re a more traditional option compared to shorter planks. For this look, you’ll want wood planks that are at least 7 “ to 7 ½” long.

8. Wider planks

Go wide or go home this year with your hardwood floor planks. Like long wood planks, wide planks are the best way to open up a small space. They’re also great for enhancing your home’s overall aesthetic, whether it’s rustic, contemporary, or anywhere in between.

9. Herringbone

Herringbone flooring is created by placing two planks at a 90-degree angle. This unique pattern is great for making rooms appear larger. Flooring installers have been putting herringbone in American homes for years, but this pattern was originally made with wood tiles. Today, you can create the herringbone look with pretty much any type of hardwood.

10. Eco-friendly

Eco-friendly flooring is in this year, and probably next year too. Sustainable, earth-friendly products have been on the minds of consumers for a while now, and people will likely continue looking for eco alternatives for their homes in the future. Flooring options for 2021 could include reclaimed wood, cork, bamboo, and wood finishes free of harsh chemicals. Ability Wood Flooring is proud to offer products from companies like Life Core that produce low-VOC and zero-added formaldehyde finishes for eco-friendly homes.

Overall, 2021 looks like another promising year for hardwood flooring

If you’re looking for new floors for your home, contact Ability Wood Flooring, one of the best hardwood flooring companies in the Orlando area. Be sure to check out some of our work right here! Are you ready to start fresh in 2021? We’re proud to serve customers in the Winter Park, Windermere, Lake Mary, and Orange County areas. Give us a call at (407) 422-0169!
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