Some Hardwood Floor Trends That We've Noticed

Hardwood floors are very much affected by current trends. This year is not exception as we've seen our customers gravitating towards certain styles. We'd like to tell you about them after the break, so go ahead and click through.

Summer is still here but we can definitely feel the cool Fall chill at night. We'd like to take this time to look back on some of the more prominent trends in the last 12 months. 

Dark Walnut

Dark Walnut is still the reigning champ with a lot of our customers. It seems like dark floors are definitely in right now and it doesn't seem like it's slowing down. We expect it to be a while before lighter floors make a comeback here in the Midwest. Maybe things will change next summer.

 Dark walnut has remained very popular for a long time.

Dark walnut has remained very popular for a long time.

Water Based Finish

Water based finished appears that they are here to stay. Even though the water based finish is slightly more expensive, customers are falling in love with the more muted look along with the environmental benefits. Some customers still opt for the oil based look, but it's definitely taking a back seat to water based finishes.

Just because these are the current trends doesn't mean that you can't be a trend setter among your social circles. There are so many combinations of wood and stain that you can experiment with. It really is an exercise in creativity.