It's already April and we think that we've had long enough to see a couple trends happening already happening in 2016. Hardwood floors are all about style. The right shade of stain can make or break a room for years to come. Because hardwood floor refinishing is a labor intensive process, you don't have very many opportunities to try different things. That's why we typically recommend going a little conservative with any color choices you make for your hardwood floors. That said, here are two looks that nearly every customer is asking for.
Dark and Wide
Nearly every customer we do work for these days is leaning towards a darker stain for their hardwood floors. There can be many reasons for something like this, but the likeliest culprit is probably that lighter stains were so popular for so long. Dark stains are very mature and elegant. They add a formal feel to any room. That formality can be contrasted with a warm feeling however.
Wide planks are really popular in 2016. These "wide floors" are reminiscent of farm houses and offer a warm feeling that we find a lot of families loving. We have to say that we love the look as well and it's definitely something different. Our customers seem to be more willing to experiment with alternative widths and sizes as opposed to just to stain color.