Hardwood has long been the favored choice for many homeowners thanks to its abundance of beneficial features. Low maintenance, easy to clean, strong, durable, long-lasting, and visually appealing – it's no wonder hardwood is one of the most popular options for the home. But just because hardwood has a long history doesn't mean it isn't evolving. Just as carpet trends change, hardwood finishes, colors, and materials shift and alter to reflect both fashion and technology.
Let's take a look at some of the top trends for hardwood n 2019 –
Engineered wood manages to sufficiently tackle some of the drawbacks traditional hardwood suffers from, and because of this it's growing in popularity every year. It can be installed in damp areas, and as it's a floating floor it can be laid atop pretty much any flat surface.
Out with the Gray (kind of)
Gray has long been popular choice for many interiors, however the fashion seems to be moving away from the starkness of this shade to warmer colors. Not that gray is completely done with; it's more that there's an added warmth of browns or beige partnered with it to diversify the palette.
Return to Natural
In a move away from more manufactured aesthetics, 2019 sees more natural finishes and designs making a comeback. Think rustic, wide planks with a natural finish. A great way to achieve this look is to use reclaimed wood or a products that imitates it.
Playing into this return to the natural style, longer lengths of hardwood are on trend for 2019. This fits in with a return to the traditional, and can really open up a room.
Finally, in terms of the finish, more homeowners are opting for environmentally friendly, natural products.