The idea of the “open concept” floor plan, where the kitchen runs seamlessly into the dining room and living room, solid wood flooring is a popular choice. This “great room” concept offers homeowners the ability to create one open space, which makes entertaining guests much easier. A popular choice is to use a wood alternative, such as laminate. This choice can help create structural stability, which means less movement in the flooring itself. Laminate is also less expensive then wood, and is easier to maintain.
It is very popular new trend to use darker tones for wood flooring, and there is also a shift towards gray tones. It is very popular to use more exotic woods like cherry, walnut, or hickory. Many homeowners are also opting towards larger planks or multiple size planks for their wood flooring. Reclaimed wood is also making its way on the market, because it is a “green” product and also gives a rustic look to a home. To read more about flooring trends in 2015 and how wood flooring compares, click here.
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