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Three Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2017

After walls, your floors are the most noticeable and continuous facet of your home's aesthetic. This means that changing the look of your floors is the quickest way to drastically alter the appearance of your home, and when it comes to flooring, hardwood floors are the champions of versatility thanks to their effect on the aesthetic of your home.

With this in mind, About Floors n' More thought it might be helpful to introduce our customers to some of the hottest trends in hardwood flooring for 2017. Here are three styles you should definitely keep your eye on if you are considering a new build or remodel for your home:

1. Hand Scraped Hardwood

This year has seen a drastic up tic in the demand for more rustic, classically charming styles of hardwood floors, and when it comes to rustic charm there is no better way to achieve that look than with hand scraped hardwood floors.

Hand scraped hardwood floors lend old world charm to any room through their uniqueness of appearance, and the fact that each plank looks as though a master craftsman personally created each piece. This lends an air of bespoke quality and the luxury that it implies.

2. Matte Finishes

Traditionally, glossy finishes have been the preferred choice in hardwood floor finishes, but recent trends have indicated a move toward matte finishes.

People seem to be putting an increased value on accentuating the natural qualities of the wood they use for their flooring, as indicated by the rise in hand scraped floors as well. And a matte finish is a great way to allow your floor's natural qualities to shine.

When combined with a wider plank, a matte finish is a great way to express the natural beauty of the wood without the distracting glare. If you just love the look and feel of natural wood grain, this may be something to consider for your home.

3. Lighter Colors

2017 has also seen a rise in desirability for lighter colored floors. The general consensus is that lighter colored floors, especially when combined with longer, narrower planks, have the effect of making a space seem more open and "beachy".

If you are looking to create a "beach house" feel for your home, you might want to consider using a lighter gray or white color scheme for your floor. It really makes a room feel open and inviting.

When it's all said and done, you should choose the type of floor that best suits your needs and personality. However, it can't hurt to know what the rest of the world is clamoring for when making that decision, especially if you are keeping resale value in mind.

If you are looking to transform your home's look and are curious about flooring options to help you achieve your goal, we would like to encourage you to call or stop in at our About Floors n' More showroom in Jacksonville, FL to learn more. Our experienced team of flooring professionals would love nothing more than to show you around, and help you find the best option for you and your budget.