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2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 @ 15:01 PM

New Home Trends - Hardwood Flooring in 2017: Hardwood floors will continue to trend in 2017 new homes.

  • What type of wood is best?
  • What stain colors are going to stay popular?
  • Are there other 2017 floor trends to be aware of?

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

Scroll for answers to these 2017 home trend questions - we'll take you through 2017 hardwood floor trends, as well as other flooring trends of 2017 - like the surge in wood-look tile in baths, kitchens, laundry rooms, and mudrooms.

What's the most popular flooring in new homes?  Wood Floor Trends 2017

These wood floor trends are top of the list for 2017 new homes:

  • Site-built hardwood versus pre engineered wood
  • Multiple widths
  • Wider plank floors
  • Textures like "hand scraped"

Here are an examples of engineered hardwood floors with multi-width planks and a "hand scraped" texture:

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

 

Site-Finished Solid Oak Hardwood remains the classic flooring choice for custom homes. Each piece of hardwood is individually laid inside the home, then the flooring is sanded and given multiple coats of stain, a labor-intensive process.

One of the primary benefits of this process is the long-term durability of solid oak hardwood, which can be refinished and re-stained many times, giving it a reputation for a 50 year lifespan. 

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

Hardwood floor color trends 2017 - what hardwood colors are most popular?

According to FlooringInc.com, neutral flooring colors are trending in 2017 homes: gray, blonde, and dark.

These hardwood floors are made of Oak, with a gray stain finish, designed for a contemporary look in the open floor plan:

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

Here is an example of "Blonde hardwood floors" - which can refer to types of Bamboo and Maple:

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

Dark stained hardwood floors are at the opposite end of the spectrum. Here's an example of a dark stain blend:

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

This Apex custom home uses ultra dark hardwood stain bordering on black (called ebony):

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

What are some other flooring trends 2017?

Tile floors that imitate the wood look are more popular than ever. Wood-look laminate flooring and tile comes in a wide range of colors. 

This Chapel Hill custom home used Armstrong's Architectural Remnants Woodland Reclaim series, in Old Original Barn Gray, in the upstairs craft room:

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

 

This kid's bath features gray wood look tile:

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips

 

Other forms of "natural" flooring are also popular in 2017 floor trends, like this cork flooring:

2017 Hardwood Floor Trends | Raleigh Custom Home Builder Tips


More 2017 new home trends:

Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinets - Popular Styles for 2017

Most Popular Gray Paint Colors - with Photo Examples

Color Trends for 2017 - with Options other than Gray

Best Main Floor Master House Plans for 2017 New Homes 

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