New Home Trends - Hardwood Flooring in 2018: Hardwood floors will continue to trend in 2018 new homes.
- What type of wood is best?
- What stain colors are going to stay popular?
- Are there other 2018 flooring trends to be aware of?
Scroll for answers to these 2018 home trend questions - we'll take you through 2018 hardwood floor trends, as well as other flooring trends of 2018 - 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 2018
These wood floor trends are top of the list for 2018 new homes:
- Site-built hardwood versus pre engineered wood
- Multiple widths
- Wider plank floors
- Textures like "hand scraped"
Here are examples of engineered hardwood flooring, with Architectural Remnants installed in this luxury new home:
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.
Hardwood floor color trends 2018 - what hardwood colors are most popular?
According to FlooringInc.com, neutral flooring colors are trending in new 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:
Here is an example of "Blonde hardwood floors" - which can refer to types of Bamboo and Maple:
Dark stained hardwood floors are at the opposite end of the spectrum. Here's an example of a dark stain blend:
This Apex custom home uses ultra dark hardwood stain bordering on black (called ebony):
What are some other flooring trends 2018?
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:
This master bath in the Barcelona features "wood grain" plank tile on the floor.
Other forms of "natural" flooring are also popular in 2018 floor trends, like this cork flooring:
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