As we quickly approach the half-point of the year, it’s a good time to take a look at the flooring trends that have proven popular so far in 2019. We will also cover some of the trends you should expect to see more of in the world of hardwood flooring before the year is over. In our latest blog, we take a look at the colours, wood types, plank lengths, and overall themes that are currently dominating the 2019 hardwood flooring trends.
Following on from 2018’s colour trends for hardwood flooring, grey and blonde have both remained a popular choice. This is due in part to the increasing use of hardwood flooring in kitchens and bathrooms. However, darker colours like the classic honey hardwood floors are set to steal the show; when it comes to exotic hardwood floors, only rich, dark colours will do.
Lengths and Fitting Patterns
The use of wider planks is a popular choice this year as consumers look for new ways to open up rooms, and wider planks easily open up spaces that smaller planks would only further constrict. For a more contemporary look, the use of planks with mixed widths is also on the rise, and we will surely see this trend making an appearance in interior design magazines as we head into the second half of 2019.
Expect to see a change in fitting patterns too as homeowners will be embracing both classic and contemporary patterns in the forms of herringbone and chevron, along with diagonally laid floorboards for a modern twist.
2019 has already seen a number of exotic hardwood types enter mainstream trends. Unlike the overall colour trends for the year, when it comes to exotic wood types, you’ll be seeing plenty of dark colours and rich tones.
Expect to see plenty of Brazilian Cherry and Mahogany this year. These classic luxury hardwoods are set to steal the scene from the lighter alternatives consumers seemed drawn to in previous years. These dramatic-looking hardwoods will instantly warm up any room and look beautiful for years to come even in busy areas of the home, thanks to their incredible durability.
Oak and Maple remain have so far remained firm favourites, despite the rising popularity of exotic wood types. This is due to the wide shade ranges they both offer, and their reputation as durable and easy to maintain woods.
Environmentally-friendly flooring is a major focus for the year. In the case of wood flooring, it emphasises using either reclaimed hardwood or choosing floorboards which have been certified as sustainably sourced.
Rustic floorboards have also lived up to expectation. Their accurately-predicted popularity is due to natural farmhouse look currently favoured by some consumers. This is a continuation fo the preference for low-sheen floors that emerged last year. Instead, the focus is put on the character of the natural character of the wood rather than stains or glossy finishes.
It’s never too late to start thinking about transforming the look of your home. The perfect way to do so is by installing a hardwood floor in one of 2019’s hottest colours or wood types.