4 Hot Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2015

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Hardwood flooring has long been a popular choice for homes because of the natural beauty of wood. New colors and finishes help keep this traditional flooring style looking fresh, with more coming down the pike for 2015. See what Lumber Liquidators expects to be hot in hardwoods for the year ahead:

New colors and finishes help keep this traditional flooring style looking fresh, with more coming down the pike for 2015.

Gray Colors

Gray continues to be at the top of design trends, be it for cabinets, walls, fixtures — you name it. So it’s no surprise that it’s also been popular for floors. This trend will continue into 2015, with color selections varying from soft neutrals to bolder, more contemporary looks.

Customers may request the dark gray of options such as Casa de Colour Select Pewter Birch. Photo courtesy of Lumber Liquidators

Customers may request the dark gray of options such as Casa de Colour Select Pewter Birch. Photo courtesy of Lumber Liquidators

Matte Finish

DuPont recently upgraded its newest Corian line to include low-gloss finishes that disguise scratches and scuffs. The same holds true for flooring. “Low-gloss hardwood floors transformed home fashion in Europe and have increasingly been in high demand in the United States,” the company noted in a news release, because of their resistance to scuffs, scratches and stains.

A less glossy finish, like that of Bellawood Matte Brazilian Pecan Natural, will better resist scuffs and scratches. Photo courtesy of Lumber Liquidators

A less glossy finish, like that of Bellawood Matte Brazilian Pecan Natural, will better resist scuffs and scratches. Photo courtesy of Lumber Liquidators

Exotic Species

Although hardwoods are generally known for their traditional beauty, more exotic species, such as Brazilian walnut and bamboo, can offer a more distinctive look. Bamboo also has the added benefit of being an eco-friendly flooring product, thanks to the grass’s quick regenerative properties.

Morning Star Antique Strand Handscraped Bamboo is both beautiful and environmentally friendly. Photo courtesy of Lumber Liquidators

Morning Star Antique Strand Handscraped Bamboo is both beautiful and environmentally friendly. Photo courtesy of Lumber Liquidators

Bold Selections

Similar to exotic species, certain selections also afford a great variation in coloring to create a bolder look for today’s floors. Lumber Liquidators points to its Dream Home Kensington Manor Fumed African Ironwood Laminate as a strong example of hardwood-styled flooring with “stark contrasts and dramatic graining.”

the contrasting grains of Dream Home - Kensington Manor  African Ironwood Laminate add a contemporary aesthetic. Photo courtesy of Lumber Liquidators

The contrasting grains in Dream Home – Kensington Manor African Ironwood Laminate add a contemporary aesthetic. Photo courtesy of Lumber Liquidators

What are the most popular hardwood flooring selections in your store? Are there any other trends you’ve noticed? Tell us in the comments.


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