From floor plan, location, style, and design down to the more intimate details like color and finish – your home is an expression of you. With new advances in technology, now you can choose a custom color for your hardwood floors to match your unique personality and taste. Today’s floor colors are as exciting and diverse as the homes they inhabit.
If a floor remodel was on your list of resolutions for 2017, there’s still plenty of time to get your project off the ground. Many of the hottest trends for 2017 continue to gain in popularity and don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Not surprisingly, hardwood floors, specifically wide plank floors, are holding strong with all the top designers.
When selecting the right wood species for your hardwood flooring, there are several things to consider. Your choice should not only reflect your lifestyle and the way you use the space, but also complement the style and decor of your home.
Whether you are deciding to install flooring in your new home or replace flooring in your existing home, there are a vast array of options available. Often, the price of a flooring option becomes the deciding factor. However, here are five great reasons why your next floor choice should be hardwood.
Hardwood floors in America, especially wide plank floors, date back to Colonial times. The abundance of old-growth forests provided ample material for the installation of wood floors in most homes. This was a luxury previously unavailable to many because of the cost.
There’s no denying the timeless appeal of wide plank wood floors. Homeowners and designers are drawn to the appearance of beautiful wood in generous proportions. Here’s a quick look at how this modern flooring option ties back to America’s history of ingenuity.
The history of hardwood flooring is centuries old, dating back to the 1600’s. The first wood flooring was simply unfinished planks of wood used to cover a dirt or stone foundation. Only the wealthy could afford such luxury, labeling the commoners of the day “dirt poor”. As time has passed, the availability and affordability of hardwood flooring has changed, making it one of the most popular choices for homes because of its durability, livability, and lasting beauty.