Top Five Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2020 | LIFECORE® Flooring

Choosing the right wood floor is a big decision because it’s something most households live with for 10 and even more years. So you want to make the right decision whether you are renovating your home, buying a new home, or even if you are having your existing floors updated with sand and stain, there are some new trends of wood flooring looking for 2021.

  • In 2021 engineered wood flooring still is going to be a popular choice among homeowners and interior designers because it is easy to install, less affected by moisture than solid wood flooring, and tends to contract or expand lees due to temperature or moisture fluctuations.
  • While some years ago, it was common for homeowners to choose wood flooring in darker hues, the trend now is toward lighter variants, which not only takes staining easy but also offers a brighter feel.
  • The wider and longer wood planks are a big trend for the coming year, even though this style of flooring is actually historical in nature. The wider and longer planks give rooms a spacious and open feeling.
  • For 2021 it is recommended to choose natural finishes, such as Matte and satin finishes, that are easy to maintain and ten to show scratches and dents less. Semi-gloss and glossy finishes are considered to be outdated because they are very difficult to maintain, as they show every speck of dust, scratch, and dent.  

In general, innovative technologies, more organic materials, and more personalized outlines come to give their way for wood flooring in 2021.