hardwood flooring Floor Coverings International AlbuquerqueHardwood flooring is a timeless and classic flooring choice for your home.  Homes have featured hardwoods for centuries, but there are new hardwood flooring trends to consider!  Here at Floor Coverings International in Albuquerque, we know the ins and outs of hardwood flooring and can help you select the right flooring materials for your home.  Here are some trends in hardwood flooring that we’ve seen emerge in recent months.

Matte Finishes 

You can get hardwood flooring installed with a high gloss finish, but lately homeowners have been opting for a more muted, matte finish for the hardwoods.  This gives the flooring a more subtle look and also makes the flooring look more natural as well.

Wire-brushed Hardwood Floors

Another trend that ventures away from high-gloss hardwood floors is wire brushed hardwood.  Hardwood floors that are wire-brushed have added texture on the surface of the hardwood floor.  This is particularly popular with lighter hardwood species such as ash and white oak.

Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring

Another way to put a new spin on an old flooring material is to change up the plank width.  Wider tiles are in and so are wider hardwood flooring planks.  Any species of hardwood flooring can be installed with wider plank width.  This can work well in both larger and smaller spaces.

Grey Hardwood Floors

Maybe you’re wondering where all these grey hardwood floors are coming from!  Grey is at the top of the list in interior design world right now and the floors haven’t escaped the trend! Grey hardwood floors are created with the stain and finish applied to the hardwood floor. You can create this look by refinishing existing hardwood floors in your home, or have this stain added when you install new hardwood flooring.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

More and more homeowners are taking advantage of some savings when it comes to materials by choosing to go with engineered hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwoods are made from multiple layers of hardwood material with the top layer being a veneer of whatever species you’d like.  Engineered floors give you real hardwood floors but allow you to save a bit on the cost.  This is especially helpful for homes with high square footage.

Ready to revamp the hardwood flooring in your home?  Call the experts at Floor Coverings International today to schedule a free, in-home consultation!  We serve the greater Albuquerque area!

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