In the world of interior design, trends come and go in the blink of an eye. Hardwood floor finishes are not indifferent to annual trends from interior designers across California. Whether you are refinishing your wood floor or purchasing new flooring, you will decide on a color and a seal finish. Let’s take a look at some of the popular colors and finishes being sold in our store.

Gray Tones

  • Complimentary to various decorating styles
  • Don’t overpower a room
  • Add visual interest to a room
  • Highlight grains and textures of the wood

For those who choose gray tones for their floors, the result is a true statement piece for the entire room. If you’d like to learn more about this trend, see our post from last month all about the grey hardwood flooring trend

Wire-Brushed Wood

Popular in coastal areas where people want a “beachy” feel to their homes, wire-brushed hardwood floors expose the wood’s natural grains and textures by scraping off the soft top layer of wood. This results in a floor that is very hard and quite resistant to scratches, dents and chips from children, pets, furniture legs and more. If any damage does occur, it’s more easily camouflaged since it blends in well with the natural patterns created by the wire-brushed effect.

High Gloss, Satin, Matte Finishes

While high-gloss flooring is still quite popular, today’s trendy designers are opting for low-gloss hardwood floor finishes for many of today’s modern homes. This type of flooring offers several advantages, which include:

  • Hiding small scratches and dents
  • Masking buildup from footprints as well as dust
  • Highlights color and texture of the wood

Matte flooring is very popular with families who have small children or pets, and is also popular with many businesses that have high levels of foot traffic each day. As this type of flooring continues to gain popularity, the gloss levels are expected to be made even lower. Many hardwood floors now have gloss levels of only 30 percent, and these levels are expected to be decreased even more in the coming years.

As hardwood flooring continues to be a popular choice among designers and homeowners, these and many other trends will make the rooms they are a part of even more appealing and beautiful. Come and visit our showroom or browse from your own couch so you can see any of the hardwood flooring finishes you might be interested in.

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