There are many different materials in 2018 that are designed to look and feel like hardwood flooring. None of them match the warmth, comfort, and timeless quality of authentic hardwood though. Also, they are not nearly as durable. If you take good care of your hardwood floor, you can keep it for several decades. That’s why it’s so important to pick the right hardwood floor; they can be an investment that will last you for a very long time. So, what is popular in 2018 and what will be popular for the next decade or two?
Dark stains have been popular for up to a decade. In the past, hardwood floors were almost all light colors or even just bare wood. However, that has been changing for awhile now. That means that you will likely be able to find a manufacturer who offers hardwood flooring stains in a range of colors. Furthermore, it will be more likely that your floor will still look great a decade from now. Everyone has an experience of getting on board with a trend that did not age very well. Dark stains are not going to be like that. So, what colors are popular?
As stated earlier, hardwood stains have been trending darker for years and years. Well, they have finally reached their natural conclusion: black floors. There are a few options for black floors. Usually, the flooring professionals will offer you a range of different shades of black. Typically, they will mix an ebony stain with a dark walnut. Ebony stain is a thin, black stain. That means that it will soak into the wood, and the wood grain will rise to the top. The wood will still be noticeably brown, especially in the grain. If you want it to be darker or if you want to hide some of the grain, you can find a thicker stain that is a true black.
A true black stain is very popular for people who have different types of wood in their hardwood floor. For example, if you have had to replace damaged planks or if you want to match rooms in different floors, you’ll have a hard time making the grains and colors match. However, a dark black stain that masks some of the grain will cover up any differences.
That’s one reason black is so popular; it is very easy to repair and match with other woods. The biggest concern is that black floors will show every bit of dust; you will have to stay on top of your cleaning regimen.