Yes, and in fact, patterns are one of the biggest trends in 2021. For example, while horizontal wood floors will always be popular, you'll now see solid hardwood flooring with diagonal wood strips, chevron and herringbone parquets, and more. You'll also see woods with light colors, such as blond, all variations of gray; high variation planks; whitewashed, and the darkest dark colors.
Random width planks = unique designs
Currently, wider planks are trending, but they can make a small room look smaller. We've heard a lot about random width planks in our hardwood flooring company. This means to use hardwood planks of all widths, cut them into various shapes (like chevrons and herringbones) and sizes, and mixed them. This design suits any room size and gives your home a distinctly vintage look. If you go into a historic Colonial area, you'll see floors with both narrow and wide boards together.
Textures are big this year for wood flooring
1. Hand-scraped instantly makes your home look timeless, and it fits right in with the currently trending rustic decor.
2. Wire-brushed is a kind of texture done with a rotary brush; it opens the grain and gives the floor a two-toned and distinctive look. Some species are better for wire brushing than others, the most common being white and red oak. A practical benefit is that it hides floor damage, especially if you have kids and pets who play hard.
3. Distressed. We know people love floors with character, and with all the knots, burns, and scrapes, these floors will look aged. The distressed wood floors look especially great with stacked stone and brick walls.
Whether you're exploring new floor possibilities for your home, office, restaurant, or hotel, our design consultants will help you choose the right hardwood flooring for you. Floor Coverings International has two showrooms: Cherry Hill, NJ, and Shelburne, VT. In addition, we're convenient to Burlington, VT, Laurel, Voorhees, Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and Haddonfield, NJ. Be sure to ask about our free wood flooring quotes.