Latest Wood Flooring Trends (Need to Know)

Do you want to keep up with the latest wood flooring trends? In this article, we’ll cover some of the most prominent wood flooring trends coming in the new year. By the time you finish reading, you will know about different wood species, Eco-friendly hardwood, engineered wood, and other topics related to wood flooring trends.

Good Looking Eco-Friendly Wood Floors

At Express Flooring, we keep our warehouse stocked with the latest products from manufacturers you trust like Shaw, Armstrong, Mannington, Reward. When you want to update your home or commercial space, you can count on us to help you find the right flooring for you. We can even give you professional next day installation services that make the floor look its best.

Recent Wood Flooring Trends for Homes and Businesses

Wood flooring trends include several variables, including the type of wood used, the width of planks, and the types of finishes used on wood.

Wire Brushed Wide Plank Flooring

Choosing wider planks reduces the number of seams in your floor. Many of our clients want to combine the wider planks with a distressed, wire brushed look. The combination creates a rustic look popular across the country.

Wire Brushed Wide Plank Flooring

Farmhouse Style Wood Planks

Farmhouse style wood planks also create a rustic look. Our warehouse has farmhouse style planks in a variety of widths and colors.

Finishes for Wood Flooring

Shiny wood floors went out of style a few years ago. Today, more of our customer’s request:

  • Satin finishes.
  • Matte finishes.
  • Oiled finishes.

Satin finishes give wood floors some sheen without making them look shiny. A satin finish can also hide scratches and dirt, so it’s easier to care for.

Matte finishes have a flat effect without any sheen. It’s a good option for people who want beautiful floors that don’t distract from the rest of a room’s decorative elements.

Oiled finishes bring out the natural characteristics of wood. With an oil finish, you’ll see the grain and imperfections in the wood. Many people consider imperfections the most beautiful part of their floors.

Satin, Matte, and Oiled Finishes

Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood is made from high-quality plywood. The top layer of the flooring planks, however, contains a slice of real wood.

Other reasons some people prefer engineered wood flooring include its:

  • Easy installation.
  • Excellent durability.
  • Resistance to moisture.

If those benefits appeal to you, one of our flooring experts can bring engineered wood flooring to your home. You get to see what each sample looks like in your home instead of looking at samples in a showroom.

Layouts and Patterns for Wood Floors

Patterns have grown in popularity over the last decade or so. In addition to the wider planks that many homeowners like, Express Flooring has flooring products that make:

  • Diagonal patterns.
  • Herringbone patterns.
  • Mixed-width planks.

Diagonal, Herringbone and Mixed Width Patterns Flooring

Eco-Friendly Flooring Trends that Protect the Environment

Some flooring types don’t harm the environment as much as others. As more people adopt Eco-friendly lifestyles, they realize that their flooring choices matter.


The following types of solid wood have become popular among consumers who think about protecting the environment.

Reclaimed Wood Floors

Reclaimed wood floors often get taken from older buildings before their torn down. The reclaimed wood can have some flaws, so companies refurbish the wood before selling it to our store.

The result gives you a rustic look without cutting down growing trees.

White Oak

White oak wood grows in areas throughout the United States. Its abundance makes it a good choice for consumers concerned about deforestation.

Since white oak grows in so many places, shipping it to manufacturers creates a smaller carbon footprint than most types of wood.

White Oak Wood Flooring

Popular Wood Trends

Many experts expect to see a few new wood flooring trends emerge in the new year. We can already see some of these trends developing at Express Flooring.

If you want to stay ahead of the latest wood flooring trends, then you should try the following styles for the new year.

Darker Colors

Gray flooring and whitewashed plank floors have been popular for several years. The pendulum is starting to swing the other way.

Dark wood hides scratches, stains, and other imperfections. It’s a natural choice for busy people who don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning their floors.

Dark Color and Grey Color Wood Flooring

Grey Woods

While some people want to bring darker colors into their homes, others prefer grey wood. Grey wood has a sun-bleached quality that brings out distinctive patterns in the grain.


Schedule an appointment with Express Flooring to learn more about wood flooring trends that will look great in your home or business. We’ll bring a variety of wood flooring samples to your home and give you a free estimate to help you choose the right option for your budget.

Also, make sure you check out our online specials for discounts on wood flooring and installation services. We want you to get the best deal possible.

Latest Wood Flooring Trends (Need to Know) was last modified: March 13th, 2019 by Express Flooring