The Latest Looks in Hardwood Flooring: Top Trends for 2017

January 18th, 2017

Ring in the New Year with new hardwood flooring from Hopkins Carpet One. When you’re ready to update your interior design with luxurious hardwood, be sure you make an informed — and stylish — decision! Trends in flooring are always changing, with new elegant styles constantly coming in, and new takes on this timeless classic ever pushing the envelope. When it comes to wood flooring trends, it’s important to keep-up-to-date with what your many options are. And, since there are so many fabulous styles to choose from, we’ve put together a list of the top hardwood flooring trends for 2017.

Overall Trend: Sustainability
All over the country, there has been a recent increase in demand for sustainable, affordable flooring with a lesser impact on the environment. As we grow more conscious of our planet, more and more are choosing to bring this enjoyment of nature indoors with hardwood flooring. Whether it be going with an environmentally conscious company like Mirage, or choosing a local flooring company in your neighborhood, local sustainability is a trend that will most likely be around for while.

Color Trends: Gray, Dark & Blonde
Each one of these makes a unique statement, so let’s break them down one by one.

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Gray wood floors have been around for a few years now and they are still as popular as ever. Gray wood has a modern yet antiqued look that makes a great complement to the interior design of a variety of homes, from a renovated farmhouse to a modern industrial build. Due to its neutral, calming and understated nature, it has continued to grow in popularity and will likely be around for years to come. Some great options in gray wood flooring come in maple, birch and oak.

Dark wood floors will not be ignored! Though they are a timeless classic, it has become a new trend to contrast their bold elegance with white walls, furniture or cabinetry. These floors offer a warmth and richness that no other flooring can offer. We’ve even seen them complementing a gold, metallic painted ceiling above for an added pop of regality. Get the darkest of the darks with mahogany, oak or maple woods.


Blonde wood floors seem to have been making a comeback in tandem with this desire for a more natural option in flooring. In addition to offering a more natural look, it has this uncanny ability to brighten up the entire room. Because of its color it has a way of bouncing natural light for a truly uplifting ambiance. Maple, oak, birch and hickory all offer some stunning and quite unique options for this spirit-lifting hue.

Texture & Placement Trends
This year, it’s all about texture, color and standing out. And, natural-looking, rustic hand-scraped wood flooring is a major trend this year because, well, it stands out! It has a luxurious look and feel but due to its rustic charms, is able to stand the test of time, and foot traffic.

Diagonal and angled wood floors are also a great new way to change up your interior design. By laying wood flooring at an angle, it instantly adds a modern and expensive charm to any room.


Herringbone is Back, Baby!
Trends in interior design and fashion design often progress hand-in-hand. With a mod no to the ‘70s being en vogue, a trendy-modern take on the classic herringbone floor has also returned. It may not be for everyone, but if you have a vintage style sensibility, this may be the wood flooring trend for you!

In Conclusion
No matter what you choose for your next interior design update, hardwood flooring is sure to have what you’re looking for. From what’s hot right now to timeless elegance, there are plenty of unique options to choose from. Are you ready to take a look at some of the wood flooring options at Hopkins Carpet One? Contact us today by calling 952-933-8944, or Visit Our Showroom.