Three hardwood flooring trends

Three hardwood flooring trends


While hardwood is a long-standing favorite flooring choice, the styles in demand have changed throughout the years. As a result, there is a new influence on today's preferred styles - a tendency to allow wood flooring to become a focal point in a room.

Many homeowners choose a style that works well with a floor layout pattern, such as offset or chevron.

Decorama Flooring Bowmanville, located in the Municipality of Clarington, Durham Region, ON, has what you need to create eye-catching hardwood floors. We carry brands by innovative companies like Coswick and Mohawk.

We boast an experienced installation team that can handle any hardwood project, whether solid hardwood flooring or engineered.

Trend 1: dark and light colors


Whereas medium shades of wood and stains were once in vogue, very light and dark colors are trendy now. Maple is a popular light-colored wood species with its delicate grain pattern.

If you are a fan of dark wood flooring, choose oak and a dark stain. High variation flooring is best if you like a natural look because no two pieces are alike.

Trend 2: Non-traditional plank sizes and textures


Wide planks give a room a feeling of grandeur regardless of decorating style, so it's not surprising that they're in vogue today. In contrast, narrow planks are often used to complement contemporary room decor.

Textured plank styles are just as likely to be chosen as the more traditional, smoothly finished styles. In addition, a distressed look is trendy.

Trend 3: Engineered hardwood


Engineered wood continues to grow in popularity, likely because it is budget-friendly and versatile. Unlike solid hardwood flooring, Engineered planks connect so a floating floor can be constructed.

In addition, planks have a surface and base layer that tolerates moisture so that the flooring can be placed in moisture-prone spaces and over cement slabs.

Visit your local hardwood flooring company today!


Along with Bowmanville, Decorama Flooring Bowmanville serves an area in Ontario that includes Toronto, Peterborough, Clarington, and Cobourg. Our local hardwood flooring company offers free in-home estimates.

In addition, we invite you to visit our showroom in Bowmanville, where you can compare wood flooring styles.