Thursday, February 16, 2012

2012 Flooring Trends

We often get questions from contractors and homeowners about the hottest flooring trends, and we couldn't be more happy to help! We keep our ear to the ground and our finger on the pulse of the interior design and home building industry. The following are the six top flooring trends, compiled by our knowledgeable sales staff from national search and sales data, and media mentions. Enjoy!

Wide Plank Floors

birch hardwood flooring

Wide plank hardwood floors come in many styles, colors, and species, and are a unique take on traditional hardwood flooring. This trend has seen a surge in popularity in the past few months, mainly with designers that have clients looking for a one-of-a-kind flooring material. Many hardwood species are available as wide plank, meaning you can match your new wide plank floor with you current home design scheme.


birch hardwood flooring

The homey, lived-in look of distressed hardwood flooring is full of depth and character. It is popular with large families and business owners that are going for that down-home aesthetic.


ipe hardwood flooring

Still the most popular of hardwood flooring, exotics feature colors, textures, and striping patterns you can't find in domestic species. There are many different styles to choose from, such as bright and vibrant acacia to eye-catching tigerwood.

Hand-Rubbed Oil Finish

white oak hardwood flooring

When you install hardwood flooring with a hand-rubbed oil finish, your whole house looks as if it was crafted by an artisan woodworker. This style of hardwood is becoming more and more popular with designers that deal in classic and turn-of-the-century style homes.

Vintage & Weathered

maple hardwood flooring

Perfect for homeowners looking for a rustic, antique-looking decor, weathered flooring has character and personality that is unsurpassed by other styles of hardwood flooring. This popular flooring trend is most often used for cabins, cottages, and other woodsy types of homes.


bamboo hardwood flooring

Eco-friendly material like bamboo flooring is the best way to get the look and feel of hardwood flooring while still being good to the environment. This flooring trend is popular with modern and urban designers.

Have questions about our 2012 flooring trend predictions? Give us a call at 1-888.448.9663. We'd love to hear from you!


Sam said...

Guys this is a pretty good list. I would throw in grey-toned floors, European oak and random-width floors. On the exotics, other than Braz Cherry and some Acacia we aren't seeing as much play on those. Which exotics are you moving?


Fantastic Floor said...

Thanks for the comment, Sam! We have seen increased interest in random-width floors, but haven't seen the sales to really consider it trending just yet. As far as exotics go, we see continued interest in Ipe and Santos Mahogany.