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Hardwood Flooring Trends

Hardwood floors are one of the most beautiful flooring options out there. You can’t go wrong with the warmth and elegance brought to your home with wood. What’s exciting is that nearly any kind of wood can be used as hardwood flooring. However, there are a few trends in hardwood floors and the three most popular trends include Cypress floors, Hickory floors and hand-scraped hardwood flooring.

Cypress Wood Flooring

Cypress flooring is an amazing wood flooring option. It is a species of pine, but unlike most pine floors, it has more earthy tones which give it several advantages. The browns, ambers and greens that you find in Cypress floors make it compatible with all types of wood. You won’t have to worry about matching your tables, cabinets and chairs to your flooring.

In addition, Cypress floors withstand heavy wear without revealing its scars. It is capable of doing this because of its natural knots and swirls throughout. Another loved quality is the fact that Cypress has a base of blonde wood mixed with brown-toned knots and currents in the grain pattern. This gives the room an open feeling even with darker colors on the walls and cabinets. Furthermore, many people eliminate some of the finishing steps with multiple stains and glazes by clear-coating Cypress floors to showcase its natural color.

Hickory Wood Flooring

Hickory floors have been a popular choice longer then Cypress flooring has. In fact, Hickory has been loved for the past 5-7 years. Like Cypress, Hickory brings has some unique advantages over other traditional woods. For example, Hickory displays several different shades of browns and tans that can match practically any stain or species of wood. Basically, it matches everything! It is also one of the toughest wood species out there.

Hand Scraped Wood Floors

Hand scraped wood floors are becoming a popular choice among homeowners wanting the warmth of hardwood with the look of an old reclaimed floor mixed with today’s finest finishes. It’s really a great choice for those looking for a rustic look. Keep in mind, hand scarped floors are more expensive, but they add a tremendous amount of character to a room.

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Hardwood Flooring Trends

Hardwood Flooring Trends
Hardwood floors are one of the most beautiful flooring options out there. You can’t go wrong with the warmth and elegance brought to your home with wood. Nearly any kind of wood can be used as hardwood flooring. However, there are a few trends in hardwood floors and the three most popular trends include Cypress floors, Hickory floors and hand-scraped hardwood flooring.

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Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is an inexpensive, long-lasting, durable flooring option. It is very well liked by homeowners because installation is easy, it requires very little maintenance, and it is environmentally friendly. Laminate flooring looks very similar to hardwood flooring; however, it is not made from wood at all. It is actually made from several materials that are bonded together.

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Refinishing Hardwood Floors

Refinishing Hardwood Floors
Of all flooring materials, hardwood flooring is perhaps the most practical. Once it is installed and treated, it will hold up for a long time and only require cleaning here and there. However, depending on the amount of wear and tear it receives, eventually the protective finish will wear off. Once this protective finish starts to fade away, it becomes time to refinish the flooring.

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