The Hardwood Flooring Store of Toronto, Canada recently announced some of their most popular hardwood floor trends for 2017. Darker shades, matte finishes and colourful, geometric hardwood installations are some of the notable trends for this year.

Bamboo trends include bamboo with bolder colours, strand woven bamboo and wide-plank bamboo, which looks more like hard wood. American hardwood such as oak, maple, pine and hickory is now becoming increasingly popular among homeowners.

While dark wood shades have been popular for a while, the shades are getting even darker. Not only do these dark shades add an elegant touch to a room, the added benefit is that they don’t easily show dirt and scratches. With regards to lighter colours, which make a room look bigger, the trend is towards cooler tones like grey instead of the traditional lighter browns and yellows.

Matte finishes are also very popular at the moment and one of the most creative trends is the use of patterns in hardwood flooring. Interesting flooring installations are being created with geometric shapes and colourful styles instead of sticking to wood tones.

Hardwood flooring is an investment that needs to last for decades, so designers are advised to use these trends to determine which ones will hold the most value for clients for years to come.

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