Hardwood & Wood-Effect Flooring Trends 2016

Posted on 25th February 2016

Hardwood & Wood-Effect Flooring Trends 2016!

Installing hardwood or wood-effect flooring enhances the value of your property and is really easy to maintain. Not only this, it is also incredibly durable and aesthetically pleasing. The right choice of hardwood or wood-effect flooring can add character to your property. We have outlined what we know to be the top trends for hardwood floorings that are really coming into effect this year to give you some ideas.



grey floorGrey toned floors- This is by far one of the hottest trends in interiors right now. It has even surpassed the previously popular traditional oak colour. Grey woods are very popular as they are elegant, while bringing out the natural beauty of the wood by highlighting the grains and textures. This trend allows your hardwood floor to become a statement piece yet at the same time, grey is a perfectly neutral colour so it doesn’t become an overbearing feature in your home and it can compliment most modern decorating styles.


White washed floors-This is a trend that originated in high-end European flooring. It fades and ages the appearance of the wood, and is typically used on oak and ash. The end result offers a coastal feel to your home so this trend is great for those homes near the shore. This type of hardwood flooring is very adaptable, so whether the interior of your home is formal or rustic this technique can transcend both.


Dark OakwoodDark Floors- Depending on your personal taste, you may prefer a bolder statement over a more subtle one. It is then worth considering a dark toned colour for your flooring. Ebony for example would offer a more contemporary look, but if you want to make a statement while still keeping things traditional, opt for a darker brown wood.




Parquet Flooring- This type of flooring can modernise any room, yet at the same time it still has a very strong connection to the parquet floors that were so popular in the 1960’s. This type of wood or wood-effect flooring allows the homeowner to really get creative as you can make decisions on laying patterns, choice of colour and finish all to best suit the interiors of your home.

Distressed Flooring-This technique wears off the soft top layer of the wood, and leaves behind the hardest wood, which exposes more of the wood’s natural grains and texture. Distressed wood is much less of an issue with pet claws and furniture legs, so it is a highly durable choice of flooring.


maple-flooring-346776_1920Wide planks- When looking for hardwood or wood-effect flooring, there are now much more options with wider planks. Not only do they look great but they also make a small area appear large visually. This is a perfect style of flooring for every home in the UK.




Reclaimed Wooden flooring – This is an eco-friendly option that is becoming widely popular particular with today’s green customers. Made from reclaimed or recycled woods, the variations in board lengths, knots, heavy graining and colour differences all add to the charm of this one-of-a-kind flooring.

There are a lot of trends to consider and selecting the right design to suit your home can be an overwhelming task. Should you require any assistance in selecting a design, we are more than happy to help. We at Russdales are flooring specialists based in North London; we can offer the right advice so that you make the right choice for your hardwood flooring. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 02083601836.

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