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The 3 Best Engineered Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2018

2017 was a pretty exciting year for flooring trends, and this year is shaping up to be just as surprising as the last. We saw a few trends start to fade, new ones pop up, and a few just kept trucking along. Here at Wholesale Flooring and Granite, we know that when people start looking to buy engineered hardwood flooring, they want it to be the best engineered hardwood flooring available, and they want the hottest new styles.

However, sometimes it's not so easy to tell what is on its way in, and what is definitely on its way out. So, we put together this handy little guide to give you a glimpse of what flooring trends are in store for the year.

1. The Rustic Look Doesn't Seem to Be Going Anywhere Anytime Soon

Rustic style flooring has been going strong for a few years now and doesn't seem to be losing any steam. Not only was it a hugely popular choice of engineered hardwood flooring here in Baton Rouge, LA, but throughout the rest of the United States, as well.

Styles that fall into this category are hand scraped, distressed, and reclaimed wood style engineered hardwood. If you're looking to evoke the old world charm of a quaint cottage, you can't go wrong with any of these, especially in wider planks.

2. The Rise of Greige

Last year, there was a huge trend toward gray flooring in all materials. People seemed to like it for the slick, modern appeal it brought to their spaces, while at the same time being a nice neutral color that played well with decor of all styles. However, people began to realize that, though gray is easy to work with as a neutral color, it can also be a bit chilly and unwelcoming. Thus, greige was brought to the forefront.

By adding a bit of beige in with the gray, manufacturers managed to create a near-perfect neutral color that didn't leave you feeling like you live in a morgue. Gray is still popular with people looking for a sleeker, more modern look, but for those who simply want an easy color to work with and a bit of warmth, as well, you couldn't do better than greige.

3. Varied Widths and Decorative Layouts

Many people are experimenting with the idea of mixing plank widths, or even laying out their planks decoratively, such as in herringbone or chevron patterns. This is a great way to keep the eye interested in the floor it is looking at, and adds a wonderfully eclectic vibe to any room.

If you're looking to add a little extra razzle dazzle to your engineered hardwood flooring, this might be just the style for you!

No matter what style or material of flooring you are looking for, we hope you'll trust us to help you find it. Our team of design and flooring experts have all the resources and know-how you need to find the perfect floor for you and your home, not to mention your budget! Simply call, e-mail, or stop in at our showroom in Baton Rouge, LA to have a look around and consult with our friendly staff.