It is nearly impossible to find a flooring material that can equal warmth and beauty of natural wood flooring. Natural wood floors are stunningly beautiful and elegant and instantly enhance the look of your room.
Everyone wants to keep their home up-to-date and renovate it according to rising trends.
The question if natural wood will stay relevant in 2020 and beyond cannot be answered wholly. It is because natural wood flooring is a classic choice and has been trending since decades and has never gone out of style. However the types of natural flooring that have gained market in present and that will gain market in future may vary. But we cannot say that natural wood flooring will not stay relevant; there will always be a market for it.
As time is passing and technology is improving, many flooring materials have become wood competitors such as vinyl flooring, laminate flooring, and tile flooring. However, they may provide a somewhat similar look but cannot perform as good as natural wood flooring. This is one of the reasons why natural wood flooring still remains a luxury flooring.
There are various types of natural wood flooring that are trending today or were trending in the past. Let’s have a look at their scope in 2020 and beyond:
- Dark Wood Floors
Dark wood floors are still in style. You’ll see shades like Jacobean, Espresso, or dark walnut installed in many homes. However, one drawback of these floors is that they make your room look smaller. Also, every scratch and dust particle is visible on these floors so they don’t ever look perfectly clean.
Keeping these drawbacks in mind, it is anticipated that these floors will lose some market share if not more.
- Light Wood Floors
For years, light wood floors were considered as inexpensive and outdated. However, this is not the case anymore as more and more homeowners have started installing light shaded wood floors in their home. Among different shades of light wood floors, blonde wood floors have become most popular. It is because these floors offer endless decorating possibilities. Another good thing about light wood floors is that they make your room look more spacious.
Considering all these benefits, it is very likely that light wood floors will become a trend-turned classic in the years to come. So these floors aren’t going out anywhere in 2020 and beyond; they will stay hit for quite a while.
- Whitewashed Wood Floors
Whitewashed wood floors make your room look brighter and bigger, and may give it a contemporary look depending on the room’s interior and décor. These floors are becoming increasingly popular in kitchens and farmhouse style homes. However, a drawback of these floors is that if the dark wood starts peeking out from underneath, it will somewhat ruin the whitewashed floor’s look.
Keeping these pros and cons in mind, it is hard to decide if these whitewashed wood floor trend will last in 2020 and beyond or not.
- Honey Wood Floors
This wood shade is just slightly darker than the popular blond wood. As suggested by the name, it is a warm, rich honey wood floor shade that gives a cozy look to your rooms. These floors make your rooms look bigger and more open, just like blond wood floors, but they also add warmth and coziness to them. Another benefit of these floors is that they’re available in many popular wood species. Honey is a natural color so it is very easy to find.
To be honest, trends usually drift between cool and warm tones. However, honey wood floors are not a trend, they’re a color classic. So they’re going to be around in 2020 and beyond. Other wood shades may come and go out of trend time to time, but honey wood floors will remain relevant for the years, or even decades to come.