Wood flooring has long been a favorite style choice for discerning homeowners. It is a classic choice that offers both beauty and functionality. It is tough, durable and can elevate the look of any space. With proper care and maintenance, wood flooring can last a lifetime.

With 2017 just a couple of weeks away, we thought of sharing with you some wood flooring trends for 2017. If you are looking to update your flooring next year, take note of these trends.

Gray wood floor

Gray has been trending for several years now. It was only a matter of time before it hit hardwood. People embraced it wholeheartedly and quickly became a staple in modern household.

When it was first introduced, a lot of people thought that it’s just a fad that would soon go away. But it appears that gray is going to stay in style and will likely last the test of time. If you are thinking of jumping on board, go for it. Gray is going to be here for the long haul.

Dark wood floor

A lot of homeowners favor dark wood flooring because they make a statement. Plus, they look great against while wall and moulding. We’re expecting this trend to continue in 2017 and probably for the next 5 years.

Dark hardwoods like walnut, cherry and oak really stands out in a neutral, contemporary space. Plus, the dark, opaque look complements many design styles. The downside is that they tend to show scratches and dirt more easily.

Wide plank wood floors

We’ve been seeing a dramatic increase in use of wider plank flooring for quite some time now. Not only does it look beautiful, it also makes a small room appear bigger, especially if they are light colored.

Natural finished hardwood

The natural finished hardwood continues to be a firm favorite across the country in spite of the diverse and adventurous trends that we’ve been seeing.

In 2017, we’re expecting to see a renewed interest for natural finished hardwoods. Homeowners will be turning back to traditional hardwoods that showcase wood’s inherent textures and grains. After all, nothing beats the classics. When the time comes that you’re ready to sell your home, you won’t have to worry about your flooring because traditional wood flooring never goes out of style.

The trends listed above are intended to provide inspirations for your next flooring projects. Since we all have different tastes and preferences, go with whatever flooring option you desire. Don’t choose certain flooring just because it’s on trend. Rather, invest in flooring that you’ll be happy to see in your home for the years to come.