Grays, Matte Finishes Lead Hardwood Trends
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 7:38 AM
New Hardwood Floors Dominated by Grays, Matte Finishes
Gray is the most dominant influence throughout home furnishings and today’s hardwood floors allow the often subtle but always striking natural beauty of even gray woods come through.
Matte finishes lead the way by hiding scuffs and scratches much better than high-gloss floors. And light-cured, factory finished urethanes or aluminum oxide and even titanium infused wear layers, combine enhanced performance with ease of maintenance. New nanotechnology wear layers take performance even one step further. For additional water resistance, look for acrylic impregnated floors.
Striking looks from Emily Morrow Home Mannington's Cider Mill Oak brings out the natural beauty and graining of hardwood even in darker shades.
Dramatic visuals and surface treatments top it off to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Those visuals can include everything from wire brushing and hand distressing, to oil-finish looks (only without the drawback of real oil finishes).
Look for gray hardwoods to continue growing in popularity with matte finishes showing up across all hardwood flooring choices – one look at these floors and you’ll see why.