If you’re a millennial or boomer you definitely knew someone that had this popular design trend in their home, or had it in your own home…. Popcorn Ceilings. What was once all the rave is now usually the first thing to go during a home renovation. Some Home Experts would go as far as saying this old trend actually makes homes feel outdated and lowers your home’s value. Which brings us to the question: To Trend or Not To Trend?  

In 2024, the world of wood flooring is showcasing exciting new styles, colors, and patterns that can elevate your home. Here are a few of the hottest wood flooring fads and our expert opinion on whether we think they are a temporary trend, or a timeless treasure.

Ultra Wide Plank Hardwood 

A rising trend in wood flooring for 2024 is the use of ultra wide plank hardwood. Ultra Wide planks are 12-14” and create a visually stunning and spacious ambience, making them an ideal choice for open floor plans and contemporary interiors. The trend toward wider planks offers a sense of luxury and grandeur, while also showcasing the natural beauty and unique characteristics of the wood. This is a great way to elevate the look of your home. This is a timeless treasure! 

Hot Tip From The Experts: Wide boards look fantastic in large open spaces. Beware that you don’t try to cram a 12″ board in a 10 foot wide room as the end result will only be 10 boards wide and make the room look & feel smaller than it is.

Parquetry Patterns

If you’re seeking a truly unique and eye-catching wood flooring trend, look no further than Parquetry Patterns like Chevron, Herringbone, Canterbury, Monticello. This trend brings a touch of drama and sophistication to any room. The juxtaposition of light and dark wood tones creates a mesmerizing visual effect, while the pattern itself adds a sense of depth and dimension. Though eye-catching & unique it’s important to acknowledge the design challenges associated with such a busy flooring option. This style is very expensive & tricky to install. If you decide to go with this style, it’s important to work with an experienced installer. Though beautiful, styles like this have a history of becoming outdated, which is why we think this is a temporary trend.  

Natural and Light Wood

One of the most popular trends in wood flooring for 2024 is the use of natural and light wood. This trend brings a sense of warmth, brightness, and timelessness to any space. Natural wood flooring complements both modern and traditional designs, providing a versatile and classic backdrop. Neutral, natural wood tones like light oak or medium brown are the most timeless and versatile flooring options that won’t look dated over time. Natural or Brown tones are timeless like a pair of jeans, where them worn or new,  stained or clean and they always look good.

The natural and light wood trend, ultra wide plank hardwood and parquetry patterns are set to dominate the wood flooring landscape this year. While it’s important to be aware of current design trends, the most important considerations when selecting wood flooring are choosing a timeless, versatile option that fits your home’s existing style and your practical needs, rather than just following the latest fads. Our team of flooring experts are here to help you navigate the wonderful world of wood flooring. Stop by the showroom to check out our high-quality and stylish options and let us help you transform your space with elegance.