Starting a new flooring project can seem like a daunting task. With the amount of styles and products available, it’s easy to get lost debating between what to choose. Here at Floor Coverings International Milwaukee South, we want to take some of that stress off your plate. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite trends to keep an eye on for the newest addition to your home.


Wide Plank Hardwood FranklinWide Plank Hardwood

While many homeowners may think that there is nothing to change about hardwood, opting for wide planks is a great way to get a unique look without straying far from the traditional style. Standard planks are typically about 2 ¾” wide and can make our rooms look narrower than they really are. With less distraction from grout lines, wide planks lend a more expansive and spacious feel. We are seeing homeowners take advantage of this trend and ask for planks 6” wide or more! This is great for making small spaces seem larger and for making an elegant statement around your home.


Herringbone Hardwood Floor FranklinPatterned Floors

You’ve likely heard of parquet floors, and probably associate it with tacky, cheap wood from the 70s. This may come as a surprise, but patterned floors are truly making a comeback. While they aren’t as visually commanding as older parquet styles, there are certain patterns that have cemented themselves in interior trends for a few years. Herringbone, chevron, or more simple diagonal floors are becoming a staple in modern homes. These patterns bring a lot of visual appeal to a room and are great for large spaces or entryways.






Textured Hardwood Floor FranklinTextures

The rigid, monochromatic look of modern design is starting to fade, and rustic designs are taking over. The use of mixed woods, natural colors, and flora indoors has allowed this trend to grow. The perfect addition to a rustic aesthetic is to use textured hardwood floors. Homeowners want the authentic, imperfect, and unique look of hand-scraped, distressed, and reclaimed hardwood. These styles highlight the color, grain, and texture variations of natural wood rather than sanding, staining, and polishing it for a uniform look and luster.


While trends can fade quickly, we predict that these styles are here to stay for years to come. If you are interested in upgrading your current flooring, give your local flooring team at Floor Coverings International Milwaukee South a call! We offer a unique stress-free service to select top designs at affordable prices. Schedule a free in-home consultation today to view endless samples and receive a no-obligation estimate.



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