Hardwood floors may be classic and traditional, but don’t think that you can’t also find unique and trendy hardwood options for your Austin home. In fact, flooring manufacturers are constantly creating special details and finishes that will make your hardwood floors stand out from the crowd. Here are a few of the hardwood flooring trends that you’ll find at Floor Coverings International Austin:

Multi-Width Planks

Multi-width hardwood flooring in Austin

Multi-width hardwood flooring, also called variable width hardwood, alternates planks of different widths. This gives your floor character since it almost looks as though it was hand-constructed with a mix of salvaged planks. It also tends to give a more patterned look to your floor, since the divisions between each plank break up the natural grain of the wood.

Hand-Scraped Finish

Hand-scraped hardwood flooring in Austin

A “hand-scraped” finish is one that has a natural texture of ridges and lines, as if it had been scraped and smoothed by hand with a knife. While most hardwood floors today are produced by machine, the hand-scraped look can add a more natural, rustic appearance to your floor. It is also a great option for homeowners who want a hardwood floor that looks older than it is.

Gray Stain

Gray hardwood floors in Austin

If you prefer a more contemporary look for your hardwood floor, consider choosing a gray-stained style. Gray wood floors are becoming increasingly trendy for their sleek, neutral look. They pair well with modern and minimalist interiors, but still give you the natural beauty and resilience of hardwood. You will primarily find gray-stained flooring available in light-colored hardwoods, such as oak, maple, beech, and bamboo.

To learn more about these and other hardwood flooring trends, visit the Floor Coverings International Austin showroom or call and schedule a free in-home consultation. We look forward to helping you find the perfect floor for your Austin home.

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