Ever wonder what the most popular hardwood floors are? What’s trending? Why it’s trending? We have the answer for you.
Here are the top hardwood floors of 2017:
Known for its distinctive color variations, prominent brown lines and knotty appearance, Hickory is the perfect choice for a floor that’s bold and full of character. Natural clear finishes help to retain the variations unique to this dense hardwood, while staining tones down the drama, yet still allows the full character of Hickory to shine through, making it a perfect choice for both rustic or modern settings.
Appalachian White Oak is a versatile, durable, and highly sought-after species ideal for flooring that works equally well in rustic, traditional and contemporary settings. It has a neutral wheat natural color and a consistent grain that allows nearly unlimited stain and finish possibilities. White Oak is also produced in cuts of plainsawn, rift and quarter sawn (shown in image), and live sawn, which each have their own unique design of grain pattern.
One of the most prevalent hardwoods in turn-of-the-century homes, Red Oak is classic for its patterns of cathedral and linear grain, and its ability to create warmth and interest through a mix of open and closed grains. The golden or wheat colored sapwood and reddish heartwood colors of Red Oak make it one of today’s most popular choices for flooring and trim.
Highly sought after for its deep, rich, almost black or purple color unique to its species, Black Walnut creates an elegant floor for a timeless, contemporary look. The white sapwood of Northern Black Walnut is a perfect choice for a unique contrast to the dark heartwood and can be highlighted or minimized for a custom look perfect for any decor. Its grain is mostly straight and opened, with some boards featuring a burled or curly grain.
Easily distinguished from other Maple by its denser grain and rich, consistent white color, Hard Maple creates a strong, durable floor that provides a clean, contemporary look. The distinctive color of Hard Maple comes from carefully selecting the best trees, harvesting during crisp, cold weather to prevent lumber staining and discoloration, and then drying under ideal conditions to create the perfect flooring.
At Peachey, our lumber is locally sourced from the Appalachian Mountains and we are known for having some of the highest quality custom made to order hardwood flooring in the nation. We hand-sort each board to ensure the finest quality possible. For more information, give us a call at 717-667-9373 and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Also, see our social media pages to keep up to date with trends and things that are happening.