Hardwood offers a unique richness because every plank has unique graining, color, and textural character. When hardwood is crafted properly and laid with care by a skilled worker the sense of a space on loan from nature is one that is very hard to replicate.
Because a fresh, organic aesthetic is so sought after currently, one of the biggest trends in hardwood flooring is a plank that simply reveals the character of the wood (i.e., grain pattern, colorations, etc.) versus boards with a mix of rustic machine-made treatments to add more character.
What does that mean exactly? In 2017, rather than “over-styling” the planks with excessive distressing techniques, i.e., saw marks, chatter marks, heavy hand scraping, etc., those styled with lesser distressing or “special effects” – and more natural, unaltered beauty – tend to appeal to the more subdued tastes of the design community.
Popular board choices are also those that are less uniform and have distinct differentiation and color contrasts between the grain and between boards. And short boards? No problem. Long boards? Great. Random mineral streak or worm hole? Check!
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