Creating bigger and brighter with wide, light wood floors

Creating bigger and brighter with wide, light wood floors

“For 2017 we’re seeing a continued desire for wider and longer hardwood planks, and also a more informal layout using different width planks.  Wider planks have the advantage of creating a more unified look – with fewer joint lines – which also highlights the inherent aesthetic of the wood, that is to say the knots and grain.

Because texture is going to be important this year, we are expecting to see increased popularity for hardwoods that have distinct hand-crafted finishes, such as hand scrapped and wire-brushed finishes.

Whilst gray tones are still going to be hugely popular, we might also see a growing return back to more natural and dark wood tones.  And one key trend that is certain to hit consumers in 2017 is herringbone and chevron parquet designs which are being heavily featured on trend-setting home décor and renovation shows and websites this year.” – Jamie, Home Flooring Pros

Trend 1: Wide Planks

River City Flooring offers wide plank hardwood flooring in the following styles:


Trend 2: Go Blonde – light blonde wood has gained momentum – lighter flooring makes a room look brighter and more open, and hides more dust than darker colored flooring.

River City offers light colored hardwood and laminate flooring in the following styles: