Exciting Design Trends for Hardwood Floors

Exciting Design Trends for Hardwood Floors

Custom Stains

Hardwood floors are beautiful and create value in the home with the ability to customize and keep up with the trends. Today's exciting design trends show us that floors aren't just something to walk on, but they're also a statement. Whether you are ready to sand and refinish your current floors or installing new hardwood, maybe consider selecting a custom stain to spice up your home.Grey tones are huge in design today, but they might not be forever, so consider hardwood with a gray stain that you can sand off later when you want to change. You’ll see shades of grey in everything from kitchen cabinets and furnishings to flooring, which includes carpet, tile and hardwood. Does grey not strike your fancy? Well maybe consider greige, which is a mix of grey and beige, so you can get the best of both worlds. You can customize it by choosing more gray or more brown, so there really is no wrong answer.Here are some examples of custom stain treatments recently completed by our professional installers at Schmidt Custom Floors.


European oil finishes are becoming more popular today, because the oil penetrates each layer of the wood to give it more strength and durability. Oil finishes are environmentally friendly, since they are vegetable based and omit almost zero VOC’s. The result is a matte finish that ages beautifully and is easy to maintain. When they start to lose their luster just rub some Loba® Parkett Oil to the spots, or once a year do the whole thing

Patterns and Inlays

Herringbone, chevron, parquet and inlays take your floors to a new level. Herringbone, pictured here, is quickly becoming popular. Patterned hardwood is often used to enhance foyers and to lend an air of elegance to formal rooms. Various types of woods and stains can be combined to create intricate patterns and borders. Metals, marble and natural stone inlays can be added with hardwoods to create stunning effects.

Our new showroom has examples of these floors, so come visit us at 1264 South Grant Avenue in Loveland. Ask our designer what the exciting design trends are this season. We look forward to seeing you!