Hardwood flooring trends

Hardwood is a traditional flooring material, and you can choose a classic look to enhance the room decor. Or you can opt for a brand of flooring that shows off an updated, twenty-first-century look. Engineered wood continues its climb in popularity, and you may find that, indeed, it is the best choice for your application. All Hardwood Floors brings a shop-at-home flooring service to Connecticut and Westchester, and Putnam counties in New York. We offer a vast selection of engineered wood as well as unfinished and prefinished solid hardwood flooring.

Engineered wood

Usually, manufactured wood flooring has a plywood base that tolerates moisture and a surface layer of hardwood. This top layer can even be refinished like solid hardwood flooring. These floating floor planks need no attachment to the subfloor.

Board size

More and more homeowners are choosing hardwood boards in non-traditional sizes. Long and narrow boards offer a look that mixes well with contemporary decor, while wide planks bring back memories from years gone by.


Oak is the most popular hardwood species, and darks and lights are ‘in.’ Whitewashed, honey, and blonde, along with charcoal and black, are some of the favored colors. Greige, or gray with beige undertones, is a newer hue.


Smooth hardwood flooring is just one option. Textured brands are also available. Wirebrushed flooring is lightly textured, while handscraped hardwood has a deeper texturing and more rustic appearance. In contrast, a distressed look is usually created with a machine.

Family-owned All Hardwood Floors installs, repairs, and restores hardwood flooring. Norwalk, Stamford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, and Danbury are some of the Connecticut communities that we serve. In addition, new Yorkers often see our company trucks in White Plains, New Rochelle, Yonkers, and Tarrytown. Give us a call. Our mobile showroom can bring samples of the latest hardwood flooring styles to your home.


Contrast is always impressive; dark floors look best with light walls. Grey stains are very popular – my personal favorites are: Coffee Brown, English Chestnut and Warm Grey. Come see samples in our new showroom at 142 East Avenue in Norwalk (exit 16 off I-95) or give us a call and I can bring samples directly to you via our mobile showroom.


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