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Wood Floor Trends 2021

Choosing a floor can be a big decision and rightly so, it's something most households live with for 20 plus years. So you want to make the right decision whether you are renovating your home, buying a new home or even if you are having your existing floors updated with a sand and stain RH Wood Floors are here to help.

1. Whitewash

At RH Wood Floors we have had huge demand for whitewashed floors in 2020, whether it be buying new or changing your exciting yellow hued oak floors. We have noticed a huge rise in demand for clients looking to remove the yellow hues in their floors thus the "whitewash" /Scandinavian look has become hugely popular.  The whitewashes of today are more matte and many are more subtle in character. They work best on white oak for a modern look.  The mineral streaks give the wood a more linear look for a contemporary style vs the heavy graining on red oak which has a more traditional look (and pink/red undertones). For more details on whitewashing, check out our dedicated post here and this trend is going nowhere in 2021.

The primary colour trends in 2021 are white washed, grey, cooler shades, lighter browns and natural tones.

In 2021 you will notice that most wood floors will be cooler toned and desaturated colour shades, all of which you'll notice will rarely have yellow or warmer tones.




2. Natural looking finishes (Satin, Matte and flatter finishes)

Matte and satin finishes are the most popular sheens.  It’s all about low luster.  Semi gloss and glossy finishes are very dated, and very difficult to maintain, as they show every speck of dust, scratch and dent.  Over the last few years, flatter finishes have become even more popular.


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3. Wider Planks

In 2021, more and more homeowners are opting for wider and longer wood planks when it comes to their new flooring. The overall effect is one of space and expansiveness within a room. Even though this is a big trend for the coming year, this style of flooring is actually historical in nature and lends an air of true timelessness to a home. Wide-plank hardwood floors have been on trend for a few years now, and we expect this to continue in 2020. The wide plank wood floor trend makes rooms look larger and more open. No matter your design sensibility, wide planks offer something for everyone. In modern homes, they can lend a contemporary feel, and for older homes they can complete a rustic, authentic look.




4. Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood is a robust style of flooring that comes in a wide range of options, including oak, teak and mahogany.
It’s become a popular choice among homeowners and interior designers because it’s quick and easy to install. It’s also less affected by moisture than solid wood flooring, is highly durable and doesn’t contract or expand when temperature or moisture levels vary.
There is a wide spectrum of choices in terms of patterns, finishes, grains and stains to achieve the results you want.




4. Pattern Parquet Flooring

Expect large pattern flooring to remain popular for some time as they create beautiful effects.
From parquet wood flooring to herringbone laminate flooring, there are many flooring choices to add texture and style to your kitchen.
Its rustic appearance and quirky patterns will continue to trend in 2021 as they pair well with minimalist decor and give your home an interesting and unique look.


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If you have any questions on this topic or would like to discuss your own wood flooring, please don’t hesitate to call us today on 087-6268100 or email us at You can view our collection of 5-star reviews here and also watch some of our customer’s testimonial videos here. RH Wood Floors offer a free home visit to discuss your plans, measure up and provide a personalised quote just for you, all backed up by full certification from The National Wood Flooring Association. Thank you for considering RH Wood Floors.



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