Wood flooring trends to watch in 2023

Mar 22, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of interior design and architecture, flooring significantly impacts any space. When renovating a home or creating a new stylish, functional build, staying on top of technology and flooring trends is essential. 

This article will cover sustainable, eco-friendly, patterned, and colourful flooring trends for this year and will help you choose wood flooring, whether you are looking for a timeless style or something more daring.

1. Non-toxic and healthy building materials

Many people are drawn to the warmth and character that natural wood floors can bring to a space. The trend toward more organic and natural materials in design has only added to this popularity. According to architect Mara Bravo, people have grown more passionate about embracing environmentally friendly construction materials and non-toxic and healthy products. Many manufacturers now offer wood flooring that is responsibly sourced and certified by organizations like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), ensuring that the wood comes from well-managed forests. You can be confident that Ecohardwood products are environmentally friendly and created using non-toxic materials. As a responsible eco-conscious business, we guarantee sustainable production practices from obtaining raw timber to constructing the final product - engineered double oak flooring and oak doors.

2. Natural and rustic-looking wooden floors

Natural wood floors are very versatile. They can work with a wide range of design styles, from traditional to modern, and can be used in various spaces, from cosy cottages to industrial lofts. The trend toward more natural and rustic-looking wooden floors is part of a broader trend toward creating more welcoming and comfortable spaces. In an age where many of us are constantly connected to technology and screens, a natural wood floor can help make sense of groundedness and connection to the natural world. 

3. Classic oak parquet flooring

Herringbone and chevron are timeless oak parquet flooring patterns used for centuries and are highly preferred by homeowners and architects alike. Recent studies have revealed that herringbone flooring could add significant value to your home: this renovation trend is most likely appreciated by potential buyers. No wonder this luxury wood flooring is so highly sought after – its classic good looks, evoking the style of a chic Parisian apartment, remain as appealing as ever. According to interior designer Katie Malik, 'Herringbone wood flooring is the crème de la crème of flooring, associated with beautiful, detail-oriented spaces. It adds a quality to any home, modern or period property, that is unrivalled.' 

Chevron flooring is renowned for its luxurious and versatile qualities; boards cut at an angle of 45 degrees typically result in an even, continuous pattern of zig-zags and arrows covering the entire floor. 

At our factory, our team expertly cuts Ecohardwood herringbone and chevron wood flooring patterns to exact precision. 

4. Whitewashed and bleached wood flooring

For a couple of years now, pale, light-toned, whitewashed, beachy wood floors have been on the rise, and bright, positive, and calm colours are becoming increasingly popular. These subtle shades, which can be seen in many Scandinavian-style homes, are renowned for creating a room with a spacious and contemporary feel. Organic modern decor, contemporary and minimalist designs, modern farmhouse interiors, and newly constructed houses benefit immensely from light-coloured flooring. What is more, these white oak flooring tones will remain a staple of home decor for many years, even if fashion trends shift to a darker shade in the near future. As a result, you can live in a home with pale wood floors for years without worrying about it appearing out of fashion.

Despite the word 'white' in its title, white wood flooring comes in various shades. Ecohardwood offers a full range of whitewashed and bleached flooring shades, such as Nordic White, Extra White, Silk, and Ivory, or light greys like Ocean Breeze. This flooring trend is particularly popular in the country, classic style, and seaside homes in England.

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Ecohardwood engineered oak flooring. Colour: Natural Oak. Surface texture: Brushed. Architect: Craft Architects. Photo: Agness Clark.​

5. Dark wood flooring

Contrasting with pale neutrals, the rich hue of deep dark flooring is often the go-to choice of classic decorators and interior designers. Its regal colouring creates an aura of sophistication, especially when used in traditional homes with historical value. Dark oak wooden flooring is a bold choice and not for the faint-hearted. However, it can create a timeless, sophisticated, and confident interior when paired with the correct decor.

With shades ranging from hints of mahogany to blackest black, Ecohardwood engineered dark oak flooring collection is sure to meet everyone's needs. For example, Tobacco is a very solid shade. It looks great over character grade oak boards. The use of Tobacco colour to cover cracks, and large or tiny knots, smooths contrast while maintaining a natural look. The Dark Chocolate oak flooring will add that extra kick to many interiors. One of Ecohardwood's most popular engineered oak flooring colours is Walnut. It is lush, warm, and naturally beautiful. 

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Ecohardwood Chevron 30 parquet flooring. Colour: Walnut. Design by Mantas Lataitis, photo by Leonas Garbaciauskas.​

6. Wide plank flooring

The visual impact that wide planks can create is incredible. They can make a room feel larger, as the fewer seams between planks make the space appear less busy. The wider planks can also highlight the natural beauty and grain of the wood, giving the floor a more organic and natural feel.

Wide boards can give your room a greater sense of space, especially when they are light in colour, such as Ecohardwood light oak flooring shades Naturale, White Transparent, Dunes, Ivory. In contemporary design, wide plank wood flooring in dark colours is often seen as an attractive flooring option suited to larger spaces. Ecohardwood offers an impressive range of dark wood floor options, including Deep Black, Cognac, Ebony, and Tobacco.

white oak engineered flooring
Ecoharwood engineered oak flooring. Width: 230mm. Colour: Extra White. Surface texture: Sanded. Interior: Francisco Sutherland Architects. Photo: Anton Rodriguez.

7. Engineered wood flooring

Due to its durability and affordability, engineered wood flooring has become a popular choice for homeowners. Engineered wood provides the same look and feels as traditional hardwood floors but at a lower cost. Also, it is way more durable and resistant to scratches and dents, making it an excellent option for high-traffic areas such as hallways and living rooms. "Wood flooring still carries a lot of myths and nervousness. People should embrace all the qualities engineered wood floors have to offer. Many still believe that wood shrinks, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. But ships were built from this stuff! There will always be chips, stains, and marks, but that's all the more reason to choose something that ages beautifully, like natural oak wood", says interior designer Laura Porter.

Overall, in 2023, we can expect to see a mix of natural, rustic, and modern styles in wooden flooring trends. Homeowners will continue prioritizing durability, affordability, and sustainability in their flooring and interior choices.

Keep in mind that trends come and go, and it's essential to choose the flooring that you love, and that will work well with your lifestyle and design preferences.

Looking for the premium wood flooring in London and the UK? Contact us today: [email protected]

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Highly motivated approach to customer service, exceptionally high quality flooring, delivered exactly on the day that was first estimated, extremely pleased and satisfied with the whole experience and will be placing another order in the next month or two for phase 2 of my flooring project.
We used Dune brushed throughout our new house renovation. Absolutely love it. Beautiful tone, interesting details, hard wearing. I did wax the floors after installation as recommended which takes some time but makes all the difference. Highly recommend.
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We recently collaborated with Ecohardwoods for our project in Ealing, and I must say, the experience was outstanding. A special thanks to Irmantas for his invaluable assistance. His expertise in engineered wood was evident in the quality of materials we received. The precision and quality of their engineered wood contributed immensely to the aesthetic and durability of our project. Our clients were extremely pleased with the results. Kudos to Irmantas and the Ecohardwoods team for their exemplary service and top-tier products. Highly recommend them for anyone in need of premium engineered wood supplies.
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