While decor styles change, one constant is that no one can ever doubt the allure of a hardwood flooring installation. These floors are classic, timeless, and have a natural beauty, all with gorgeous undertones and quirky knots, as well as growth rings, swirls, raised grains, and wormholes.
Hardwood flooring instantly upgrades a home, adds value to a property, and is versatile and lasts for decades. With a complete inventory and brands like TecWood, Johnson, and Somerset, consider us your premier choice for hardwood in Portland, OR.
Top color picks
Light wood tones fell out of favor for a while, but they are back big-time. Some designers go so far as to say they'll change the face of interior design. They give a room a bright, light, airy feeling, make it seem more significant than it is, and coordinate with almost anything.
However, that's not to say that dark wood floors are out. They're sophisticated and make a stunning design statement when combined with bold, contrasting colors.
Here are some of the most popular hardwood flooring colors: blond; copper/honey; natural and whitewashed; caramel; cool tones (typically, they have beige or gray undertones) and the darkest dark shades, such as ebony. Remember that you can permanently stain a floor lighter or darker to customize it to your taste.
The more unusual, the better
While the classic layout is pretty straightforward, pattern play is big this year, with the planks lined up side-by-side against the biggest wall or the natural light source. This includes planks lined up diagonally, herringbone, geometric or offset design, or random width. The horizontal layout is especially big for smaller rooms, as it makes the eye move from side to side, giving the illusion of more space.
This decor will be with us for a long, long time, and hardwood flooring textures, such as hand-scraped, weathered, and distressed, reflect that atmosphere. But, unfortunately, they have worn, aged looks with scrapes, holes, rough surfaces, and burn marks.
Since 1965, Marion's Carpet & Flooring Warehouses has provided high-quality products and superior services such as installations and free quotes. Whether you’re shopping for hardwood or some other flooring, our designers will help you choose the right one. We also have an experienced team for your hardwood floor installation. We have two showroom locations: Wilsonville and Portland, OR, and serve Wilsonville, Beaverton, Portland, Vancouver, and Lake Oswego.