Hardwood flooring in Akron, OH from Barrington Carpet & Flooring

Four top trends in hardwood flooring

What?s not to like about wood floors? They have an allure with natural beauty and characteristics like undertones, grains, and more.

Hardwood flooring is timeless and instantly adds value to your property. All the trends we mention are classic designs, which means they'll never go out of style.

Engineered hardwood flooring

This hardwood version is taking over a significant share of the wood flooring industry. It appeals to those who want both beauty and practicality.

Unlike solid, which are one thickness throughout, engineered is layered underneath where you can't see them. The result is a more stable floor and better water handling.

This hardwood flooring has a little more versatility in installation possibilities. For example, it can be placed in any house grade, including basements.

American-grown and manufactured

This is a take on the trend toward buying local. It includes harvesting, plus anything used in the manufacturing process, including machinery.

Wide planks

A plank is considered wide with a measurement of five inches or more. Wide planks were trendy in the mid-1800s; you'll often see them in historic homes.

Hardwood flooring with wide planks can make a large room appear even more open and airy. That's because of the fewer seams, i.e., visual breaks.

However, it can also make a narrow room seem smaller and dark. In that case, you might want to go with another trend, that of random width flooring.

What is random width?

Here, groups of three different-width planks (usually three, five, and seven inches) create layouts. Then, designers create various looks from them, including room elongation.

Feel free to come into our showroom when shopping for wood flooring in Akron, OH. We?ll be happy to explain more and answer your questions.

Over 100 years of combined flooring expertise

At Barrington Carpet & Flooring, one of our goals is always to bring you the latest, most innovative products. Our knowledgeable staff will help you choose the hardwood flooring that best suits your taste and budget.

Visit our showroom today to learn more. You'll also see brands like Karastan-BelleLuxe, Mohawk, Shaw, and Ultra Wood. We're in Akron, OH, serving Akron, Uniontown, Copley, Hartville, and North Canton.