Design trends: Hardwood flooring
1 Grey plank flooring
It’s no secret that grey has garnered many admirers, so take your best-loved neutral to the floor with this extra-long and extra-wide plank flooring. Summit Collection Summit Designer engineered hardwood flooring in Grey Mist Oak, Torlys, $9 per sq. ft.
2 Classic chevron in walnut
Très chic, non? This classic chevron design is timeless in versatile walnut and ideal for a fashion-forward pied-à-terre or a grand estate. Kentwood Couture Collection Chevron Herringbone engineered hardwood flooring in Walnut Natural, Kentwood floors, $15 per sq. ft.
3 White oak flooring
Favoured for its light, airy feel and streamlined look – a result of the rift and quarter cut that limits rings and knots and creates a more uniform board – this white oak flooring is great for contemporary spaces with a designer edge. White Oak R&Q engineered hardwood flooring in Natural, Mirage, from $9 per sq. ft.
4 Deep-smoked engineered hardwood
These deep-smoked and limed engineered planks provide loads of texture with their high-contrast graining – perfect if you want a sophisticated floor that makes a statement. DuChateau Vernal Collection engineered hardwood flooring in Mocca, Wood by Stone Tile, $12 per sq. ft.
Hardwood floors are costly and isn’t right for all projects, so where wood won’t work, such as in moisture-prone bathrooms or when budget reigns, look to alternatives like laminate or porcelain tiles that appear so true you’ll swear you’re stepping on the real thing.
Ambiance porcelain tile in Noix. Antica Tile & Stone, from $11 per sq. ft.
Fausfloor Cosmopolitan Collection cottage oak laminate flooring in white. Yorkdale Hardwood Flooring Centre, from $4 per sq. ft.