I never thought I would see fanny packs, ‘mom’ jeans, tracksuits, or permed hair again in my lifetime. The 2020 vision according to Hardwood Floors Magazine lays out exactly what we can expect from the ’80s and ’90s trends for 2020. I am not sure I am ready to clothes shop any time soon, however, the flooring industry is calling my name. Gray, taupe, greige, and chalky off-white are going to remain strong as long-standing timeless trends but a darkening neutral palette with warm grays, charcoal to full black, as well as espresso browns are where it’s at in 2020. We will see more and more performance, and pet-friendly features work their way into our world. As the leader in floor finishes and winner of the 2019 EPA Safer Choice Award, we gladly welcome this fresh style.
What’s possible today wasn’t possible a few years ago, and that is waterproof and splash protection for hardwood flooring. Manufacturers of floor covering are always innovating. Things that work in one category can sometimes be applied to an altogether different category, much like the aluminum oxide in Epoxy Flooring to hardwood flooring resulting in scratch-resistant surfaces. In the tidal wave of products that are ‘waterproof’, we can now find a handful of hardwood flooring brands that are protected from splashes, spills, and the occasional pet accidents which allow consumers to turn back to real wood flooring.
So how is this going to affect your style? Reds, oranges, and wine-colored wood from the late ’90s and early 2000s are out and won’t be back anytime soon. For us, Quick Shine products will still be compatible with the ever-changing style.