Welcome to WoodFlooringTrends !I'm Sam Cobb. I currently serve as Managing Partner/CEO of Real Wood Floors. I started this blog to open a discussion of emerging trends in the wood flooring industry. We've compiled a great list of contributors each bringing a unique perspective to the discussion providing you real-time info on current style trajectory.
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From freshome.com, these 5″ larch floors grace an apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden. Larch trees are native to the boreal forests of Russia and Canada. Although they are conifers, they are also deciduous and like the bald cypress lose their needles … Continue reading
These 3 1/4″ white oak floors are 75 years old. I sometimes find it interesting how the wood flooring industry has moved towards hand-scraped products to simulate an aged look. Time-worn, hand-sculpted, hand-scraped, aged, hand-hewn and the list goes on … Continue reading
I am in Shanghai this week for the Domotex trade show. European white oak is easily the leading trend here. Fumed, wire-brushed and gray tones continue to lead design trends. In addition, herringbone and parquet patterns are getting strong pushes. … Continue reading
One of the many things I love about my job is the variety of things I get to do. I spend most of my day in front of a computer working on wood floor design, marketing and sales tools for … Continue reading
No other American hardwood species is as revered as Black Walnut. High end furniture, architectural millwork, gun stocks and paneling are all markets smitten with the beauty of America’s naturally dark hardwood. In fact, walnut lumber often costs 3-4 times … Continue reading