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If you follow trends, you might be considering trading your hardwood flooring for something funkier, like a Moroccan tile or concrete. But Andrew Denny of Textures Nashville reassures us that when it comes to the kitchen, wood flooring never goes out of style. “People are continuing to use hardwood flooring in the kitchen to create open-concept living,” he explains. “The kitchen design can influence the overall design of the home, and homeowners and designers appreciate the continuation of one flooring throughout the main level.”
For many years, there was a rise in the popularity of ceramic and stone flooring in the kitchen, but homeowners’ attention has shifted to hardwoods. “This past year, of the 650 installs we did, I would say almost all of them had hardwood in the kitchen,” Andrew explains, adding that hardwood flooring is a timeless investment and can provide a versatile look. “We are not seeing a lot of hand-painted tiles outside of the laundry and powder rooms because, from a design perspective, it locks you into one design. In the kitchen, you want a beautiful backdrop for high-end millwork, countertops and appliances.”