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Most popular flooring: Hardwood moves up

In the 30+ years I have been doing hardwood flooring, I’ve seen a lot of ideas come and go. But a few things do stick around. One most popular flooring trend I’ve noticed over the past several years is that hardwood flooring is migrating upstairs. In two-story houses, typically bedrooms are upstairs and usually this means carpeting. But many of my customers have had enough—so, it’s out with carpeting, in with hardwood!


According to my customers, there are a few benefits of hardwood flooring moving upstairs:

  • For starters, as homes age, it becomes more and more difficult to keep carpets clean. The stain-resistance breaks down and dirt sets it. Hardwood flooring is a lot easier to clean and keep clean. Especially if there are pets in the family.

  • Likewise, many people have allergies or asthma and carpeting is a huge contributor. Hardwood harbors no allergens.

  • Then there’s design and aesthetics. Hardwood flooring decidedly ups the contemporary vibe of a home. It makes rooms appear bigger and flow together in a seamless and integrated look. It’s why hardwood continues to be one of the most popular flooring materials around.

  • When it comes to stairs, hardwood provides a more stable footing surface—for little ones learning to walk or folks with balance issues.

  • Lastly, hardwood flooring adds financial value to homes—whether you want to stay in your house and have your investment increase in value or you’re thinking about selling.

Upstairs bedroom with walnut stained red oak

Second story loft with hardwood flooring

In some cases, my customers have been a little uncertain if the hardwood they have in the downstairs of their house can be matched with a new installation upstairs. From my perspective, 99% of the time, the type of wood, grade, width, stain color and finish coat can all be matched.

As the owner of DC Hardwood Flooring, I am here to answer any questions you may have. I’d love to hear from you—contact me directly at 720-352-0852 or

I know times are tight right now—if you mention this blog, I will give you 10% off on any project DC Hardwood Flooring completes for you by December 31, 2020. Making it easier than ever to jump on this most popular flooring trend. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.

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