Hardwood floors are a timeless choice that will never go out of style. According to designer Christina Fluegge of Greige Design, it is best to opt for high-quality hardwood that can be touched up over time instead of having to replace it. Travertine is another natural stone that has proven to stand the test of time. Its color variation allows it to look worn and resist stains, making it a great option for both traditional and modern homes.
Limestone is also a great choice, as it blends well with a variety of interior design concepts. However, it is not recommended for humid conditions. If you are looking for a classic finish, medium-tone wood is the way to go. Plain floors are elegant, classic, and will never go out of style completely.
Textured finishes are also gaining attention, with scratches, knots, and intentional burns giving character to the floor as if it were much older than it is. Many floors manufactured in the United States are also sustainable, so you can have green floors that are constantly innovating with the latest trends and most advanced flooring technology. Simple options such as classic brown wood floors, marble mosaic tiles, and pale-beige rugs are more likely to stand the test of time. Hard surface floors such as tile, hardwood, laminate or engineered wood can be noisy on the second floor, but the right underfloor can help reduce noise and you can cover the floor with a large carpet to further control the sound.