How Flooring Trends Have Evolved Over The Ages

Man’s primary need was originally to get a roof over his head, and what went beneath the feet wasn’t given much thought. Many people began to live in roundhouses, which were modest tent-style constructions made of branches and mud, instead of caves. As civilization flourished, we likely tested every material imaginable, including mud, sand, straw, wood, and concrete. The constant improvement has led to the development of engineered wood flooring, which is now a favorite of many architects, designers, as well as owners of residential and commercial properties. Let’s take a look at how flooring styles have evolved over time.

A brief history of flooring

The following is a brief timeline that roughly sketches the evolution of flooring trends have over the ages:

  • 1400s: Rubber and fabric were popular as floor coverings in the early 14th century. During the middle ages, hardwood became the preferred flooring in aristocratic dwellings. This trend catapulted timber onto the global arena as the preferred flooring material—a position it still holds today.


  • 2000s: In the early 2000s, people were looking for distressed and textured hardwood floors, as well as various shades of wood staining. Hardwood flooring could be seen on the floors of McMansions all over the United States.


  • 2020s: Fast forward to 2020; warp-speed advances and innovations have taken place in flooring tech. This has led to the birth of engineered wood. Thanks to engineered wood’s adaptability, multi-ply structure, and improved dimensional stability, it has quickly become a popular flooring material. Solid hardwood flooring is losing ground each day to engineered hardwood flooring owing to a range of reasons including superior performance and dimensional stability.

Also Read: Selecting the Right Engineered Flooring for Your Property

What’s the buzz around engineered wood?

To understand why engineered wood is winning hearts, we must take a look at its features:

  • Built mechanism: Mikasa engineered floors feature a three-layer sturdy construction that provides superior stability. They have a decorative hardwood veneer on top of a superior Pine wood core. The engineered wood flooring is constructed with cutting-edge technology to overcome the common problems associated with traditional hardwood flooring. They can also be used to cover heating systems that would otherwise cause solid hardwood planks to dry out, shrink, and buckle.
  • Wide varieties of options: Engineered Wood comes in a large variety of styles and colors. There’s something for everyone, no matter what your favorite wood flooring style is. From contemporary styles for the most modern of homes to dark and traditional aesthetics, you get what you seek. Furthermore, the price range is broad enough to accommodate any budget.
  • Performance & Durability: Engineered wood flooring is popular because of its long lifespan. Engineered Wood comprises multiple layers resulting in a highly stable wooden flooring board. Because of its capacity to expand and contract, engineered wood flooring outperforms other types of flooring. Engineered wood can withstand a lot of weight. It’s pliable, flexible, and comes in a variety of grades. Mikasa’s engineered wood flooring comes with a solid 30-year warranty as testament of its enduring quality.
  • Natural aesthetics: One of the best things about today’s engineered wood flooring is that it is available in a wide range of options just like real hardwood. Even the most ardent skeptic will be tricked into believing that an engineered wood floor is or could be hardwood. It would bring a fresh feel of nature to your bedroom.
  • Ease of installation: Engineered wood is well-known for its ease of installation. The timber boards fit together precisely, thanks to the tongue and groove method. Engineered wood saves you both time and money while laying your dream floor.
  • Can be sanded: Who would want a tired-looking floor that fades the overall decor of a room? Engineered wood can be sanded down to remove previous scuff marks. It gives your floor a fresh lease of life. You can also choose a new finish to give it a total makeover and completely different appearance.
  • Easily cleanable: Clean up dust and filth with a vacuum cleaner or soft-bristled brush, then mop with a slightly moist mop. Even if there are any oil spills, wiping them up quickly will remove all stains.
  • Cost and environmental impact: Engineered wood is a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to hardwood.

About Mikasa Floors

Mikasa Floors’ flooring and vision embody an open-armed welcome that evokes free-flowing contours of peace, health and comfort. Each plank of wood is truly a work of art. Each piece of wood, naturally beautiful, is further enhanced using the latest technology lifting out the character of the wood and presenting it to you in its full glory. Mikasa offers some of the best engineered wood flooring collections that come with a comprehensive warranty of up to 30 years. For answers to all your questions about engineered wooden flooring, call toll-free at 1800-833-0004 or email