If you are looking at selecting new hardwood floors for your home, here's a couple of things to think about.  Hardwood floors have a timeless beauty, and can easily make any style you choose more spectacular.  The species and finishes you choose can set the atmosphere you are aiming for.  To bring a more modern feel to your home, you can go with a wider and longer plank boards with square edges, which also makes your room feel larger.   For a more traditional look, the trend is using distressed or reclaimed wood floors. A less costly alternative to reclaimed wood is available, with many manufacturers intentionally distressing their woods to make them look old or reclaimed.  Whatever hardwood style you may choose, your floors will create an everlasting look that never goes out of style.