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Flooring Trends

Updated on June 23, 2016

Trends

With so many choices available, deciding on the perfect flooring for your home or business can be a daunting task. You want a product that is stylish, trendy, and accents the overall design of your space; but you may also have other needs, such as durability, and ease of cleaning and maintenance. Let’s take a look at current flooring trends, to help you pick the flooring that best suits your needs for your new home, business, or renovation!

Luxury Vinyl

By using 3-D photo replication, luxury vinyl can closely resemble any material, including hardwood and stone. Each tile is embossed to mimic the desired texture. This way, you’re able to have the high-end look of hardwood or stone, without the high cost and more difficult maintenance.

Wood Resembling Luxury Vinyl

Stone Resembling Luxury Vinyl

Luxury Vinyl Benefits

  1. Lower costs than hardwood or stone.
  2. Easy to maintain and clean.
  3. Durable, water-resistant.
  4. Others will think it’s real wood or stone!

Patterned Carpet and Tile

Your floor is your 5th wall, so why not use it as a design statement! This trend leans toward simple, solid (non-patterned) walls, furniture, & décor, paired with a pretty patterned floor.

Patterned tiles add character to your home. In your bathroom you can continue the tile up a wall as a feature wall.

Patterned Tile

Patterned Carpet

Recycled Flooring

The “go green” trend has led to consumers demanding more eco-friendly products. This trend is not only better for the environment, but has also led to some pretty awesome, vintage looking products!

Check out this stunning hardwood floor made re-purposed from old barn wood! This sample consists of two larger planks, that are made from multiple smaller planks of re-purposed barn wood.

Re-purposed Barn Wood Flooring

Recycled Carpet

Some carpet manufacturers are recycling old products into new products.

Recycled Carpet Label

If a carpet is recycled, it will be labeled differently to indicate that it was produced using recycled products.  In this example, 25% of the content is recycled product.
If a carpet is recycled, it will be labeled differently to indicate that it was produced using recycled products. In this example, 25% of the content is recycled product.

Recycled Carpet

This is a nylon carpet.
This is a nylon carpet.

Wide Plank Hardwood

Wide plank hardwood has been a very popular trend lately. Consumers have ventured toward planks ranging from 5 to 7 inches wide. Wide planks can make a room seem more visually spacious, which goes a long with another trend of spacious, open-concept home layouts.

Wide Plank Hardwood

These planks are 7 inches wide.
These planks are 7 inches wide.

Hardwood Colors

For color, dark hardwood has been very popular, as well as grey-toned.

Dark Hardwood

The pole is wrapped in stack stone, which is commonly used for fireplaces and accent walls.
The pole is wrapped in stack stone, which is commonly used for fireplaces and accent walls.

Grey-toned Hardwood

The wood species in this floor is Maple, and the color is called Moonshine.
The wood species in this floor is Maple, and the color is called Moonshine.

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      Cindy 14 months ago from Planet Earth

      I don't know much about flooring, but I really like the luxury vinyl because of its versatility and affordability.