Once we become accustomed to something, details are harder to notice. As often as we leave and return to our home, it becomes difficult to notice how many refrigerator magnets are up, remember the color of the garbage bag straps, or realize that the grouted tiles in our bathroom need attention. Let’s be honest, unless it’s brand new, we probably don’t pay any attention to the floors in our home, period. Luckily, manufacturers and small businesses alike have come up with some innovative flooring options that appeal to both intrigue and your pocketbook. Here are some of the flooring trends we are seeing everywhere.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
As we’ve established in our blog about luxury flooring, LVT/LVP flooring of today is a far fetch from your father’s vinyl floor (https://www.hgtv.com/remodel/interior-remodel/not-your-fathers-vinyl-floor). The realistic textures and edges that bring the look of wood (LVP) and stone (LVT) vinyl to life is a hard one to pass up; and now customers don’t have to as manufacturing processes have made vinyl a trendy choice for homes while maintaining the affordability factor.
Solid surface waterproof flooring (https://www.flooranddecor.com/duralux-performance-flooring ) offers a desired look matched with functionality. Crafted with resins, minerals and virgin materials, this vinyl flooring has a ceramic coating and beveled edges combined with elements, such as a balance sheet, that prevents a floor from curling at the edges. This high-definition printed film emulates wood with embossed details that make it appear vividly realistic. As a popular style in 2018, it’s qualities like these that keep it booming today – especially for the homeowners who don’t want the troubled task of regularly buffing and sanding authentic wood or stone floors.
Commonly associated with the workplace, interwoven tile (https://www.raskinind.com/interwoven) is quickly becoming a favorite for homeowners in search of something different. This loose-lay LVT flooring is a one-of-a-kind mix of carpeting and tile that mirrors the look of fabrics like linen and burlap. Unlike low-pile carpet, interwoven tile allows for a mix of color palettes without a multi-color effect. In this room (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/540432024026184952/), the subtle blending of blue, gray and brown allows for a natural harmony amidst a forest view. Checkerboard formations (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/472526185887117817/) are also popular among those who prefer a sleek, modern look.
In water-prone areas of your home (i.e. the bathroom), true wood flooring is not an ideal choice as moisture can erode it, ruining it before its time. Fortunately, you have waterproof options (https://www.flooranddecor.com/nucore-waterproof-flooring.html ). Some containing a ceramic coating and others “with an attached cork underlayment for a quieter, warmer floor that is naturally resistant to odor causing mold and mildew”, these floors are quiet and warmer to the touch – (optionally) installing directly over your existing floors. They mimic the appearance of wood, giving those with wood flooring elsewhere a more uniform presentation.
Looking to renovate your home? See how Floors Express Design can work with you to install the eye-catching floors you’ve been spotting all year long.