From stunning new styles to the latest innovations, 2018 is shaping up to be a trendy year for flooring.
Here, we’ll take a quick look at some of the most awe inspiring trends that are redefining both the flooring industry and home improvement in general.
Innovations in both the style and performance of laminate flooring have propelled the flooring option to new heights, and homeowners are taking notice. In fact, according to a Floor Covering Weekly article, growth in laminate flooring exploded in 2017. And it’s no surprise: laminate flooring can now be constructed to prove virtually identical to the look and feel of a variety of natural materials, including stone and wood. Even better, many selections feature a greater level of durability and lower price range. We expect to see this trend continue in 2018.
While going green certainly isn’t a new trend, we’re seeing innovations in the flooring industry making it an easier process. For example, reclaimed engineered hardwood floors takes the leftovers normally discarded after construction and uses it to build new planks. Consequently, we’re also seeing a move away from bamboo flooring. The choice once heralded as eco-friendly is now accused of causing more harm to the environment in other subtle ways.
As years pass, homeowners often lament over the damage caused by their house’s flooring. We often hear customers wish they would have selected something more waterproof, stable or durable. And, of course, ease of installation is always a preferred feature for their new flooring. Fortunately, a new innovation brings it all together in one: multilayer flooring. In fact, it offers all of the features we look for in quality flooring in a stylish package.
Minimalist Becomes Sophisticated
Speaking of stylish, the cultural trend towards minimalist design continues into flooring. Indeed, we’ve seen a growing preference for lighter shades, subtle patterns and earth tones. The idea is to invoke a sense of style and calm without overwhelming the remainder of the home’s decor. Some design experts even believe that our innate biophilia is helping to drive the trend, especially in rooms that rely heavily on natural light.
We’ll continue to cover the latest trends in flooring and home styling as they emerge. In the meantime, consider whether your home could benefit from a fresh update. Then, stop by our Congers showroom to see the variety of flooring selections available at CarpetsPlus COLORTILE of New York!