I always say we’re in the fashion business—we keep up with all the industry styles, looks, and flooring materials that appeal to our customers’ tastes. And just like fashion trends, there are flooring trends. While we’re on top of the newest products and trends, we know it’s most important to choose flooring that works for you and your décor. On the other hand, if you’re thinking about selling your home soon, it makes sense to choose flooring that will appeal to a majority of people. While traditional vinyl and carpeting are always popular choices, other flooring trends for 2017 include:
Livin’ in luxury vinyl tile
Introduced in 2006, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) mimics the look of natural materials like high-end stone, real wood planks, marble, and ceramic tile but is available at a fraction of the cost. With a big wow factor and extraordinary good looks, LVT is easy to install, easy to clean, and durable enough to stand up to an active family.
Plain plush is passé—and area rugs as an art form
Plain solid plush carpeting has been replaced by multitoned, patterned, and subtly textured designs—especially those that are visually engaging.
Area rugs not only provide protection, padding, warmth, and sound deadening for tile and wood floors, they’re also considered “artwork for the floor.” In fact, many designers recommend starting with the area rug first and taking cues from it for the rest of the room’s décor. Colorful, textured, layered, and boldly patterned area rugs—especially geometric or animal prints—are on trend for 2017.
Here comes honey bamboo
Bamboo flooring is one of the most popular options of 2017—especially lighter colors like honey and blond which make rooms look bigger and brighter. Some types of bamboo are more resilient and durable than traditional hardwoods, yet have the same beautiful look and feel. Bamboo is easy-care, long-lasting, and comes in a variety of colors and styles that will work in any setting or décor.
White hot engineered wood
Perfect for families and pet owners, engineered wood flooring is easy to maintain and ideal for any room of your home, except wet areas such as bathrooms with tubs and showers. Engineered wood flooring comes in a range of colors, wood species, and finishes, and is an ideal choice.
Contemplating the trends
When it comes to trendy wood flooring, we suggest considering your lifestyle, needs, and budget. There’s a lot to think about, and our shopper-friendly showroom is full of ideas. Or if you prefer a Shop at Home option, we can bring samples straight to your home so you can see how the flooring will work in your own space. We’ll help you match actual samples to your rooms and décor. Call to arrange a free consultation or schedule online today.
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