Five Top Hard Flooring Trends

Posted December 18, 2019

Style versus longevity – which is the more important? 

When it comes to flooring, the answer is both.  The trick is finding styles and products that look good now and tie in well with current interior design colours and furniture trends, but won’t be out of date in a couple of years.

Here’s some suggestions for choosing hard flooring that are hot right now, and not likely to cool too quickly!

1. Wood-look flooring
This isn’t new to 2018 but the fact that it has been the number one flooring trend two years in a row tends to suggest it will be around for some time to come. Wood-look flooring in laminate, vinyl and ceramic tile can be the ideal solution for those who want to combine the character and warmth of wood with the more practical attributes of other hard flooring options.

2. Waterproof flooring
For years, tile was really your only waterproof flooring option. But these days, you can purchase waterproof vinyl, laminate and even carpet – an answer to prayer for busy homeowners, families – especially those with small children - and pet owners.

3. Textured flooring
Texture in flooring was once reserved for carpet, but these days, you will find handscraped, wirebrushed and fully distressed floors in wood, laminate and tiles as well.

4. Environmentally-responsible flooring
In these more environmentally responsible times, homeowners don’t just want to know that their flooring will wear well and be great value for money.  They also want to know where their floor came from. One of the reasons why natural, renewable, recyclable and home-grown materials are very much on trend right now.  The Floret range of recycled timer is an excellent example of this.

5. Blonde flooring
Don’t worry; grey is still very popular and not likely to disappear any time soon. But blonder tones are also becoming more prominent now, and no wonder.  Light, airy, blonde flooring works with just about any decor and instantly makes your room look bigger.

Thanks to American company Flooring Inc for some of the information in this blog.

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