Year after year, flooring trends are certainly getting creative and taking on quite the turn. Flooring has taken great leaps and bounds over the last decade, making it easier for home renovation. And each year it seems as though new trends and cultures are popping up from east to west.
2018 has some intriguing trends in flooring that will get your creative juices flowing again. And 2019 is mirroring 2018 with similar creative attributes. Perhaps you’re looking to have a low-maintenance flooring with little to know upkeep in cleaning. From the simplicity of vinyl to cozy carpeting, you’re sure to dive into your next flooring project with ease and without breaking your budget. Whatever room you’re aspiring to accomplish, these 2018-2019 flooring trends samples an innovative collection of ideas.
Try to imagine vinyl without the 1980’s gaudy stigma attached to it. Although that time period had some incredibly edgy styles (flooring included!), vinyl flooring (from that era) in homes now are just considered outdated. Not to mention the relation between asbestos and vinyl at one point. But vinyl flooring has really made its comeback within the last year as you can find pretty much any type of color, size, and style of luxury vinyl.
You can have that hardwood look without the cost. Vinyl tiles are an excellent choice for versatility and depth of design. Vinyl is a great, low-maintenance options especially if a plank or tile need replacing.
It looks like your favorite bottle of wine and your flooring have a thing in common – the cork! It’s been around since the 19th century and considered easy to maintain with no wax. Hard to imagine cork being a favorite means of flooring but you’d be quiet surprised at how eco-friendly and diverse its uses really are. Cork is a non-toxic and taken from the bark of the cork oak tree. It’s used to make eco-friendly linoleum and is considered to be one the most sustainable materials.
Better yet, cork is said to absorb 3-5 times more carbon dioxide and is proven strong, long-lasting, and flame-resistant. Glass flooring is made from beer and wine bottles and come in a variety of colors too. You won’t have a mild issue and they are resistant against stains! And for those who are still skeptical on the breakdown on cork and other eco-friendly flooring options, you’ll be happy to know that it is bio-degradable and easily recyclable.
Traditional hardwood flooring melts the hearts of many people, especially those with a love for antique-style homes. One of the many (and Eco-friendly!) ways to keep hardwood an option for your home, is to choose reclaimed hardwood. You have two options for Eco-friendly hardwood. Reclaimed wood is simply the use of older trees that were chopped down long ago. And wood that is labeled FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council). This label means that the council promotes and manages forests throughout the world and focuses on adhering to environmental standards.
Cozy with Carpet
Another trend on the rise is carpet. Did you know that carpet remains on top, responsible for more than 60% of stores sales? You can get creative in practically any way when it comes to carpet. And nowadays you can choose from many styles, shades, textures, and sizes! Wool carpet has proved its popularity. It is a naturally-spun resource that can be dyed any color and then woven again into a carpet. The greatest aspect of wool is that it will last a lifetime because it’s durability and strength.
You may notice a family member has an old wool carpet or covering. This is because they understood the long-lasting ability and it’s not considered a cherished family heirloom. Its softer texture and range of color and patterns make it impossible to leave the showroom without knowing where it would look best. Throw away the idea of ‘shag’ and expand your horizons with this forever-trend.
Polyester (P.E.T) Berber carpet is considered another sustainable source of carpeting. Believe it or not, this type of carpet is made from recycled bottles that are spill-resistant, durable, and come in a variety of aesthetically pleasing colors. The only draw-back with polyester carpet is that if it gets a snag or rip, it may unravel right away if not repaired immediately.
Color Me Fun!
2018 has been quite the year because buyers seem to be focused more on warmer tones with gentle, softer neutrals. These colors provoke a sense of wellbeing while giving off calm and relaxing attributes. From copper tones to rose-golds, consumers are finding more depth and diversity in their flooring choices that they otherwise wouldn’t consider, say, 15 years ago. 2019 flooring trend is just beginning as consumers are mingling their current favorite styles with what’s to come next year.
Let’s Make your Dream a Reality!
Flooring trends come and go but the expert service of a reliable flooring should not. No matter the trend you settle for, our team of professionals can point you in the right direction to help you choose the best flooring for your needs and budget. Call Express Flooring today for your immediate appointment!