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10 Flooring Trends for 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018 11:54 AM
New year, new renovations
The end of the year is near and with 2018 around the corner it’s time to revamp your home. There’s nothing like a little remodeling to start the New Year off right! Flooring trends evolve throughout the years, especially because technology allows for a wider variety of flooring designs. Not sure what direction you want to go in for your new look? Well, we’ve got the details on some flooring trends for 2018.
Say goodbye to the traditional smooth and shiny tile you’re familiar with. Textured tiles will be in style this new year. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to add a unique twist to one of the rooms in your home, you must consider textured tiles. Textured tiles do not have the polished look or glass like smoothness you would expect from regular tile. One of the textured tile styles that will be a big hit is wood grain tile. So, trade in your porcelain tile for wood grain tile that resembles wood and has the same color and pattern.
Carpets and rugs are slowly but surely coming back to the forefront, and in 2018 they will become even more popular. In the new year designers will offer rugs that will allow homeowners to play around with bold patterns and statement pieces that can be the highlight of any room. We will be seeing a lot more vibrant colors and intricate patterns. Key colors for 2018 will be neon yellow, lime green, tomato red, sky blue, purple, and fuchsia.
Gray wood flooring
The popularity in gray wood floors has grown over the past few years and it will continue to be on trend in 2018. Gray wood flooring fits perfectly into modern homes. The color provides a unique style that brightens up a room. This is definitely a trend to try if you’re looking for an alternative for natural colored wood flooring.
Bamboo is a natural covering material that has a lot of the same properties as hardwood flooring, even though it’s made from grass. If you prefer things that are eco-friendly, bamboo is cost effective “green” flooring. Bamboo is all about quality and pressed bamboo can provide a modern wood-like look in a variety of rooms in your home.
Parquet hardwood was once a staple of mid-century modern homes and over the years people replaced it with tile vinyl, ceramic wood, and engineered wood. In 2018 parquet hardwood will be revived. This type of flooring is made of solid wood pieces that are arranged in geometric designs and unique patterns. This is perfect to try in the new year if you’re looking for a way to draw attention to rich, natural wood. Parquet hardwood will be the star of the show, so no area rug is necessary.
Vintage black & white
Vintage has and always will be about nostalgia. It’s about the warmth and memories of centuries that have past. Vintage black and white tiles will be making a major comeback in 2018. Not the black and white tiles you’ve seen in historic houses, but designs that are more bold, graphic, and luxurious. Homeowners are now seeking a unique twist on the vintage flooring style. The modern take on vintage will include smaller tiles with bolder graphic designs. This is the perfect combination of vintage and contemporary that will create a look in your home that is unforgettable.
Bleached & blanched woods
If you’re bored with the traditional look of most wooden floors, bleached and blanched wood might be the change you’re looking for. This wood has a softer white-washed look that may be a breath of fresh air for you and your home. This type of wood goes through a bleaching process, which is also called blanching. Blanching gives the wood an ashy white-washed look with the natural wood grain still visible underneath. This allows you to keep the charm and beauty of natural wood with an added twist that is breathtaking when done right. In the new year, this trend will be especially popular in seaside houses and farmhouse style homes.
This neat carpet tile trend combines carpet and the tile look together. This is one of the best floor covering options because it can easily be installed and maintained. This style comes in many great designs and geometric patterns. In 2018 we will see modern carpet tile grow and become an alternative to traditional carpeting.
Wide plank floors
Plank flooring remains on trend and we’ll see wider plank floors in 2018. These plank floors will have floor boards at a foot wide or even wider. Plank flooring comes in a wide range of styles. This type of flooring is perfect for cabin style homes, but can be used in any house to give it a mature and authentic feel.
The distressed wood style has been around for years, but it will become more popular in the upcoming year. In 2018 more homeowners will opt for distressed wood because of its luxurious aged look. This flooring is artificially aged, which is what gives it that worn finish. Depending on how distressed the wood will be there are different processes the wood must go through. The edges of each wood plank are hand scrapped, kerf markings are added, and the planks are brushed to remove glossing and give the wood a soft warm texture. Distressed wood is perfect for any room that you want to give a rustic feel.
In 2018 people will be straying away from traditional flooring. Flooring that has been given special treatment to make it unique in design and texture is becoming more desirable. Whether it’s a statement rug, bleached wood, or bamboo flooring, consumers are looking for new and daring options. If you’re looking to update your home with new flooring come visit us at 1739 Banks Road, 33063 Margate, FL or give us a call at (305) 964-8623. We hope to help make your home even more beautiful in the New Year!