2016 Trends in Flooring

This year’s trends in flooring are fashion forward. As flooring retailers, we understand that the different floors in your home speak to your personal style. Not to mention that our flooring options must be able to be coordinated with paint colors, furniture and textiles like rugs and window treatments. We like to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new and upcoming flooring trends. Let’s take a look at a few that are sure to be gracing many homes:

  • Bamboo—People can’t say enough good things about bamboo as it is one of the most environmentally friendly floors available. The bamboo trees regenerate themselves in six months meaning that there is less wear on the natural world. Plus they look great in the home and are reasonably priced.

  • Luxury Vinyl—Yes, you read that right. Vinyl flooring is now luxury. Nowadays vinyl is made to look like anything from hardwood floors to marble. Plus it is durable and can stand up to heavy traffic, moisture, and dirt. More and more busy families are looking into luxury vinyl for their home as it is much nicer on the wallet too.

  • Wide Planks—Another hardwood trend is bringing back the look of days gone by with wide plank hardwood floors. These floors are reminiscent of early American homes and speak to sturdy craftsmanship. They would look lovely in the living room in front of a big fireplace.

  • Large Tile—Another trend is large square tiles; they look lovely and are easy to clean with fewer grout lines. No longer just for the bathroom or laundry room, large tiles would look great in a kitchen or on a patio.

  • Patterned Carpet—Patterned carpet is another trend taking over the flooring world. The array of patterns available is quite astonishing and they can be coordinated with almost any room in the house.

  • Patterned Hardwood—Traditional hardwood floors are timeless and a very popular choice for homeowners. The new trend in hardwoods is patterns, like herringbone and chevron. The chevron pattern is everywhere these days and would look especially beautiful in a kitchen or bathroom.

  • Cork—Prized for its acoustic abilities, cork flooring is also more comfortable to walk and stand on as it is softer than hardwoods. Plus it comes in a wide variety of colors. Do you have an audiophile in the family? Consider cork for a music room or rec room.

These trends have us so excited for 2016 and beyond. We are looking forward to seeing how people set their homes apart with careful interior design choices.

Have a question or comment about these trends? Call us today at 1-800-526-7847. We are here to help!