Just like fashion, flooring styles come and go. Gone are the days of wall-to-wall plush carpeting and peel-and-stick vinyl tile. It’s time to welcome the flooring of the future. Are you ready to give your home’s flooring a makeover? Check out these top five flooring trends of 2016 that are definitely worth a second look!
Laminate flooring realistically captures the distinctive grain patterns and coloring of real wood, tile or stone, but at a price point most homeowners can afford. When it comes to laminate flooring, reclaimed wood, weathered graining and rustic floor boards are all the rage right now.
Distressed is in, perfection is out. Bring the charm of a cabin or a lake house to your home with reclaimed hardwood that highlights the material’s natural imperfections. The effect is a distressed, vintage feel that warms up and lends personality to your space. Plus, reclaimed hardwood is environmentally friendly, so you can go green, and still have great looking floors!
Chevron is making its comeback—and not just in your wardrobe! Chevron-patterned tiles are proving to be a hot flooring trend amongst homeowners this year. This design consists of inverted “v” tile shapes that lay together to create an eye-catching pattern. And this pattern is not just for your floors, it can also be used in backsplashes, walls and even your shower. When used sparingly, this tile trend is a great way to add a pop of drama to any room.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury vinyl tile is remarkably resilient and offers homeowners a practical, durable flooring option—it’s also the fastest growing product category in the flooring industry! Thanks to its snap and lock technology, luxury vinyl tile is a breeze to install and can even be installed without professional help.Plus, it’s budget friendly, so you can get the look and feel of nature’s best materials—like wood, tile or stone—at a price you can afford.
When it comes to carpeting, neural patterns and colors still reign, with grays and taupes rising in popularity amongst homeowners. What’s great about these color palettes is that they can stand out on their own, or create a beautiful canvas for pops of bright color throughout the rest of your home. In addition to neutrals, other trending carpet colors include muted blues and teals, earthy greens and patterned and textured looped carpet.