Just like fashion, flooring styles come and go. Gone are the days of wall-to-wall plush carpeting and peel-and-stick vinyl tile—thank goodness! It’s time to welcome the flooring of the future. Does your home’s flooring follow the latest and greatest trends? Check out the top five flooring design trends of 2015 and find out if your home’s flooring is stuck in the past.
- Dark hardwood
Dark hardwood stains have become quite popular this year, particularly ebony and espresso stains. When used in contrast with white trim or lighter furniture, dark hardwood floors highlight a room’s features and gives your home a contemporary appeal.
- Sustainable bamboo and cork
Yes, bamboo and cork is in! Thanks to its sustainable, affordable and durable nature, bamboo flooring has risen in popularity over the last few years. Most bamboo flooring has a life expectancy of more than 25 years and is designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and extreme wear and tear. If you’re looking for a warm, soft and quiet flooring option, think cork! Not only does it have the insulating qualities and resiliency of carpeting, it is also a natural and renewable resource, so you can go green AND update your flooring.
- American-made material
American-made hardwood flooring, like oak, hickory and maple is a major hit with homeowners this year. Often made with higher quality material, American-made flooring feels more authentic and helps support the domestic economy. Carpetland USA carries many made-in-the-USA options—take a look!
- White-washed hardwood
Making a serious comeback from the ‘80s, whitewashed hardwood adds lightness and modernity to any room. With the right furnishings and accessories, it can give your home a rustic, homey appeal or a beachy, waterfront look.
- Reclaimed hardwood
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.
Flooring trends come and go; Carpetland USA is here to help you through it all! From the initial stage of choosing your flooring to installation and maintenance, we’ve got the know-how to help you update your flooring and make your home look great for years to come!