It’s not too early to think about your home improvement projects for 2018. If you are ready to replace the flooring in your home, knowing the trends that are expected to be popular during 2018 can help guide your decision about the flooring you use.
Learn more about the current trends from Floor Coverings International Spring Branch.
1. Cork Flooring
For homeowners without children or pets, cork flooring can be a beautiful and healthy choice for any room in your home. Providing a unique pattern, cork flooring offers a springy feel and is an environmentally-friendly choice.
2. Wide-Plank Hardwood Flooring
As expected, hardwood flooring continues to be a popular choice. Rather than the conventional width planks that you are used to seeing, though, 2018 will usher in more wide-plank flooring options. While this trend has been increasing recently, you can expect floor planks around a foot or even wider to start showing up in homes and designs for 2018.
3. Bamboo Flooring
With the ever-increasing focus on reducing the effects of people on the planet, bamboo provides the ideal combination of beauty and freshness. For best results, expose bamboo flooring to a dehumidifying process before installing it in your home. The easiest way to do so is to place the wood in your home with a dehumidifier running for at least 24 hours.
4. Parquet Floors
A trend that’s seeing an increase in popularity, parquet flooring refers to when wood pieces are arranged in a certain geometric pattern. This unique pattern is designed to highlight the beauty and richness of the wood. Rather than opting for area rugs that hide a portion of the floor, homeowners who choose parquet floors are more interested in making them a home’s focal point.
5. Gray Shades and Tones
Another trend that’s been building up for a few years and that’s expected to explode in popularity in a big way in 2018 is wood flooring that’s in different shades and tones of gray. Though some designers think they lack the warmth of wood flooring that’s in more traditional hues, with the right shade and tone, gray flooring can bring brightness to homes that need it. In order to accurately judge how a particular shade of gray flooring might look in your home, obtain several samples to see how it looks in its natural lighting.
6. Wood-look Tile
Tile has come a long way in terms of design and use. Instead of being relegated to only the kitchen and bathroom, tile these days can be found in a variety of different colors, shades and patterns including those that look like wood. Tile tends to be more durable than wood flooring while still offering the attractive warmth and beauty that homeowners crave for their living spaces.
Now that you know about the top flooring trends that you’ll see in 2018, do you have a favorite that you’re thinking about using in your home? What other trends are you considering? Contact the team at Floor Coverings International Spring Branch to get started with a free in-home consultation. We’ll come to you with our mobile showroom!