Flooring Trends with Staying Power
New flooring for your home is an important purchase, an investment that you’ll live with for many years to come. While most of us want to keep up with the trends in home décor, laying a good quality flooring can be a costly investment, so it’s best to choose a look that is classic and adaptable, so it will have longevity.
If you are looking for carpet, you’ll be happy to know the neutral theme from last season, using shades of taupe and gray, is still popular this season! If you want to be a bit more daring, you might consider other colors, such as blue, green, or teal, but keep it all muted and natural. You can build on the earthy feel by opting for a highly textured carpet, which is also currently on trend. Chunky Berber styles are cozy and chic! Another big trend for 2015/2016 are cut and loop style carpets that have a pattern in the weave, but stick to a pattern that is geometric or random.
Another flooring option is tile, one of the most timeless and elegant floor coverings available today. Tile is also one of the most durable and long lasting floor coverings you can buy, as it is functional and beautiful.
Hardwood flooring also has many advantages. It can cut down on the allergens in your home and last a lifetime if it is properly maintained. With the wide variety of hardwood flooring options available today, you can get almost limitless choices of colors, finishes, patterns and durability that is one of the most practical flooring choices available today. Solid and engineered options, styles from traditional to exotic, and finishes including natural, stained, prefinished, or site finished.
Laminate is another affordable yet stylish hard surface solution. Laminate is experiencing a renaissance, thanks to the innovative technology and savvy styling, pulling in the natural characteristics and textures that are found in today’s most popular hardwoods. This low maintenance material offers selections of wood, stone, and ceramic patterns. It is impact, tent, wear and fade resistant, and offers new sound, step and noise protection. Some current trends in laminate are the wider width planks and a wire brushed finish. Laminate is extremely durable and is certainly a hard surface option that is here to stay.
Before you make a decision, consider all of the options. If you need some help, come in and visit with our flooring experts or designers – they have a wealth of information – or get started with the Mohawk Flooring Finder, an interactive tool that walks you through the selection of material, finish, color, etc. And remember, our Mohawk Anniversary Sale is going on through October 26!