Flooring is a beautiful way to improve the entire look and feel of your home. Throughout the years flooring has seen many trends grow in popularity, from hardwood to linoleum. But what does the future hold? We take a look at some current and future trends in the flooring industry.
Vinyl Or PVC Flooring
When you think vinyl flooring, you may imagine the shoddy plastic coating that your kitchen floor had when you were younger or even your grandparent’s current kitchen floor with a floral pattern. In truth, vinyl or PVC compound flooring has improved so much that it is almost unrecognisable. Modern-day vinyl floors come in a range of colours and sorts, from floating floors to direct stick tiles. You can even get loose lay planks that are easy to install yourself. The wooden finish looks set to remain one of the more popular finishes for vinyl flooring both currently and into the future.
As mentioned, wood flooring is currently popular and looks set to remain that way. One trend emerging in the flooring market is textured flooring. These can be made either of wood or vinyl. The floor has the look of textured or distressed wood. To give you a visual of these, imagine a floor made of reclaimed ship planks or railway sleepers. This is how textured flooring is making waves to meet many people’s needs. On the other hand, you can go the real wood option, but of course, this will be much more expensive and difficult to lay than a vinyl option. Have a look around at vinyl flooring with a distressed look and get yourself ahead of the flooring trend.
When we say green, we don’t actually mean the colour green. Green flooring is made with responsibly sourced and grown materials such as bamboo. In days gone by, we used to make flooring out of all sorts of things such as oak and Oregon pine, even redwood. Luckily today we know that using these resources is not all that environmentally sustainable, no matter how pretty they look. Modern green floors are made of materials such as bamboo or hemp, both of which grow fast and can be replanted quickly. Either of these options has a pleasing wooden look to them that will satisfy your desire for a wood floor.
Hybrid flooring is a new trend to come out of the flooring industry. As you may expect, it consists of a combination of vinyl and laminate. This product is waterproof, as durable as vinyl, and as pretty as laminate. Many of them also come with an attached cork or another backing, so they are pretty much ready to install. Hybrid flooring is an excellent choice if you have a bit more money to spend, and want something that incorporates all the best features of other sorts of flooring..
These are some of the trends to look out for in the flooring industry. Make sure to keep your nose to the ground when you’re in the market for new flooring. Better yet, you can come to Flooring Domain to choose from our range of flooring options. Contact us today.
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