With the new year comes new design trends and new flooring options. Here is what we are going to see in 2018…
Still popular are the wide plank matte finish hardwood floors. Weathered and distressed looks will still be in high demand along with neutral palettes. Dark wood flooring is still around, but the blondes, whitewashed, taupes and grays will dominate the market. They are easier to maintain and create an airy natural appearance. We will see a rise in oil rubbed hardwoods versus aluminum oxide finishes as well. This will also contribute to the matte appearance that is on the upswing.
For tile, 2018 brings more bold patterns, interesting shapes, and textured finishes. Gone are the 12×12 beige tiles and here are the 10” hexagonal tiles and 6”x48” planks. Colors will be similar to that of the hardwoods. We will see lighter breezier colors such as the white washed, taupes, and grays. Wood looking tile will continue to be liked by many. Another new look is the 8×8 square accent concrete tiles with bold geometric patterns. These unique tiles can revive any boring bathroom.
Carpet is still around but more exciting than ever. Thanks to technological advancements, the patterns are more striking, the colors are more vivid, and the softness and durability is unbeatable compared to yesterday’s carpet. Waterproof carpets and stain resistant carpets are all the rage for bedrooms, family rooms and area rugs.
Last but not least we have waterproof vinyl flooring. These products are still a great choice to do your whole house in. The look and feel of these planks are so similar to real wood that most people don’t realize that it isn’t. And they can go in bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, basements, family rooms etc. They are similar in color and width to the hardwoods and we will see many more new designs come out this year.
2018 will bring an earthy natural palette as a back drop to bold bright accents. Let your new flooring be the canvas in which to paint your new style. Now is the time to update!