Top Flooring Design Trends for 2018

May 17, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you one of the many homeowners considering investing in new floor installation in Monroe County, PA this year? If so, take a look at these top 2018 flooring design trends to get some great ideas!

Bleached and blanched woods

While you may like the idea of hardwood flooring, the glossy traditional brown stains of most wooden floors may not be to your liking. Luckily there is another option that’s quickly becoming a popular addition to many homes: bleached floors.

Bleached wood floors, which feature wood that has undergone a process called blanching, offer a soft, whitewashed look. This process involves applying a chemical solution to the surface of the wood to remove the color, which is the stain or artificial dye coating the wood. When the wood is blanched, its appearance transforms to an ashy white, but the natural wood grain remains visible underneath.

Luxury vinyl flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring doesn’t need it to be 2018 to be trendy! It’s a style that’s been trending fine on its own for a long time now, due in most part to regular advancements in the texture and look of this flooring product. Homeowners love vinyl material because it’s easy to install, strong and durable and easy to clean, all while offering years of enjoyment. Luxury vinyl also costs less than other types of flooring materials, like hardwood flooring, patterned concrete, designed tiles and graphic printed tiles. The design options of luxury vinyl are endless, making it difficult for most folks to tell whether the floors are vinyl or not!

Textured tiles

The best-known types of tiles are porcelain tiles. These tiles are the ones that are smooth and shiny, and are typically installed to be more practical than decorative. However, 2018 is the year for homeowners to add porcelain tiles back into rooms in their homes, as a new and unique stylish flooring option has appeared on the scene. This new style of tile is not polished or shiny, nor does it have that identifiable glasslike smoothness. We’re talking about textured tiles, and they are a hot flooring trend this year.

Textured tiles have been designed to resemble other materials in look and texture. For example, quality porcelain wood grain tiles are said to be almost indistinguishable from real wood, resembling wood in terms of color and grain pattern. Even walking on it you will feel the texture under your feet to be close to that of actual wood. You can also get textured tiles that look like natural stone.

Area rugs over hard flooring

Although an area rug is not a permanent type of flooring material, it’s probably one of the biggest flooring trends of 2018, for a variety of reasons. First, area rugs are stylish and versatile. Also, layering the right area rug over tile or wood floors with furniture on top can make a space pop while also adding style to a room.

Ask the team at The Floor Source for more information about flooring trends and floor installation in Monroe County, PA!

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