2018 is well underway and as ever, new flooring trends have either come into vogue or continued their rise from the previous year. Keeping abreast of the latest styles doesn’t mean you have to become a slave to fashion, rather, it will enable you to create the foundation for any further changes to the décor you may have planned in the future.
Customers are always asking for our advice on what the new floor trends are and the styles that will best suit their homes. With that in mind, we’ve listed some of the most popular trends that will help give your home a new look for 2018.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
More homeowners are switching onto the benefits that luxury vinyl flooring can bring to every area of the home. This is because it combines all the typical benefits of standard vinyl, such as ease of installation, durability and water resistance all with the aesthetic appeal of hardwood flooring.
Being a water resistant material means you can finally get that classic timber look in your bathroom without worrying about it being spoiled. While more expensive than standard vinyl, it is more cost effective than real wood and looks set to remain a popular choice for many years to come.
Matte over gloss
Glossy finishes on hard floors have remained a popular choice for quite a number of years. However, that trend has changed in 2018. A matte finish gives a cleaner look to make the surface appear even smoother and for family homes it works perfectly to help hide away dust, dirt, marks and any other imperfections.
A matte finish also helps to draw out the natural style of the material far more than a shiny, glossy surface. There are few better ways of bringing together functionality and style into one perfect finish.
The trend of installing wide planks has been growing over the past few years and it has continued into 2018 as their width increases. Wider planks work well in both modern decors and traditional spaces, creating an unbeatable, authentic appeal.
Wide planks work especially well in rooms with smaller dimensions as it helps to create the illusion of more space. Creating more space, whether physically or mentally, plays a key role in striking the right atmosphere in any living area of the home.
Light and dark wood continues to be a popular choice with home and property owners and shows no sign of losing its appeal. At the same time, lighter, cool tones are helping to create cleaner and minimal living spaces in living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
Adding lighter shades also helps to open up the room to create more space, helping to brighten up living areas that may struggle to receive natural light. Whitewashed floors instantly helps to freshen up the room, which comes alive during the spring and summer months.
Rather than choosing single blocks of colour to fill the space, patterned carpets have become the preferred way to add some character and individuality to the room. Patterned carpet brings a playfulness that makes an instant statement about the people living in the home.
Those made from cut and looped fibres offer higher levels of durability for rooms that experience consistent levels of foot traffic. For those looking to make the room come alive and pop, patterned carpet is a trend made from you.