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8 Flooring Trends to Try

Don’t forget about the floors when designing a room. Experts share different flooring trends that bring style and function to any space.

Bamboo

“Bamboo has been around for a long time, but what we are seeing lately is an explosion of colors and styles,” says Dean Howell, president of Atlanta-based MODA Floors & Interiors. While technically a fast-growing grass, bamboo is as hard or harder than most hardwoods when dried. Newer products called strand-woven bamboo, a highly engineered product using the inner fibers, are twice as hard as traditional bamboo flooring. Dean says that in addition to the common thin-banded styles shoppers have become accustomed to, bamboo is offered in wide-plank styles that mimic the look of classic hardwoods. As with all wood flooring, it’s best to keep bamboo out of moisture-prone rooms like kitchens and baths.

Reclaimed Wood

“What I’m seeing more and more of in flooring is classic looks using new technology,” says Gabriel Shaw, owner of That Finishing Touch Design in Thousand Oaks, Calif. A perfect example of that, he notes, is reclaimed hardwood. New factory-finished hardwood flooring offers all the charm of reclaimed timber — right down to that timeless hand-hewn look — but without the high costs associated with true salvaged lumber. “Factory-finished wood will stand up to moisture fluctuations better than any wood flooring that is finished onsite.”

Large-Format Tile

“In the world of tile we are seeing an explosion of sizes, shapes, materials and patterns,” notes Dean. Particularly popular these days, he adds, are large-format tiles — tiles that come 12″ x 24″ and even 36″ x 36″ — as opposed to the tried-and-true 12″ x 12″ tiles. In addition to looking great, larger sizes mean more tile surface and less grout lines to clean. Dean cautions that large-format tiles are heavy, requiring a perfectly level substrate and a professional installer for the job to come out right.

Cork

“I recently installed a cork product at the KROQ radio station in Los Angeles,” notes Gabriel. Selected primarily for its amazing acoustic-insulating qualities, cork flooring also is much more comfortable to walk on than traditional hardwood and most certainly tile. Long gone are the days when cork was available in any color so long as it was blonde — today’s options span the color palette. Thanks to new factory finishes, cork is far more durable than it was just a few decades prior. But it is susceptible to moisture damage and will fade when exposed to sunlight.

Luxury Vinyl

“When you hear the term ‘luxury vinyl,’ don’t think about that peel-and-stick stuff people used to install,” explains Dean. Luxury vinyl is a new category of flooring that combines the high-end look of hardwood (or stone) with the durability of vinyl. “It is so realistic looking,” Dean says of the wood-look variety, “that I literally had to get on my hands and knees to see that it wasn’t real.” Because it stands up to moisture, wood-look vinyl is a natural fit in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Today’s vinyl does share one common trait with that old peel-and-stick stuff: It is still a joy to walk on.

Cut-and-Loop Carpet

In the world of carpet, explains Dean, we are seeing far fewer shags and friezes and more patterned carpets. By using a technique that combines both loops and cut loops — hence the name “cut-and-loop carpet” — manufacturers can create a carpet with patterns that range from subtle to bold. “New technology also is producing carpet with incredibly soft fibers,” he adds. Huge improvements have been made in the world of carpet pads, too, with high-quality dense rubber replacing the more commonplace loose fiber.

American Hardwood

For homeowners who truly want a sustainable wood flooring product, Dean suggests good-old American hardwoods. Unlike cork and bamboo, which are shipped in from the other side of the world, “We can buy hardwoods from forests that are a few hundred miles away,” he says. “And North America does a good job replenishing our forests as we cut them down.” Oak, hickory, maple, heart pine: These classic American hardwoods all are making a comeback.

Concrete

Trendy, sleek and durable as time itself, concrete flooring jumped from bare-bones utilitarian to chic in a New York minute. Thanks to a multitude of available colors, textures and finishes, concrete can adapt to almost any decor. Of course, it helps to already have the concrete in place. “Concrete works great in an old building that has very old subfloors,” explains Dean. “It’s very cost effective to use what’s already there versus installing a new flooring product.” Fashion often comes at a cost, and in the case of concrete, it’s comfort. “Think through the comfort factor,” he cautions. “It’s a very hard surface that is not friendly to walk on all day.”

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4 Top Design Trends for 2017

Terracotta, tuxedo, cork and kilim. These four design trends are expected to flood Pinterest boards and interiors in 2017. From the latest issue of our digital home design magazine, Beautiful Design Made Simple, we’ve compiled our favorite pins inspired by these top trends.

TERRACOTTA

From terracotta tiling to terracotta-clad walls, the distinct coloring of the naturally-derived earthenware adds instant warmth and dimension to any space. So distinct, in fact, that even a little bit of this beautiful hue can make a big difference within a room. So if new paint or tiling isn’t in the cards, don’t worry, you can expect to see an increasing amount of terracotta-inspired decor items from home design retailers throughout the year.

 

TUXEDO KITCHENS

Elegant, simple and balanced, tuxedo kitchens offer homeowners a classic look with striking, contemporary contrast. The classic combo also compliments another rising trend in kitchen & bath – mixed metals. From lighting to plumbing to hardware, designers and homeowners alike are experimenting with finish combinations such as the popular matte black and brass.

 

CORK

With natural textiles and materials continuing to gain popularity in interior design, it’s no surprise that cork has been positioned as one of 2017’s top trends for interiors. We just LOVE this cork wall both for its visual appeal and practicality. This design is perfectly suited to an office, kitchen or kids room space, but don’t discriminate! This trend can be incorporated just about anywhere. Other ways to include cork within the home? Flooring, of course. If new floors are on your 2017 to-do list, don’t make the mistake of not considering cork. The super-resilient, super-supportive flooring product is not only gorgeous, it’s eco-friendly and naturally hypoallergenic.

 

KILIM PRINT

Boasting unique geometric patterns and remarkable coloring, kilim print adds head-turning interest to any space. Not comfortable with bold print or color? Start small. Purchase a single throw pillow like the beautiful piece below and display within a neutral room. We promise, this small touch of kilim won’t disappoint. Feeling brave? Purchase a runner for your hall or kitchen. Again, it’s nearly impossible to go wrong with this traditional print!

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Flooring Trends: New Year, New Floors

As we welcome a new year, we welcome new trends in home décor. Flooring, an aspect that we hold particularly close to our hearts, is no exception. Here are the flooring trends you can expect to see in 2016:

Warm Toned Grays

Gray’s popularity will remain strong in 2016, as a neutral staple in home décor. However, this year, will be begin to see grays take on some warmth with brown undertones. This creates a comforting and versatile base that coordinates with a number of different color palettes and personal styles.

Right-hand image: Via Ella Leoncio

Get this look with the following products available through Carpet One Floor & Home.

St. Lawrence by Earthscapes With beautiful designs and textures that so closely mimic hardwood and ceramic, this cushioned vinyl flooring is a long-lasting and comfortable option for your home. Get the warm toned gray look with color 501.

Lowden by Laminate for Life The beauty of this value flooring is that it’s engineered to withstand daily living while upholding the authentic look of hardwood. Go gray with this attractive, affordable option in the color Timber Wolf Oak.

White Washed

From white marble tile to white tinted hardwood styles, flooring will experience a white wash this year. Now, we know what you’re thinking… There’s no way white is feasible in my home. But don’t fret, today’s flooring, even white styles, are as stain-resistant as ever.

 

Brighten up your home with these products available through Carpet One Floor & Home.

Snowdrift by Carpet One Extremely versatile, there are endless décor possibilities with a beautifully textured white carpet as your home’s foundation. We recommend the color White Tail.

Northern White Oak by Invincible Utilizing the most advanced milling and finishing techniques, the Invincible™ Collection brings the authentic distinction of hardwood flooring to your home in a product designed to withstand years of use. Lighten up your floors with the color Ash Beige.

Basento by Bel Terra This beautiful ceramic tile, waterproof by nature, is a natural fit for your kitchen and bath. By why stop there? With its unmatched durability paired with easy care and cleaning, tile is a great option throughout the home. For your larger living spaces, simply throw on an area rug for added warmth. For a look similar to the photo above, try the color Pebble Gray.

Deep and Dark

For those who still aren’t convinced on white, you can take advantage of a different and darker trend in 2016. Black, dark chocolate and charcoal colored flooring will also be seen this year. Combine dark flooring with light elements of décor and you’ll create a striking look, yet grounded feel within your home.

 

Right-hand Image: Via Cote de Texas

Dive into dark with these products available through Carpet One Floor & Home.

Falcon Crest – Hickory by Rustic River The genuine warmth of hardwood is delivered in all its richness, through varying textures, styles and traditional colors. Get a similar look that that which appears in the right-hand image, with colors Rambler Brown or Antique Lantern.

Cordova Oak by Invincible H2O A breakthrough in flooring, Invincible H2O luxury vinyl plank flooring provides waterproof protection, outstanding durability, with a high-end handcrafted look. Create a nice contrast to your light décor elements with the color, Habben.

Chambord by Tigressa Carpet One Floor & Home’s premier all-nylon soft carpet brand, is an easy choice for any choice. To created a grounded feel, go with a charcoal color like Cadet.

Handmade & Handcrafted Elements

Inspired by traditional crafts such as weaving, knitting and carving, flooring will be taking a unique turn this year both in the products themselves and with creative installation techniques like mixed width planks.

 

Left-hand Image: Via Style Me Pretty.

Add some uniqueness to your home with these products available through Carpet One Floor & Home.

Time After Time by Evans Black This patterned carpet is sure to make a statement. Available in a variety of coordinating color combinations, you’re sure to find one (or more) that perfectly meet the design style of your home.

Hearth Stone by Rustic River This natural finish hickory flooring presents eye-catching color variation, naturally occurring knots, waves and grains. With strong piece-to-piece variation, this hardwood flooring is sure to deliver a handcrafted feel.

 

Distressed Rugs

Not looking to do a complete flooring overhaul? You can still stay on trend by accenting your current flooring with a distressed rug.

 

From Left: Rugs and décor by Surya.  Area rug by Zahara.

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