2015 Flooring Trends

2015 Flooring Trends

Styles come and go, and flooring is no exception. We’ve come a long way since the peel-and-stick vinyls of decades past, and now, the right flooring creates the perfect base for any room. It can serve as a focal point or supporting role to your decor, and with these eleven trends, you’ll be sure to find which works for your home’s aesthetic. 

1. Dark Hardwood

Dark brown hardwood floors in particular, never seem to go out of fashion, they are always trendy and still in style. Although they're fashionable, they had a downside...cleaning and maintaining is hard to upkeep. Over time you will pick up nicks and scratches on your hardwood floors. Steps can be taken to avoid, repair, and cover them up, however, these scrapes are far more noticeable against a dark background than they would on a light colored hardwood floor.

2. Wide Plank
Planks that are five inches or wider are considered wide plank floors. One additional point to think about is the environmental impact. A lot of wide plank wood flooring is made from reclaimed lumber. That's wood that has been saved from the waste stream and put to good use again.

3. Bamboo
Bamboo is a natural surface covering material that has many of the properties of hardwood flooring, even though it is actually produced from a type of grass. It shares many of the positive benefits of a hardwood floor, as well as the drawbacks and vulnerabilities. 

4. Reclaimed Wood
The use of reclaimed wood isn’t a new concept, but it’s seen a surge in popularity especially with the green building and remodeling boom.  Reclaimed lumber is simply wood with a past life used for a new purpose. Reclaimed lumber has a story that adds to the appeal of your finished project. Sources of the reclaimed material can include old barns, ships, crates, decommissioned buildings, schools, homes, railroads, pallets and more.

5. Cork
This type of flooring is super-resilient and eco-friendly, which is why it is a popular choice among people interested in minimizing their carbon footprint. Cork is very resilient when used as flooring. It withstands foot traffic very well. Its naturally spongy character provides a more cushioned walking surface than other hard surface flooring options like hardwood, laminate or tile. Cork flooring can be quite expensive. In most cases it needs to be installed by an experienced professional. On the other hand, cork flooring adds value to your home, so you will make up the difference should you decide to sell your house.

6. Luxury Vinyl
Today's luxury vinyl tile features some of the most innovative, versatile, and high-performing flooring available. Premium vinyl flooring offers the richness and texture of more expensive natural materials, such as hardwood, ceramic tile, and stone, without maxing out your budget. Offered in tile and plank formats, vinyl flooring boasts great designs and patterns, easy installation, and provides a high level of comfort.

7. Cut & Loop Carpet
Cut and loop carpet was very fashionable during the 70s and 80s, but definitely lost a lot of popularity through the 90s. However, with many new contemporary styles introduced in the last five or so years, cut and loop has experienced a rebound in residential carpeting and is trendy once again. A cut and loop is a style of carpet that is constructed exactly how it sounds: some of the carpet fibers are looped and some of the fibers are cut to form a pile.

8. Concrete
It's not just for sidewalks; concrete is a stylish choice for indoor floors. Its surface can be finished in various ways with colors, stains, and aggregates, and given a textured surface or buffed until glassy. Concrete floors are extremely durable and easy to clean, and they resist water when properly sealed. Concrete works well with radiant heating, and the surface absorbs heat to cut energy bills.

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