Flooring Trends: Are you Catching on?

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April 27, 2014

At Hope Designs, one of the first things we look at when visiting a client’s home is the flooring. Is it up to date? Is it in good condition? Could a change be made for the better?
While some homeowners believe that upgrading their flooring is a big challenge, this is not always the case. For some, this is a do it yourself job. For others, it is just as easy to call a professional. Either way, there is one thing you need to consider: it is best to stick with the latest flooring trends, especially if you think you may be selling your property in the near future.
Three Flooring Trends to Consider
Before we go any further, it is important to note that you don’t have to play “follow the leader” when it comes to choosing flooring for your home. It makes good sense to learn more about recent trends before making a final decision, but it is your home and you need to do what is best for you and your property.
With that out of the way, here are three flooring trends to carefully examine:
1. Hardwood instead of ceramic tile. Go back in time 10 to 15 years and most people were installing ceramic tile, especially in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. Now, however, the trend has changed and more people than ever are looking into the benefits of hardwood.hardwood samples natural walnut by Hope Design Interior Decorating & Home Staging
With so many options on the market, including more affordable engineered hardwood alternatives, you should consider this when the time comes.
2. Tiles of different size. Just because hardwood floors are all the rage does not mean you should avoid ceramic tile altogether. Instead, you should consider your many options. Rather than opt for traditional 12 x 12 tiles, look into others, such as 24 x 24 or 18 x 12.
You will be surprised at how many sizes are available as you begin your search.
Tip: to ensure that you make the right decision, in regards to size, request a couple of samples so you can lay them on the floor in the appropriate room. This will give you a better idea of what it will look like upon completion.
3. Carpet is still another option. Even though a growing number of people are deciding against any carpet in their home, this will always be a popular flooring choice. In today’s day and age, it is common to select a product with texture, colour variations, and patterns. You may not think this is your taste until you see what the market has to offer. At that point, there is a good chance your mindset will change.
What do you think about these three flooring trends? If the time has come to update this part of your home, consider the ideas above. And of course, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to visit your home, provide advice, and help you make the right decision.