4 Top Flooring Trends for 2017 (So Far)

It’s springtime, which means you may be looking to refresh your home along with spring-cleaning, redecorating, or maybe even some renovations. If you are considering new flooring for your home, Builder Magazine put together a short list of the most popular flooring designs for this year so far. Take a look at these trends below and discover the different ways to incorporate them in your home and how you can personalize them!

 

Gray hardwood – Last year, the flooring industry declared gray as the new “it” color for flooring, especially for hardwood. This still remains true in 2017! The hardwood flooring industry has evolved over time to include a large variety of stains, finishes, styles, shapes, and wood species to fit your personal home style.

The most popular gray hardwood look is wide planks with a semi-matte finish, according to Builder magazine, but there are so many ways to make this look your own. Arranging the wood planks in a unique pattern, like a square or a diagonal direction, gives a unique twist on the gray hardwood trend.

 

Luxury vinyl – You may be wondering what luxury vinyl actually means, because isn’t all vinyl the same? While the material of vinyl does not vary much from one flooring dealer to the next, or one type of vinyl to the next, luxury vinyl describes the appearance of the flooring. According to Builder, this flooring material has seen major demand in the past few years, so it really is trending!

Luxury vinyl flooring more closely resembles the appearance of a different type of flooring, whether it is stone, ceramic, or hardwood, because the surface is made to mimic not only the pattern, but also the physical texture of these materials. While regular vinyl flooring on the lower priced end of the spectrum is a flat surface, there are many patterns and colors offered that compare to the patterns of luxury vinyl.

 

Stone – They say if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, and this is why stone continues to be a favorite flooring material for many homeowners! Stone flooring is a great way to incorporate natural materials in your home design while also investing in flooring that will last for years and years to come. This flooring is perfect for adding value to a home, giving your home a modern update, or transforming the style of a room.

 

Recycled carpet – If you’re looking to hop onto the sustainability trend while updating your flooring, recycled carpet is a great alternative to carpet made from scratch. Recycled carpet does not mean pulling up old carpet and using it in your home, but it is more about how the fibers of the carpet are produced. The fibers in recycled carpets are produced using recycled plastic and old carpeting, and are then turned into fresh new carpet that you can feel good about installing into your home! This carpet comes in a variety of colors and shades, so you are sure to find a style you will love.

 

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