Top 4 Flooring Trends for 2016
Flooring retailers across the U.S., including Flowers Flooring are looking at flooring in a whole new light. Retailers are focusing more on fashion and recognizing that flooring is the stage on which customers’ décor dreams become reality. Estimators at Flowers Flooring are trained to help homeowners select flooring that compliments paint colors, wall coverings, and upholstery fabrics. Estimators are also trained to understand current flooring trends including colors, textures, patterns, materials, and styles consumers are looking for.
There are currently 4 trends driving flooring sales:
- Abstract Patterns Inspired by Nature – Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) has witnessed a dramatic increase in demand among homeowners and is now being used as a faux wood product for homeowners worried about scratch and moisture resistance. LVT is available in varying widths and lengths to resemble the look of cut wood as well as organic materials. Homeowners are looking for a natural look such as wood styles that flaunt the natural imperfections and grain character of the raw material. This is a big shift from engineered perfection. More and more homeowners are looking for a rustic appearance that can be found in solid wood flooring, laminates, tile, stone, and LVT.
- Gray is the New Tan– Gray is now a new classic color. Wood and wood-look flooring is now available in gray tones and is being used to instantly transform a room into trendy industrial or urban styles. Concrete floors are also popular but for those looking for a less industrial look, Flowers Flooring now offers porcelain tiles that give homeowners the desired concrete look with the performance and durability of tile.
- Mixed Width Formats – Homeowners are showing an increased interest in incorporating a mix of plank widths and lengths across a floor. This transformation away from engineered uniformity is a very popular trend in 2016.
- Parquet – The classic herringbone and chevron layouts are making a huge come back. These patterns provide instant texture and interest to the floor. Homeowners can be as creative as they like adding a big, bold splash of color with a chevron pattern.
For more information on current flooring trends contact Flowers Flooring / (704) 445-7750. Call today to schedule your free in-home flooring estimate and speak with one of our design experts.