Hardwood flooring has been a top homeowner choice for years, and that trend shows no signs of slowing. That’s easy to understand – hardwood floors are durable, warm, beautiful, timeless and versatile, offering a wide range of colors and styles to suit any lifestyle and taste.
If you’re considering new flooring, you’ve got lots of wonderful choices – let’s take a look at some of the hardwood flooring trends for 2018.
Tile, like wood, is a classic flooring choice that people love having in their homes. With well sealed grout, it’s easy to keep clean, and it’s impervious to water, making it the perfect choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
Terrazzo is an ancient material that has been around for centuries. Fifteen-century Venetian construction workers created terrazzo to use when building patios. It was originally made from chips of marble and set in clay.
In the 1950s and 1960s, terrazzo flooring peaked in popularity, and it’s now making a comeback. With terrazzo, only minimal cleaning is necessary because this flooring is non-porous and has no grout joints where dirt often accumulates — a definite advantage.
Carpet is still one of the most popular flooring choices around, providing comfort, softness underfoot, and a finished look. But deciding which type of carpet is right for both your budget and your needs is sometimes puzzling. For example, should you choose wool, which has been used for centuries to weave fine carpets, or should you invest less and choose a synthetic fiber, and if so, which one?
Laminate flooring, also known as floating wood tile, is a type of multi-layered flooring made via lamination. It’s a popular flooring option for residential homes, offering a similar appearance as hardwood but at a fraction of the cost. Of course, there are other reasons to choose laminate flooring.