For interior aficionados, there’s nothing more pleasing than designing a personalized living space. After all, most of us spend a better part of the day at home. In that respect, it’s very important that you achieve the level of comfort that suits your personality and temperament. You can play with many décor and renovation projects to create a unique environment that will have a positive effect on your mood. However, every warm and cozy home needs a proper flooring solution. So, take a look at some of the most popular 2017 trends and see whether there’s anything that can make your home even more pleasant, stylish, and comfy.
Bamboo flooring is gaining in popularity pretty fast. In general, this is a more affordable and definitely more sustainable option compared to hardwood. These days, you can find bamboo flooring solutions in a variety of shades as well as shapes. Bamboo is processed in such a way that it perfectly mimics hardwood. It’s pretty durable but you should still refrain from installing it in rooms where there’s a lot of moisture.
2. Reclaimed wood
For those of you who absolutely love the traditional and classic look of hardwood floors, reclaimed wood is a perfect choice. It’s definitely more durable than regular hardwood and, the best thing is, it’s also eco-friendly. Thanks to the new technologies, there’s no need for new trees to be cut down in order to get the look and feel of cozy hardwood flooring.
You may think that tiles are reserved for bathrooms and perhaps kitchens only, but 2017 trends bring a whole new tile twist for the home owners. In general, larger tiles are becoming a really popular flooring solution for any room. They are extremely durable, easy to clean and maintain, and you have a complete freedom when it comes to choosing shapes, styles, and patterns, as well as mixing and matching those to create your own unique flooring look.
As another 2017 trend, cork is on its way to the top. It’s true that cork is prone to water and sun damage, but if you’re careful about where you’re going to install it, it can add warmth and texture to your home. It’s soft to walk on, sustainable, and contributes to acoustic insulation. The best thing about it is the fact that, these days, you can find it in an array of colors and finishes.
Vinyl has come a long way from what it used to be, which makes it one of the trendiest flooring options this year. You still get the durability of your old-school vinyl but nowadays, you can get vinyl floors that mimic other flooring options flawlessly. Stone, wood, tiles and anything else you can think of – there is its vinyl alternative that looks exactly like the real thing. Of course, vinyl is not only durable but it’s very easy to clean and maintain, and it is highly resistant to moisture and damage.
6. Cut-and-loop carpet
You may think that carpet is not the best option for your home since it is quite demanding in terms of cleaning and maintenance. That’s not the case with new so-called cut-and-loop carpets though. These are the mix of regular and cut loops that allow for many more interesting pattern variations, tighter knots yet softer fibers that are extremely pleasant to walk and even sit on. They are also easy to clean. If you’re going with a professional carpet installation, never settle for anything less than what you envisioned since there are countless options when it comes to shapes, sizes, and patterns of cut-and-loop carpets.
Concrete is one of those trends that interestingly became popular among the lovers of urban, minimalist but modern, chic style as well. One of the main reasons for this rise in popularity is due to the fact that concrete is not an old, boring gray floor solution anymore. You can get it in a variety of colors and finishes. It can also mimic other flooring options. Suffice to say, concrete is extremely durable and pretty cost-effective. One may say that its one and only flaw is its hardness.
When deciding on your perfect flooring option, always consider your personal taste, likes and dislikes and lifestyle choices. These days, there’s no reason to make compromises when choosing your ideal flooring solution. Feel free to take your time and pick something that will make you happy and contribute to your ideal home interior.