What are the hottest trends in home flooring?
Gone are the days when flooring was only functional. Today, what you put on your floors can create a stunning feature of every room in your home...
If you want to keep up with one of the hottest trends in home flooring, you need to go bold. Forget subtle – this year it’s all about making a statement so try a look-at-me carpet or a bright rug paired with a pale floor. It’s not just about mixing up colours, either. A hot-to-trot trend is fusing different textures and materials to create interesting combos like marble and metallics or textured wood with slate.
The ‘in’ colours
Colour isn’t just for walls and furnishings – floors are making their own fashion statement with this year’s on-trend colours. Grey is one of 2016’s go-to colours – wood flooring in a light grey tone will ensure your home works the look beautifully. Metallics are another major trend in interiors right now, with gold at the top of the ‘must have’ list. The tip here is to leave the gold to accessories and add a soft white carpet to create a contemporary look.
Wild about engineered wood
Wood floor lovers, rejoice. In the past you might have rejected your favourite wood flooring for your bathroom or kitchen, but now you can join the legion of engineered wood flooring fans. The construction of engineered wood flooring, with its under-layer of plywood topped with real wood, means it’s a whole lot better at coping with water and moisture. Even better news, we stock Ted Todd engineered hard wood flooring, which comes in wide planks – which just happens to be on trend right now.
Homes that bring the outside in go straight to the top of the trend list for 2016. You might live in an urban setting but you can get closer to Nature by using natural materials such as wood, stone and slate on your flooring. Need more of a budget option? Handily, you can get the look with luxury vinyl flooring from the likes of Karndean and Amtico, which might not be the real thing but looks equally beautiful.
* Be inspired by our on-trend options. Pop in to see our great range of carpet and flooring at our St Albans showroom