The floor in any living or working space is an important part of the décor. Whether or not most of us are consciously aware, the way a floor looks and feels beneath your feet greatly determines your overall perception of the room. It is therefore very important as a home owner with an eye for home décor to ensure that you keep up with the latest and best trends when it comes to flooring designs. Below are five absolutely incredible flooring trends that you can’t go wrong with in 2017. You don’t need years of experience in décor to appreciate their good design, and whether you are a new home owner looking for a new look or a seasoned décor veteran looking for the next big project, you will not be disappointed.
Top 5 Flooring Trends
- Dark wood flooring
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Wood flooring is one of those home décor trends that has been with us since home décor itself was invented and shows no sign of leaving. Whether it is reclaimed wood, hardwood or even factory products such as cork, there is no denying the fact that you can never go wrong with wood flooring. Dark staining is one of the best modern twists that has been added to this classic style. This improves its versatility and flexibility in terms of application.
- Full-cover carpet flooring
If you are working with a wide allowance budget then investing in full-cover carpet flooring is a great idea. It is an old trend that was for a while forgotten and is making its comeback slowly but surely. To jazz things up, include rugs with sharply contrasting color and in odd shapes including circles and ovals. It is a simple step but will make the world of a difference.
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- Vinyl Flooring
The best thing about Vinyl is that it is one of the most versatile flooring materials in terms of the many different forms it can take. Whether you want short planks for herring fishbone patterns or large tiles for the wide tile style, vinyl won’t let you down. The waterproof nature makes it perfect for bathrooms and kitchens where you get to enjoy both superior functionality and aesthetics.
- Concrete flooring
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If you are going for the classic industrial theme for your home or for a particular room, then concrete flooring would be the best way to finish the look. The floors are strong, steady and super easy to clean. The cherry on top of course is the aesthetic appeal and the fact that it gives your space an edgy and sophisticated look and feel.
- Matte floor finishing
This is not actually a particular type of flooring material but is a trend by its own right. In the past, glossy waxed floors were the mark of great flooring. These days however, more and more people are growing impartial to the appeal of matte finishing in all its glorious dullness. It is great for people who want a floor that makes a statement but doesn’t steal the show.
It goes without saying that you can never go wrong with any of the five flooring trends described above. However, before you make your final decision you might need to have a test run. The last thing you want is to have a floor you can’t stand the sight or feel of or one that you will have to undo after finishing. To avoid this, take advantage of the free flooring samples provided by most home décor dealers. Try them out and find out what works best for you and your home before making your final choice.
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