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Some Current Flooring Trends

Some trends in the flooring industry

Flooring is an important and integral part of your home, which can be used to make your home stunning and comfortable. Additionally, flooring plays an extremely important role in the interior design and overall looks of the home. The economic conditions of the world are not so good, globally and people have become more conscious of what they spend on different products and items. People want more value for their money and that is why they are taking time to consider their different options to get the best flooring which best suits their needs and requirements.

The manufacturers also know the importance of providing a good quality flooring, so they are constantly improving the designs and incorporating new technology to provide more value for money. They are preparing excellent products that are not heavy on the pocket and are durable and require low maintenance. They are creating innovative designs and patterns to ensure that the customers have plenty of options to consider from while choosing the flooring for their homes. The two cheap and cost-effective options that come to the mind are carpeting and resilient vinyl flooring. There are different varieties and options for resilient vinyl flooring, which include a spectrum and variety of colors, patterns, colors and textures and there are multiple options available in the market in resilient vinyl flooring.

Carpets, on the other hand, are the unquestioned market leaders in the world of flooring and currently accounts for more than 60 percent of the total retail flooring sales. Carpets have been around for a very long time and there are multiple options and literally thousands and thousands of different designs and qualities to select from. This article highlights some current trends in flooring and provides some details.

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Choices for resilient vinyl flooring include a spectrum of styles, colors, textures and patterns. Add in vinyl’s easy-to-clean characteristics, comfort under foot and family-friendly stain-resistance, and the result is increasing popularity with value-hungry shoppers.

The demand continues for the “luxury vinyl” segment — top-quality resilient flooring with lookalike qualities that are increasingly difficult to distinguish from stone, wood plank and ceramic tile. As shown above, what looks like a wood floor, is actually vinyl. At $4 to $5 per square foot, luxury vinyl products sit at the middle of the flooring price range. Nevertheless, the ability of these products to mimic traditional high-end materials, such as tumbled marble and exotic hardwoods, puts extraordinary good looks at the feet of ordinary homeowners at a fraction of the cost.

If there’s a growth category in flooring, it’s the green market. Although the notion of green flooring has been au courant for years, demand for commercial flooring that complies with LEED standards has helped lower prices for green residential flooring as well. That translates into more new products and more consumer acceptance.

Most flooring manufacturers are jumping on the green bandwagon, adding lines that boast high recycled content and raw materials obtained from sustainable sources. Among our favorites:

Wood flooring certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) comes from forests that are managed with strict standards of sustainability and environmental responsibility. Beautiful woods such as tigerwood and Brazilian cherry are available as engineered planks.

Nontoxic cork is taken from bark of the cork oak tree. It’s used to make cork flooring and is a key ingredient in eco-friendly linoleum. Cork is a sustainable material, meaning the bark grows back and can be harvested repeatedly. Corkoleum, from US Floors, combines the best attributes of natural cork in its linoleum products.

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Author: John Riha

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