The U.S. flooring industry reported growth of 3.2% in value and 3.85% in dollars from last year. Selecting the right type of flooring is an important step no matter what kind of structure you’re designing. You need to consider durability, appearance, and various other aspects when picking out flooring — especially when it comes to creating the right balance of style and function.
Here are some of the predicted most popular flooring trends for 2019:
- True to nature — Flooring options like bamboo are becoming incredibly popular for a variety of reasons. Not only is bamboo one of the most durable and strongest materials available, but has environmental benefits, as well. Another natural materials that look great as a flooring option are stone and wire-brushed wood.
“High variety wood appears a bit more randomized, less staged, and truer to natural wood,” said officials for FlooringInc.
- Patterned tile — Tile is a thin object usually square or rectangular in shape. It’s a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, baked clay, and even class. Decorative tiling have become extremely popular within the flooring sector, as well.
- Pet-friendly — Since dogs and cats truly are members of families across the country, homeowners are looking for pet-friendly flooring options to accommodate for them. Cat owners, for instance, should avoid carpeting that has loops, which can get snagged by claws. Instead, textured, frieze, and cut-pile Berbers are a much better flooring option.
- Waterproof — Though most people don’t exactly need waterproof flooring, this is a great option for those who want to avoid water-related household issues. There are plenty of flooring options to choose, including tile (both ceramic and vinyl), as well as luxury vinyl. These flooring options are easy to clean, offer improved style, and will hold up to water damage.
If you’re in the market for a new floor in 2019, whether it’s for a commercial structure or residential building, consider some of these nice-looking and quality flooring trends.