New year, new you, right? Or rather we’d say, new year, new floors! If your floors are looking like they need some repairs or simply look outmoded, it’s time to explore some fresh flooring trends to try in 2018. Overall, the hottest trends are leaning toward:

  • Green flooring.
  • Fun tile-like patterns.
  • Relaxed and rustic moods.
  • Cool and sophisticated dark colors.

Here at Floor Coverings International Milwaukee South, we want to help you craft the home of your dreams. Let us give you a little insight into how to use your floors to build an aesthetic and try some trending designs of 2018.

Rustic /Distressed Hardwoods & Wood Alternatives

2018 is continuing the rustic wave that 2017 has so embraced. This means that anything that’s “faux antique” is in vogue. We’re talking reclaimed wood from antique homes, hand-scraped wood-like-tiles, distressed hardwoods, and antique flooring materials. The upside is that these floors can be damaged or scratched without needing an immediate replacement. These floors especially compliment historic homes since they blend in with an antique interior.

Wood Look Tile FranklinWood-Look-Tile

This porcelain wood floor alternative is continuing to rise in popularity and is not likely to lose momentum in 2018. They can be used in bathrooms because they’re water-resistant, therefore bringing the wood floors into a room where they aren’t usually seen.

Dark Floors

For hardwoods, golden and warm tones are out in exchange for darker stains that range from grey, dark brown, to black. These darker hardwoods have a sophisticated and urban touch that warm cherry woods or bright maple floors can’t pull off. Dark terrazzo, stone, and ceramic tiles are also making their way into this metropolitan color scheme.

Herringbone Hardwood FranklinWood Plank & Parquet Patterns

Unique arrangements of traditional hardwoods are bringing new life to these classic floors. Designers are alternating wide and narrow planks to add a new dimension of excitement to hardwoods. Parquets arranged into gorgeous patterns are also experiencing a revival as homeowners seek fresh ways to use natural wood.

Recycled Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles with an eco-friendly vision are taking bedrooms by storm. Recycled carpet tiles, in particular, are becoming more common as more people are recognizing the need for green flooring options. Carpet tiles are also easy to replace in the case of damage, which makes them a great flooring option.

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