When building or remodeling a home, choosing what type, or types, of flooring you want is one of the most important choices you’ll make. After all, you walk on your floors from the time you get out of bed in the morning until the time you turn in at night. Here at Floor Coverings International Milwaukee South, we don’t underestimate the pressure these floors undergo and are familiar with each and every style you should consider before making your final decision. If you’re currently in the market for new floors, consider the following favorite trends.


Eco Friendly Cork Floors FranklinCork

Environmentally friendly cork flooring is much more comfortable to stand or walk on than traditional hardwoods and tile. Because it possesses amazing acoustic-insulating qualities, cork floors are a also good choice for music rooms, play rooms, and other areas of your home where noise reduction might be desired. One great benefit of cork is that you aren’t limited by the colors. Cork can be easily dyed to match your existing aesthetic or to create a bold new look. However, be mindful that cork floors are susceptible to moisture and can to fade when exposed to a lot of direct sunlight.


Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl is making waves in the flooring world. While traditional vinyl floors are known for feeling and looking cheap, new luxury vinyl tile can mimic elegant and expensive flooring styles such as hardwood and natural stone. With advanced photo-printing technology, this trendy flooring style gives you the look you want at a fraction of the cost. Because it’s water resistant, luxury vinyl is a great fit for kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. However, feel free to install it all over your home.


Bright Area Rugs in FranklinArea Rugs

One easy-to-incorporate trend that homeowners love are patterned area rugs. Large area rugs have always been popular to add insulation and comfort to any room, but the recent trend is to use BoHo-inspired pattered rugs to bring texture, color, and personality to your space. We can provide an endless variety of styles for you to choose from to perfectly match the tone of your home. However, just because bright area rugs have become popular, it doesn’t mean that classic carpets are out of style. We can also provide neutral, cozy styles for your more traditional home.


Large-Format Tile

Tile is a classic flooring choice that won’t look outdated five years after you install it. However, cleaning grout lines can be annoying. Large tiles require much less grout than smaller ones do. So, they’re a wonderful choice for busy families who don’t have time to regularly clean that tricky area of the floor. Homeowners are stretching the size of traditional tiles and going for 24″x24″ for a look that screams “the bigger the better!”. These looks highlight the beauty of whichever tile style you choose, just talk to us about the different varieties we carry!


Gray Hardwood Floors in FranklinThe Color Gray

Whether you’re selecting hardwood, carpet, or tile, you can’t go wrong with the color gray. This trendy hue is being utilized extensively in modern designs. As the new go-to neutral, gray pairs well with other colors so feel free to add bold accents to the palette! The cool, mature look has been popular for a few years and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Talk to us about your different options with gray to make the best choice for your home.


Installing new flooring can transform a plain house into a extraordinary home. If you are ready to shop the trends, contact the local team at Floor Coverings International Milwaukee South and get started with a free design consultation. Call us today!




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