Summer is here! Time for fun in the sun and vacation. Don’t forget that fewer commitments make it a great time to tackle some home improvement projects. Consider updating your floors to reflect these current trends.
Lighten and Brighten Your Home
Flooring in lighter wood finishes is gaining popularity due to its classic look. Luxury Vinyl Plank or engineered hardwood flooring bring the appearance of wood floors without the hassle. Both products are resistant to moisture and warping that can come with higher humidity. Available in a multitude of options, either are excellent choices for tackling one room at a time or taking the plunge for a whole-house flooring upgrade.
Tile for the Win!
While color palettes may be changing, designs are trending toward using patterned tiles or laying tile in a classic pattern, such as checkerboard. A nod to mid-century modern, muted tones such as browns, shades of green, or terracotta are appearing more often.
In addition, larger format tiles are becoming popular. Consider large tiles to get a lot of bang for your decorating buck. Large format tile floors bring an air of luxury to any space, but are particularly applicable to kitchens, where moisture can be an issue. Making an impact as well as worry free clean up make tile floors all around winners.
Neutral is Always in Style
One flooring trend that promises to stick around for the long haul is the use of a neutral tone or palette. The key to avoiding a boring decor is to choose a tone of flooring that will play nicely with either warm or cool tones, and allow the wall color to shine. Since repainting walls is an easy DIY project, the overall look of your home is a snap to change, without worrying about clashing with your flooring.
Add Some Texture
While you are adding interest, consider some texture for your floors. Stone flooring or scraped engineered hardwood are all great flooring solutions that have a natural, rustic vibe, perfect for summer. If you are in the market for just a pop of texture, pick up an area rug in a natural fiber such as sisal or jute.
Function is King
Whether you are likely to opt for luxury vinyl, tile or engineered wood, summer is a great time to rethink what your flooring needs are and how they are functioning in your space. Trends are great, but they have to work with your individual lifestyle. When you are ready to take the plunge, or just need additional guidance, reach out to the helpful design professionals at Thornton Flooring. We can assist you in making flooring choices that will work for you in any season of the year, and can help you with installation as well.