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Flooring Trends For 2016

Flooring Trends For 2016

When the whole world is talking about evolution of organic design right now, flooring trends for 2016 are no exception. Like fashion and cars and even mobile phone designs, flooring design is continuously changing according to social trends and demands of the times. So if you want to know what are the hottest flooring trends of 2016 read on.


Bamboo is harder than most of the hardwoods available for flooring and has far less environmental impact than when hardwood is sourced for the purpose. Strand-woven bamboo, a derivative, is even harder than bamboo itself. The floor is laid as wide planks mimicking hardwood floors. It is best that this type of floor is used in rooms where there is no moisture.


Cork is yet another material making its foray into flooring. Primarily noted for its sound blocking qualities, cork floors have been observed to provide more walking comfort than traditional tile or hardwood floors. Cork is available in an array of colors for flooring purposes. However, cork fades with sunlight and degenerates with exposure to moisture.

Laminated Wood

Many wooden floors are now bowing to the laminated versions. Laminate flooring is a thin layer of wood fixed on to a core that is made with another material. It is cheaper than hardwood and provides structural stability.


Though hardwood floors users are looking for grain patterns that are unusual and dark shades tending to gray, the vintage old-world look still seems to be the most popular. Reclaimed hardwood sourced from old beams, and logs picked out from rivers are being used. Machine-distressed wooden plank floors, hand-scraped wooden floors wide-plank hardwood floors are some of the more popular trends.


Luxury vinyl is giving the floors a whole new luxurious look. Herringbone patterns and chevron with a dash of colors are what vinyl floors are all about. These patterns provide a distinct texture to the floor in modern interiors. Vinyl flooring are as simple as taking a photograph of wood or marble and printing it on the less expensive vinyl.

Large-format Ceramic tile Flooring

Ceramic tiles are being produced in larger sizes than the standard 12 x 12 inch size. Ceramic tiles now bear digital prints and they can be made to look much like hardwood, fabric or marble. Current tile sizes are 12 x 24 inch or even 36 x 36 inch tiles. These translate to larger tile surfaces and fewer grout line to clean up. The best results are obtained when professionally installed.


Carpets are being made from materials that are more environmentally friendly and newer and softer fibers are being manufactured. Green carpets are the hottest trends with manufacturers melting down polyester and making new fiber all over again. Recycled nylon is another material used for carpets. As far as styles are concerned, patterned cut-and-loop looks are popular. Designs range from subtle to the bold. Carpet pads are now being made with high-density rubber instead of loose fiber.

Flooring trends for 2016 are seen to be influenced by popular designers, styles, and color combinations, and raw material availability. Recently some factors that are being considered as more important than before are environmental impact of the material used, health hazards and risks of the product used, and raw material type and sourcing methods.

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