In the world of flooring, technology is advancing and lots of things are changing. Hardwood floors are getting cheaper, and laminate has become a luxurious option.
Here are four popular and modern flooring trends that will bring style and beauty to your home.
Bamboo has always been a popular flooring option. Although it is technically a fast growing grass, it is actually just as hard as most wood flooring options on the market. It is often cheaper than wood, but you can now buy planks of bamboo rather than strand woven bamboo. This creates a completely different look that is well suited to bedrooms and living rooms.
In recent years, tiles have started getting bigger and bigger. While most tiles used to be 12″ x 12″, they are now closer to 36″ x 36″! This creates a stunning, modern look – and it makes them much easier to clean, as there is less grout. According to Inside Effects, large tiles can also make the room look more spacious. Too many grout lines can make a room appear smaller, but this isn’t a problem with large-format tiles.
However, it is important to hire a professional to install the tiles. It is easy to lay them unevenly, or have large patches of grouting due to bad placement.
Laminate flooring remains one of the most popular flooring options. This is because it is cheap, easy to fix – and now it is stunning. In the past, laminate may not have looked amazing, but now you have buy luxury laminate that looks like hardwood or stone flags. Laminate is also extremely versatile and it can go in any room in your house, although it is best suited to rooms with moisture, such as the bathroom and kitchen.
If you want to use laminate in your home, you won’t struggle for choice. You can find lots of different colours and styles at various online stores, such as ukflooringdirect.co.uk.
Technology has advanced, and now homeowners can have classic, expensive-looking designs for much less money. One example of this is reclaimed wood; the floor is made with cheap plywood planks that are covered with a thin layer of stunning hardwood. Your floors will look like they cost a fortune, and no-one will know that they are mostly plywood!