When building or remodeling a home, choosing what type, or types, of flooring you want is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. After all, you walk on your floors from the time you lazily get out of bed in the morning until the time you turn in at night. If you’re currently in the market for new floors, consider the following favorite trends from 2017.

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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 good choice for music rooms, play rooms, and other areas of your home where noise is a factor. Now available in several colors, cork floors are susceptible to moisture. They also tend to fade when exposed to sunlight.

Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl is making waves in the flooring world. This affordable type of flooring combines the look or genuine hardwood or stone with the durability of vinyl. 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.

Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles, also referred to as modular carpet or carpet squares, are a stylish and modern alternative to traditional carpet rolls. Easy to install, carpet tiles come in a variety of colors and textures. Because you lay carpet tiles individually, you can create fun designs by mixing shades and textures. Whenever you need replace an area of carpet tile, you can effortlessly remove it without ripping out your entire floor.

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Tile is a classic flooring choice that won’t look outdated five years after you install it.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.

The 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. The new go-to neutral, gray pairs well with other colors.


Ready for a flooring transformation in your home? Contact the experts at Floor Coverings International® of Vancouver to get started with a free in-home design consultation and estimate. We proudly serve the greater Vancouver and Portland areas. Call us today!

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