shutterstock_245556940The New Year is always full or resolutions and renewal, and while many people might be turning to their weight, angling for a promotion, or simply trying to spend more time with their family, having a resolution is a great way to kick off 2015. But here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR we think a great place to start redoing and renewing is with your floors! Here are the top flooring trends that we think we’ll see more of in 2015, and why they’d make great choices for your home!

Rubber Flooring

When people think about their flooring options, they generally think of floor coverings such as hardwoods, tile, and carpeting. But there are plenty of other flooring materials, and one of the trendiest ones is rubber. Rubber floors aren’t just for gyms though; you can find all sorts of rubber floors that will look good with plenty of home interiors. Rubber flooring is very durable, low maintenance, versatile, and has some distinctive advantages including antimicrobial and insulation properties. Keep in mind though that rubber flooring can be quite expensive, so it might not be ideal if your resolution is to save money.

Parquet Flooring

Parquet floors may have been around for hundreds of years, but we think we’ll be seeing some more of them in 2015. Modern parquets in sleek patterns like chevrons, herringbone, or basket weave bring a touch of novelty and drama to your floors, rather than a simply and traditional hardwood. If you’re looking to make a subtle statement with your flooring choice, stylish parquets are a great way to revive the look of a room.

Porcelain Tile Look-Alikes

Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic that is fired at very hard temperatures in order to make it incredibly hard and incredibly resistant to water and moisture. One of the unique features of modern porcelain though, is that it can be digitally printed in order to look like other flooring styles. So if you every wanted the look of hardwood in your bathroom, this might be the perfect choice for you. You can get porcelain that mimics the look of hardwood or natural stone, such as slate and travertine. Not only does porcelain mimic the look of other floor coverings, it can mimic the texture as well. If you’re trying to be on the cutting edge in 2015, porcelain tile might be perfect for your floors.

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