A look at 2018’s flooring trends


If you’re thinking about giving your floor a much needed update, you may be wondering what style to go for. 2018 has brought with it many new flooring designs, plus some revivals that you may have thought were left in the past. Here are some of the year’s biggest flooring trends and how you can make them work for you.

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Parquet

Although for many, it is reminiscent of sitting on the cold, hard floors during school assemblies, parquet flooring is making a comeback. With individual sections of wood placed carefully to create a parquet pattern, this style of floor can be made using many variations which can be arranged to form contemporary designs.

Recycled carpet

With the demand for eco-friendly options steadily increasing, recycled carpet is one flooring trend that is starting to become more popular. Made predominantly from recycled plastic bottles, this type of carpet looks and feels more luxurious than it may initially sound. Those conscious about the environment can also look into recycling their old carpet when deciding on a suitable replacement.

Wide wood

Another type of flooring with multiple styles and finishes is hardwood. The latest trend sees wide wooden planks used to create a more rustic feel for your room. You can choose the stain and finish to suit your décor, and can even look into engineered flooring as a hardwood alternative. Engineered wood, such as the options found at https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/engineered-flooring.html, tends to be very cost-effective so may be a worthwhile way of keeping on trend whilst on a smaller budget.

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Carpet tiles

For a flooring type with a whole host of options, carpet tiles could be the way to go. Although not really seen as one of the most fashionable flooring options, the range of colour and patterns now available is making this easy to install flooring material more popular as the year goes on.

Grey

With many homes kitted out with cream carpets and brown wooden floors, it’s no surprise that grey is becoming a popular colour option. It’s a subtle change, but one that can make a whole world of difference to help modernise a room. Its neutrality means that it could already fit in with your existing décor, whilst those looking for a complete overhaul could look into statement pieces to add pops of colour.