Top Carpet and Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2019
December is upon us and that means it's time to start thinking about the trends that will dominate the flooring world next year. 2019 looks like it’s going to be full of classic hardwood revivals and new carpet flooring technologies. If you’re looking for ideas on how to update your Columbus, Ohio, home this year, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most popular hardwood, carpet, and flooring technology trends you can expect to see in 2019:
Hardwood Flooring Trends
Bigger Planks and Tiles Are In
Longer and wider planks and tiles have been popular lately and will continue to trend in 2019. Bigger flooring panels make your rooms look larger, are easier to clean, and can even increase your home’s value since smaller flooring panels are becoming outdated. Manufacturers have been consistently moving towards longer and wider planks and tile panels, so you can expect this trend to stand the test of time.
Blonde and Gray Wood Flooring
Speaking of flooring options that make your rooms look larger, blonde and other light-colored floors are becoming popular again. Light blonde flooring gives your rooms an open, welcoming vibe and works with many different types of décor. Gray flooring will also continue to trend; it’s been popular for a while but will continue to be fashionable in 2019. Choose gray flooring to add a cool, subdued, and modern feel to any room. Gray floors are also good for minimizing dust visibility.
Parquet hardwood floors made a comeback earlier this year, and it looks like chevron and herringbone patterns are about to do the same. Chevron and herringbone are similar hardwood flooring patterns where the planks come together perpendicularly to form 90-degree angles. Diagonal floors and mixed-width hardwood floors have also been trending lately. Check out these unique patterns and styles to make your rooms unique and eye-catching.
Carpet Flooring Trends
Carpet tiles have become popular lately because they make carpet replacement cheaper and easier. If you stain a traditional, broadloom carpet floor, you might have to replace the whole thing. With carpet squares, you can just replace the square that was stained. They’re becoming especially popular in households with children and pets for obvious reasons. Carpet squares also give you the opportunity to mix colors and textures to create unique flooring patterns that were previously impossible.
Area Rugs Are In
Bold carpet colors and patterns have been trending lately, but many homeowners want to be able to try them out without taking a big risk. The solution? Area rugs. With area rugs, you can add a splash of color to any room without making a huge investment. Area rugs give you the opportunity to experiment with new carpet colors, patterns, and textures so you can make sure you love them before you invest in that carpet for an entire room.
"Green" products are trending across every industry you can think of right now, and that includes flooring. Since most carpeting is made of plastic fibers like nylon or polyester, manufacturers have started making more and more carpet out of recycled plastic beverage bottles and other one-use plastic products. You can expect recycled carpet flooring to trend this year and in years to come as more and more consumers start demanding environmentally responsible products.
New Flooring Technologies
Improvements in Waterproof Flooring
Waterproof flooring technology is going to make huge strides in 2019. From improvements in vinyl and laminate waterproofing to waterproof carpet (yes, you read that right), manufacturers are pulling out the stops for spill-prone families. Waterproof carpet has been out since 2015, but you can expect it to become better and more popular this year.
More Wood-Look Flooring Options
Wood-look flooring technology will continue to improve in 2019 as well. While wood-look laminate has been out for a while, other flooring types like luxury vinyl, ceramic, and porcelain also have wood-look options now. Surface printing technology is improving so quickly that soon you won’t be able to tell the difference between wood-look and the real thing.
Manufacturers have realized that homeowners want more than just wood-look flooring; they want flooring that feels like hardwood too. More and more laminate and vinyl tile textures are becoming available. Distressed, hand scraped, and wire brushed textures have been popular lately and will probably continue to trend in 2019.
Trends may come and go, but America’s Floor Source is the constant for all your flooring needs. Call America’s Floor Source in Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis, Indiana, or Louisville, Kentucky if you’re looking to get in on these 2019 flooring trends. Visit one of our local showrooms to see samples in person or schedule a visit from our Mobile Floor Source.