Flooring Finds

Flooring options are endless these days. So whether you are looking to replace your living room floor, your kitchen or utility space, or even your sunroom floors, we have all the flooring finds here for you.

 

Laura Stephens, Riverview Floor Design

Laura Stephens,
Riverview Floor Design

Hardwood flooring can change the whole look of your home, and there are so many new trends and options, depending on your personal taste. Right now we are seeing longer board lengths used, a trend coming back from the last century. A longer plank paired with a wider board gives the feel of more open space. While grey has been all the rage, darker floors are on the rise. The rich colors of walnut and even dark walnut are trending. Even grey plus brown or the new buzzword “greige” is popular. The darker floors add richness and warmth. Lighter, airy floors remain popular in more modern and contemporary-style homes. In terms of texture, while the hand scrape remains popular, this is giving way now to a wire-brushed finish, typically seen on white oak. The look is slightly distressed and weathered. Red oak and white oak remain popular for sand and finish. Hickory is more popular for a rustic and natural choice. While these are the trends, it’s more important to pick something that fits your style and taste.

 

 

Aline Schrage, Design Consultant, Louisville Tile

Aline Schrage,
Design Consultant,
Louisville Tile

With either new construction or remodeling, a way to add a little fun in your laundry room or mudroom is to use printed or a geometric hexagonal tile on the floor. You can do either a bright-colored patterned tile or just a simple, clean black and white tile. You can also go classic old world with a modern touch by using porcelain brick or slate-look tile. You can dress it up by creating different patterns using herringbone or a basket weave. This will allow you to create your own space with a timeless look, no matter the style of your home.

 

 

 

Anna Baker Stone Source, Inc.

Anna Baker
Stone Source, Inc.

There are many fun flooring options for indoor/outdoor spaces like sunrooms and porches. Encaustic cement tiles from Lili Tiles are a hot trend for a fun sunroom! The repeating patterns in vivid colors are stunning. And, the material is easy to maintain. But if you want less of a pattern, concrete pavers from FireRock are the more elegant go-to. They have the look of natural stone but are less expensive and easier to maintain.

 

 

 

 

Elaine Sanders The Tile Store

Elaine Sanders
The Tile Store

Using decorative tile in bathrooms, either in a small powder room or your master retreat, is a delightful surprise. For a vintage feel, use a basket weave pattern. For an elevated look, try a French tile pattern. For a timeless look, try a herringbone pattern – either straight or diagonal. Or, for a wood-look, try a plank-style porcelain tile. A truly luxurious design is a grey and white marble-look porcelain tile. There are so many options.

 

 

 

 

Richard Keene, General Manager, Chattanooga Flooring Center

Richard Keene,
General Manager,
Chattanooga Flooring Center

Durable flooring options are what consumers are looking for when selecting flooring. Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is the hottest flooring on the market today because of its durability and beautiful wood and tile looks. It is scratch resistant and 100% waterproof, making it perfect for active families and pet lovers. Traditional and rustic wood looks are other popular choices right now. Carpet manufacturers are also stepping up their technology. With pet-friendly and stain-resistant fibers, the carpets of today address consumers’ durability concerns. Earth tones and neutrals are the popular color choices.

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