Five Flooring Trends to Watch in 2017

TCS’s 5 Flooring Trends to Watch in 2017


New year, new floors.  Welcome to 2017.  In the past year, we’ve seen changes and trends that redefined 2016, but 2017 is filled with new trends that are upcoming and popular.

It’s 2017.  Time for a year of change and a year of remodeling.  With a new year, there are various trends and colors that are popular, so here is our list of the 6 biggest trends in flooring for 2017.

Reclaimed Wood

One of the biggest trends in 2016 was remodeling and flipping old homes for a better value.  For this, we expect this same trend to continue into 2017, which makes our first pick is reclaimed wood.  With popular HGTV and DIY television shows constantly remodeling old homes, reclaimed wood is a great way to keep the homes historical and vintage, yet modern and elegant.

Recovered from old homes, reclaimed hardwood floors are seasoned, antique wooden floors that have been preserved and remastered for modern use.  The rich, warm colors of maple, mahogany and other rustic colors are a great addition to any home.

Solid Dark Wood Floors

The popularity of dark stained hardwood floors is growing and will continue to grow.  In the past, several years, oak, mahogany, pine, cherry, or walnut have been trending for remodeling and interior designers alike.  That’s why we added dark wooden floors to our 2017 trend list.

Dark stained floors give your home a modern and elegant look that helps contrast with another décor in your home.  Dark floors are less sustainable to fade throughout the years, which makes it a great value for a long-term investment.  Finally, dark floors will help raise your overall value of your home, as well as, gives your friends and family members something to talk about during family reunions.  So, if you’re looking for something that will retain its’ value and popular amongst others; think dark wood stained floors.

Large-Format Ceramic Tile

In a world of Emeril and Food Network, a sleek modern kitchen with stainless steel, industrial appliances, but a modern kitchen isn’t finished without a just as modern and sleek flooring, which is why large format ceramic tiles are a great trend in 2017.

Large Format Tiles are a great way to make your home not only increase in value but attraction.  From its rustic stone look to high gloss finishes, ceramic tiles are long lasting durable and low maintenance surfaces that will look great for you and your visitors.

Cut and Loop Carpet

If you are looking for carpet in 2017; look at cut and loop carpet.  Flashing back from the 1970’s, cut and loop carpet is making a comeback, which is why it made our list for the best trends in 2017.

Cut and loop is a style of carpet that is built by combing looped fibers with straight, cut fibers; allowing for the carpet to have geometric, abstract, and stylish designs including small square or diamond shaped patterns.  Cut and loop is a great choice if you want to make your home feel warmer and inviting with textured and visually inviting designs.

Engineered Wood

Our last recommendation is for someone with a modern family.  Engineered wood is a great alternative to a busy home because it has the same construction of real wood, but manufactured with elements which make it more durable and long lasting.  Engineered wood has been a popular trend with young adults and new families, which is what makes it our final pick for 2017.

Built to be durable and last, engineered wood is constructed to look like real wood, but it doesn’t expand or contract to the same extent as solid wood.  This means that it would be safe to lay in places where solid wood would risk damage like kitchens and bathrooms.

Looking forward to the year, there are a lot of trends that will stick or may change, but these are the top 5 trends we expect to last throughout 2017.  Either it is reclaimed wood, engineered wood, dark solid wood, large format tiles, or cut and loop carpet, TCS is ready to help you with your next big project in Apex, Cary, Fuquay Varina or Morrisville. Call us today for a quote.

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