Flooring Trends in 2015


SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Trends come and go in all aspects of interior design and flooring is no different!  So far in 2015, the trends seem to be:

1. Bamboo flooring

Bamboo flooring has become very popular in recent years. For the consumers concerned about the environment it is a natural choice, as bamboo grows more quickly than hardwood, taking less resources to get it to maturity and it continues to grow again once it is harvested. Bamboo flooring can be used in most places in the home, except in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.

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2. Cork Flooring

Cork is also an environmentally conscious choice, as it is made from the bark of the cork tree.  It is a naturally resilient product that withstand impact and creates a warm, insulated feel to the room.

3. Wide Plank Wooden Flooring

When a more rustic feel is needed in a room, many consumers pick wide plank flooring to create the more casual look.   However, as manufacturers are harvesting trees younger and younger, fewer options are available in wide plank.

4. Dark Hardwood

More and more consumers are attracted to the richness of dark hardwood flooring.  The dark wood is a great counterpoint to lighter furniture.  The only caution is that is does show dust more than a lighter floor.

5. Luxury Vinyl

Welcome to the new era of vinyl! This type of flooring has moved from being a low cost default choice for the budget conscious to being the first choice for high traffic and family areas. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, vinyl now can look like wood, ceramic, porcelain – almost any type of surface!

Do you have questions on flooring or would you like to see samples?  Stop by our store at 451 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains - our grand opening specials will be available through the end of July.

Editor's Note: Sparkle Flooring is an advertiser of TAPinto.net.

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