When it comes to flooring, most people want something that is stylish and practical.
Flooring trends typically change throughout the years as many homeowners acquire new taste and technology advances creating new varieties of flooring. Here are some Trending 2018 floor styles that will make your home look stylish and amazing!
Solid Hard Wood flooring is certainly a durable flooring option and high quality, well-maintained hardwood floors will outlast us all! Choosing the right species of hardwood floor is a major factor of how durable the floor will be. Some of the most durable hardwoods are Brazilian Walnut and Ipe. And some of the most popular hardwoods used today are Red Oak, White Oak, Maple and Brazilian Cherry.
The average cost for homeowners to install Hard Wood Floors is $4,113, with most homeowners spending between $2,952 and $4,646. Pre-finished solid wood flooring prices start at about $4 and can cost as much as $12 per square foot, but most is found in the $4-$10 per square foot price range.
Some of the colors trending with Hard Wood Floors are; dark browns, grey, light, and white washes.
Porcelain Plank Tile:
Porcelain Plank wood tile has always been available but has only recently found popularity with global décor trendsetters, thanks in large part to vastly improved technologies that make the wood effect more realistic than ever. Although colors and patterns of wood-like tile may change from year to year, its popularity in dazzling, contemporary home designs is here to stay.
Porcelain Tile floors are waterproof. So, they are often used in areas that may have water or moisture like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements and on top of concrete sub-floors where it may be difficult, inappropriate and too expensive to install solid hardwood flooring.
The average cost to install Porcelain Tile Planks is $1,986, with most homeowners spending between $1,008 and $2,048. Average budget ranges at around $3 per square foot to exclusive ranges from upwards of $15 per square foot.
The colors trending with Porcelain Plank Tile floors are cooler tones such as whites, grays, and espressos.
Forget the ugly vinyl tiles of the past. Plank shapes that are long and narrow, mimicking real wood boards; “click” joinery, allowing adjoining boards to snap together; and improved embossing techniques, vinyl flooring is gaining in popularity once again.
With superior resistance to moisture Vinyl flooring has gained popularity among many homeowners looking for a less expensive floor alternative.
Vinyl flooring ranges from extremely inexpensive, about $0.50 for thin vinyl squares in basic patterns and styles, to moderate about $3.00 for a vinyl plank in so-called premium luxury styles.
It looks and feels amazing, and it’s a floating floor, which means that it can go on top of virtually any type of surface, including tile, as long as the surface is flat and level.
Furthermore, for all those do-it yourself folks, this is a project you can do on your own.
What’s your favorite flooring trend?